The May Temple ISD Board of Trustees meeting is always busy, with a number of recognitions of students who competed at the state level and the induction of new board members.
This year's May board meeting proved even more meaningful.
The board and community bid farewell to longtime Board President Steve Wright. Mr. Wright served on the board for 12 years, 11 of those as board president.
A reception took place at the Temple High School Library (built during his tenure through the 2011 Bond) and included recognition from Congressman John Carter's office, State Representative Hugh Shine, City of Temple Mayor Tim Davis and Temple ISD Board of Trustees Vice President Dan Posey.
The crowd then moved into the still under construction Career & Technical Education Center at Temple High School, where unbeknownst to Mr. Wright, the Construction Trades Shop was named in his honor. He graduated from that program at Temple High School in 1976.
The board meeting followed, where Sandhya Sanghi was sworn in as the new District 5 Trustee, replacing Mr. Wright, who did not run for re-election.
District 3 Trustee Dan Posey, District 4 Trustee Ronnie Gaines, and District 7 Trustee Shannon Myers were sworn in for new terms.
Then, in an emotional farewell, Mr. Wright stepped down, and as Mrs. Sanghi took the seat, he said a few words about the current strength of Temple ISD and how much his fellow board members and Dr. Battershell have meant to him and to the students and staff of the school district.
Then Dr. Battershell and the board had the privilege of recognizing Temple students who competed on the state level. Click on the program name to see the list of students recognized. Included were students in the Career & Technical Education Program at Temple High School, Visual Arts students at Temple High School, Theatrical Design students at Temple High School, One-Act Play students at Temple High School who performed at state for the third time in four years, and the recognition of the Temple High School Girls Basketball team who went undefeated in district play and played in the first state final four in program history
Also at the meeting, Lisa Adams was approved as the new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to that vote, she served as the Executive Director of Secondary Education for Temple ISD. Click HERE to read more about Mrs. Adams and the committee that selected her.
To take a look at the entire board agenda and packet, including all linked files, click HERE.