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Bettin to retire from FCISD
FALLS CITY -- Linda Bettin, who is in her eighth year as the superintendent of the Falls City Independent School District (ISD), is retiring from that post effective July 1. The district’s board of trustees accepted her letter of resignation at its Jan. 23 meeting.
The board reached a consensus to advertise the resulting opening on the Texas Association of School Administrators’ website, instead of paying approximately $8,000 to hire a firm to conduct a search. Applications will be reviewed in March.
According to the State Board for Educator Certification, Bettin began her education career 43 years ago.
The board also approved the resignation of fellow board member Steven Dziuk, who in his resignation letter said he had to step down because he now resides outside the district. Bettin said that Dziuk remains a board member until a qualified successor is seated to fill his unexpired term -- which expires in 2015. Board members decided to take no action, leaving the voters to decide Dziuk’s successor in the May election.
In other business, the board approved the 2013-15 district improvement plan. Among the items that Falls City ISD plans to address over the next two years is safety, in the wake of recent school shootings that have made national news. Among the ideas making headlines in Texas is whether teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons. Bettin said that since the district has no policy forbidding the practice, this actually is allowed.
The superintendent also said that she would like the board to address the matter with its constituency before creating a policy to address it.
“Doing nothing is not right,” Bettin said.
In attendance: Falls City ISD Superintendent Linda Bettin, Superintendent’s Secretary Teri Crawford, and Principal Christy Blocker; board members Raymond Dziuk, Patrick Jarzombek, Jerry Jendrusch, Edward Bordovsky, Alfie Kowalik, and Mindy Jendrusch.
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