By JUDY SHERIDAN
Two public input meetings set to gather community feedback on the characteristics and qualities needed by Aledo ISD’s new superintendent drew a total of four residents, one in the afternoon and three in the evening.
The sessions were supervised by Dr. Marian Strauss, of Executive Search Services, from the Texas Association of School Boards, and Kim Krause, with the field services marketing division of TASB.
Strauss said she thought district residents were completing the online survey on the district’s website instead of attending the meetings, which were announced in newspapers, on the school website and in a “blast” to parents.
The board is scheduled to review the results of the leadership profile assessments, expected to include input from selected students, administrators, board members, parents, faculty and support staff, April 4.
By JUDY SHERIDAN
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WC enters coalition to prevent drug, alcohol misuse
A coalition is developing to encourage Weatherford College students to make positive choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol.
The music never died
Texas Opry Theater will be bopping this Saturday night as Kenny James and Midnight Shift perform “Buddy Holly Lives,” a tribute show to the 1950s rock-and-roll pioneer.
Leaky county annex to get roofing fix
The leaky roof that has plagued the Parker County Courthouse Annex for years will be replaced at a cost of $329,645, according to a vote taken by Parker County commissioners Monday.
King wants Branch to split
In an open letter to state representative and Republican candidate for Texas attorney general Dan Branch, 14 state representatives – including Phil King, of Weatherford – have asked him to withdraw from the May 27 primary runoff against State Sen. Ken Paxton.
SPRINGTOWN – After finding that a breaker manufactured by a company with a history of issues contributed to a house fire Friday, Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott is urging Parker County residents with Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok circuit breakers to call an electrician and get them checked for safety.
Candidates have filed for city, school board elections
Filings for May 10 city and school board elections are now complete. A summary follows:
On the Aledo ISD school board incumbents David Davis, in Place 6, and Hoyt Harris, in Place 7, have both filed for re-election, each drawing one or more opponents. Farida Goderya has filed for Place 6, opposite Davis, and Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers have filed for Place 7, opposite Harris.
East Parker County Calendar of Events
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will welcome retired USAF SMSGT Vernon M. Anderson, Jr., senior technical instructor, Bell Helicopter, Integrated Operations Engineering Support Technical Training Department, as the key note speaker for the March 12 luncheon.
The Sunny Side
WILLOW PARK – Peppered with anecdotes from his stellar baseball career, former Texas Rangers catcher Jim Sundberg gave witness to his Christian faith and told how it changed his life before a crowd of about 200 at the recent annual Trinity Christian Academy dinner and fundraiser.
Aledo ISD approves suicide prevention program
The Aledo School Board approved the LifeLines Suicide Prevention Program in February, lining up with a recommendation from the Student Health Advisory Council, which has spent a year reviewing choices.
Aledo ISD could save up to $2 million
Expecting to save close to $2 million, Aledo ISD trustees recently voted to let district staff pull the trigger on a bank-qualified refunding of some of the district’s outstanding bonds once market conditions are optimum.
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