Stephenville Independent School Superintendent Dr. Darrell Floyd said Monday night’s board of trustees meeting was one of the shortest he could remember.

Floyd said the district wants to place an electronic marquee for the high school on a small triangular piece of property belonging to the Oakdale Methodist Church located next to the district’s administration building, and the church agreed.

Floyd said after more investigation he learned the city would not allow a sign placed on property except by the owner.

Now, Floyd said the church has offered to sell the property to the district for the sum of $1 but the district will be responsible for surveys and other costs associated with a land transaction.

Floyd said TexasBank has expressed an interest in sponsoring the new sign.

The board reviewed resignations and retirements submitted by faculty.

Janet Black, Tom Black, Janie Buice and Sherri Crain are retiring.

A resignation was accepted from Tiffany Stehling.

The board approved hiring Patricia Harsley as a fifth grade reading enrichment teacher and Valerie McElroy as an English teacher for the high school. Brook Dyer was hired as a math teacher, Georgia “Jeanine” Wolf as a science teacher and Paul Wolf as automotive mechanics teacher. All three will teach at the high school.

Terri Weber, librarian, was reassigned to Henderson Junior High School from Central Elementary School. Betty Gilliland, library aide, was reassigned to Central Elementary School from Gilbert Intermediate School and Teresa Horner, library aide, was reassigned from Henderson Junior High School to Central Elementary School.

In other matters the board,

Reviewed a TELPAS report from Xavier Vasquez, Approved a parent involvement plan associated with Title I, Approved 2007-08 child nutrition proposals as presented, Reviewed the TASA School Board of the Year nomination booklet, Approved the in-service schedule for the next school year which will feature former Education Commissioner Mike Moses as a speaker, and Reviewed a report on the status of the track-resurfacing project at the high school.