School board sets special meeting Monday


The Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees has called a special meeting for Monday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss tax rates, a compensation plan, and to resolve the split vote on the proposed reconfiguration of campus grade levels.

At the June 8 meeting, Superintendent John Schumacher proposed options for moving grades to different schools, leaving North Avenue Intermediate School unused as a school building. The board, with one member having left the meeting due to a migraine headache, was split 3-3 on the proposal. Of the proposals he presented, the one the board considered would move the fifth graders from North Avenue to Gonzales Elementary and the sixth graders to Gonzales Middle School. The purpose is to reduce the number of times students have to move to a different building as the advance through the school system and to better group students according to age and maturity levels.

At Monday’s meeting, the board will set a date for the public hearing on the proposed 2020-2021 budget and tax rate, consider purchasing property and casualty insurance coverage, the compensation plan for 2020-2021, and consideration of a moving stipend for fifth and sixth grade teacher, among other items and reports.