School board extends superintendent’s contract

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Henrietta ISD trustees extended the contract of Superintendent Jeff McClure by one year during a regular meeting of the school board Thursday, Jan. 19.

The unanimous vote follows an assessment of the superintendent during the board’s December meeting. McClure receives an annual salary of $101,500.

Administrators from each campus gave reports of student activities and events.

Elementary Principal Kendra Bennett  said students collected 1,200 cans  of food for Mission Outreach in a drive sponsored by PALS. Kindergarten through third grade students have been taking midyear assessment tests. Counselor Mary Parrish has been teaching anti-bullying lessons in the classrooms. Upcoming events for the elementary include the first grade musical Jan. 26, and the PTO Chili Cook-off and Basket Auction on Feb. 6.

High School Principal Gary Parrish reported that on Feb. 20-24, students will test in their core area classes. HHS Band members Ivy Noack and Riley Matthews were selected to the all-state band. Parrish said the junior livestock show went well with several students receiving top honors for their projects.

In his superintendent’s report, McClure said that there were some new indicators for AEIS reporting. HISD received a “Recognized” rating for 2010-2011. Board members were updated on the state-wide equity lawsuit, as well as hearing a report from the Commissioner’s Meeting with Superintendents and the progress of the Texas Cool Schools Grant.

In other business, trustees:

Approved consent agenda items, including minutes of the Dec. 8 meeting, payment of bills, and minutes of the Clay-Jack SSA Management Board meeting.

Discussed the district financial report presented by Joy Hicks, HISD business manager.

Approved the quarterly investment report.

Following a closed session to discuss personnel, the board approved the addition of Lynn Hunt, Barbara Kafer, Kayci Provence and Missy Schaffner to the list of substitute teachers for the 2011-12 school year.

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