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March 24, 2014

CISD approves sale of Administration Building

Corsicana —

The Corsicana ISD school board voted to sell the administration building to Navarro County Monday when the group met in regular session.

No price has been set for the property yet. The district is still awaiting an appraisal, said Superintendent Diane Frost. The administrators will move into the Lee building following the sale, she said.

“This will allow us to consolidate the administration offices in the Lee building,” she told the board.

County leaders have said the facilities could serve as an annex building for some courthouse offices, including the tax assessor/collector and the probation departments.

In other business, the board got a rough summary of some of the facilities improvements from the consultant hired to examine the district's various needs. The report was delayed by bad weather, so the board only got a rough list. However, the list includes a need for greater security, specifically for secure vestibules at all the campuses and security cameras; ADA improvements at all the campuses except Carroll and Fannin elementaries; drainage issues at Bowie and Drane, and sewer lines at Bowie; flooring at four elementary campuses; vehicle circulation issues at three elementary schools and Drane; canopies for student drop-offs at Fannin and Sam Houston; roofs at Sam Houston and Navarro; electrical issues at Drane and Collins Middle School; HVAC at Collins; five of seven libraries have space issues; and three campuses are over enrollment capacity.

The board approved adding a college transition course at Corsicana High School. It will be taught as a dual-credit class and will include helping students with scholarship and college applications, as well as teaching them valuable college success skills. It was designed to assist the students in the welding and oil/gas programs, but it will also be open to other students, said Marti Shaner, assistant superintendent of instruction.

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