Northside ISD employs 2 new teachers
Northside school trustees approved the employment of two new faculty members for the 2019-2020 school year and accepted the retirements of two others during a monthly business meeting Tuesday, May 14.
RaeLyn Kitchens was hired as a secondary science teacher while Jarrod Ford was approved for employment as a secondary language arts teacher.
Trustees also approved the retirements of faculty members Judy Smart and Denise Thomas, effective at the conclusion of the current school year.
All personnel actions were approved in open session following an executive session on personnel matters.
Trustees also approved student transfers as presented and consent agenda items including minutes of the April 18 meeting and payment of bills.
They also reviewed the district’s English Second Language report and a principal’s report for which Principal Molly Lemon noted improved results on recent STARR exams for fifth graders and eighth graders this year compared to the same class performances on the exam last year for the same students as fourth and seventh graders.
She attributed the district’s remedial and tutoring efforts for the improved results.
In a facilities report, Supt. Mark Haught reported that he plans to visit with a prospective architect shortly after the school year ends to discuss design of the district’s proposed show barn/community building to be constructed immediately south of the school campus.
Present at the meeting were Haught, board president Phoebe Reeves and trustees Harlan Moore, Kathy Nickels, Terry Bourland, Larry Lee, Betsy Smith and Michael King.
Also present were Lemon and Ford.