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Section A: General News


Search on for interim Floresville ISD superintendent


Search on for interim Floresville ISD superintendent
Floresville Independent School District trustees (from left) Bill Meuth, Freddy Carrillo, John Raabe, Ryan Bippert, Neysa Choate, Rachel Peña, and Doug Shoemaker reconvene in open session June 26 after spending nearly three hours in a closed session meeting.


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Wilson County News
July 3, 2013
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FLORESVILLE -- The search is under way for an interim superintendent to preside over the Floresville Independent School District (ISD) after Dr. Jerry Lee Hunkapiller tendered his resignation effective June 26. This was one of the actions taken by the district’s board of trustees following a nearly three-hour-long closed session meeting.

The Wilson County News received a copy of Hunkapiller’s resignation letter as a result of an open records request. In the letter, dated June 26, which he addressed to all seven school board members, Hunkapiller wrote, “There will never be enough words to express to you how much each of you have meant to me and my family. Floresville is a very special place.”

Until the district completes its process of hiring an interim superintendent from the outside, Assistant Superintendent Sherri Bays will serve in that capacity.

Hunkapiller’s resignation comes on the heels of controversy involving an April 19 party with employees of the district’s former transportation vendor. Photographs shown as part of a KSAT-12 TV news story depict Hunkapiller being present at a party, which included a piñata containing feminine products, condoms, and other items of a sexual nature.

Allegations then surfaced that a board member made an angry, profane telephone call to Chuck Sawers -- husband of Floresville ISD employee Cindy Sawers -- suggesting that his wife should stop inquiring about what she saw in the news story.

Also during the June 17 meeting, complaints arose about a high number of senior staff resigning from the district over the past year. Bays said following the June 26 meeting that with the exception of employees who resigned after grant funds dried up for Floresville ISD’s CHOICES program, that there was no increase in the rate of resignations.

Bays also said that she definitely is considering applying for the district’s top post when the search begins for a permanent superintendent. The longtime Floresville ISD employee said, “My husband and I love this community. I don’t want to go anywhere else.”

In attendance: Board members Bill Meuth, Freddy Carrillo, John Raabe, Ryan Bippert, Neysa Choate, Rachel Peña, and Doug Shoemaker; Assistant Superintendent Sherri Bays, Human Resources Director Jacquelyn Baker, Assistant Superintendent for Finance Mike McSwain, and attorney Paige Kyle of Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Treviño.

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Fed Up With Arrogance  
Sin City  
July 18, 2013 8:31am
 
Was it Bippert or Shoemaker?

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
July 17, 2013 10:20pm
 
Most big businesses,just like schools, very seldom promote assistants in the same division due to relationships forged with co workers that then become direct reports to the newly promoted former "friend". Since it ... More ›

 
Eric  
Floresville  
July 17, 2013 9:57pm
 
I would venture a guess between 60 to 70 percent of all administrators up until hunkapillar got here then he seemed to start running them off.

 
Hometown Dad  
Floresville  
July 17, 2013 7:22pm
 
So how many board members and administrators have had spouses promoted now?

 
Eric  
Floresville  
July 17, 2013 7:15pm
 
Board member bippert resigned then they promptly gave his wife a principals job.

 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
July 17, 2013 3:32pm
 
Any word on the school board meeting last night? Who resigned? Who was assigned as interim superintendent? Or is this going to be kept hush-hush?

 
Eric  
Floresville  
July 4, 2013 11:02pm
 
Jerry, I'm retired but when you have family members that work at fisd and family members who own businesses in the Floresville area you can't just start publicly opening your mouth in a small town without starting a family feud.

 
Jerry Doyle  
Adkins, TX  
July 4, 2013 2:47pm
 
Eric, indeed I do pay taxes in FISD and Wilson County, over $4000 per year, because I live in Wilson County. And NO, I do not know any of the school board members, but what happens in FISD is my business. My point was that ... More ›

 
Eric  
Floresville  
July 4, 2013 12:52pm
 
Jerry, Who are you related to or buddies with? Do you pay school taxes in fisd? If nobody is friends or family thats getting run over on here and you don't pay Fisd school taxes, explain why you need to stick your nose in other ... More ›

 
Jerry Doyle  
Adkins, TX  
July 4, 2013 7:45am
 
To all of you in this column, instead of complaining and writing anonymously in this trash rag, why don't you run for the school board if you don't like what they are doing!

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