NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2008
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

GPISD TRUSTEES ADOPT RESOLUTION FOR DAYS MISSED
DUE TO HURRICANE IKE

           The Galena Park ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution for days missed due to Hurricane Ike during the regularly scheduled Oct. 6 school board meeting. This resolution authorizes Superintendent of Schools to excuse the days of absence of District employees for school closure necessitated by the hurricane, and pay all employees full compensation for these days.
           The resolution also provided additional compensation for maintenance, custodial, student nutrition, transportation, grounds and other personnel who reported to the job immediately after the passing of the storm and worked many long hours.
           The Board also voted to revise the school calendar and make up two instructional days. Those days are November 17, 2008 and January 5, 2009. In addition, all District instructional personnel will provide a minimum of ten hours of tutorial services for students after school and/or on Saturdays.