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Stockdale ISD opposes private waste proposal permit
STOCKDALE -- The Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) is the latest entity to voice its opposition to a human waste disposal site in eastern Wilson County.
According to Stockdale ISD Superintendent Paul Darilek after the Jan. 14 meeting, the board of trustees approved a resolution against a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) permit submitted by Gordon Swenson. The permit would allow him to apply domestic septage at agronomic rates on approximately 298.3 acres in Wilson County. The proposed site is located on C.R. 83, approximately 8,900 feet south of the intersection of U.S. 87 and South Rancho Road in Nixon. A large portion of the property, however, is in Wilson County.
Stockdale ISD follows the actions of the Nixon-Smiley Consolidated ISD, the Nixon City Council, and the Wilson County Commissioners Court. These entities all opposed Swenson’s request for the TCEQ permit during their respective December meetings. The property is not located within Stockdale ISD’s jurisdiction, but is adjacent to the district’s boundary.
In other business, the trustees addressed personnel matters during an executive session, including the superintendent’s evaluation.
After reconvening into regular session, the board extended Darilek’s contract for another year. Darilek, who has served as superintendent since July 1, 2010, will continue at Stockdale ISD’s helm until 2016.
The trustees also accepted the resignation of two high school teachers, Karen Turner and Deanna Hill, and hired two first-year teachers. Chester Burrier and Ashley Moczygemba were hired as science and life skills teachers, respectively.
Also during the meeting, the trustees heard a presentation from Charlin Akin regarding the creation of a Stockdale ISD Hall of Fame. Akin will be joined by Stockdale High School Principal Sandra Lynn, Darilek, and other community members to consider how to proceed. The Hall of Fame will recognize Stockdale ISD supporters, including athletics and academics, Darilek said.
The board of trustees also met for a second time during the week of Jan. 14. The Jan. 17 meeting was a required board training workshop.
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