A fast-growth school district, Belton ISD is projected to add more than 3,500 students over the next decade, and the school board continued planning for that growth by approving contracts with two architectural firms to begin designing a new elementary school and a new high school. WRA Architects, a Dallas-based firm, was selected to design the elementary school. O’Connell Robertson, an Austin-based firm, was selected for the high school.
LaGay Pittenger, a fifth-grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary School, has been selected as the 2016 ESC Region 12 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Over the course of 23 years at Lakewood, Pittenger has helped prepare both her students and other teachers to excel.
Athletic director Bob Shipley is recommending Mark Krueger as Belton High School’s next head baseball coach. Superintendent Susan Kincannon will present the recommendation to the school board at their next meeting on July 18.
Trustees approved a compensation plan for 2016-2017, which will give employees an average raise of 2% based on the midpoint of their salary range.