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Malakoff ISD selects new superintendent

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MALAKOFF–The Malakoff ISD board of trustees selected Martin’s Mill ISD Superintendent Don Layton as the new Malakoff ISD Superintendent at their April 15 monthly meeting. After a 21 day waiting period, Layton can be officially voted in to take Randy Perry’s place. The board will vote at the next board meeting Monday, May 20. Layton will be able to take over for Perry June 3.
The board also recognized the Advanced Project Base Learning End of the Year Showcase students.
The students theme this year was “Be the Nice Kid.”
The team read the novel “Wonder” about a boy’s facial disfigurements. “The other children in the story don’t do extreme things, they are just nice. It doesn’t take much to make a difference.”
Students pick a “dreams goal” and then  show what it would look like and a minimum of what is needed to bring it to Malakoff School District. Students can make a video and create an anti bullying campaign, challenging other children to be the nice kid and how it relates to every day life. The students will put on a demonstration at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Monday May 20 in the middle school gym.
 Graduation ceremony is Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
The One Act Play qualified for the State meet for the third straight year.
Terrorist threat 45-day discipline for infraction and sharing inappropriate content via cell phone 30-day minium with 15-day review.
Summer school begins June 3 through 26, 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.
A handful of LOCAL Policies were reviewed with only a couple being discussed for clarification. Those included academic achievement and student activities commencement.
The resolution for the sale of the Henderson County Education Cooperative Building was approved. The offer for the building is $425,000 and closing should be around May 6. All seven districts that were members of the old Henderson County Special Education Co-op at the time the building was built.
In other news, trustees heard:
• enrollment is at 1,394
• the next round of STAAR testing will be the weeks of May 6 and 13
• the next DQ (Dairy Queen) night is  Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• all 2019-20 contract for current employees were approved and
• summer maintenance is ready to begin. The new culinary kitchen starts in early May, the tech crew is  moving from the high school to the math building and Officer Hillhouse will have an office at the high school.

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