Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local News

April 30, 2013

Candidate forum set for MISD

By Libby Cluett

During the recent Millsap ISD school board meeting, trustees discussed plans for a May 2 community forum to allow school board candidates to answer voters' questions. Newcomer Timothy Kukuk and incumbents Tommy Lucia and Jerry Walker will vie for two at-large places.

The trustee candidates are invited to attend the forum and give their position on issues related to Millsap ISD. The forum will take place at Millsap Elementary School, located at 101 Wilson Bend Road, beginning at 7 p.m.

Trustees heard Erin McEndree give a report on the School Health Advisory Committee.

Required to meet four times annually, to set goals and action for improving students' health, she said the group met five times during the school year, communicated through email and put on the health fair.

McEndree explained that the committee is required to have a majority of its members be parents who are not school employees. She added that the group is committed to helping establish healthy behaviors for a lifetime, and its programs address topics like sexual wellness and drunk driving and its consequences, and offers a platform for parents.

“We're trying to get into the kids' heads some different choices,” she told trustees.

The SHAC will conduct a youth risk assessment, designed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with high school students. McEndree said the group conducted the survey about three years ago at the middle school. She said the results will allow the committee to compare “to see if the programs we [have been] doing for the past three to four years are making a dent.”

In addition to the survey, McEndree said the group's future goals include looking at safety issues and they are working to bring “Shattered Dreams” to the district in 2014.

“They are a very passionate group and a positive one,” said Supt. David Belding.

Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index

Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read