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By Whitney Wyatt
The Red River Sun
CHILDRESS – The Childress Independent School District School Board approved the extension of teacher contracts at Childress High School, Childress Junior High and Childress Elementary School (CES) at their March board meeting.
They met at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 22 in the CHS media center, by teleconference or video conference. Jay Teague made the motion to approve the extensions, and Carol Freeman seconded it, according to the minutes.
“We appreciate all our teachers do each and every day,” CISD Superintendent Carl Taylor said.
Freeman also made a motion to adopt a resolution, declaring school closure Feb. 16 through Feb. 19 as weather-related. The resolution also included paying all employees who worked at CES, cleaning up the water leaks and moving furniture on closure days. Lori Rabe seconded it, and it was approved, the minutes stated.
Rabe also made a motion to approve the hiring of Wiley Hicks, Jr. Inc. to make repairs from the water leak at CES. Teague seconded it, and it was approved, according to the minutes. After Rabe made a motion to have a missed day waiver for Feb. 16 through Feb. 19 and remote instruction on Feb. 22, Matt Stone seconded it. It was approved.
“The board approved two waivers that eliminate the need to make up days missed due to the winter storm,” Taylor said.
Because of the water leak in eight classrooms, CES does not have enough space for STAAR testing. To make room, the board approved a waiver for students in second grade and lower who are not taking the STAAR Test to do remote learning, the minutes stated. Dr. Craig Darter made the motion, and Teague seconded it.
Business Manager Karen Leonard gave her financial report, and Taylor presented his superintendent report, according to the minutes. Freeman then made a motion to approve the February board minutes. Rabe seconded it, and the board approved them.
Darter made a motion to approve bills, and Freeman seconded it. They were approved by the board, the minutes stated. Then Teague made a motion to approve consent agenda items, and Stone seconded it. The board approved them.
Darter also made a motion to approve the instructional agreement for dual credit classes with Clarendon College for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2011 school years, the minutes stated.
The board went into executive session at 7:31 p.m., and it ended at 8:22 p.m. The meeting then adjourned at 8:23 p.m.