Bowie ISD to add alternative education program

Members of the Bowie High School Top Ten were introduced to the school board Monday morning. Pictured in ascending order are: P.J. Caparellli, Madison Wallace, Harley Sledge, Vandessa Badillo, Taylor Richey, Harly Betts, Allison Clement and Rachel Greenlee. Not pictured numbers six and seven, Mariah Breeding and Sheridan Nelson. (Photo by Barbara Green)

Bowie High School’s Top Ten students from the Class of 2014 were introduced to the BISD Trustees Monday, and the newly elected trustees took the oath of office.
Rachel Greenlee will serve as the class valedictorian and Allison Clement, salutatorian. Students rounding out the top 10 include in order: Harley Betts, Taylor Richey, Vanessa Badillo, Mariah Breeding, Sheridan Nelson, Harley Sledge, Madison Wallace and Peter Caparelli.
Brenda Ogle, elected in the May 10 school board election, was welcomed to the board, as two incumbent Trustees Kevin Polk and Kevin Roth retained their seats. Board Secretary Travis Thorne administered the oath of office to the trustees. Holley Dean was re-elected as board president; Kevin Polk, will continue as vice president; and Thorne as secretary.
Following an executive session, the board returned and voted to employ Jonathan Pastusek, Wichita Falls, as the new chief financial officer. He will fill the position of Rhonda Russell, who retires at the end of 2014. Superintendent Steven Monkres said Pastusek will work with Russell during the transition. Russell has worked for Bowie ISD for 21 years.
The district also will move forward with an alternative education program to assist students at risk which will begin next year.
Read the full story in the mid-week News.