By BRAD KEITH
DUBLIN (January 18, 2016) — Dublin ISD trustees added a year to to school administrator contracts Monday evening, meeting in executive session only nine minutes before unanimously passing along a third year of security to the district’s top officials.
Assistant superintendent Vicky Stone, athletic director [and head football coach] Bob Cervetto and all campus principals, assistant principals and counselors plus the special education director were all approved for a third year with little discussion and a quick vote to end Monday’s regular meeting.
The measure furthered a festive night full of congratulations and appreciations being thrown in many directions, first of all, toward student achievements.
Numerous students were honored as student scholars, extracurricular scholars and athletic scholars, and the state semifinalist FFA broadcast team was recognized. The broadcast team placed sixth in 2014 and was back in the top 20 again in 2015.
Also honored were UIL districts winners as well as volleyball senior Faith Faulkner, who was named honorable-mention all-state as a middle blocker by the Texas Sportswriters Association.
In observance of school board appreciation month, trustees were shown gifts prepared by students and also received baked goods. Melissa Summers and Keith Owen each praised the board during time allotted for public comments.
“With anything that comes up you look at it with great vision, and it’s appreciated as a staff to know we can come to you with ideas for improving things for our students and staff and teachers,” said Owen, principal at Dublin High School. “Whether it’s cooking at the powerlifting meet on Saturday or timing at the track meets or just being in our hallways making sure the construction was done right, we appreciate everything you do for our school and our community.”
Schneider reported enrollment is up slightly district wide with 1,181 total students.
“I’ve been very pleased enrollment has stayed steady this year,” said Schneider. “That’s good, every bit of ADA helps.”
Stone briefly addressed the Texas Academic Performance Report, with Dublin showing an 86 percent pass rate in fifth grade reading and 81 percent in eighth grade reading, as well as 96 percent passing the end of course test for biology and 97 percent passing the end of course test in math.
The highlight of the meeting was the calling of a May 7 bond election for $10 million in facility upgrades and renovations to include a $4.5 million football stadium [Full story]. The election will be held in conjunction with the general election that will include Dublin school board.
The terms of trustees Pat Leatherwood and Jimmy Holleman are expiring and Schneider announced each has indicated he will run for reelection.