The Perrin School Board gathered Tuesday, April 28th for a regular meeting. All board members were in attendance. The meeting was called to order and the first item on the agenda was recognition of the many awards the students have received in the past weeks in different events, including sports, UIL and DI. Superintendent John Kuhn showed the plaques and one trophy to board members. Next came kudos from both principals for STAR reading test results. In her report to the board, Principal Amy Salazar reported that the 5th and 6th grade students showed 95% passing, a very good number considering the state average is 78%. Not to be out done, the 8th grade students came in with a strong 85% passing result. The Elementary school had field day for the younger students recently and will have another for the grades 3 – 6 in the coming days (date to be announced). After Salazar’s report, Kuhn gave the report for the middle school and high school students. Again, he gave a great review of the kids’ achievements in the various competitions recently. UIL has 6 going to state (Computer Science came in 2nd at Regionals and the Accounting team also finished 2nd) The high school senior DI team is going to Globals May 18th through 23rd, in Tennessee. A yard sale will be held in front of the school to help pay for the trip. Although the kids are paid, the school will raise funds to help with the costs of parents to go, as well as any excursions the student might want to do on the trip. (Donations and items for the sale will be greatly appreciated and accepted). In FFA, Hunter Francis was elected the Vice President of the Oil Belt District. And as was reported earlier, the track teams have had a great season, resulting in advancement to the Area meet.
Enrollment in both schools were down, slightly, with 4 students leaving each school. The board also approved the calendar for the coming 2015-2016 school year. The first day will be August 24th, the last will be May 26th. 2 bad weather days were also approved, with 6 early release days. The board also discussed, and approved, the Student Accident Insurance policy, the Texas First Plan. With this plan, students participating in any school activity will be covered (sports and other). In addition, the plan will also cover trainers and managers. The school will continue the 3 year agreement, unless rates increase to more than 10%, in which the agreement would not have to be continued by the school.
The board also approved the sale of property that is currently owned by the school. The property, located on Highway 199, was turned over to the school by default, and will be sold by closed bids.
The next scheduled board meeting will be held May 26th, at 7:30 pm.