Cedar Hill Citizen (Cedar Hill, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1973 Page: 4 of 10
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THURSDAY. MAY 19. 1973. PAGE 4
CEDAR HILL CITIZEN
2 Year Contracts For Teachers
t Monday night the Cedar Hill Education Association, an organisation com-
posed of the local teachers, presented a resolution to the Cedar Hill School
Board asking the board to reconsider their previous decision to limit teachers
contracts to only one year.
In the past it has been the policy of the board to award one year contracts
to new teachers and at the end of their first year to extend the contract for one
more year. At the end of the second year, if the teacher is doing a satisfac-
tory job, a two year contract was awarded. At the March meeting of the board,
it was decided to award only one year contracts to all teachers, regardless of
the number of years that the teacher has taught here.
The members of the CHEA unanimously voted to ask the board to reverse
their decision and award two year contracts to those eligible for them.
The resolution read:
Whereas the teachers of the Cedar Hill Education Association have hereto-
fore been eligible for two-year contracts after a probationary two-year period;
and Whereas the 1972-73 Board of Education failed to renew those existing
two-year contracts; and Whereas failure to renew said contract has effected
a breakdown in faculty morale and sense of security and well-being and a
breakdown of communication between faculty and the Board of Education: Now.
therefore, be it Resolved by the Cedar Hill Education Association, That the
Cedar Hill Education Association in full assembly requests that the Board of
Education reconsider its action on the aforementioned contracts. Agreed to
May 1, 1973.
Trustee Buddy Brooks showed resentment in the resolution being presented
and said that the board had already decided to give only one year contracts.
' He said that one year contracts should be enough security for teachers who
are doing their jobs and that he couldn’t even be sure of having a job tomor-
row. It was his opinion that teachers who feel that they need the added sec-
urity of two year contracts should look elsewhere for a position.
Trustees c. R. (Jesse) James and Don Smith felt otherwise. James said
that he disagreed with Brooks’ opinion and that he appreciated the teachers
bringing their requests back to the board.
Trustee Charles Baldwin questioned the resolution being a representation
° teachers. He said that he felt most of the teachers were probably
satisfied with one year contracts and only a few who were not satisfied had
forced the vote.
James McDonald, president of the CHEA, said that the motion for the reso-
lution came from the floor and there were no negative votes. If teachers were
not displeased with one year contracts they had the opportunity to vote that
Both McDonald and Dale Smiley, speaking for the teachers, said that manv
of the teachers and approached them about the contracts at all three schools
be ore the matter came up at the meeting. Concern about the contracts had
been mentioned at these times. traces naa
Smith made a motion, seconded by James, to give the Cedar Hill teachers
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It is this writer’s opinion that one year contracts, as such, are not too im-
portant but the two year contracts of the past have shown extra confidence in
the teachers’ ability and were a kind of ‘pat on the back’ for service to the
system or as Mr. McDonald put it “an incentive to do a better job next year.’’,
In withdrawing the two year contract policy, it looks like the board is giving
the teachers a ’slap on the wrist’ and warning them to stay in line.
It is hard for most people to understand the board’s reasoning, even though
veiled references were made to teachers who are not doing their jobs. We
can’t understand the board causing discontentment among the majority of the
teachers who do a fine job in order to get at the few teachers who do not in
the opinion of the board. ’ n
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MAY 14 - 18
Church To Play
The Cedar Heights
Baptist Church will or-
ganize a men’s and a
women’s softball team
for this summer and will
be playing against area
churches again this year.
Ronnie Jones and
Ronnie Autry will be
coaching the Women’s
Team and Jack Miller
will coach the men’s
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JOYCE MURDOCK, President of the Cedar Hill Seeders, won a first place
ribbon at the Wynnewood Strolling Flower Show last week. She won the first
in the class titled “A Salute to Newspapers.’’ The display is made of con-
trived flower in a discarded automobile water pump and a transmission shaft.
Also Leona Chambers won a third place ribbon in a Display of fresh flowers
titled “Art for Arts Sake’’.
CAST OF “REST ASSURED’’ . . . The members of the Senior Class Play,
presented last Friday night are (sitting) Jesse Lopez, Vicky Vincent, Terri
Milholen, Judy Foster, Suzette Hash and Shari Haswell. Standing are Jean
James, Danny Brooks, James Teeter, Mark Bray, Glen Davis. Lvnn Sims
Leon Myers and Wayn* J ’
DANNY BROOKS, Jean James, James Teeter and Jesse Lopez were part of
the cast of “Rest Assured’’, the senior play held last Friday night.
Scarlet Girls Track Team
Break Many School Records
Track records were
set this year by the Scar
lets Girls Track Team
at the high school.
Tammy Turner set a
record of 13. in the 80
Yard Hurdles, Kay Cren-
shaw set a time of 29.9
in the 220 Yard Dash,
Cindy Clayton set a
time of 42.9 in the 440
Yard Dash, Lee Watson
set a time of 7.3 in the
60 Yard Dash and the
880 Yard .Relay Team,
composed of Cindy Kni-
ght, Becky Knight,
Vicky Vincent and Cindy
Clayton at a time of
. 1.46 .
The 440 Relay Team,
composed of Lee Watson
Becky Knight, Cindy
Clayton and Vicky Vin-
cent, set a time of 53,
in the 440 Yard Relay,
Darla Elliott set a re-
cord of 91’ in th Discus
Cindy Clayton set a time
of 11,6 in the 100 Yard
Dash and Elaine Gage
set a time of 4.48.4 in
the 880 Yard Run.
Cindy Clayton broke
the school record in the
High Jump with a leap
of 4*4”, only to have it
broken by Jenaie Cheek
with a jump of 4*6”.
To Wed Hammon
Miss Tresa Stovall
and Roger Hammon, area
students and members
of the Cedar Heights
Baptist Church, will be
married May 26 in La-
Cindy Knight set a
record of 33’6” in the
Triple Jump, Lee Watson
set s record of 15’11”
in the Long Jump and
the Mile Relay Team,
composed of Mica Cha-
ffin, Joi Sellman, Becky
Knight and Cindy Knight
set a record of 4.43.
Miss Brinick Is
Engaged To Fyffe
Mr. and Mrs. Steven
Brinick of Cedar Hill
announce the engage-
ment of their daughter,
Miss Teri Elaine Bri-
nick, to Edward Allen
Fyffe, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George E. Fyffe of
Cedar Hill. The engaged
couple plan a June 23
217 CEDAR STREET
2600 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Jeff Davis Shopping Or.
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Mobley, James F. & Mobley, Peggy. Cedar Hill Citizen (Cedar Hill, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1973, newspaper, May 10, 1973; Cedar Hill, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth568688/m1/4/: accessed October 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Zula B. Wylie Memorial Library.