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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday April UNO Page 7A From 1A told about the academic suc cesses of the program Overall ninthgrade exam averages are only slightly higher in mathematics and in science than are academy averages The academy aver ages for fall exams in geogra phy are slightly higher than the rest of the schools ninth grade averages and the exam averages in English are almost the same Droege said Trevino said a goal of the academy is to increase parental involvement Stu dents and parents will sign a contract in order to ensure placement in the academy Parent day meetings will hap pen in the fall and in the spring Parents shared their feel ings about the program with trustees The academy was the best thing I ever heard said a parent whose son attends the academy Hes been wanting to go to school Classes are interesting Theyre oneon Another couple who had a daughter drop out of high school said theyre glad their second daughter is enrolled in the academy Shes in it and shes learn ing These teachers are doing something eight years of other teachers could not the hus band said Another parent said simply Without the academy my daughter wouldnt be in NBHS Principal Mike Fit sko praised Trevino Droege and math teacher Ken Mullins who he pulled togeth er at the beginning of the year to start the academy They made it work and I cant say enough about Fitsko said He added the teachers are helping students that would normally fall through the In other board action trustees Heard a report from Jen nifer Faulkner director of instructional technology Faulkner said the district has saved on contin gency costs for the telephone system which is partly because of savings from 230 phones installed by district employees themselves Additionally Faulkner said there should be general instal lation this summer in New High School in Oak Run Elementary and in Lamar Primary School of a Video in classroom capability And the FaserNetz fiber optic cable system tying campuses together is in the design phase Approved an agreement with CocaCola Enterprises for exclusive promotional advertising and beverage availability rights the extension of the food service contract with ARAMARK through the 2003 2004 fiscal year Approved a 20cent increase for breaklast and lunch meals From 1A seeking the seat vacated by Derald LaRue They are John Zimmer man Rose Cervin Lee Iredale and writein candi date Randy Shelton In District 7 which includes Garden Ridge and Solins incumbent Randy Pawelek is being challenged by Bill Swint and Les But ton New Braunfels and CISD early voting continues from 8 to 5 at the Comal County Courthouse Monday through Friday except this Friday which is Founders Day and from 9 to 2 on Saturday April 26 Satellite early voting loca tions in the CISD election are the Garden Ridge Municipal Complex on April 28 the Canyon Lake Action Center on April 23 and the Bulverde Community Center on April 24 All times are from 7 to 7 1A the city should make renova tions to the current civic cen ter since there is not enough business to go around We are part of a linear city along Kendrick said We dont need to be duplicating the things they Kendrick said the city needs to be thinking of new imagi native ways to make some money At Alexanders meeting Cork tied the propositions to the reduction in force policy council passed Hiesday Cork said the city is ing to lay off about 26 staff raise property taxes as early as this summer and reducing the power of eco nomic development would only handicap the citys ability to recoup a dwindling sales tax base He also said it didnt make sense to take away the tool that brings in jobs after a stream of recent job losses Propositions 2 and 3 dont send the right message to bushiesses looking to locate in Cork said In the District 4 meeting Kendrick said all he only has heard scare tactics from opponents of the propositions District 2 constituents also discussed traffic issues Resi dents said they wanted lower speed limits on Texas 46 and a stop light at the corner of 46 and Rivertree Drive They said it is dangerous and difficult to get out of the Rivertree subdi vision especially during the hightraffic tourist season Without a light Apparently the Texas Department of Transportation has deter mined that the low traffic source from the subdivision does not qualify a street light they said Cork told them the speed limit problem is due to a lack of peace officers in the city District 2 constituents also discussed the need for a gro cery store nearby and new roadways in the city that could be alternatives to oftencon gested major thoroughfares Later Kendrick would field questions concerning the same need for alternate routes say ing he agreed He and District 4 con stituents also discussed the possibility of a new golf course using 4B funds the availabil ity of accurate information to citizens and the conversion of Wursthalle into the new civic 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