Spurger ISD Board approves combining election with county

by Emily Waldrep

Spurger ISD school board held its monthly meeting on June 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. and was able to discuss contracts, goals, and election options for the 2014 election year.

In first order of business, the board heard the third reading of the TASB Update 99 and will be ready to accept the update during the July meeting.

The board also voted to uphold the current memorandum of Understanding Concurrent Enrollment and dual credit partnership between Angelina College and Spurger ISD. The memorandum allows high school students to enroll in classes at Angelina that transfer to their high school courses so that some students can begin receiving college credit in high school. The program has been in place at Spurger successfully for several years, and the board saw no reason to end or amend what is working for their students. The board unanimously approved the agenda item and students will continue to be allowed to be duel enrolled in both Angelina and Spurger.

The board also discussed approving C&C Sanitation and Waste Management Services to take care of the trash and dumpsters on the campus. Superintendent Joe Fisher brought up some problems he had experienced with the company, and asked the board to read over and review the new contract. After some discussion, the board amended the contract to better fit their needs and will be submitting it to the sanitation company for approval.

The board also discussed school board election options. In the past, the board has handled its own election at the administration office but last year opted to go in with the county and have their names added to the ballot in Woodville. It worked well last year and, according to Fisher, saved the district several thousand dollars. After some discussion, the board decided to hold the school board election with the county again this year. Two spots will be up for re-election in November.

The next meeting will be held July 17 at 7 p.m. in the administration building.