Bullock resigned from the board after his wife, Karyn, was tapped last week to become the district’s new Public Information Officer. Mary Creighton served in this capacity until she retired in April.
For the past two years Karyn Bullock has served as executive director of the United Way of Palo Pinto County.
Haterius explained at the board meeting that her official hiring by the board is on hold until her husband’s trustee place is filled.
In other personnel business, board members:
• Accepted resignations and retirements from: MWHS – Ed Shelstead, head girl’s basketball coach, Chad Barron, football coach-defensive coordinator who will take the head coaching position in Baird, Texas, and Lydia Bertram, Vocational Home Economic and special education; Mineral Wells Junior High – Carrie Simonton, math, and Jacki Bandy, art teacher and Destination ImagiNation coordinator; Travis Elementary – fifth-grade teachers Ramsey Brown and Annie Fain; Houston Elementary – Carla Narcomey, also MWHS tennis coach; and Lamar Elementary – Amanda Mask.
• Accepted the following new personnel: MWHS – Jon Almeida, principal; MWJH – William Massey, math and coach, Caroline Cole, Science, and Laura Guinn, Art; Houston – Janet Ruiz and Laura Beth Stutts; Lamar – Claudia Azua, Julie Bennett, Rhonda Lough, Amy Martin and Jennifer Phillips.
• Revised the contract for Director of Transportation Randy Gover to change the work-day assignment from 212 days to 226 days.