BANGS — The Bangs Independent School District Board of Trustees were recognized in conjunction with School Board Appreciation Month during the board’s regular meeting Jan. 22.

The board received “thank you” cards and posters from all three campuses, as well as a plaque from the high school. Superintendent James Hartman read a letter of appreciation from Governor Rick Perry honoring school board members for their service to the community.

Other actions taken by the board included:

Approving a $3,000 donations from the Bangs Athletic Booster Club for boys and girls athletics. Approving an extension of spring 2007 class size waiver for the fourth grade. It was reported the student to teacher class ratio had eclipsed 22-1. Approving an extension of a depository pledge contract with TexasBank for 2007-09. Approving a 12-month extension of the electricity contract with Direct Energy. Rates for the district were lowered .8 of a cent per KWH, which will mean a $17,000 plus savings per year.

The board was also informed that the annual Black History Banquet sponsored by the Bangs Black History Committee will be held Feb. 17 at Howard Payne University.

It was announced that Feb. 19 will be a make-up day for the school day lost due to the winter storm.

The next regular meeting of the board of trustees will be Feb. 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m.