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Medina board passes balanced budget

Special to The Courier

The Medina ISD Board of Trustees unanimously passed a balanced budget for the 2014-15 school year. The budget indicates total revenues will be $3,324,000 and expenditures equal the same amount.
The budget includes a raise for all staff with all teachers receiving a $700 or larger increase according to the pay step they advance to this year. Support staff will advance a pay step and receive a raise as well.
The Board called for a Trustee Election for places 1, 4, and 5 to be held on Nov. 4.
Following an executive session, the board approved hiring agriculture teacher Victoria Tierney, composite science teacher Clarice Aaron and elementary teacher Ashlee Tally and two boys athletic coaches.
Mark Coley is the new Bobcat head coach, bringing several years of experience in both 11- and 6-man football. Coley has won two 6-man state championships during his career. In 2005 he won the TAPPS State Championship as defensive coordinator for Abilene Christian Schools, and in 2011 he was head coach at the Abilene Christian Schools and won the TAPPS State Championship. In 2012 he was named the Dave Campbell's Texas Football Private School Coach of the Year and the Chuck Moser Football Coach of the Year.
Joshua Tally will be the head basketball coach and the assistant in 6-man football. Tally comes to Medina ISD from Paint Rock where he coached both basketball and 6-man football.
In other action the Board approved an interlocal agreement with Kerrville ISD for technology services for the 2014-15 school year.