Trustees hire five directors – Odessa American
The Ector County ISD hired five directors and an executive director at their meeting on Tuesday night.
Priscilla Aguilar has been chosen as director of the Carver Early Education Center; Margarita Acosta to the principal of Cameron Elementary School; Noe Ortiz as Head of Primary School Ireland; Micah Arrott at Pease; and Fallon McLane in San Jacinto.
The Executive Director of Student and School Support is Daryton Ramsey.
The administrators also heard the year-end results of the academic progress measurement at their meeting on Tuesday.
MAP Growth Assessments measure what students know and what they’re ready to learn next, according to the presentation. MAP growth measures performance whether a student is above or below grade level over time.
The district’s target was 52 percent. District performance at year-end was 50 percent and mid-year performance was 46 percent.
Superintendent Scott Muri said state test results would be delayed possibly until July or August.
New board secretary Carol Gregg said she was concerned about the significance of the results when it comes to the STAAR test. She said the results would be confusing for her and asked for more comprehensive results.
Associate Superintendent of Programs and Education Lilia Nanez said historical data is available for every student with PAD.
High school students in grades 6 to 8 will take the MAP from June 29 to 30. Kindergarten to Grade 5 will take place July 26-27.
The turnout was 96 percent for the district at the end of the year with 99 percent attendance at elementary; 96 percent in college; and 84 percent at the high school level, showed the presentation.
Nanez said that a science test for Grades 3 through 8 will be added and that a reading in English I and II, requested by teachers.
ECISD will add biology to high school in 2022-2023.
CFO Deborah Ottmers said the June 15 board meeting will include a hearing and adoption of the budget. The tax rate will not count until September, but the total rate will still be $ 1.7792 per $ 100 assessment.
The maintenance and operation portion is $ 1.05170 per $ 100 of valuation and the interest and amortization (debt) is $ 0.12622.
The proposed general fund budget for 2021-2022 is $ 314 million. The board is also to adopt a school nutrition fund ($ 18.7 million) and a debt service fund ($ 19.2 million).
Muri said ECIDD anticipated a fund balance of $ 22 million.
The district was slated to receive $ 25 million in federal COVID relief funds, but that amount continues to change.
The things that money funds won’t change, but the source of funding may change, Muri said. This can be the fund balance or federal funds.
About a year ago, the district created a Connectors Task Force, a collaboration of organizations and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, with its consultant, Magellan Advisors.
He said it includes around 26 members of the community. The Dallas Federal Reserve has allocated a fairly significant opportunity to expand broadband. “
The board of directors also reorganized by choosing Tammy Hawkins as president; Steve Brown as vice president; and Gregg as secretary.
The reorganization will take effect at the next board meeting.