Saturday, February 6, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound

VideoMissing: Male Boxer, since evening of Jan. 4, Hwy. 97 West, rear of Promised Land Creamery, $500 REWARD. Call 830-391-2240 with information.
Bear, please come home! Missing since October 22, 2014, black Manx cat (no tail), shy. Reward! Help him find his way home. 210-635-7560.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Cattle secretary needed for pre-conditioning yard. Experience preferred but not required. Please fax resume to 830-393-9510.
Seeking Childcare Provider at Sandbox Learning Center, must have High School diploma or GED, experience preferred but not required. Applications being accepted at 88 Sandbox Lane, Floresville. 830-393-6013.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
TNMCRE/MAX homeRichardson Chevrolet home
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Section A: General News


Trustees consider state funding suit




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

WCN Correspondent
April 25, 2012 | 1,347 views | Post a comment

POTH -- The Poth Independent School District (ISD) is considering whether it will join a school funding lawsuit, along with many districts across the state. District Superintendent Andrew Peters outlined the suit for the board of trustees during its April 16 meeting, advising it is part of a Texas-wide effort to sue the state for inequities in funding, and fueled by dissatisfaction over the vast differences in state funding that Texas schools receive. School districts across the state are seeking compensation or at least justification for the funding inequities.

With the court date set in October, the legal team hired by the districts will attempt to prompt new legislation to make per-student funding equal for all public school districts.

The lawsuit may serve a greater purpose, though, simply by raising awareness about the issue, according to Peters. A court decision is unlikely until 2013 or 2014, he said. If the suit is lost, the districts plan to continue on to higher courts.

Peters also reported on dual-credit courses, stating a change in providers may be in order. Due to complaints about substandard customer service and high tuition prices, the superintendent suggested that the board switch providers for dual credit courses for Poth High School juniors and seniors from Palo Alto College to Coastal Bend Colleges.

“No one pays currently,” Peters said after the meeting. “Palo Alto is changing their policy and will require a payment -- they don’t care if the students pay or the ISD, but they will get their payment.”

Currently, neither students nor the Poth ISD pays for classes. But the district does not have funds to pay for these next year, and classes at Palo Alto cost $640 per three-hour course, per student, more than three times the Coastal Bend tuition rate, Peters said. Students will have to pay next year. However, the $216 tuition for Coastal Bend is not the only reason for a switch.

The overall customer service at Palo Alto has been a source of criticism from a number of parents, as well as students, Peters said. The district is waiting for permission from Palo Alto for the switch; by law, the college must agree to a contract severance. If Poth ISD is released, dual-credit courses could begin with Coastal Bend next school year.

Also addressed was a continuing issue regarding the district’s fuel supply for vehicles. The tanks must comply with Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations. Peters suggested a self-contained system for the board’s consideration.

Dial Lubricants, a North Texas company that supplies fuel storage tanks to oil company EOG, has offered to give the school two diesel and gasoline tanks with an attached containment basin underneath. The basin, which can hold up to 110 percent of the tanks’ capacity, will allow the school to comply with environmental regulations.

As part of the deal, Dial Lubricants has offered to perform all maintenance required on the tanks. All of this, however, is dependent on the continued purchase of fuel through the company.

While the board cannot promise business, it can use them if they provide the lowest bid. At this point, according to Peters, Dial Lubricants’ bids have been “four or five cents cheaper” than what the school pays currently.

The trustees also addressed contracting for special-education services. Following the dissolution of the special-education co-op that existed between Poth ISD and the Floresville ISD, Poth now is responsible for its own speech therapy program. The board approved a contract with Speech Works, based in Poth, at a cost not to exceed $76,000, the same amount Poth was paying the Floresville ISD.

Speech Works will provide the district with assistive technology, a physical therapist, speech pathologist, and occupational therapist, starting with the 2012-13 school year.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Agencies uncover $400K in stolen vehicles, parts (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. China Grove begins vote on tax rollback (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Clock running out for Floresville recall issue (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Connally expands high-tech health care (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Council action changes boards (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Deputies charge Floresville spurned lover with arson (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Deputies investigate recent thefts (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: The demand for villains (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: What’s in a city charter? Is it like a … Constitution? (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Eight-liner opponents face deadline (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS pools tornado damage claim with city, Floresville ISD (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville USDA accountant resigns (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free CERT disaster course (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Get a free heart health screening in Kenedy Feb. 12 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Greater LV Chamber to meet (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. H-E-B recalls cookware (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hold on for now (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. It’s all happening at Nixon-Smiley Elementary (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Kicaster area will have fire coverage (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Landfill welcomes China Grove junk (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Apple Pie author extends thanks (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Gonzales differs with writer’s conclusion (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Talamantez truly a man of the people (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Life Line Screening event set in Floresville Feb. 28 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Mock Republican Debate Feb. 20 (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nixon-Smiley livestock show set for March (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. One dead in game-room robbery (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pioneer Award honors Burnside (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pirates Cove in Poth offers after-school care service (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police Blotter (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save the date for Lincoln Dinner (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. School district cops ink deal with city, county (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Second responders to meet (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale, La Vernia units respond to back-to-back fires (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tanneberger is top agent (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Weigh in on Loop 410 changes (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Wilson County Hermann Sons lodges meet new-member goal (February 3, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘Loving’ heart-shaped treats are for the birds (February 3, 2016)