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By Whitney Wyatt
The Red River Sun
CHILDRESS – The Childress Independent School District (CISD) School Board decided CISD students are no longer required to wear face masks during school at their April board meeting.
They met at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7 in the CHS media center, by teleconference or video conference. Dr. Craig Darter made the motion, and Stacey Wellborn seconded it, according to the minutes.
“The Childress ISD Board of Trustees decided to make the wearing of masks optional for all students and staff since community COVID numbers have been so low for several weeks now and vaccines are available to any adult who wants to be vaccinated,” said CISD Superintendent Carl Taylor.
Business Manager Karen Leonard started the board meeting by giving her financial report, and Taylor followed with his superintendent report, according to the minutes. Carol Freeman then made a motion to approve the January board minutes. Darter seconded it, and the board approved them.
Darter also made a motion to approve bills, and Wellborn seconded it, the minutes stated. Then Rabe made a motion to approve consent agenda items, Matt Stone seconded it and the board approved them. Next on the agenda was Freeman making a motion to approve the engagement letter from Edgin, Parkman, Fleming and Fleming PC for the 2020-2021 audit. Darter seconded it, and it was approved.
The board also approved the hiring of Abby Morris, subject to assignment, after Wellborn made the motion and Stone seconded it, the minutes stated. At 7:23 p.m., the board went into executive session, and it ended at 8:04 p.m. The meeting then adjourned at 8:09 p.m.