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May 28, 2014 | 5,914 views | 65 comments

FLORESVILLE -- Citing the increasing demand for bilingual teachers, the Floresville Independent School District (ISD) -- in conjunction with Educational Service Center, Region 13 -- has approved a relocation agreement that would bring three such teachers to the district from Puerto Rico.

Following the May 20 board of trustees meeting, Personnel Director Jacquelyn Baker said the board approved spending $2,000 per teacher, for a total of $6,000, to provide moving assistance to the fully certified bilingual educators. The teachers will be in place at the start of the 2014-15 school year.

Also related to bilingual education, Floresville ISD’s summer school program for students with limited English proficiency is set to begin June 10. The program, which runs from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., from Monday through Thursday until July 3 -- and Monday through Friday during the week of July 7 -- is open to incoming kindergarten and first-grade students.

According to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Student Services Clay Rosenbaum, state law requires districts operating on a two-semester system to offer such a program for one-half day for eight weeks, for a total of 120 hours, while school is recessed during the summer.

The board also voted to:

•Increase elementary school lunch prices to $2.55 for the upcoming school year. Secondary lunch prices will increase to $2.65

•Use $50,444 in Floresville Middle School fund-raiser money to establish two outdoor classrooms -- a shade canopy, benches, and tables to be installed on concrete slabs

•Purchase 35 classroom sets of TI-Nspire CX graphing calculators for use on the eighth-grade STAAR test at a cost of $55,526. The expenditure, according to Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Mike McSwain, also includes a wireless navigator system that allows projection of the teachers’ and students’ calculators onto a screen.

The board also approved the following personnel changes:

•Resignations of Floresville High School teacher Sara Lyssy, Floresville North Elementary School teacher Debbie Voetberg, and Director of Assessment and Special Programs Jamie Payne

•Hire of Floresville Alternative Education Center teacher Wendy Fuller; Floresville Middle School teachers Jamie Nieschwitz Lee, Brandy Palacios, Heather Daniell, and Courtney Lemley; Floresville North Elementary School teachers Sarah Olmo-Cardona, Carmen Sosa, and Evelyn Delgado Bermudez; and Floresville South Elementary School teacher Brandi Brown.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 30, 2014 6:10am
 
Pritts .. I am still searching for that article in the US constitution that denies an American citizen defending his country the right to vote. I can die for my country but I have no voice in choosing my leader. You know, ... More ›

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
June 29, 2014 7:20am
 
Bob Pritts ... Two Americas, shades of John Edwards.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 28, 2014 1:14pm
 
Hey Bob .... They call Texans 'Americans', some even call people from West Virginia 'Americans'. I'm not sure about the Okies. :-) Those 'Americans' aka Puerto Ricans might have bought our food this morning. Don't ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 28, 2014 10:11am
 
Pritts ... I am talking about what you call Puerto Ricans and I call American citizens who constitutionally have the same rights as you and I. The fact that they are prevented from exercising these rights have nothing ... More ›

 
extiger  
CA  
June 28, 2014 8:44am
 
Chief First he staes they have all the perks, then he states their rights are limited. I'm just as confused. No where does it state Puerto Rico is a foreign country and nowhere does it states they are second TIER citiziens. ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
June 28, 2014 8:26am
 
Grouch, Not talking about Americans born and living in Puerto Rico. I'm talking about Puerto Ricans born in Puerto Rico that we call 'Americans'. They have no voting representation in our Congress.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 27, 2014 6:19pm
 
Bob, Now you have this simple country boy confused. What limits are there for the Americans born and living in Puerto Rico ?

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
June 27, 2014 4:39pm
 
Chief, Why don't you let everyone know what the definition of full citenship is according to the Constitution you always quote. Is there a limit like the Puerto Ricans have?

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 27, 2014 4:14pm
 
Yeah Tiger, what matters ? Is it Bob's class(es) of citizenship or the US Constitution version of citizenship. Since I have stopped contributing as much and enjoy many more perks than I did, does that put me down in the ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
June 27, 2014 3:45pm
 
extiger, You are so easy to bait. Of course I don't consider second class citizens. As a matter of fact, I never used the term 'second class' citizens. I said 'second tier' citizens. Who was the first major secular ... More ›

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