Bryan Board Of Education Approve Joint Band/Choir Trip For 2022

PERFORMING FOR THE BOARD … Members of the Bryan High School Pep Band perform for the Bryan Board of Education.

By: Jeremy Scott

The Bryan Board of Education met on April 12th in regular session. All members were in attendance.

The meeting opened with Public Hearing of all monies given to the District from Federal Funds. This includes both Bryan City Schools, and St. Patrick’s Catholic School.

The breakdown is as follows: Title I which is derived from low income students- $332,702, Title II which is a class size reduction grant- $58,850, LEP Title III which is a Limited English Proficient providing tutoring- $1593, Title IV Well Rounded Education Grant focusing on social and emotional learning- $28,032, Special Education Part B-$497,017, and Early Childhood Special Education- $15,998.

Following this, the regular meeting was called to order. The Board was presented a Spotlight on the Bryan High School Pep Band. The small group performed the school’s fight song for the Board.

The Athletic Department announced that the sports “dead week” will be July 5th-9th. During this time no athletic practices will be held. Spring National Signing Day will be held on May 5th.

Donations were accepted for the following: $1464 for football helmets from Bryan Little Bears Football Program, $100 for National Honor Society from Kiwanis Club of Bryan, $2,750 for assemblies from Academic Booster Club, $350 for a grant to Kristin Diaz Classroom from Academic Booster Club, and $300 for National Honor Society from Academic Booster Club.

The Board passed Administrative Recommendations for an amended College Credit Plus Memorandum of Understanding adding Lourdes College to those already approved. It was also approved to allow both the Choir and Band to join for a school trip to Washington D.C. March 17th-21st 2022.

Typically, the band goes one year and the choir the next. Due to the fact that the band trip to Toronto was cancelled this year due to COVID to decision was to have a joint trip.

In personnel, John Betts was cleared to return as a bus driver. 3 Drivers- Erica Hageman, Tristan Slicker, and Jennifer Vogelsong were approved as On-Board Instructors which will be paid as they work. Jennifer Stratton will transition to Middle School Secretary for 2021-2022, and Paige Gansmiller will transfer to 5th Grade Intervention.

Limited Teaching Contracts were also awarded to the following: One-Year Contracts- Todd Grosjean, Kayla Beattie, Brittany Drugan, John Shell, Chelsea Tappen, and Adriana Dockery. Two-Year Contracts- Alesha Bowers, Tyler Davie, Stephanie DePauw, Garret Glecker, Joseph Good, Danielle McQuillen, Eric Ruffer, Paige Gansmiller, and Aimee Wulf. Three-Year Contracts- Traci Lamberson, Angell Reinek, Lauren Lockwood, Sara Nowaczyk, Jessica Root, Calli Thiel, and Sarah Vashaw. Four-Year Contracts- Matt Kaullen, Nathan Keel, Grant Redhead, Jennifer Redhead, Collin Walker, Casey Clemens, Beth Clingaman, Trina Fryman, Chris Hupe, Nicole Manahan, Chris Minor, Alana Perkins, Rebecca Kuhn. Five-Year Contracts- Robert Lakes, Chelsea Cordy, Brooke Inselmann, Holly Norman, and Collette Schroeder.

Continuing Teaching Contracts were also approved for Matt Dominique, Brad Eickoff, Brittany Sanders, and Joshua Schmitt. Classified Substitutes were approved for John Shell as a Bus Driver, and April Slicker as a Van Driver.

The Board also approved the following resignations: Andrew Heater-Bus Driver, Brandon Fisher- Head Boys Basketball Coach, and Thomas Hall- Bus Driver.

Finally, the Board approved Stephanie Lamore as an Auxillary Services Personnel Clerk for St. Patrick’s and Adriana Dockery as a Part-Time Intervention Specialist.

Important dates coming up: May 8th Prom beginning at 8:30, May 17th Academic Booster Club Awards night at 7PM, May 24th Senior Scholarship Night at 7pm, and May 30th Graduation at 2pm.

The Next meeting of the Bryan Board of Education will be May 10th.

Jeremy can be reached at

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