School board extends superintendent's contract, gives pay increase

By Anna Noel

Yorktown News-View

The regular meeting of the YISD school board took place on Monday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The floor was opened to public comments, and the first and only speaker was Gene Henry.

“Last month I ran out of time, so tonight I’m starting where I left off last month.

“We are right now at a crossroads. Warped ideologies are coming at us from every direction; we have a battle raging for direction on what education means here in Texas and elsewhere. Which side are you going to be on, board members? At last count, all 1,024 Texas school districts were members of the Texas Association of School Boards, which aligns itself with the National School Board Association, as well as the National Education Association, which, in July of 2021, promoted critical race theory in kindergarten through 12 classes in the school. After the NASB labeled parents as domestic terrorists, many state associations are withdrawing.

“Apparently, the Texas Association of School Board doesn’t see fit to condemn those actions and accusations. By its own admission, the TASB does not represent parents, children, or the taxpayers, it represents school boards.

“If the Texas Association of School Boards and the National School Board Association and weak special interest politicians can not get their priorities right, then I call right now for all 1,024 school districts to withdraw from these groups and build allegiance with Texas parents. Thank you.”

Next were the recognition items, and the Wildcats of the month, the Academic All-State volleyball and football students, and the school board members were recognized for all they do.

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