The Odessa Board of Education met for their monthly meeting last week.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Superintendent Bob Brinkley:

Bob Brinkley

The Board voted to re-employ the District’s classified staff.  “They play an extremely important part to our district, so we go that taken care of,” said Brinkley.

Three out-of-state trips were approved, as were the student and staff handbooks for the 2013/2014 school year.

Brinkley gave the Board his monthly update on the District’s financial situation.  “Some of the things that I go over include the fund balances as compared to a year ago, expenses as compared to a year ago, revenues as compared to a year ago, and just an overall picture of what’s happening at the State level and certainly and the local level as far as revenues and certainly what we can expect,” said Brinkley.

A group of first graders gave a presentation on the “One Book One School” program.  The Board also went over program evaluations for the District’s child care, the SOAR program, and the early childhood special education program.