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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                2 o HeraldZeltung g Tuesday November Open school meetings are better FOI officials say By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Officials with the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas said the New Braunfels Independent School Districts consensus building committee on block scheduling can meet in closed meetings despite the questions those meetings raise NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry appointed the committee in April to look at the accelerated block schedule used at New Braunfels High School to respond to concerns about long gaps between core classes and the impact of extracurricular activities which can account for a fourth of a students day The committee is to make a scheduling recommendation to Bradberry which will then be presented for endorsement at tonights meeting of the Board of Trustees FOI hotline attorney Rob Wiley said the committee which consists of parents and faculty is not a governmental body It is an advisory committee which was not appointed by an elected body or headed by an elected official Wiley said The committee does not make policy so it is not subject to the open meetings act Wiley said If the board had given decisionmaking powers to the committee then its meetings would have to be held in public he said Whether a meeting is open to the public is up to the committee Wiley said But Nancy Monson executive director of the foundation said it would be a good policy to hold the meetings in public The i appearance of secrecy lead people to be suspicious of that group even though there may be absolutely nothing to be secretive Monson said When something is done in secrecy it surrounds itself with suspicion so why do it Its just good public policy to be as open as Bradberry said committee members sought the closed meetings so they could air their views and reach a common focus He said the members feared they would not be able to speak freely before a large group of people Teachers drop grievance against Chafin Obituaries Mtnlhur Sal I Sun Monrhw Salt Sun By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A group of teachers said they declined to pursue a grievance against a member of the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees in the interest of the district At a Sept 3 meeting of the board Trustee Leo Chafin said 15 to 20 teachers were working to undermine the accelerated block schedule at New Braunfels High School The teachers were not teaching Meeting From Page 1 because they were too busy tearing down the schedule Chafin said Teachers offended by Chafins comments asked to be placed on the boards agenda This concern stems from inflammatory acrimonious statements and from inappropriate actions by Mr Leo Lucille McDavidNeuse wrote in a memo in September to Superintendent Charles Bradberry The board scheduled a grievance hearing for Monday nights meeting and Chafin asked that it be held in an open meeting McDavidNeuse said she could not remember a public grievance hearing in her 32 years in education and the group would not pursue it The teachers did not want to help Chafin make headlines and did not want to further discuss the issue McDavidNeuse said We will do nothing to further cause pain and divisiveness in this McDavidNeuse said Teacher Sally Kingsbury said airing their differences in public would not do any Reuben John Prewitt of New Braunfels died Tuesday November 12 1996 at Colonial Manor Nursing Center at the age of 69 years A graveside service was held at 1 1 Thursday November 14 1996 in Comal Cemetery Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice Boeck Cindi Wahrmund Barbie Foerster Mr and Mrs Brian Boeck Monroe Boeck and Clyde Wahrmund Graveside service was i 10 today Tuesday Nov 19 1996 at the Comal Cemetery conducted by a very close dear friend Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice New Braunfels Doeppenschmldt Funeral Home bers asked that the meetings be closed when Simpson took over to allow them to try to get together and get some focus and speak The superintendent said he only attended the meeting because committee members asked him to explain what he wanted from them then he also left I think for a while at least they had asked that they be allowed to meet and work things out without being Bradberry said I honored that request and Ive never been back I would hope anyone would honor that Simpson said the committee members requested the meetings be closed because they felt like they would not be able to speak freely if too many people were present She said it was actually a parent that questioned why Weaver was at the meeting Although no one else has tried to attend the meetings they also would have been asked to leave Simpson said This is not the first time the meetings have been closed to the public Turman said the committee held about four meetings under his direction Of those meetings only the last two were open to the public for the presentation of reports Turman said The purpose of the first two meetings was for consensus building and you cant build a consensus if you have an open Turman said Campos said he attended a committee meeting immediately after his election But that was one of the meetings conducted by Turman When Simpson became interim I had heard they did not want us there so I made no attempt frtzheimers Meeting Tuesday Nov 19th Holiday Inn 1051135E New Braunfels Provided free for by Colonial Manor Cffl Center TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Magic stick 5 Misery star 9 Cheers 13 What George couldnt tell 14 Pulpit 15 Land of the Pharaohs 17 Appointment 18 Packet of paper 19 Less restricted 20 Drink daintily 21 Result of an action 23 Dreamboats 25 Trepidation 26 Comes to mind 28 Small nails 30 Black tea 31 Young horse 32 Beer parlor 35 Humorist George 36 Quandary 39 Just suspected 40 Was ahead 41 Mongrels 42 Type of parking 44 Balks 46 Fastmoving parts of a river 47 Suppose 50 Detectives work load 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56 out distribute 59 Kimono sash to Campos said The other five NBISD board trustees said they have never tried to attend the committees meetings I didnt want to get in there and throw my two cents said Trustee Leo Chafin I trust the committee members Im just waiting for them to come to the The committee has developed a schedule that Bradberry will present to the board at its meeting at 7 tonight for endorsement Bradberry said the plan already had the support of the committee the faculty and the sitebased management team Paid advertisement Horse Salve Eases Arthritis Pain LOUISVILLE KY An ingredi ent derived from hot peppers that decreases inflammation in racehorses now been approved by gov ernment researchers for human use The ingredient has been formulated into a product called ARTHRx comes in a strength de signed for humans Researchers are excited uncl say the formula can re lieve arthritis pain for millions Developed by the Phillips Gulf Corporation ARTHRx is a break through in the 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of employment with the Lower Colorado River Authority He served on the Poultry Committee of the Comal County Fair for several years He is survived by his aunt Alma Brandt of New Braunfels several cousins and very dear friends Lawrence and Trish Saunders Rose Wahrmund Mr and Mrs Melvin Elton Koepp Sr of Seguin died Sunday Nov 17 1996 at Guadalupe Valley Hospital in Seguin at the age of 64 years Mr Koepp was a former employee of Zoeller Funeral Home He is survived by his wife Catherine Koepp of Seguin son Elton Koepp Jr of Albuquerque grandsons Chris Albert Rentz of San Marcos Texas Jacob John Rehtz of Kyle Texas Michael Alan Rentz of Kyle and Jamie Koepp of Geronimo Texas one greatgrandson Michael Alan Rentz Jr Funeral services are 2 Wednesday Nov 20 1996 at the Zoeller Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Comal Cemetery Visitation will be from 1 Wednesday until service time TUNEMLHOME Have you given to the United Way With Nationwide Even Time Is On Your Side 1050 IH 35 500 New 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