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SISD Trustees approve lone finalist, other items

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

Shelli Crow was named the lone finalist for Superintendent at Slaton Independent School District during the monthly School Board meeting Tuesday evening (April 11) at the Administration building.

The Board approved the nomination unanimously by a vote of 7-0 after meeting in executive session for just over two and a quarter hours. Crow has been the Assistant Superintendent for SISD since 2022.

There will be a special meeting to employ Crow as superintendent May 2 at 7 a.m. at the SISD Administration office board room. By Texas Government Code, a 21 day period must pass before a meeting which a final vote can be taken on Crow’s appointment.

The board also approved revisions to the Slaton District Innovation Plan. Crow said there were tweaks made to the plan, which was affected when the board approved a four day instructional week pilot program.

Some of the changes made were the schedule and start date, teacher contract changing the daily rate to reflect the shorter week, and allowing the superintendent to approve recommendations for a second or third year probationary contract. Other changes include allowing teacher certification for cases where a qualified teacher could not be found, and allow the superintendent to allow said teacher to teach outside of the certification.

The third change will allow SISD to revoke the transfer of a student who does not follow the rules and deny the admittance of an unruly student from another District.

For more information, including other items discussed at the school board meeting, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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