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Hitchcock Independent School District
Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Hitchcock Independent School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted 4-2-1, with Dianne James and Pat Turner opposed and Shirley Price abstaining, to approve changes to local school policy regarding student discipline concerning corporal punishment.

The school board in February had voted to bring back corporal punishment as a disciplinary action. Report

The school board took no action regarding appointment of an early voting ballot board election judge for the May 14 General Trustees Election. Candidates for both positions on the school board are unopposed.

The school board tabled action regarding a resolution to approve a reduction in force due to a financial exigency.

The school board tabled action regarding a resolution identifying employment areas to be affected as part of the reduction in force.

The school board tabled until June setting dates for several board training sessions that would take place after the May 14 election.

Training sessions include Team of Eight training, Goal Setting, Standard Operation Procedures, and Board Code of Conduct.

The school board took no action regarding personnel matters. The item was discussed during an executive session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

During the meeting, the board presented Nancy Wolfford the “Above and Beyond Citizen Award” for March.

Edward Hick was presented the Daughters of the American Revolution 2010 Good Citizen Award.






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