Perrin-Whitt school board updates district goals

PERRIN – School board members here reviewed their goals and made some adjustments as part of Thursday night’s regular meeting.

Many of the goals were thought to be generalizations and needed to be expanded on, such as school safety.  Board Vice President Mark Sims said he thought the goals needed to be simple enough to remember but detailed enough to serve a purpose.

“It would be hard to remember 11 goals (which the board has now) but if we had five which are broken down that’s what we need.”

The board decided to combine what teachers need with ensuring the board is providing adequate support.  Some goals were gotten rid of including holding teachers accountable which was considered to be a given. Superintendent Cliff Gilmore said he would work on what was given to him and submit it back to the board for approval at their March 21 meeting.

Both schools have continued to be busy. Elementary Principal Teresa Mathis said the school will be having a Math/Science Night on Monday, March 4 with a number of hands-on displays to show parents and the general public on what the students have been working on during the school year.

Refreshments will be served. Mathis said she hopes to do something similar next Fall focusing on reading and then make it a twice a year event.

Secondary Principal Loren Sell said he and other school officials attended the Jack Harvey Teaching Awards luncheon at Weatherford College recently. Sell said teacher and coach Rebekah Bland was honored from the Perrin CISD.

Board members also approved changes in the Cheerleading Handbook, wanting to do so before tryouts. Adding the language that applicants in grades 8-11 must be in good academic standing and anyone who doesn’t attend Friday morning practice cannot cheer at that day’s pep rally.

School enrollment sits at 328 (173 at the elementary school, 57 at the junior high and 98 at the high school. 

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