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Hitchcock Independent School District
Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, March 11, 2011

The Hitchcock Independent School District Board of Trustees took no action to name an interim replacement for Superintendent Dr. Michael Bergman during a special meeting on Tuesday, but will hold a special meeting for Monday to consider the matter.

The board met in executive session on Tuesday to discuss individuals for appointment to the interim post following placing Bergman on leave. The board had extended Bergman's contract through June 2012 in a meeting on February 25, and also accepted a voluntary retirement agreement from Bergman.

The school board voted unanimously to implement voluntary resignation incentives for contract teachers. The incentive will pay 10 percent of the current salary of the first 10 teachers to sign the district's voluntary resignation form.

The school board postponed action on two items concerning a reduction in force at the district. One item was to order a reduction in force due to changes in program areas, while the other item was to identify employment areas to be affected by the reduction.

The school board voted unanimously to approve a joint election agreement with College of the Mainland and the City of Hitchcock for the May 14 General Election.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Trustee Shirley Price was absent.  Agenda

The special meeting on Monday will be held at 2 p.m., where the board will also consider the issuance of $5.4 million in Unlimited Tax Qualified School Construction Bonds and $6.626 million in Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds.  Special Meeting Agenda

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