Principal becomes board topic

June 4, 2010 at 1:04 a.m.



At a special Victoria school board meeting Thursday, some parents and teachers addressed the board in a closed session regarding William Wood Elementary School Principal Tammy Nobles.

However, no action was taken since Nobles' case was not on the agenda.

Since the comments said in the closed session were part of the open forum, the board was not able to respond or speak publicly on anything said.

The board could only listen to comments said in the closed meeting, said Tami Keeling, board president.

"Everyone was heard, everyone was heard properly," Keeling said.

As part of the Texas Government Code regarding open forum, the board may adjourn to a closed meeting to hear comments including complaints or charges against a VISD officer or employee.

On Wednesday, Nobles was acquitted of assault by contact. Nobles had been accused of assaulting Marie Michelle Flores, a teacher at William Wood, on April 22, according to a complaint filed at Justice of the Peace Robert Whitaker's office.

The complaint stated Nobles grabbed Flores' biceps, pulling her from her chair. Nobles then wrapped her arms around Flores, pinning Flores' upper arms to her body, according to the complaint.

In other business, the board approved to change an order for the Victoria Aquatics Center construction contract.

The aquatics center is part of the $159 million bond project approved by voters in 2007.

About $36,520 was added to the contract for a foundation for a heating and ventilating system, called a PoolPak, said Ron Leach, chief operations officer.

Money saved for contingency from the $159 million bond project will be used to pay for the expense, Leach said.

About two percent of the $159 million bond was set aside for any additional expenses, such as with the aquatic center, Leach said.



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