Trustee election

canceled

The CISD board approved the cancellation of the 2006 trustee election and certified the unopposed places. The board had to first declare the unopposed candidates then order the cancellation of the election.



Lease with YMCA approved

CISD entered into a month to month lease agreement with the local YMCA for use of the facilities. There was a verbal agreement in place, but the new lease contract made it official.



CHS grade point adjustments

Jennifer Timme made a presentation to the board of a new grade point policy for incoming freshmen. Under the new policy, students faring well academically would not be penalized for taking elective classes. Timme noted that the new grading system would encourage students to pursue more rigorous classes in hopes of the higher grade. The board unanimously approved the new system.



Saved by the bell

CHS will now have a new schedule which was approved by the board Thursday night. The new schedule, which is a hybrid between a block schedule and standard, will go into effect in the 2006-07 school year.

Collins to implement new schedule

Collins Middle School will also have a new schedule in the upcoming academic school year. The new schedule, which allows teachers to confer teaching methods also has seven periods as opposed to the traditional six. The board approved this schedule unanimously.



Back from Spain with some new friends

Deputy Superintendent Sherrye Dotson returned from Spain with glowing remarks about the caliber and quality of teachers that will join CISD in the fall. In all, six teachers were hired. Two will teach at Sam Houston in the dual language program, two at Navarro and two at Carroll.

“They are excited and we are excited to have them,” Dotson said. The teachers will arrive in Austin on July 17 and will come to the local area for training on July 24.



Fannin to receive roof lift

Fannin Elementary will receive a new roof, courtesy of the CISD Board of Trustees. Board members Thursday unanimously approved the $60,878.40 bid to have the roof worked on.



New bus approved

Board members approved the purchase of a new 2007 Blue Bird school bus Thursday night. The $73,447.00 purchase will count in next years budget. The bus seats 77 and should be delivered in six months.



Construction update

CISD Executive Director of Operations Jerry Ashcraft spoke highly of the progress made on all fronts of the construction.

“Collins is nearly completed and things are becoming really exciting at the high school,” he said.



May board meeting site moved

The May meeting of the CISD Board of Trustees will be held at Corsicana High School in the new choir room at the regularly scheduled time.



Resignations and new hires

The following teachers resigned at the board meeting: Amy Bonner, Patty Bowen, Adlai Charles, Lorrie Drennon, Mary Jones, Joey Jock, Jordan Liekiewicz, Amberlee Middleton, Gina McDonald, Kim Holcomb and Linda Denbow.

New hires include: Richard Phillips, Susan Kennedy and Dana Sundquist.

New hires from Spain include: Elena Duran, Maria Yoland Morin-Garcia, Jose Marin, Antonio Sempre, Margarita Valero and Carmen M. Valero-Zayas.

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