Plans for the new Intermediate School in Dublin are moving forward after Gov. Perry signed off on the Existing Debt Allotment program, according to Roy Neff, Dublin Independent School District superintendent.

Tonight’s school board meeting is slated for 7 p.m. at the Dublin High School library and architects are expected to submit the design for the new school for board approval, Neff said.

Neff said a special board meeting would be held at 7 p.m. on June 21 for the purpose of issuing and selling bonds to support the construction of the new school.

Needed staff members will be another topic for the meeting. Neff said the district is offering a $6,000 signing bonus for a new bilingual teacher at the elementary school in a first grade position. Bilingual teachers are already in place for Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten and Neff is hopeful the district will be able to add one bilingual teacher each year per grade level through fifth grade. But he added that these teachers are hard to find because higher pay scales offered in other districts are more attractive to them.

Resignations have been received from several of the professional staff, Neff said.

Cliff Horn, high school band director and his assistant Jeff White have both resigned, Neff said.

Other resignations include, Dodd Carmichael, high school basketball coach and his wife, Sonda, who is employed as a paraprofessional at the intermediate school.

Elizabeth Dudley, kindergarten teacher, Karen Lott, middle school history teacher, Lynelle Thomas, fifth grade intermediate teacher and Joni Sears, intermediate P.E. teacher will all be leaving the district, according to Neff.

Neff said he is hoping he will have recommendations from principals for new employees in time for the board meeting.

Neff said the board is expected to review the employee pay system for 2007-08 and approve raises.