Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost recognized teacher, Karen Vandiver, and students in her Audio Visual Class with the “C” Award at Monday’s regular meeting of the CISD Board of Trustee’s. Students in the High School Audio Visual class created 200 DVD’s/videos of Sam Houston Elementary’s May 2019 Cinco de Mayo performance. The DVD’s and videos were then sold by Sam Houston’s PTO to benefit the school. This action exemplifies the 4- C’s, the students showed Courage Commitment Character and Compassion.

Maci Coles a senior at CISD, was nominated to receive the “C” Award by Patricia Daniels. Maci organized a service project to collect and distribute over 2,300 self-care products Students in the fifth grade and up use these basic tools every day. These items were donated by generous members of the community. Coles was praised for her time effort and heart, by Dr. Frost, as an example of Taking Care of Corsicana students.

The Superintendent’s “C” Award, was begun by Dr. Diane Frost, in 2011. The award is an avenue to formally recognize and appreciate the outstanding efforts of those committed to making CISD the best place to work, to teach and to learn.

Agenda items included the CISD Board of Trustees vote to appoint Rosie Kelly and Terry Seth to the Navarro County Central Appraisal District.

The Board adopted the 2019-2020 employee handbook, as well as this year’s student code of conduct. Similar documents are adopted annually. The purpose of the code of conduct is to clearly communicate district policy with the community staff and students. The expectations for student behavior, and the consequences for misconduct are clearly defined within the document. Changes to this year’s code of conduct are in accordance with State and Federal law and included further clarification regarding procedures for searches of school property and school on school grounds. Searches of students and their belongings will be conducted in a reasonable and non-discriminatory manner. The corporal punishment section was deleted from the Code of Conduct.

The Board approved the District’s 2019-2020 Improvement Plan which defined goals are to meet or exceed state and federal standards for academic excellence. Both strategies to achieve the educational goals as well as a monitoring mechanism were included in the packet.

All other regular reports were included within the consent agenda and were approved. The next regular meeting of the Corsicana Independent School Districts Board of Trustees is scheduled for Oct. 21 at 2200 W. Second Ave. in Corsicana.

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