Superintendent earns ‘glowing’ evaluation

August 28, 2013

The Granbury School Board has high praise for Superintendent James Largent.

The second-year GISD leader received a “glowing” evaluation from the board Monday evening, board president Micky Shearon said.

Shearon said the board’s “tickled to death he’s here.”

Largent’s contract was extended in January, until 2016. On Monday the board gave him a 1 percent pay increase, raising his salary to $176,750.

The average teacher pay increase will also be 1 percent.

School officials talked about trying to give teachers and other employees a higher pay increase next year.

“It needs to be priority for next year,” Shearon said about pay hikes.

TAX RATE

The board voted to keep the tax rate at $1.145 per $100 valuation. Because property value decreases, school taxes on the average residence of $142,995 will drop about $56, to $1,301.

ENROLLMENT

The school district’s first-day attendance of 6,570 was up 175 students from opening day last year. It was the largest opening-day enrollment since 2009.

The increase is attributed to families moving to Granbury and former Granbury students returning from other schools.

REC CENTER

The board agreed to sell 10 acres across from Acton Middle School for $175,000 to the county for a voter-approved recreation center.

The center will include a covered pool for the high school swim team.

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