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Stockdale ISD cancels May trustee elections




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STOCKDALE -- As entities in the area prepare for May elections, the Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) will not hold elections for school board positions.

According to Stockdale ISD Superintendent Paul Darilek after the March 18 meeting, the board of trustees has canceled the election, since only the incumbents and recent appointees filed for their respective district placings.

These include District 1, currently held by Mauro Monita; District 2, currently held by Craig Clancy; District 5, currently held by Teri Dugi; and District 7, currently held by Sal Urrabazo. This marks the first election process for both Monita and Clancy, who were appointed to fill vacancies following the resignations of Leroy Sanchez and Rick Rutland, respectively.

The trustees also voted on the district’s 2013-14 calendar, Darilek said. Of the three options available, the calendar selected includes Monday, Aug. 26, to mark the first day of instruction for the next academic year, which will end Thursday, May 29, 2014. Graduation is set for Friday, May 30, 2014. This district calendar also includes a two-week Christmas holiday break; students will have to attend school on both President’s Day in February and Memorial Day in May.

The high school’s policy on final exams also was discussed by the board, with the current local policy rescinded and updated accordingly, due to the CSCOPE program.

Darilek explained that other high schools have initiated this policy -- no final exams for high school students -- due to CSCOPE. The program allows for “more time teaching than preparing [the students] for final exams,” he said.

According to www. cscope.us, “ ... CSCOPE provides valuable resources that assist teachers in preparing students to meet the expectations of the STAAR [State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness] assessments.” STAAR replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) during the 2011-12 school year.

The trustees also:

•Extended the current depository contract for a two-year term with Commerce Bank Texas of Stockdale.

•Approved the early release waiver up to six days.

•Approved advertising, for the third time, the sale of real property located at 505 South Ninth St. This is the former Head Start property.

•Approved to advertise the sale of approximately 1.2 acres in Pandora, which the district acquired due to back taxes.

pkopecki@wcn-online.com
 

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