By John Hernandez
At the Oracle School District 2 Board meeting held on Tuesday Feb. 19, the Board voted to renew Superintendent Todd Kissick’s contract for one year. After hearing the public speak against and for the renewal of a multi-year contract for Mr. Kissick, the Board voted 4-1 to renew the contract but just for one year instead of a multi-year contract. President of the Board Nellie Doran voted against renewing Kissick’s contract.
In other news, the 8th grade Lady Cougars basketball team was recognized. A donation of $1,000 from the Mountain Vista 2012 8th grade class was accepted. The money will be used for the concession stand and restrooms project at the school.
Changes in personnel duties and employment included: Paraprofessional II – Elizabeth Gruenwald at Oracle Ridge & Amber Morneweg at Mt. Vista; Change of Status – Mechelle Egan from Paraprofessional II at Oracle Ridge Learning Center Lead Teacher; Amber Wick from Oracle Ridge Lead Teacher to Paraprofessional II; Part-time Bus Driver – Nathan Lancaster; Substitute Bus Driver – Ralph Johnson.
Extracurricular contracts were announced for the following: Spring Coaches – Elizabeth Tilley, Girl’s Track Coach; David Houseknecht, Boys Track Coach; Rick Benavidez, Head Baseball Coach; John Machado, Assistant Baseball Coach; Veronica Martinez, Head Softball Coach.
Spring Intersession: Director – Lori Tate; Teachers – David Houseknecht, Janice Vigil & Kristin Moreno; Instructional paraprofessionals – Suie Fairbanks, Anna Marie Parra, and Cyndy Macias; Bus Driver – Rhonda Waltermire; Clerical Support – Maria Croci.