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C-CISD Board hires new teacher


CORRIGAN -- The Corrigan- Camden ISD board met Monday evening at the board room at 7:30 p.m. There were no guests present for the public comments or student/faculty recognitions, so the meeting proceeded. The minutes of rhe February 11 and February 26 meetings were approved. The voucher list was approved and bill payment authorized. The fi rst reading of Board Policy 96 which covers such items as; the policy on leaves and absences, instructional material, establishment of teams to select instructional material, authorization to take attendance at random times rather than a set time daily and requires that these rules be distributed to staff and parents by being included in future employee and student handbooks. The members discussed the candidates for the Board of Directors for Region Six, Education Service Center (ESC), and then each member then voted their choice on individual ballots that will be sent to Region six for tabulation. The board discussed the approval of the 2013-14 TAKS Certifi cation for Instructional Materials, which is needed to seek funding for student materials, some technology upgrading, and could result in as much as $180,000 in funding. Approval followed discussion with all voting yea. During the Superintendent's report, Tom Bowman, pointed out that February was a much better fi scal month, with accounts payable under the $100 0000 mark and payroll stable. The bill from Entergy, the electric provider for the district, was $8,838 much lower than in previous years, showing that the conservation measures and replacement of thermostats was working. Just prior to the board meeting it had been mentioned that the room seemed warm and the reason was the automatic thermostats reduce the cooling to a warmer level when school ends for the day, returning to cooler levels each morning. The system overrides only last for one hour and return to established energy saving modes automatically. He also reported that the sequestration issues in Washington may cause a decrease in funding of about 6% this year in such areas as Title I and II funds and special education. During curriculum reports, Sherry Hughes, reported that the waiver for "no child left behind", for 2012-13 has been approved and that requirements for testing and the tests themselves are a hot topic in the Legislature this session. What ever changes are fi nally determined will be addressed this summer during staff meetings, so teachers can prepare students for the fall session and testing. The board entered into executive session to consider personnel matters at 7:35 p.m. Upon returning to regular session they voted to hire Brittany Harrington as a First Grade teacher. With no further business the meeting adjourned.


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