BCISD ushers in new trustees


The Bay City ISD school board meeting on Monday night officially recognized all new board members from the May 4 election.

Trustee Crystal Allison served as a trustee for six years as a student teacher, employee advocate, served three years as secretary and three years on the building committee, and voted six years for teacher-employee salary increases.

Trustee Bobby Kimball worked for the school district for over 40 years, served on the school board for nine years, served as secretary and also as vice president for the last three years, also served on the building committee and for nine consecutive years voted for pay increases for teachers employees and was a great student advocate.

“We all know that this is a thankless job, so on behalf of the Bay City Independent School District, I’d like to tell both of you, thank you very much for your service,” Bob Klepac stated.

“It’s been an honor and privilege to serve as an employee and also on the board. I think our community and our district is blessed to have teachers, staff, employees that are dedicated to the community and really care about our students,” Kimball said.

I just want to wish the very best to the members on the board and I wish the school district the best success,” Kimball concluded.

“I would like to say thank you to all of you and the community, because this is an elected position and for you having the faith in me and the support that you have given me while I have been here, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve got an extended family now and have enjoyed it very much,” Allison said.

I think we’ve done great things, the board here has been a great team, maybe not always agreed, but we always came out with a unified decision for the most part and I look forward to the bond finishing out with the next school being done and I’m excited to see that we’re going to end up with all new schools and stadium. I just want to say thank you to all of you and the rest of the community, thank you,” Allison finished. 

After winning their election bid, John Dewitt, Trent Tinnin and James Scardami were sworn in at the Bay City ISD school board meeting on Monday night. Their oaths were conducted all at once and they took their seats for the first time immediately afterwards.

Terri McCulloch administered the oaths, “Raise your right hand and repeat after me.”

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of Bay City ISD Board of Trustees of the State of Texas and will do to the best of my ability to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States and of this State so help me God.”

The reorganization of the board of trustees saw Trustee Bob Klepac as President, Frankie Cole as Vice President and Jerry Manning as Secretary. 

The Bay City ISD Board of Trustees also presented Celebration of Excellence Honors to many Bay City High School students at the regular board meeting.

Also on the agenda was a presentation from the Bay City ISD Education Foundation by their President, Elizabeth Hewitt; Bay City ISD Board of Trustees approved the scope of the Bay City ISD Education Foundation as presented by Hewitt. There was also a discussion for all backpacks to be clear and/or mesh for the 2019-2020 and subsequent school years, which was postponed for further discussion for a later meeting.

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