By Valerie Reddell
Woodville ISD honored several students who have earned state or national recognition in athletic and academic contests during their April 23 meeting.
Kaylee Allen earned a perfect score on the ACT reading test, and her composite score place her in the 98th percentile of all students taking the test across the United States.
Theatrical Design Team Members - Amber Falcon, Joshua McNeil, Alexis Mitchell, Hannah Richardson and Individual Set Design competitor - Benjamin Wilson advanced to the state competition. The Theatrical Design Team has since being recognized placed first at state.
In sports, Woodville is also sending a boys' doubles team to the state tournament and four students competed in the state powerlifting tournament.
The board also reviewed financial reports that showed the district has received $9,496,430.66 (76 percent of the revenue budgeted for the current fiscal year), which is slightly more than $3 million under budget. On the expense side, the district has spent 62.42 percent of the amount budgeted for the year.
Trustees approved a 3.5 percent salary increase for all district employees for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Conner explained that the actual amount of the raise is calculated using the median salary for all staff members in that classification, rather than 3.5 percent of each individual's current salary. In other words, all food service employees will see an increase equal to 3.5 percent of the median salary earned in that department.
The increase for administrators will be calculated based on the average daily rate for teachers.
The district will begin is main push to fill any vacancies for the coming year next week, since the deadline to renew contracts is Friday.
The board selected E3 as its design-build contractor for energy efficiency and building improvements. The Austin-based firm partners with the Texas Association of School Boards for energy efficiency and conservation programs.