Belton School Trustees Sworn In | New
Erin Bass, Zone 2 Administrator for Belton Independent School District, is ready to serve her first full three-year term.
She was first appointed to her seat in January after former trustee Dr. Rosie Montgomery resigned for personal reasons.
“Excited is the first word that comes to my mind,” Bass told the Telegram. “The past four months have been very educational. From school finances to curriculum to future planning… I have learned so much and am delighted to continue to serve (the district) in the best possible way. “
Bass and Area 4 administrator Chris Flor – who won his contested race against Brent Coates by 15 votes in the May 1 election – was sworn in on Monday at a Belton ISD school board meeting.
Bass, who has three children currently enrolled in Belton ISD schools, said she was ready to work with her fellow council members as the district returned to its “old normal”.
“I know this (pandemic) has been uncharted waters for everyone this year, but we have done a good job managing this pandemic,” she said. “I’m proud of what BISD has done this year… and I’m delighted that parents are coming back to campus. I know as a mom we felt a bit disconnected so I really can’t wait to involve our parents and families again.
Although the Zone 2 administrator highlighted how Belton ISD is serving its students well, Bass said she was eager to collaborate with her colleagues on how Belton ISD should cope with its expected growth – the number of enrollments which, according to Templeton Demographics, will reach 15,627 students for the school 2025-2026. year.
“The learning environment is as important as the learning itself,” said Bass, who ran unopposed in his attempt to stay on the board. “Our children deserve to be in an environment that truly supports exceptional learning, so I think the facilities are something I’m excited to be a part of and see how we can improve.
Flor – first elected to his seat in 2018 – also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to remain on the Belton ISD School Board.
“I want to thank everyone in the communities of Belton, West Temple and Morgan’s Point Resort for their long-standing support to Belton ISD, and for the continued trust that allows me to continue to serve… in a way that I hope -he, honor and respect the basic work. posed by former board members while building for our future, ”he said.
The Zone 4 administrator, who also has three children enrolled in Belton schools, is also excited to represent a rapidly growing region.
“The current boundary of Zone 4 is a high growth area of the district and most of the short to medium term challenges (or opportunities) will relate to Zone 4 in one way or another,” he said. declared. “I am honored and honored to continue to have the opportunity to serve Belton ISD and Zone 4.”