Athens Review, Athens, Texas

September 17, 2013

Vote designed to help future

AISD trustees to discuss sending personnel to TASA academy

Jeff Riggs
The Athens Review

Athens — The Athens Independent School District Board of Trustees will have their regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Support Center Board Room, 104 Hawn St., Athens.

Among the action items to be considered will be sending seven AISD employees to the Texas Association of School Administrators Academy for Transformational Leadership.

AISD Superintendent Blake Stiles said the total cost for all seven employees will be $13,965, which includes “several days over the course of the school year.”

“Those attending will be campus administrators and a few central office administrators,” Stiles said. “This is to teach leadership, and is part of the visioning process.  We want to transform our schools to be more effective in the 21st Century.”

Another action item to be considered will be consideration of purchase of Microsoft Open Value Subscription.

Stiles said this involves all Microsoft licensing and licensing for some of the AISD servers at a total cost of $20,732.50.

Trustees will also consider approval of the hazardous 2-mile transportation policy.

“This is the policy for school buses,” Stiles said. “Normally, school districts wouldn’t transport kids from less than two miles.  We have been doing it. We are considering renewing that at no additional cost.”

Among the other items trustees will consider are:

• Out-of-state student travel for the National FFA Convention;

• A nominee to the Henderson County Appraisal District Board of Directors;

• Disposition of a house at 412 Royall St.