New Board Members Have Big Plans For ECISD 5/13/10
May 13, 2013
Odessa - The numbers are in and less than 15 hundred voted in last weekend’s school board election which amounts to about four percent of the total voting population. But even though numbers were low, the people spoke and threw out all incumbents up for re-election.
The four new members of the school board all have concerns about where the school district is headed, but the answer to what the top priority is, is the same from all four.
“Go on a nationwide search for superintendent and make sure we get the best man for the job,” said Nelson Minyard, new ECISD position seven board member.
The new members range from previous school administrators to small business owners, all hoping to bring their expertise to the table and change ECISD for the better.
“What can we do as a team and I think that these might help with the discipline problems and like I said this town they know what needs to happen, what could help them out the most,” said Teri Ervin, new ECISD position 2
“I think continuing to balance the budget each year to provide the best possible environment for students to learn in. I think it’s a good move moving to middle school we are about 20-30 years behind time there,” said Steve Brown, new ECISD position 5 board member.
New board member Doyle Woodall says – much of the issues impacting students are stemming from those in charge.
“I think that we have people in our school district that are hurting our children and anytime that you are hurting children and kids, they need to go somewhere else and find another occupation –
Yes, no, some of the decisions are hurting the children and I really don’t feel comfortable getting into any specifics at this time.”
Woodall says every decision should consider the health safety and education of the children, and that some of those decisions made by the board neglected the health and safety of the students.