Board Notes: August 24, 2020
Trustees unanimously voted to lower the Crandall ISD tax rate by 10 cents at Monday night’s regular board meeting in the CISD administration building. The 10-cent reduction dropped the rate from $1.47 to $1.37 and marks the second-consecutive year board members have voted to decrease the tax rate.
Since 2018, CISD has slashed taxes by 17 cents.
Board members also reviewed the district’s 2020-21 school year partnership agreement with Trinity Valley Community College. The collaboration allows Crandall High School Students to earn dual high school and college credit from TVCC.
The bridge from secondary to postsecondary education increases college readiness and completion rates. It is intended to help students transition into college studies and complete their college degrees begun in high school.
CISD currently has 155 students enrolled in 12 dual-credit courses. Among them are:
- English III
- English IV
- College Pre-Calculus
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Veterinary Medical Applications
- Law Enforcement 2
- U.S. History
- College Algebra
The CISD Education Foundation also presented on its recent awards to teachers. The Foundation awarded more than $21,000 in grants to all eight campuses. Also, teachers in 320 classrooms—each one in the district—received $50 gift card to purchase teaching supplies, whether at-home learning or online.
CISD’s first week of school was also discussed. Student enrollment surpassed 4,700 students for the first time with 60 percent taking classes in person and 40 percent online.
The school board’s next regular meeting is September 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the CISD Administration Building located at 400 W. Lewis, Crandall, TX. Residents are invited to attend.