The award was named after Dolores Garcia, a trustee on the El Dorado Union High School District Board from 1975 through 1983 and the El Dorado County Board of Education from 1996 until her passing in 2012.
Fuller, the human resources officer, told Troidl about a call Wick placed to her when he was running for the school board.
"If we all have that attitude that as we go into a place and we leave it better than we found it, then public education is going to be OK", Andrews said.
Lea Anne Frost, who will be paid $145,000 annually to oversee the district's special education programs starting July 1, comes to District 64 after serving as the executive director of Exceptional Children Have Opportunities, a cooperative that provides special education services to 17 school districts in suburbs south of Chicago, officials said.
The project plan chosen involves renovation of the current high school A building, construction of a new B building, demolition of the existing 90-year-old B building and construction of a new intramural field at the site of the building that will be razed. The original plan was to reduce 23 programs from two-year programs to one-year programs. He noted that there is a lot of residential space in the area that could be developed for housing, which opens up the possibility of unexpected enrollment growth. After months of meetings to discuss facilities planning, the board members' views on the issue had didn't need to be restated.
Students in the district have taken that internet access to new levels, he says, by developing their own apps and setting up a technology support desk similar to Apple's Genius Bar, where students replace the screens on devices and teach teachers how to use apps and other technology.
"Just because we have a public meeting, I feel like we haven't necessarily engaged with the public", said trustee Ryan Land.
With the district now having made a decision to proceed, district residents should try to put disagreement, uncertainty and fears to rest.
Local real estate tax revenue needed to cover the school budget increase will rise almost $262,000, from $8.72 million to $8.98 million.
"On behalf of the Troy City Board of Education, I am excited to welcome Mr. Piper as the next superintendent of the Troy City Schools", board president Doug Trostle stated. "It looks like overall the information I've been given is that some schools will have to close". Borrelli said he was hopeful that hiring Frost would remove a "huge hurdle" for the district and ensure progress for students.
"I've heard consistently what a close relationship there is between the city government, the business community, and the school district itself", Piper said. Beatty, Auerbach, and Rick Dumont all said that they thought the district's needs could be met with $105 million in spending.