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C-CISD Board approves improvement projects
CORRIGAN -- The Corrigan Camden ISD held its July meeting on Monday July 15, in the board room at the high school. Though the students are on vacation the work on the IT (Information Technology) upgrades was on full swing. The entire school system will be on one large server and the room it is housed in is getting a larger HVAC unit to keep the equipment operating tempter down. Also the evaporator unit is being relocated to prevent any unexpected leaks from damaging the new servers. With the release of the funds from the Throckmorton Mineral lease the board was able to consider contracts for several projects. They reviewed bids and approved Bonner Roofi ng to install a new metal roof on the High School Agricultural Science Building in the amount of $28,263. This will include removing the old insulation and replacing it with plastic covered batting to eliminate materiel falling off the ceiling into the building. The Primary/Elementary School cafeteria will receive a new range and two pass through warmers in the amount of $27, 870 on a bid from Quality Restaurant Supply. Carpets by Curiosity were the low bidder for replacing carpet in the classrooms, offi ces and tile in other classrooms with a bid of $12,739. The C-CISD track will receive major patching of the surface and then be newly remarked and stripped by Reynolds' Striping Service in the amount of $4,900 The board considered the fi nancing for three new 2014 Integrated CE Bus's including the installation of security cameras and two way radios in the amount of $276,911. They were offered possible financing by Government Capital Corp in the amount of .029 percent, but decided to keep financing locally by accepting a .030 percent rate from their local Citizens State Bank. The loan will be retired by two yearly payments. The board voted to approve the Region VI Education Service Center contract for services for the 2013-14 school years. This provides training for teachers, administrators and school board member during the year. Also there is a program covering curriculum to replace the lost C-Scope which was phased out by the TEA (Texas Education Agency). Superintendent Sherry Hughes introduced Corrigan Police Chief Darrell Gibson during her report on school safety and security. Chief Gibson explained that the board needs to advise him about using the drug dogs to check the campus during school on a random basis, and he discussed he fact that drugs are in Corrigan and they, the police department, are being proactive to keep them from being on campus and available to children. Gibson also briefly discussed the up coming county wide response program to incidents on campuses. There will be training and all ISD's and law enforcement agencies will train together for any incidents that might occur. It was discussed that the board will hold a budget workshop immediately following the August board meeting to be held on the second Monday, August 12, starting at 6 p.m. During review and approval of July financial reports and expenditures board president Sean Burks commented that the new format for the reports made review easier and they appreciated the business office changes, all were approved. The board entered into executive session for the consideration of employment of teachers. Upon returning to regular session they offered employment contracts to Kara Barnes, Falen Calloway, Amanda Seago, Elizabeth Parrish, Christopher Warren and Lily Pruitt for the coming school year. With no further business the meeting adjourned and the board held it scheduled budget workshop.