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School Board Election Set for May 12

Board moves toward feasibility study

Published Feb. 26, 2012 @ 3:53 p.m.

During a regular meeting of the Post ISD School Board, February 16, a General Election was ordered for May 12.  The election is for three at-large Trustee positions currently held by Alexa Collier, Milton Williams and Mike Holly.  This will be a joint election with the City of Post. 

At the meeting, three architectural firms made presentations of their experience and projects to the Board.  The firms were:  MWM Architects, Inc., Lubbock; Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Lubbock; and BGR Architects, Lubbock.  All of the firms have experience working with school districts.

The firms were invited to the meeting as the next step in considering recommendations for school improvements by the Facility Advisory Committee.  “Now we’ll begin to visit districts who have worked with these architectural firms,” Supt. Comeaux said.  “In fact we’ll go to Abernathy on Feb. 27.”  The Superintendent also explained that based on the presentations and the Board’s assessment of the work of each firm with schools with similar needs as Post, an architectural firm will be chosen.  “Then we can move forward with a feasibility study.”

The calendar for the 2012-13 school year was adopted adopted by the Board.  Two versions of the calendar were given to the faculty for their opinion.  The calendar favored by faculty has school beginning August 27 and ending May 30, 2013.  This breaks down to 177 days of student instruction and 187 days for teachers.

The School Board also considered and renewed all mid-management contracts for 2012-2013.  No salary issues were addressed at this time.  “That issue will be taken up with next year’s budget,” Comeaux said.

No action was taken on the agenda item to let bids for sale of sound equipment in the auditorium.  Originally it was thought the equipment would need to be replaced; however, now the school has determined that it is best to keep the current sound system. 

The Board also approved a statement of impact of a charter school on the Post ISD.  “The requests for this information are sent to nearly every district in the state,” the Superintendent said.  “Obviously, should such a school be established here, there is the potential for a major loss of money to the district.”  He further explained that this doesn’t mean a charter school is being considered here.  These impact statements are simply a tool to gather information statewide.   

In other business the Board approved the consent agenda items as presented and also received Mid-Management reports from: Principals, Athletic Director, Girl’s Coordinator, Director of District Programs, Compliance and Testing, Special Services Director and Technology.   

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