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Section A: General News


Staff resigning at end of CHOICES grant




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March 27, 2013 | 2,269 views | 6 comments

FLORESVILLE -- In addition to the current school year ending in June, federal funding of the Floresville Independent School District’s (ISD) CHOICES high school program also will end. Superintendent Jerry Lee Hunkapiller said following the district’s March 19 board meeting that the program will continue with just one teacher.

When the district obtained the funds in 2010 from the Texas Title I Priority Schools Grant Program, officials referred to CHOICES high school as “a school within a school,” geared toward helping to improve the academic performance of at-risk students who have fallen behind. The grant was to last for three years.

Superintendent’s Secretary Kim Cathey said the district hopes to repurpose some of the former CHOICES staff to other positions within the district. At the March 19 meeting, the board approved the following CHOICES resignations:

•Teachers Benjamin Adams, Zacharia Griffin, Johnna Johnson, Amy Lovell, Marquis Stakes, and Hugh Woodchick

•Principal Michelle Hartmann.

The board also approved other resignations, including:

•Central office: Curriculum Coordinator Carole Aktines, Business Office Manager Linnci Angle, and Speech Therapist Josie Richie

•Floresville High School teachers Carolyn Richter and Carol Sonkin

•Floresville Middle School teacher Rachel Lindner

•Floresville North Elementary School teacher Stacy Meuth.

The following personnel are set to retire in June, as approved by the board:

•Floresville Alternative Education Center teacher Eugene Kosarek

•Special Education Director Paige Fuller

•CHOICES program teacher Joyce Rives

•Floresville High School teacher Judy Phipps

In other business, the board, in two separate votes, named Assistant Superintendent For Business Michael B. McSwain as its investment officer and as a representative to the Lone Star Investment Pool.
 

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Winston Shaffer  
Floresville, TX  
April 2, 2013 7:13pm
 
Facts only please. Your facts are wrong and I am not sure why you just could not have thanked the Choices staff for their outstanding work. Page 176 of the current Tongue and Quill is instructions on how you or anyone would ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
April 2, 2013 3:47pm
 
Winston: If you are going to use your military signature block please follow the correct format. Lt Col Winston J. Shaffer II, USAF, Retired Source: AFH 33-337, The Tongue and Quill, page 176.

 
Winston Shaffer  
Floresville, TX  
April 2, 2013 11:31am
 
“Choices” was a great program and I hate to see it go. I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Choices teachers and administrators especially the Principal Michelle Hartmann. Ms. Hartmann was one of the few bright spots ... More ›

 
Tyra  
FloTown  
March 29, 2013 4:40pm
 
Yep lots of people left the administration. They dropped like flies! They left by their choosing. The funny thing is they didn't like what this Dr. was serving up. He wasn't catering to their need because their husband was ... More ›

 
Taylor  
floresville  
March 27, 2013 5:16pm
 
I heard the same thing, apparently he comprehends a budget and expects above average performance of his administration staff despite who your family is or was.

 
lulu  
SAT  
March 27, 2013 11:40am
 
I heard there was a mass exodus of folks leaving FISD because of the new super...

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