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Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – The Childress Independent School District School Board met in the CHS Media Center, by teleconference or video conference at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11.
According to the minutes, after a public hearing was held on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), Business Manager Karen Leonard gave the financial reports. She said the District received a rebate check of $1,231 from the TASB BuyBoard for purchases made with member vendors.
Then Zazlyn Piedra gave a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) presentation.
Superintendent Carl Taylor gave his Superintendent Report, letting members know the election for two board positions – places 6 and 7 Lori Rabe and Dr. Craig Darter – will be May 1. Sign-ups began Wednesday, Jan. 13. He also said the District should receive a one-time payment from the first solar park by Jan. 31.
After consent agenda items were approved, Dr. Craig Darter moved to hire Zack Ryan, subject to assignment, for one semester with a probationary contract. Carol Freeman seconded it, and the motion carried. Ryan teaches 6th grade social studies at Childress Junior High.
Darter also moved to approve a change to the District’s drug testing. Freeman seconded it, and the motion carried. If there is an appeal on THC, it will now be a monitored urine test instead of a hair test.
Freeman then moved to approve the resolution to extend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act through Aug. 31. Lori Rabe seconded it, and the motion carried.
Jay Teague moved to approve the House Bill 3 (HB 3) Board goals for early childhood and CCMR for 2020-2024. Matt Stone seconded it, and the motion carried. House Bill 3 (HB 3) amends Texas Education Code (TEC) to add Sec. 11.185 and 11.186 to include plans that target early childhood (EC) literacy and math proficiency and college, career, and military readiness (CCMR), according to the Texas Education Agency.
Once campus principals gave reports of activities on each of their campuses, the board went into executive session at 7:51 p.m. It ended at 8:34 p.m., and the meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m., the minutes stated.