A 14-year board member and the campus teachers of the year were honored at the April session of the Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees Monday.

Dr. Mark Stanfill has served on the Red Oak Board of Trustees for 14 years and was presented a rocker with his name engraved on it as well as a painting of a hawk.

Stanfill is departing from the board to be sworn in as the new Red Oak Mayor, which will take place next month.

Out of the seven campuses that make up Red Oak ISD, the top teachers were recognized for their excellence. Then, Red Oak ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Goddard presented awards to the Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.

Those recognized at the campus level were:

Eastridge Elementary- Rob Hampton

Red Oak Elementary – Laura Rypple

Schupmann Elementary- Katie Lenz

Shields Elementary- Cynthia Parnell

Wooden Elementary- Nichole Penner

Red Oak Middle School – Megan Czerwieski

Red Oak High School- Andrew Davis

The Elementary Teacher of the Year was awarded to Laura Rypple of Red Oak Elementary and Andrew Davis of Red Oak High School was honored as the ROISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.

On the meeting agenda, Goddard provided an update to the district's alternative education program after interviewing students and analyzing the program.

ROISD Chief Financial Advisor Vickie Benbow provided a monthly financial report for March. Following that report was an energy management update from the assistant superintendent of district operations, Kevin Freels.

In other business, the board:

• Approved minutes from the school board regular meeting on March 26.

• Approved a budget amendment for the 2017-2018 school year.

• Approved payment of current bills over $50,000.


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