By Chuck Davidson
CHESTER – For Monday evening’s meeting of the Chester ISD Board of Trustees, five of the seven board members plus superintendent Dr. Paul Drake and two staff members met in the board room and after calling the meeting to order, president Bryan Martin asked for the invocation followed by the pledges.
One community member spoke thanking the board for allowing the Chester Lions to hold their annual scholarship fundraiser on Sat., May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chester ISD Cafeteria.
Business manager Austin Odom stated that the safety and security audit had been done and that all revenues and expenditures were up to date in their packets. No one had any questions thus principal Kym Capps mentioned that attendance was holding at 95.3% and current enrollment is 209.
Drake commented on recent track meet and golf tournament positive results and expects both the Yellowjacket and Lady Jacket baseball and softball teams to qualify for UIL play-offs.
He did, in detail, talk about the need for a distance learning Spanish program and hopes to work with Region 5 to offer one next year.
Several action items were approved on Monday evening’s agenda: 1) The district agreed to the recommendation from the SHAC team to set up a Narcan policy which will involve the nurse and some staff in training this summer. 2) accepted the recommendation from Drake that the district approve Cox Jones as the bond’s manager-at-risk after a good overview of the four bids. 3) Agreed to scheduling a special board meeting on May 8th at 2pm to canvas the results of the May 6 election.
An executive session began at 6:34 p.m. and ended at 7:06 p.m. with no action taken.
The next regular meeting of the board is set for May 15 at 6 p.m.