Crockett returns to Cuero ISD


   The Cuero ISD board of trustees met for a special meeting at noon on June 5.
   The board motioned to approve out of state travel for the Gobbler band. Also on the agenda, the board motioned to approve the transfer of money to the dedicated fund balance for the Gobbler track and field project. $2,136,118 was transferred.
   The purchase of a digital scoreboard upgrade was discussed at the meeting. The system would include a video and animation screen. Although the system does not include software for instant replay, it could be purchased in the future. The system allows one live camera feed. The cost of the device and installation is $133,126.
Athletic director Travis Reeve said the scoreboard could benefit many students, even those who do not participate in athletics.
   “Students taking advanced multimedia electives could produce graphics that would be run during football games and track meets.”
   Reeve suggested the video system could also be of use during graduation ceremonies.
   The board also discussed advertising opportunities the scoreboard would present, but did not make any decisions regarding rates.
   The board motioned to approve the resignations of Vernon Hughes, Laura Pekar, Travis Fallon, Cassie Fallon, Amanda Rickman, Candace DeClet, Tammy Talley, Sandy Walters and Erica Wagner.
The board motioned to approve the employment of Jennifer Weynand as Cuero High School math teacher. She comes to Cuero from Victoria East High School.
   The board also motioned to approve the employment of Gregory Crockett as Cuero Junior High School principal. The position was formerly held by Donnie Garrison, who submitted his resignation in May.
   “I feel very fortunate to get to re-employ Mr. Crockett,” said James Haley, Cuero ISD superintendent. “He was very well respected and liked when he was here before. The board felt he was a very strong instructional leader and that’s why we wanted to offer him the job. And like we always say, once a Gobbler, always a Gobbler.”
   Crockett was employed by the Cuero ISD from 2001-2003 as principal of Cuero Junior High School. He was employed at Memorial High School in Victoria from 2003-2010. He was named principal at Victoria East High School in 2010.
   “I’m looking forward to returning to Cuero. It’s hard to believe I’ve been gone ten years,” Crockett said. “I’ve always kept my eye on Cuero, it being 30 miles down the road. I’m looking forward to re-connecting with the people I’ve worked with before and coming part of the community once again.”
   The board refused a proposal by the special education cooperative to place two portable buildings on Cuero ISD property. The buildings were to be used to house the GOALS program and other classrooms. A suggestion was made to offer the Daule campus for the GOALS program.
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