Board honors Speech and Debate, Cross-Country teams

BY GAIL M. WILLIAMS
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Muleshoe Independent Board of Trustees held their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 27. In addition to the board and Superintendent Dr. R.L. Richards, the meeting was attended by Muleshoe High School Principal Steve Myatt; IT Director Erik Craig; and Louis Pacheco with students from the Speech and Debate teams, and students from the Cross-Country team.
Speech and Debate students were recognized for their success in the Congress Events, and the Cross-Country team for their recent success.
Boundary agreements between school districts for busing were discussed. The Lazbuddie School Board agreed to stop entering the MISD district after Dec. 21. No agreement has been reached with Farwell.
“We appreciate this effort on Lazbuddie’s part,” Richards said.
Typhany Chanel, the FCCLA teacher, resigned effective on Dec. 30. Head Football Coach David Wood resigned effective at the end of the school year.
A new Muleshoe ISD app is helping the school communicate with parents and patrons, and an advertisement about the app has run in the Muleshoe Journal.
“The app has a live feed, cafeteria menus, events and many great features to help us communicate to parents,” Richards said.
The board appointed Carroll Precure and Sergio Leal to serve on the Bailey County Appraisal District Board.
The District Emergency Operations Manual presented by Dani Heathington was approved by the board. The board provides procedures, drills, maps and activities used at Muleshoe ISD to keep students safe.
The second reading on Update 109 was held.
“Each board member and administrator present at the meeting makes a report on different parts of the new school board policy,” Richards explained. “This is very lengthy and will take us three meetings to review the new policies developed after the legislative session.”
Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
No one was present to speak at the Public Hearing to present the Texas Academic Performance Report.
The Team of Eight final report was approved. The Team of Eight consists of the Board of Trustees and the superintendent. The report includes the Superintendent’s Goals that the board and the superintendent discuss and agree on.
The PBMAS (Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System) was presented. PBMAS data is reported at district, region and state levels. PBM staff also provides this data as downloadable data files, which helps monitor the different federal programs in MISD for student growth.
The Board Self-Evaluation, a questionnaire for all Board of Trustees members, was begun.

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