Board of Trustees swears in new member, receives top grade on financial responsibilitywebmaster October 31, 2019 0 COMMENTS
By Gail M. Williams
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent
New MISD board member Jeff King, was sworn in by Zanea Carpenter at the regular Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 21.
A Muleshoe High School alumnus, King was appointed to replace Kurt Miller for Board Position 3. Miller resigned at the August meeting.
The board chose King from seven other community members who turned in applications for the position.
“After prayerful discussion and thought, the board appointed Jeff King to the position,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. R.L. Richards.
A 2001 graduate of Muleshoe High School, King received a degree in occupational education from Wayland Baptist University in 2009. His wife Suzanne is the director of CTE (Career and Technology Education) at Muleshoe High and is currently a part-time professor through Texas Tech University in the Muleshoe Grow Your Own Grant program from the Texas Education Agency.
The Kings have two children enrolled in Muleshoe Schools; Isla King in first grade and Rex King in PreK.
The board honored Zabry Hasseloff and Ricky Diaz for earning the right to participate in the Regional Cross Country meet.
Principal Melvin Nusser presented a update on Watson Junior High.
Muleshoe schools received a 100 Grade-A on Financial Accountability Rating. The board praised Business Manager Lisa Whalin and her staff for doing an amazing job of keeping a record of the school’s accounts.
The board approved an intent to apply for another Grow Your Own Grant from TEA.
“We are planning for Spring Lake Earth and Littlefield to be in the grant this time,” Richards said.
Dani Heathington, assistant superintendent, presented the School Effectiveness Framework Targeted Improvement Plan to the board. The plan was approved as presented.
The board approved a new process for students taking college credit hours at MHS. Each student will be refunded up to $500 for college tuition.
“This will be a big help to our students and parents,” Richards said.
The Board accepted Luis Pacheco’s resignation, effective at the end of the semester.