By Melissa McCaghren
The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees approved updated policies from the Texas Association of School Boards and ordered a May election for two Trustee seats Thursday evening (Jan. 12) during its monthly meeting.
The Trustee positions are for Districts 3 and 4, which are held by Irma Jaramillo and Carlos Bentancourt respectively.
The Board also approved all actions for an election, including a general election in May, the notice and order for said election, approving Roxzine Stinson as the elections administrator, who would also be the joint early voting clerk, and appoint the election office at 1308 Crickets Ave. in Lubbock as the main early voting polling place.
Trustees also approved several TASB policies. All the policies were local updates, and including giving public notification prior to applying for a federal grant, having an emergency plan, which was updated as it never included the rail yards in Slaton, and changing the use of “days” to “minutes,” as schools now use minutes per year for class time. They also approved updates that clarified how special education and other complaints were addressed, how to file grievances, and requiring that students who receive corporal punishment now did not have to be punished by someone of the same sex. Superintendent Jim Andrus said this was being changed for a practical reason, as it removes any situation where an administrator from another school had to conduct the punishment, as they did not know the student or the offense.
For more information, including other items the Board of Trustees voted on, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.