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POTH -- Police activity on the Poth Independent School District (ISD) campuses is an item of concern for the district’s administration. This generated considerable discussion during the April 8 meeting of the district’s board of trustees, especially the issue of police questioning students on campus.
Board members heard that it has been a common practice of the Poth Police Department to question students on campus during school hours, regardless of whether the matter is school-related. Superintendent Scott Caloss recommended the school board approve a change to local policy, which would limit police access to students during school hours.
The policy change, once approved by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), will allow state and local authorities to interrogate students during school hours only if the offense in question is relative to the school, such as an act of violence or vandalism committed on the campus premises.
The campus principal would have discretion to decide whether the police are allowed to question students in such cases; parents will be notified in the event access is granted. The policy revision was approved 4-0.
In other matters, the board addressed growth in the district. To prepare for more students in the future, the board of trustees discussed adding another teaching position to the elementary. The board approved inviting applications for an elementary position, with the intent to utilize the new teacher for the fourth grade in the first instance, with the provision this can be changed as needed at a later time.
This was approved unanimously.
In addition, the board set its next monthly meeting for May 15.
Poth ISD board of trustees meeting, April 8, In attendance: Trustees Darren Wiatrek, Bob Kilgore, Wesley West, and Wade Harris; Superintendent Scott Caloss.
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