JISD principals talk about their schools

Jacksboro ISD principals gave their monthly updates to board members Feb. 10.

JES Principal Aaron Hannah said his enrollment was at 523 with an attendance rate of 95.41%. Hannah said teacher Brooke McCurry will be honored by the Jack Harvey Academy for Teachers during their annual banquet at Weatherford College later this month. One teacher is honored at the annual ceremony for their hard work and dedication from a number at area districts.

He added students also took part in the American Heart Association fundraiser. Students who raised $150 or more had the opportunity to slime Hannah and Coach Heath Tullous.

The principal said the school is also readying for its fourth benchmark of the year the week of March 2-6.

Assistant Superintendent Brad Burnett gave the Jacksboro Middle School report. The school has 266 students with an attendance rate of 96.5%. Burnett noted between four and five years ago the enrollment was at 198.

JHS Principal Starla Sanders said she is at 280 students with a 94.93% attendance rate. Teachers at both JHS and JMS met and made rounds at each school, Sanders said the high school teachers found some things the middle school teachers were doing and hope to implement them at the high school.

Superintendent Dwain Milam said the district is taking over maintenance at both the baseball and softball fields and have both fields looking good as the seasons start for both sports later this month. Both fields now have new fence toppers with work on the sprinkler system at the softball field ongoing.

The district is also looking into replacing School Resource Officer Matt Windham, who took a job in Wink earlier this month. Milam said he is working with Police Chief Scott Haynes and City Manager Mike Smith on finding his replacement. Milam added there is “no hurry” to replace Windham, wanting to make sure they find the right person for the job.

Milam said Investigator Adam Rydlinski will be handling the position through the end of this month, with the schools wanting more of a police presence at all three campuses and not just the high school.

Hiring a permanent person likely will not be done until the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.

Other Items

The board called an election for May 2. The meeting to determine ballot position is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. with vote canvassing scheduled for May 13 at 8 a.m.

The regular March board meeting has been moved because it falls during Spring Break. The meeting is now scheduled for March 17.

Burnett, JMS Principal Sara Mathis and Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Brannon Rodgers had their contracts extended for two years. Sanders, who is in her first year as JHS principal, had her contract extended from probationary to one year.

JES Principal Aaron Hannah resigned his position, effective at the end of the school year. He is in his second year at the school.



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