Recognitions, administrative updates dominate October meeting

It was a night of recognitions and reports for the Wills Point ISD this week with the board of trustees honoring the work done by district employees before getting a series of updates from administrators Oct. 9.

Board business opened with a series of recognitions that included students from Valerie Grey’s class at Earnest O. Woods Intermediate School leading meeting attendees in pledges to both the Texas and U.S. flags.

Woods Intermediate Principal Melanie Mullin explained the students were selected to lead the pledges after winning the campuses’ new College Wednesdays contest. Students were presented special certificates from board president C.W. Wilson after making a presentation on one of the colleges they researched.

Board members proceeded to move on to staff recognitions, honoring members of the custodial staff and principals with certificates of appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the district.

The recognition portion of the agenda was wrapped up with three teachers from Woods Intermediate, Haley Hamilton, Rebecca Ragsdale and Marcie Sanders, being honored for volunteering their time to head up a series of after school clubs on the campus.

Board members were then given a series of administrative reports, including a presentation by assistant superintendent Barbie McMath on state accountability ratings and another presentation from superintendent Scott Caloss on the district’s interest in pursuing a District of Innovation designation from the state.

McMath addressed the board first, explaining that school district throughout the state will once again be subjected to a change in the state’s accountability system due to the passage of House Bill 22 and its impact on the A-F Ratings System.

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