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January 18, 2013

AISD honors trustees

Superintendent says they bond with community

Athens — Thursday’s regular meeting of the board of trustees for  the Athens Independent School District opened with the usual prayer and  Pledge of Allegiance to both the U.S. and Texas flags.

But there was also another positive note that had the crowd of about 100 consumed, along with a video that proudly played for all to see. 

It was an instrument assuring the recognition of school board members during School Board Appreciation Month, with its theme “Rising to New Heights,” a slogan originating with the Texas Association of School Boards.

Presenter for the occasion was Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Janie Sims. Contributing greatly to the production of a film showing students, teachers and other school officials set to music.  It was assembled by Amanda DeShazo and Maurine Bogowitz.  Both are Master Teachers at Athens Intermediate School.

AISD Superintendent Blake Stiles said the opening celebration was a feature of “nice school board appreciation.”

“Our community participation has been good, and there has been good interaction with the school board,” Stiles said. “They have great vision in what the community needs.  The staff in this district appreciates the fact that the school board is trying to make us better.  This school board is working with outside businesses, and is exhibiting forward thinking.”

Stiles said that generally speaking, the Thursday meeting at the District support Center Board Room on Hawn Street was “routine.”

“The one item that sticks out in my mind is that principals can now live up to 17 miles from the center of town,” he said. “The old rules said you must live within the school district boundaries.  We still want our administrators to live in the community, or in an adjacent area.”

Stiles said the district is very “long north to south.”

“You could actually live within the loop, and still be in the Cross Roads School District,” he said.

Stiles said the rule applies to principals and assistant principals.

“Those people spend a lot of hours at work, and it helps them to live close,” he said. “They should become part of the community.”

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