CISD board meeting

Schools to send computers home with students this year

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—

CHILDRESS – During the August
Childress Independent School District
Board of Trustees meeting, Superintendent
Carl Taylor shared that student devices will
be sent home with students at the beginning
of school.

This was a change from previous discussions,
according to minutes from CISD. He
said this way students are familiar with the
computers should there be a closing of the
schools during the year.

The CISD Board of Trustees met on
Monday, Aug. 10 in the Childress High
School Media Center. President Doug
Daniel called the meeting to order. He also
offered the invocation.

The minutes from the July 13 meeting
were approved. Business Manager Karen
Leonard presented the monthly bills and
financial reports. In the Superintendent’s
report, Taylor noted the Board Convention
will be virtual Sept. 28 – Oct. 2.

Taylor also explained the changes in
athletic tickets for the 2020-2021 school
year because of rules set by TEA, UIL and
CDC. All tickets will be sold online through
the CISD website. He reminded the board
about the budget public hearing on Aug. 17
and the final meeting on Aug. 31 to adopt
the budget and M&O tax rate.

The consent agenda items as presented
were approved, as was the contract with
Hall County Appraisal District, TASB
Update 115 and uniform Board of Trustee
election for places 4 and 5 on Nov. 3. The
board also approved Childress ISD setting
the District’s M&O and I&S tax rates, allowing
synchronous instruction for attendance
purposes for the 2020-2021 school
year.

Taylor and Leonard presented the preliminary
budgets for the general fund, food
service fund and debt service fund. Both the
general fund and food service fund budgets
are balanced at this time. The debt service
fund will have a deficit of $162,000 as there
will be no I&S tax rate levied in 2020-2021.
The District’s bonds will be fully paid in
August 2021. The public hearing to discuss
the budget will be held Monday, Aug. 17.

The Board entered executive session at
7:50 p.m. and exited at 8:17 p.m. The meeting
adjourned at 8:18 p.m.

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