New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 19, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

October 19, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas mcrof i.px| inc.    Comp. f*t ? hUCh hnmfcX* l\q. box ^5 43o JoIIrs , r#»xr»«{ 75^45 New Braunfels Nmr Braunfels, Texas Vol. 92 - No. 208 Zeitung WEDNESDAY October 19, 1983 25 cents 30 Pages - 3 Sections (USPS 377-880)Final reportCISD panel finds higher turnover, but no 'hit list' By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Eleven people — later dubbed the Comal ISD Advisory Committee — were thrown together by appointment on June 14. Their long hours and hard work ended Tuesday night with the presentation of their third and final report on student teacher attitudes, an alleged “hit list” and teacher turnover. Tuesday night, committee spokeswoman Kay Walling took the three topics included in the third report, and discussed them individually. She spoke first about the allegation that student teachers did not desire to seek employment in CISD after their graduation. To investigate this claim, questionnaires were sent to all 40 student-teachers who taught in CISD in the 1962-83 school year. Twenty, or 30 percent, responded. “AU twenty who replied indicated they had had a successful teaching experience in CISD, and all of them took the time to comment on the fine experience,” Walling said. “Our finding was there was no evidence to support the allegation. In fact, exactly the opposite is true.” She then took issue with the "hit list” allegation. “This committee could find no evidence to support an allegation that a hit list existed in written form,” Walling began. “Nor did we find evidence that there was any conspiracy by the board or administration to remove teachers from employment rn CISD. “There was some evidence that derogatory statements about school district personnel had been made in the past by board members, teachers and parents. Also, there is information that some parents are perceived as out to get certain teachers,” she added Watting abo said information was received about teachers and ex-teachers who allegedly were being hammed to the point of resigning, retiring or seriously considering those options.” “The committee's recommendations are to re-rmptisilTr that the board and administration recognize the validity and abide by procedures set forth in the CISD policy manual in respect to non-renewal or termination of teacher contracts,” Walling said, “and to encourage all patrons of the district to respond to perceived errors or shortcomings in school district personnel by documenting the incident and following the chain of command in attempting to work for improvement of the problem.” The third area covered Tuesday night was teacher turnover. The committee estimated it at 14.3 percent for 19043,10.8 percent for 1901-02,10.4 percent for See CISD, Page 12A Revised '5-2' plan gets NBISD's OK By DORIAN MARTIN    ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ Staff writer    —— New Braunfels ISD trustees unanimously adopted a proposal for a ‘3-2’ election system Tuesday night. The plan will change NBISD's trustee election to five single-member cbstncts and two at-large positions. In the previous system, all trustees were elected at-large by numbered places. The board’s decision came with a lawsuit pending against the district by the Mexican American l^egal Defense and Educational Fund. Representing a group of local citizens. MALOFF had proposed a plan calling for seven single-member districts. NBISD superintendent Charles Bradberry backed the trustees' decision. “I think of the proposals that were possible, this was the best one for all concerned," Bradberry said. “I think it’s in the best interest of the district that we have some at-large districts.'' he said. Dianne Ross, MAIJ)EF legal assistant, was unhappy with the decision We're very disappointed. The school board knew our feelings,” Ross said “We feel our plan is significantly better than the plan the school district offered in terms of providing an opportunity for representation of the Mexican-Amene an community.” MAIJDEF's attorneys will decide (after talking with their cliental whether to pursue a suit which was filed in Federal District Court in San Antonio on April 20. The suit was ludged against the current at-large system, charging it does not provide forThe 5-2 Plan District    Population    Minority    Pct 1    4,122    75.33 2    4.120    17 79 3    4.173    15 60 4    4.037    59 47 5    4,149    5 81 Tow deviation f»o#r. smallest to -digest district 3 306 peic »nt Minority percentage column* reflects the tow of black and Hispanic residents minority representation Bradberry believes the trustees decision will hold up in court “We feel ifs a plan the Justice Department will accept," he said “I think the 3-2 plan should be acceptable to anyone." NBISD's attorney fees in the MAIXlEF suit cost the district in excess of $3.TOO for the month of September, In the 3-2 plan, all seven trustees will be selected in one election next April After that initial election, each of the trustees from the smgle-member districts will draw at random for a term of one. two or three years See NBISD. Page UA DPS suspends Butler for 'no-show' in Rockport attorney, indicating that Robert Butler will not show up in Rockport until the matter comes to court •gain The injunction den.ai by Pfeuffer did not void the trooper's cml suit against Sgt James Holder • Butler’s former supervisor!. DPS Director Col. James Adams and the department itself Butler's claim continues to be his transfer was a retaliation measure for his reporting violations of law in good faith to appropriate law enforcement officials. DPS has denied that charge, labeling the transfer “for the good of the service ” Department officials have declined any immediate coment on possible future action against Butler. “This is getting into a personnel matter, and that prevents an additional comment, other than he was suspended without pay,” Wells said. - DEBBIE DaiOACH Highway patrolman Robert Butler has been suspended without pay, a Department of Public Safety official said Wednesday. "Butler was notified by mail Tuesday of the suspension, pending final action by the Department of Public Safety," DPS spokesman David Wells said. The reason behind the suspension was “insubordination, meaning he did not comply with an order from his superiors to report to his new duty station of Rockport," Wells added Butler, formerly stationed in Comal County, fought his transfer in 207th District Court for five days before Judge Robert Pfeuffer denied an injunction to block the transfer on Oct. ll. The trooper was instructed to report to Ca pl Charles Gunn in Corpus Christi at 8 a rn. Monday, but Butler did not show, The state Attorney General’s Office received a memo Monday from Harris Butler, the trooper s Monkey bara, that is Andrew House, age 2’A. concentrates intently on scaling the monkey bars rn the playground at landa Park Tuesday He proved to be quite proficient at climbing them, and swinging from them as well while hts family was visiting the park.CISD moves to meet present, future needs Comal ISD trustees put both feet into the planning game Tuesday ni^»t. They authorized taking bids on at least six temporary buildings to combat overcrowding, began an architect selection process and confirmed appointments to the district’s long-range planning committee. Two of the temporary buildings will be built by the building trades class at Smithson Valley High School. "We estimate the class can save about 910,000 on each building, and if they can get (tarted now, we’ll be that much ahead of the game next year,” Supt. Edgar Wiilhelm said. “The $180,000 to the minimum we can get by with next year," CISD Supt. Edgar Wiilhelm warned. Trustees obviously agreed by their vote to authorize bids All the buildings will be approximately 24 feet by 84 feet in diameter. Total cost is estimated at $110,000, and would be included in the 190445 school budget Priority for additional space were designated for Bulverde Elementary . Mountain Valley and Smithson Valley High School An existing temporary’ building at Bulverde Middle School could also be renovated to relieve crowded conditions there. There is also an indication that Goodwin Primary and Frazier Elementary will need additional facilities iii 198445, but more stud) is needed. ‘ The 9180,000 is the minimum we can get by with next year,” Wiilhelm warned Along those same lines, the board authorized Supt. Wiilhelm to develop a process for future selection of a school architect “I’m recommending we get into a process whereby the administration would screen the proposals, present three to five firms for board review, and the final choice would be up to the board ’ WiUhelm explained "I'm asking the board to gear up for this, so we’ll be in ii position to contract with an architect down with the road to correspond with any long-range planning committee recommendations.'’ he added The CISD long-range planning committee held its organizational meeting Oct. 12, and prioritized five study areas. Those areas are demographics, curriculum, existing facilities, data management and extra-curricular activ ities. Chaired by Frances Albright, the committee's second meeting will be at 7:30 p m. Thursday, Nov IO, at the CISD Administration Office. Members of individual subcommittee on each of the five study areas were named Tuesday night They are: Bryon Augustin, Carolyn Georg. Frank Manillas, Damn Altenhoff. Charles Kmbbe and Arien Tieken. demographics; Charshe Hays, Sadie Barker, Jackie Nolle, Mamtzas, Joe McElroy. Mike McCoy, Albright and Gay Watson, curriculum Also. Ran Eyres, Tummy Dunn, lunets Watson. Robert Tatum, Nolle, Travis and Harvey Pape, existing facilities. McCoy, Georg and Supt Wiilhelm. data management, and Nolle, Jo Anne Rittimann, Tom Potter. Barker. Albright. Tatum, Larry Sparks and Troy Burch, extracurricular In other action, trustees voted to support active participation in the Teen Connection project, but only with Ow approval of the building principal and the parent of the child involved - DEBBIE DotOACH Soviets deny reports of stranded cosmonauts LONDON (AP) — The British Broadcasting Corp. says the Soviet Salyut 7 space station is crippled by a leak of propellant am) the two cosmonauts aboard are stranded in orbit, but a Soviet official today deniod the report BDC science correspondent James Wilkinson reported Tuesday night that a leak of propellant last month had left Salyut 7 virtually unable to be maneuvered. "The cosmonauts are in effect drifting in orbit," bs said, without indicating the sources of his information. However, a spokesman for the Soviet Academy of Sciences, aahed about the report, said: "There was no lank rn tho alation. Tbs flight is continuing normally. TIM state of the cownonauts is good.” Ha aaid Western reporters should pay attention to Septal prose reports far information on tbs mission. HH atteal who asked that Ms name not be used, teSuraed a uunhwif nail by The 4 neon start NmW| cdumat on report, th. Stir* ■MW Mf ■ treutoU. Earlier, a (artal Farrtga A Soviet official said Western reporters should pay attention to Soviet press reports for Information ob the mission. Ministry official bad aatd there was no information available on the cosmonauts — Alexander Alexandrov, 41, and Vladwur Lyakhov, 42 The two apace travelers were due to return a month ago, bul tbs rocket carrying the replacement crew reportedly typftntTTi as Ut was taking off. Western news reports st the time said the replacement crew survived the expiation WUkimoa Mid the esamsnauta ware expected to return to Earth seen hut that it wax not known how their miasiaa control plane to get them down Inside Today* MfeatAor Today has been meetly cloudy and warm, with a n percent chance of thunderstorms Ms af-Thai chance wilt perNsl through tonight HHSS&iiMEIKH m Thursday, with a I and Thnrodsy wfll hi from tho southeast at 18-11 MBB per hour. dimiiddNag to Md mph tamght tonight wit) lo at 8:57 pan., and sunrise HI— § I ii at i^i i T Rwtp rWRUiPWpr bestow one of tis outlou a suposuoo honors sis tbs toto Martin UPhto King Ar. Bae Fag* UA . CXASSNRB)  ........MiCOMO-........  M mmmmm   rc ocar Alife ENTERTAINMENT.......HOROSCOFf........... ***♦*..## * H * A | * » weather ******** *5 rd NBHS student showing signs of improvement New Braunfels High School senior Julie Clouts remained ut fair condition today at San Antonio's Methodist Hospital Cloots, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clonts of New Braunfels, is breathing on her own and has movement in her extremities, Mrs Clonts said She has had her eyes open for three days and is beginning to try to focus on her surroundings Her family believes she is trying to comprehend what’s being aaa) around her. Her color is good Mrs. Cloots thinks doctors will upgrade Jude’s condition today from fair “We’re feeling so positively supported by what we’ve seen,” Mrs. Quota mid. After a visit late this morning with her parents, Clonts recovery process looked favorable, said Chuck Edgier, the assistant vie* principal at New Braunfels High School, who was at the hospital She recognized her mother and appears greatly unproved. Edgier said. Clonts suffered skull fractures m a pre-Homecoming bonfire accident Oct I on Highway 48, one mile from Loop 387 She was riding with another student in the back of a pickup truck when a gust of wind lifted her and a pile of brush she was standing on, and thro* her onto the road. She was rushee to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatment and later was transferred to Methodist Hospital. Until this week, Hie had been listed rn critical condition -DORIAN MARTIN ;

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