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Poth ISD mulls options for visually impaired students
POTH -- With the dissolution of the Floresville Independent School District’s (ISD) Visually Impaired Cluster program, the Poth ISD is left weighing its options. Poth ISD’s board voted at its Feb. 19 special meeting to withdraw from the program at the end of the current school year.
Superintendent Scott Caloss said after the meeting that Poth, which has two students who participate in the program, either could contract with someone to perform the service in-house or it could partner with another school district to have a teacher sent for part of the school day.
Also during the meeting, the board voted to order an election for May 10. Voters will elect three at-large candidates, each to a three-year term. Incumbents who hold these seats are Leroy Garza, Robert Kilgore, and Darren Wiatrek.
There also will be a special election for two seats, each with one-year unexpired terms. Elizabeth Clancy-Hrna and Laurie Sekula currently hold these seats.
Feb. 28 was the deadline to file for a place on the ballot. (See related article, page 3A.)
In other business, the board:
•Voted to renew Poth ISD’s interlocal agreement with the city for the use of athletic fields.
•Approved a $60,000 amendment to the district’s transportation budget to allow for the purchase of a 15-passenger special-education bus, which will be equipped with a wheelchair lift. The bus has been ordered and will be ready for service on its own route at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.
•Voted to approve a dance team, and dance as an elective course for high school students, both of which will be overseen by the same instructor, for a cost of $4,000 to $5,000.
•Approved the resignation of Poth High School English teacher Lisa Theuret.
•Voted to reschedule its March board meeting to Wednesday, March 19, due to spring break.
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