Friday, October 23, 2020

Carroll Education Foundation Gives Back To CISD

The Carroll ISD School Board held a meeting Monday, October 16. The agenda included National Principals Month recognition, a donation presentation from the Carroll Education Foundation and other items.

The meeting began with the recognition of our campus principals for the tireless work they do for the students and staff of Carroll ISD.  Superintendent Dr. David Faltys spoke on the importance of quality leadership on high performing campuses.

“I believe what puts us over the top is our principals.  They are good at the academics, but they understand social aspects of education.  The importance of getting to know kids and getting to know the parents.  They understand what the campus needs to be successful” Faltys said.

Next, the Carroll Education Foundation (CEF) presented the Board and CISD with a check for $112,000.  This donation will fund 33 innovative teaching grants across the district.  These grants will reach across all of Carroll ISD and impact education for all students.  Some of the grants include K-4 Quest Grant that helps students learn how to code robots, high school biology DNA testing and also converting many learning areas across all grades into 21st-century learning spaces. CEF is excited to see this donation go to benefit all Dragons across all campuses.

Other items presented or voted on during the October 16 Board Meeting included:

  • First Reading of the Carroll ISD Education Foundation Memorandum of Understanding (CEF MOU)
  • Trustees heard an update on bond projects and completions from Bond Program Manager John Haugen.
  • Trustees heard an update on the English as a Second Language Program; the program serves 308 students, a 21% increase from 16-17 school year.
  • Board approved Superintendent to enter into contracts with Type 1 Architectural firms that have executed contracts with conditions acceptable to CISD.
  • Trustees approved the resolution adopting the 2017 Certified Property Tax Roll, as presented by Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services.
  • Board approved the purchase of two large activity buses using 2017 Bond funds through a purchasing cooperative contract with BuyBoard.