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Harmony ISD Trustees

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Trustee election cancelled;
School busses OK'd for band
By JOHN SPARKS

Meeting in regular session, Monday, September 15, members of the board of trustees of the Harmony Independent School District cancelled the November election which was to elect four trustees; approved the use of school busses for a planned band trip to Winter Park, Colorado and held preliminary discussions regarding the addition of four rooms to the high school.

Four of the seven trustee seats for the District were to be up for election in the November 4 election. However, only four applications were received for the four positions that are to be filled. So, the election has been cancelled and the four applicants are elected. Those who will join the new board are Jerry Key and Garry Littlejohn, both incumbents and William Smith and Michael Seahorn. Susan Jeanes and Rodney Lindsay chose not to run for re-election.

Trustees approved the use of the district's school busses to transport members of the High School Band to Winter Park, Colorado during the Thanksgiving break. The high cost of leasing charter busses led to the request to use district busses. The band has been taking such a trip every other year for several years. The vote on the issue was four approving and two voting no.

Superintendent Jed Whitaker presented a preliminary plan for expansion of the high school. Whitaker said enrollment trends suggest such consideration must begin now. Enrollment at Harmony is at an all time high this year with 1037 students attending, including record enrollment in kindergarten of 81 students. Currently, four classrooms of one of the two elementary buildings are being used for high school classes.

Whitaker also reported that 655 students were riding the district's busses, noting this represents a considerable increase over last year.
Whitaker reported the district had received an excellent report of its accounting principles and practices in the state's FIRST review.

High School Principal Dennis Glenn presented a brief report of activities since the start of school indicating a smooth beginning to the year. He said all seniors at Harmony will make a trip to the campus of North Texas Community College where each will pre-enroll and take a tour of the facility.

The next regular meeting of the Harmony ISD Board of Trustees will be Monday, October 20. A special meeting can be called with 72-hours notice.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 14:33  

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