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Poth ISD seeks new board member




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The Poth Independent School District is inviting letters of interest from community members, as it seeks to fill an open seat on the district’s board of trustees.

Board member Michael Luna is moving outside the district for employment reasons and offered his resignation, said Superintendent Scott Caloss after the July 15 regular board meeting. The board will appoint a replacement; community members are invited to apply to fill the vacancy.

In other business, the trustees approved the sale of the bonds for construction using the negotiative method, Caloss said. Richard Ramirez of First Southwest will serve as the district’s underwriter.

The bond issue will finance construction of the addition on the Poth High School campus. This will include science classrooms and Life Skills accommodations, following approval by voters in May. The trustees approved seeking competitive sealed proposals after the design phase of the building is complete.

Related to building issues, the trustees approved spending approximately $30,000 for new security doors for the elementary and junior high campuses. Work will start as soon as possible, Caloss said.

The board also received an update on how Poth students fared with the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and end-of-course standardized testing.

“Overall test scores were very competitive,” Caloss said. “That being said, we are never satisfied and are always trying to improve.”

The board also accepted two resignations, from high school English teacher Lynn Jarzombek and elementary teacher Jessica Centeno. The board approved the hire of Melissa Clark to replace Jarzombek and Tanya Climer to replace Centeno.
 

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