FCISD creates new principal position
by Bain Serna
Oct 02, 2012 | 1321 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FALLS CITY – The Falls City Independent School District (FCISD) board of trustees approved creating a position for elementary school principal during the Sept. 19 regular school board meeting.

Principal Christy Blocker is currently the Kindergarten through 12th grade principal. District officials say that the district now has the opportunity to bring on an elementary school principal, in order to have expanded leadership that will meet the continued growth of staff and student enrollment within the district.

“Because of all the new accountability for students, and the new testing, and for more accountability on the whole of staff and teachers, we just needed another pair of eyes,” said Superintendent Linda Bettin after the meeting. “Our enrollment has increased and we’re just getting some more help in there.”

The selection process for the FCISD elementary school principal position will be done by an appointed committee that will review all applications, as well as screen and interview all candidates.

“The position is now open and we will begin accepting applications,” continued Bettin. “We don’t have a deadline yet for accepting applications. We’re going to move slow; we’re going to be very selective in our choice.”

All qualified persons interested in the position can print out an application at the school district’s website at www.fcisd.net.

In other matters, trustees:

• Reviewed the district’s annual financial report from the Texas Education Agency’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). The financial accountability rating was for the period of Sept. 1, 2010 through Aug. 31, 2011. FCISD scored a 69 out of 70, and was given a “superior achievement” rating

• Discussed the future of online grade reporting capabilities for the 2013-2014 school year, where parents will be able to access their child’s grades at the school’s website.
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