NEWS HEADLINES

District adds jobs

By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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.

IN OTHER NEWS

The council also:

  • named Mary Seltzer principal of Lakeview Elementary School in Trophy Club and Ron Myers principal of Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club;
  • nominated superintendent Dr. Karen Rue for the Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year award;
  • added the following courses to the high school course selection guide: social media marketing and money matters (elective courses at Steele Accelerated High School); dual-credit courses including Learning Frameworks (at Steele AHS only), OnRamps Dual Enrollment Program, OnRamps Pre-calculus, OnRamps Statistics; and college prep math and English.
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