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Chillicothe ISD trustees approve contracts, budgets

CHILLICOTHE – Chillicothe ISD school trustees approved a contract for the district’s audit report and budgets of two county appraisal districts during a monthly business meeting Monday, July 25.
Trustees approved a contract with Moore, Truelove, Pharis and Meyers of Vernon to conduct the district’s audit report on a motion made by Cheryl McGlocklin and seconded by Susan Madl, passed by unanimous vote. They also approved the fiscal year 2022-2023 budgets for the Wilbarger and Hardeman county appraisal districts on two separate motions, each made by McGlocklin, seconded by Madl and approved by unanimous vote.
A resolution with the Hardeman County Extension Service for 4-H programs was made by Mike McClellan, seconded by Mark Williams and approved by unanimous vote. Also approved was the acceptance of the sale of Parcel 3810, deed in trust, on a bid of $210 from a motion made by Williams, seconded by McClellan and approved by unanimous vote.
A budget amendment was approved by unanimous vote on a motion by Williams and seconded by Madl. Also approved was TASB Localized Policy Update 119 on a motion made by Williams and seconded by McGlocklin.
Following an executive session on personnel matters, trustees in open session unanimously approved the employment of Pam Ward, half-time junior high educator; Wendy Sanchez, first grade educator; Mindi Crownover, second grade educator; Judy Wiseman, COVID-19 surge personnel.
Consent agenda items were unanimously approved including payment of bills and minutes of previous meetings.
High School Principal Brenda Dunlap reported that the school building was ready for classes to begin Aug. 18. She said the hiring of Luke Northcutt as boys’ basketball coach and Ward as half-time educator placed the campus at full staff and that work would begin on class schedules.
Elementary School Principal Katy Tabor reported that her campus would be at full staff with the employment of first and second grade teachers, COVID-19 surge personnel and a teachers’ aide.
Supt. Tony Martinez presented the district’s financial and activities reports. He said work has begun on the district’s 2022-2023 budget with figures and tax rates to be similar to last year. Martinez also outlined the coming availability of security cameras and grant funds for their purchase.
Present at the meeting were Martinez, trustees McGlocklin, Williams, McClellan, Madl, Seth Baird and Chris Canales. Also present were Dunlap, Tabor and Tax Collector/Superintendent’s Secretary Patti Williams.

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