More Resignations From Buffalo ISD

Buffalo ISD held its regular monthly meeting, Monday, June 18th. All trustees were present except Cole McVeay. President Jack Helmcamp presided.

Following an hour long executive session, the board reconvened in the open meeting and accepted the resignation of Beatrice Aguirre, Eric Garcia, Amy Gaskins, Bethany Gaskins, Jared Grubbs, Jill Henson, Bryan Pauler, Reda Robinson, Sheila Rubel, and Tami Suits.

BISD Superintendent Lacy Freeman thanked those resigning for their services to the school district and wished them all well with their future endeavors. In a special board meeting earlier this month, the trustees voted to give Freeman the authority to fill the vacancies as needed to prepare for the new school year.

Freeman gave a report on the maintenance and repairs being done this summer on all four campuses. The work includes improving security at each site.

The district was able to add extra revenue from the rental of the facilities at the high school this year to teams in play off events.

Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Georgeana Adams-Molina gave an analysis of test scores on all campuses and concluded that ?We are only getting better.? Freeman agreed that the test scores indicated improvement and said he was very pleased with the work the staff has done this year in growth and improvement.

Currently, summer school programs are active on each campus, and the attendance is better than in past years.

Approval was given for the renewal of the contract with The Physicians Centre Hospital for sports medicine services for the upcoming school year. The school has used the same services the last many years and there has been no price increase.

Tax Assessor / Collector Carolyn Ballard was approved to serve as the district?s designee to calculate the Effective and Rollback tax rates.

The contract with Ample Computer Services for the 2018 ? 2019 school year was approved. The company provides tech support as needed during the year.

The board approved the purchase of a new Ford ? ton truck. The new truck will replace a 2007 model that is no longer in dependable condition. The cost of the new truck will be $39,373.

Helmcamp reminded board members of upcoming trainings and encouraged each to attend to fulfill hours as needed.