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Willed assets to fund GISD scholarship

Workers make structural repairs and renovations to the outside of Groveton High School. There is also construction taking place inside the building as crews work to replace the floor in the hallway. (Photo by Melissa Kemper)Workers make structural repairs and renovations to the outside of Groveton High School. There is also construction taking place inside the building as crews work to replace the floor in the hallway. (Photo by Melissa Kemper)

By Melissa Kemper

The Groveton ISD Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting on the night of Monday, June 15. There were many items on the district's agenda for this month.

Scott Evans, the attorney for the district, was in attendance to give his recommendations regarding assets recently willed to Groveton ISD for the purpose of funding the future Miles-Bradley Scholarship.

Superintendent Don Hamilton presented evaluations of two special programs under the direction of Susan Kitchens. Kitchens is doing an excellent job as the head of the Gifted and Talented program as well as the English as a Second Language program. The Internet Policy, Dyslexia Plan and Grant Policy Manual for the 2015-2016 school year were reviewed and approved.

The contract with Interquest Detection Canines was renewed and the budget was amended to accommodate cafeteria expenses. Two closed sessions were conducted. One concerning a student discipline appeal and the other regarding personnel matters. Approval was given to hire Rogelyn Andrews as a Math teacher, Victoria Wiesman as a teacher/assistant coach and Chrystal Smith as a Kindergarten teacher.

The second hearing on Local Policy Update 102 was held. There were no questions and approval is expected at next month's meeting.