ECISD Board Meeting: Superintendent Search, New High School Principals and UTPB Football
CBS 7 News
July 30, 2013
The Ector County Independent School District is still without a leader but Tuesday night the board heard from a search firm.. A representative with the Texas Association of School Boards shared information about how her firm can assist with a state and national search. She says the fee will be $14,000 and the TASB will conduct community meetings and screen candidates.
According to the representative, a district the size of ECISD can expect at least 70 applicants. And if all goes well, a leader could be selected by February or March.
Until then the district continues to move ahead, preparing for the next school year. Board President Dr. Ray Beaty says, “We have quality people in place in the district so it's running so well. These individuals are moving forward because the departments and the differently areas understand their job responsibilities and requirements.”
Meanwhile, two Odessa high schools have new principals. School board members unanimously approved James Ramage, current principal at Bonham Junior High, as the leader at Permian High School. Betsabe Salcido, who was dean of students at New Tech Odessa, was named principal there.
Because Ramage was moved up to Permian, it left a vacancy at Bonham Junior High. The board voted to approve David Steele, former principal at Dalhart High School, as the new leader at Bonham.
ECISD Trustees also voted unanimously to support a football program at UTPB. University President Dr. David Watts was at the meeting to make the presentation about the university's plan to begin a division two football program. He said the games would be played at Ratliff Stadium and the program would provide an opportunity for local athletes to receive college scholarships.