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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Microfilm Box Danis Trustees study teacher pay hike plans Teachers and administrators in New Braunfels Independent School District are trying to find a way to give the faculty members a salary increase along with some fringe More than 50 teachers showed up at the NBISD board meeting Tuesday to hear what the trustees had to say on the Hendricks reported that a proposal including salary increases and benefits had been formulated during the last faculty council April Teacher representatives from each campus met with administrators and a couple of board members to discuss ways to help ease the pressures of inflation for The proposal includes a health insurance a one and onehalf percent salary in crease and three days of local sick Hendricks But the vote of the teachers about 15 of them was not If the proposal is the budget will be increased approximately by the health by the salary increase and by the sick he But the teachers raise will only increase their salaries by about to Teachers presented an amended proposal to the board with Annette high school as their This proposal had been sent to the faculty members on all the Richey It altered the proposals made by the faculty The reason behind this proposal is very she like everybody cant keep Their proposal includes a seven percent local pay three days of sick leave cumulative up to 30 days and health New Texas We feel that teachers cannot do their best in the classroom when worrying about how they are going to feed their she Teachers are being forced out of the from their chosen because they cannot afford to She added that the increases dont include Just the With the See Page 2A 18 May 140 Pages 25 Cents xV J 4 River adventure Rafting on the Guadalupe River is almost but not for these youngsters at the Comal County Mental HealthMental Retardation Six of the 11 members of Explorer Post 555 made the fivemile At Molly Martin of Gruene River Raft Rental guides the rubber Staff photos by John Senter craft while MHMR employee Emmalou in paddles through Slumber and Roylene Reeves and Bert Webb hold up their paddles as they slide over the Bottom Gayle looks on in anticipation of starting the At Bizer gets a little help from Larry Scouts explore the world Carefully a young man backs up sits down and swings his legs into the large rubber raft pulled onto the banks of the Guadalupe Perhaps a common scene during warm weather in the but not so for the six youngsters who took their first trip down the river last Members of Explorer Post 555 at the Comal County Mental HealthMental Retardation Center planned the rafting trip as one of the activities for the Unfortunately not all 11 members of the post were able to go down the river since several had handicaps severe enough to prevent One young man wanted desperately to go and was even outfitted in a life preserver before adviser Hoppy Williams explained that because of his recent ear surgery he would be unable to But the other five members of the post went down the river to Preiss Heights and picnicked and fished until the three rafts completed the fivemile Williams explained that the explorer post was reorganized two months ago at the The Scouts were given an option of several activities for this first big project and overwhelmingly voted for the rafting he and Charles owners of Gruene River Raft not only donated the use of the three rafts but were among the six adults on the threehour Besides and Kay Bizer and Maryann Hurbert shared the paddling chores with the The Explorer Scouts have made several trips for nature studies to the park and around the Williams after the it will be a while before the group plans another large project since the planning for the river trip took three Voters eye trip to polls Saturday Preparations are shifting into high gear for Saturdays primary elec tions with candidates completing lastminute campaigning and officials checking balloting A logic and accuracy test for the automatic tabulating equipment for the punchcard voting system will be conducted tomorrow Friday at 4 in the county clerks This will determine if the equipment will accurately count the votes for each office and question on the ballot Perhaps the most interesting races on this weekends ballot are for railroad commissioner and sheriff as well as the presidential preference Withifie heightened awareness of energy and the campaign efforts of the the races for the two railroad commission seats are receiving wide Incumbent John Poerner is seeking the Democratic nomination against Buddy The issues in this race have come down to Poerners oil industry connections and Temples fathers money which was derived from the oil Temple is calling for a new direction in national energy Poerner says production of oil and gas should be increased through encouragment of investment in exploration development of petroleum The Republican candidates seeking the nomination for same seat are Billy Henry Hank Grover and John Thomas Interviews with can didates in local races Explanation of punch card voting Details on the presidential preference primaries See Page 2A Deadline Time expires for reply to county planmaybe Is the Department of Justice required to respond in 60 days John Wilson Keagan says The answer could have an affect on the Comal County redistricting plan now before the The department had requested additional statistical information on the county redistricting and the attorney representing the county in its dealings with the flew to Washington to submit that information That left it to the department to approve or disapprove of the which would transfer Bulverde voting precinct 10 into a different commissioner precinct to increase the minority population in that the plan is considered approved if the department does not respond within 60 Monday was the JOth and Keagan assumed he had not heard anything that the plan was the departments assistant director of public said the 60day deadline applies only to the original not to subsequent Keagan originally submitted the county plan May On July the 60th the department requested additional Reagan felt Case law has held that the 60day limit applies in this situation as he Wilson felt the departments civil rights division will have a response by If the plan is the 60day issue will be If it then Keagan could ask that the rejection be set aside because of failure to respond within the prescribed time If the plan is the majority of voting precinct 10 would be transferred from Charles Tart Munds commissioner Precinct 3 to Monroe Welzs commissioner Precinct A small chunk north of Highway 46 and east of 281 would be shifted from Munds precinct to Harry Carpenters commissioner Precinct The shift would bring the county into compliance with the Supreme Courts onevote according to 1970 census It would also up the minority concentration in Precinct 3 from to The plan has been opposed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Representing a group of local MALDEF has backed a plan upping the Precinct 3 minority percentage to 70 per cent in hopes of electing a MexicanAmerican
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