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CISD MEETING BRIEFS
By Bob Belcher/ Daily Sun Staff Writer
School Board honored
With January being School Board Month, trustees were presented with a gift Monday - a Corsicana Tigers flag that had been flown over Tiger Stadium. The flags were encased in a frame with a plaque of appreciation to each trustee.
Superintendent’s contract extended
Trustees voted Monday to extend the contract of Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost through the 2017/2018 school year. Board President Kerri Anderson-Donica praised Frost’s performance as the district’s leader; Frost credited the work of her staff members for the success of the district.
ESC 12 Snapshot report presented
Dr. Marti Shaner presented the district’s plan to address findings by the Education Service Center’s “snapshot” report on the district. Communication with staff and parents, monitor and implement needs assessment and planning process, continue implementation of CSCOPE, continue to explore competitive salary options, and ensure assessment and benchmark data is monitored throughout district were among the recommendations. A plan of action is to be submitted to the TEA in March, Shaner said.
2013/2014 School Calendar adopted
Trustees approved the school calendar for next year, with school starting on Aug. 26, 2013.
Polling place changes made
Two polling place changes for CISD elections were approved by trustees. Precinct 308 will be moving to Winkler Masonic Lodge, and Precinct 306 will be moving to Retreat City Hall.
Bond refunding approved
Trustees voted Monday to approve authorizing the superintendent and chief financial officer to pursue the refunding of 2004 and 2005 bond issues, a move that could save the district up to $4 million over the term of the bonds. A 180 day window of authority was granted to allow the district to take advantage of rates as they become available without having to wait for a board meeting.