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Galveston Independent School District
Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted 5-2, with Beau Rawlins and Carol Greaney-Wurst opposed, to postpone for one week the proposed redistricting plan for the school board's representative districts.

The motion to postpone accepting Plan “C” for redistricting was made following a public hearing, after receiving requests from two organizations, League of United Latin American Citizens and Gulf Coast Interfaith, to have more time to study the plan. Representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People spoke and noted their agreement with the plan.

Plan “C” maps by district:

The school board will hold a special meeting on May 25 to consider approval of the plan.

The school board voted unanimously to name Rick Spencer as associate principal at Ball High School. The board discussed the item in executive session prior to approval of Spencer's contract.

The school board voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2010-2011 budget. A $30,000 allocation was made for redistricting legal services. The amendments also included reclassifying $120 to purchase citizen awards for students, allocation of $3,710 to the Superintendent discretionary budget for the purchase of a sound system, and allocation of $1,858 to the Superintendent discretionary budget for additional overtime and extra-duty salaries.

The re-allocations do not change the amount of the budget, with the 2010-2011 budget's deficit remaining at $3,969,039, according to Chief Financial Officer David Dworsky.

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






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