Sharyland ISD’s Superintendent Robert O’Connor is making $60,400 more than former Superintendent Virginia Richter, according to their respective contracts. Prior to Sharyland, O’Connor was the…Read More
Sharyland’s former assistant superintendent of business and finance will have have his contract paid out at a total of $128,740.
As of July 20, Jesse Muñiz was placed on administrative leave until Aug. 31. He was under contract for the 2015-2016 school year, but because the district terminated the contract a year in advance, SISD must pay Muñiz $120,810 by Sept. 10, according to a settlement agreement.
The settlement agreement and general release states that Muñiz waived his rights for any potential lawsuits and claims against the district.
Sharyland ISD’s Superintendent Robert O’Connor is making $60,400 more than former Superintendent Virginia Richter, according to their respective contracts.
Prior to Sharyland, O’Connor was the superintendent for Marble Falls ISD in Burnet County and has 10 years of superintendent experience. According to local media, Marble Falls ISD offered O’Connor a $170,000 contract and benefits per year, for the next five years.
Sharyland Pioneer High School student council members attended a leadership camp at Texas State University in San Marcos from July 7-11. There were over 40 schools from the state that attended the leadership camp and Sharyland Pioneer was the only high school from the Valley to attend. Student council members who attended were Kailee Serna, president; Esmeralda France, vice president; Victoria Torres, secretary; Andres Galvan, treasurer; Alejandro Rodriguez, class representative; and Cyana Arrendondo, class representative.
The leadership camp focused on the basic skills needed to function effectively in student leadership roles. A standard curriculum outline was used in all workshops. Students were placed in different groups to complete a project on Energy and Environment, Community Service, Pride and Patriotism, and Dash (Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and health).
“Students brought back great leadership skills and are very excited to share all of their ideas to the entire council. We are ready to start off the school year and can’t wait to incorporate all these ideas to the entire school,” stated Lisa Cruz, Sharyland Pioneer High School Student Council sponsor.
McALLEN – In honor of the opening of Mark Roddenberry’s photography exhibit, “Avenue of the Strongest,” the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) invites all First Responders for First Responders Weekend from Saturday, July 25, to Sunday, July 26. During the weekend all First Responders will receive free general admission into the museum by showing a current and valid I.D.
Roddenberry’s exhibit fully captures First Responders’ resilience, dedication, and sacrifice during and shortly after the attacks of the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, Oct. 25.
First Responders Weekend is open for all First Responders, including police, firefighters and EMTs. General Admission to the museum includes access to the IMAS Fine Art Galleries, RioScape Children’s Play Park, Discovery Pavilion, the Ann Moore Art Studio and Science Lab.