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During Thursday night’s regular session the Big Spring ISD Board of Trustees, board members discussed possible wage increases for district staff. 


According to BSISD Superintendent Jay McWilliams, board members discussed looking into a four percent raise across the board for all staff.


"I'm excited our board wants to do it. I think what it shows, without a doubt, is that we have a board that knows how much work we put on these teachers, the parents, and the administrators," said McWilliams.


Also during the meeting, board members unanimously approved a Standard Form Owner/Contractor Agreement with Javine West Texas LLC, DBA Varitec Solutions, for Contractor Services Relating to the HVAC system upgrades at Moss, Washington, and Goliad Elementary schools, as well as at Big Spring Intermediate, and Big Spring Junior High. They also approved a budget amendment and expenditures for the HVAC system upgrades for a total of $922,000. Several of the schools receiving these upgrades are in dire need of updated HVAC systems considering the hot weather has been experienced lately. 


An Emergency Operations plan was approved and the Anderson Turn Around Plan,  which was approved by the TEA, was also approved. It will be in place for two years. The board also approved the Howard County Appraisal District budget. 


Board members also recognized this year’s recipients of the Mexican American School Board Association Scholarship. Recipients are Abel Magana, also known as Abel Clark, and Kayleigh Rodriguez. Clark received $125 and Rodriguez received $250. Jayden Torres was also recognized as the recipient of the Gexa Energy Scholarship in the amount of $750.00. 

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