Marvin Rainwater joined the Killeen Independent School District board of trustees for his first meeting Tuesday after being sworn in to his Place 4 seat.
Rainwater replaces Kenneth Ray, who had served on the school board since January 2011. Ray chose not to seek re-election.
“It is truly an honor for me to have served on behalf of the community,” Ray said during Tuesday’s meeting at the Killeen ISD central office. “I want to thank (Superintendent Robert) Muller and his marvelous staff for making me look so good while I was doing it.”
Terry Delano ran unopposed and was re-elected to his Place 5 seat.
The board also realigned its leadership, voting Delano as president, Corbett Lawler as vice president and Minerva Trujillo as secretary.
“It’s an honor to serve on the board of trustees,” Delano said. “I will serve in any capacity. I am greatly humbled that I was elected board president and I will work hard to try to bring a consensus to the board and lead the board in the right direction.”
In other action, the board also approved:
- Purchasing about 33 acres of property located on the west side of Warrior’s Path in Harker Heights to construct a future middle school to accommodate a growing student population in the area.
- Adding two school nutrition allocations for the 2014-2015 school year to hire a coordinator and technician for the School Nutrition Department.
- Adding one teacher and one instructional aide to each of the seven Fort Hood elementary schools for the 2014-2015 school year.