BISD board hires teachers, new courses added to list

New courses and new faces are just some of the changes planned for the start of the 2003-2004 school year at Brady Independent School District. In a regularly planned school board meeting Monday night, two new teachers as well as the introduction of four new courses were approved. Under action items, the school board voted to add advanced geometry, computer science I and II and college algebra to this year’s course line-up at Brady High School. “Mainly these courses are being implemented to provide higher-level academic courses for our students,” Gordon said. All campus handbooks were approved for the coming school year. According to Gordon, very few changes were made to the handbooks, but if parents would like further information, they need to contact their student’s campus principal. In executive session, two new employees were hired by the school board. Ray Hamm was hired as a Brady Middle School coach/teacher. Hamm is relocating from Llano ISD where he was employed for four years. Keesha Fly was also hired by the school board Monday night and will fulfill her duties as a fifth grade teacher at Brady Elementary School. In the information session of the meeting, Gordon noted that Brady ISD will be a part of a compliance visit from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on Sept. 2. “Basically that’s where the state agency comes in and checks all the educational programs of our district,” he said. “They normally do this every seven years or so, and this is our time to have it done.” Also, a budget workshop will be held Tuesday, July 29 at the administration office at 6 p.m. Gordon said that the board will continue to work on a projected budget for 2003-2004, and parents, teachers and community members are welcome to attend. The school board also discussed participating in a utility incentive program with the City of Brady. “This is a program where we will (as a school district) try to implement energy saving practices at all our campuses,” Gordon said. “If we are successful in cutting utility costs, the city has a program where they will give the school district rebates on utility costs.We’re one of the city’s 10 biggest users of electricty. They’re trying to get that program in place for all of their largest users.”

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