Northwest ISD plans to grow – then grow some more.
At its meeting Monday, district officials approved a second staffing request for the 2014-2015 school year.
“This second request is the result of further analysis of instructional programs as well as departmental needs for our fast-growth district,” Dr. Gary Gindt, assistant superintendent for administrative services, wrote in the cover sheet in the agenda packet. “[It] is designed to respond to current staffing needs while also establishing the foundation and structure necessary for a rapidly growing district.”
The plan adds:
- five secretary positions;
- a fifth girls coach and sixth boys coach at the middle school;
- a maintenance technician for V.R. Eaton High School;
- a painting technician;
- a PEIMS clerk;
- an irrigation technician;
- a preventive maintenance technician;
- a chief technology officer;
- an administrative assistant to the chief technology officer;
- a director of application software;
- an outsourced operation manager;
- a director of college and career readiness; and
- a director of counseling.
The board also approved reclassifying a family involvement aide, a director of purchasing and a benefits specialist.
These changes will have a potential budget impact of $1,028,323.
In February, the board added 138 positions, including 11 for V.R. Eaton High School and 68 regular education teachers.
These additions increased the budget by almost $7 million.
District officials anticipate 1,146 new students when school opens next year.
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