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CISD Honors HS UIL Participants

CISD Honors HS UIL Participants
April 26
19:31 2017

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – As the Crockett ISD Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday, April 24 got underway, Crockett High School UIL participants were recognized for their efforts in the recently held competitions.

UIL Academic Coordinator Pamela Randall informed the board the students had done exceptionally well and several would be advancing to the regional competition.

“I think it was a wonderful year. The kids really put in a lot of time and effort, as far as their studies and tutorials. They came after school and before school because we don’t have a (UIL) period for that. Some of them have jobs so they really have to be dedicated in order to achieve and these kids really did achieve. Overall, they won 17 medals,” Randall said.

Following the recognition of UIL participants, CISD Superintendent Terry Myers addressed the trustees about the Community Eligibility Provision.


Basically, this means that everyone eats free within the district because we are past the 85th percentile – in fact we are at 88.8 percent – for free and reduced price lunch. WE will again be eligible for the program again next year,” the superintendent said.

The next area covered by Myers concerned Administrative Assistants Week.

“I want to congratulate all of them for doing the job they do for our principals, assistant principals, for our assistant superintendent and for your superintendent,” Myers said. “We really appreciate the job that you do because you are the first face many people see and second, this district is funded by the stuff you input. And number three, you are just great people.”

“Thanks very much for what you do. We couldn’t exist without you,” he said.

In other matters brought before the CISD Board of Trustees:

  • Consent Agenda items were approved.
  • The food service management proposal between Chartwells Dining School Services and CISD was approved.
  • The Summer Feeding Program through the East Texas Food Bank was approved.
  • Student accident insurance coverage will remain the same as in the 2016-2017 school year due to premiums remaining the same.
  • The board approved a Memorandum of Agreement between CISD and the Greater East Texas Community Action Program Head Start for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Matthew Ty Elrod was extended a contract for a teaching position at the Junior High School. Judy Leediker was approved for a position as the Project Coordinator for the Texas Title I Priority School (TTIPS) Grant.
  • The following personnel resignations were accepted by the board: William Brown; Starlyn Carter; Jalen Claiborne; Kathryn Hall; Sandra Norman; Carl Standley; Debra White; and Justin Williams.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.

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