MISD recognizes Vickers commitment to community
A regular meeting of the Marlin ISD Board of Managers was held Sept. 20 at the Marlin Middle School Library with President Billy Johnson presiding. All Board Managers were present. In memory of the former Board of Manager, the late Danny Vickers, Dr. Henson expressed his appreciation and recognized Vickers commitment of service to the school and community.
Recognitions for the month of September 2021 included: Employee of the Month - Tameka Washington, Lone Star Governance Teacher of the Month - Dametra Holloway and Lone Star Governance Student of the Month - Yarida DeLeon, Marlin Middle School.
Closed session was conducted for deliberation of personnel matters. The open session resumed with the Superintendent’s Report. The Board of Manager vacant position will be shared with the community as soon as Dr. Henson receive communication from Commissioner Mike Morath.
Consent agenda considerations were presented and approved by the board.
Lawrence Galloway, Chief Operating Officer, presented the Edward Jones Corporate/Unincorporated Resolution.
Judy Roach, community member in the Region 12 area, designated Marlin ISD as one of many beneficiaries of her retirement IRA account in the amount of $31,000. These funds were designated to benefit MISD students in academics, extra-curricular or scholarship programs and will be transferred from the IRA account to a named Marlin ISD account.
The Campus and District Improvement Plans presented will serve as a blueprint for how the campus and district will address the needs identified during the Comprehensive Needs Assessment to include increase in student performance, implementing aligned curriculum and a safe, positive, and healthy environment. There is a high expectancy for students to be prepared for College, Career, Military Readiness. (CCMR)
After comparing surrounding districts and to stay more competitive in filling positions, the Teaching Assistant hourly rate was increased by $1.50 ($17.25 per hour). Due to the over enrollment of 4th grade classes, which exceeds the allowable class size limit of 22 students per class (PK-4), Dean of Curriculum, Patrice Woodson, recommended a class size waiver. The exemption expires at the end of the school year in which it was granted.
School boards can recognize County Extension Agents as Adjunct Faculty allowing students to be considered “in attendance” when participating in 4-H/Extension educational activities and off-campus activities. Pasquale Swaner and Rosondra Hartsfield were approved as Adjunct Faculty.