Saturday, September 30, 2023

Carroll ISD To Move Regular School Board Meeting to May 12

Carroll ISD is canceling the May 10, 2021 regular School Board meeting and moving it to Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the CISD Administration Center, 2400 N. Carroll Avenue.

The district recently received guidance from Tarrant County election officials that the canvassing of the May 1 Trustee election results should occur no sooner than May 12. Until that time all election results are considered unofficial.

At the May 12 meeting, Trustees will canvass the election votes, give the oath of office to newly-elected Trustees and reorganize the Board. A special reception is also being planned to welcome the newly-elected Place 4 and Place 5 Trustees.

The May 12 meeting agenda will include public comments, as well as all informational and action items originally planned for May 10. The agenda will be posted 72 hours in advance on the CISD website.

School Board Filing For May Election Begins January 20

Filing begins January 20 for three Places on the Carroll Independent School District Board of Trustees. Two of the seats – Places 6 and 7, held by Matt Kormann and Christopher Archer, respectively – are three-year terms. The Place 1 seat held by Trustee Michele Moore is a one-year unexpired term.

The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is February 19. The election is held the first Saturday of the month in May, which is May 7.

Interested candidates may complete the online application and return it to the Carroll ISD Administration Center, 2400 North Carroll Avenue in Southlake, during regular business hours. CISD is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office will remain open until 5 p.m. on the last day of filing, Feb. 19.

NOTE:  Applications may not be turned in before January 20, the first day for filing.

School Board Candidate Application

To be eligible to run for a school board position, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Residence — 1 year in state and 6 months in school district prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
  • Age — 18 years
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline (see HB 484 information/link below)House Bill 484 amends Election Code Section 141.001 to provide a new general rule (for most offices) that a candidate must be a registered voter of the territory elected from as of the filing deadline (unless outside law conflicts).FAQ on HB 484

The Carroll ISD School Board heard an election update from Scott Wrehe, CISD Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services. The Board, Wrehre said, will officially call the election in February.

Kormann, Secretary, and Archer, President, have both served on the CISD Board since their election in May of 2013.

The Board approved Michelle Moore on July 14, 2015 as the newest Place 1 Trustee. Moore fills the vacancy left after the resignation of Trustee Craig Rothmeier in May. Moore will serve in the vacancy until the May 2016 election when voters will elect a candidate to serve out the remaining final year for Place 1. The seat will come up for election again for a three-year term in May 2017.

Early voting by personal appearance will occur from Monday, April 25 through Tuesday May 3 at Southlake Town Hall. Specific hours and requirements will soon be posted to the CISD Board Election webpage.

Canvassing of election must occur between May 10 and May 18, 2016.

Trustees Elected to Places 1, 6 and 7 will be administered the oath of office at the May 16 School Board meeting.

District Approves Budget Amendment, Audit

The Carroll ISD School Board held a special meeting Tuesday and approved a final budget amendment to the State revenues for the 2012-2013 budget. The adjustment aligns the budget with the Texas Education Agency-required presentation for State revenues. Carroll ISD learned that approximately $2,455,701 of state revenue earned and budgeted by the district in the 2012-2013 fiscal year will not be received or recognized until the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The state will settle up with Carroll ISD in the future, which required Trustees to consider an amendment to the approved 2012-2013 budget. The amendment passed 5-0.

The Carroll ISD Board also took action to review and approve the 2012-2013 audited financial statements. Haynes and Associates, PC, the district’s independent auditor, presented the financial statements and provided a clean, unqualified auditor opinion as part of their report. The School Board reviewed the audit report results and recognized the district’s inability to reflect the full revenues earned in the 2012-2013 fiscal year as part of the financial statements for the same period.

If Carroll ISD had received the additional state revenue it was owed for 2012-2013, the district’s fund balance would have increased by $1,552,824. Instead, CISD will use $902,877 from the General Fund fund balance, reflecting an ending fund balance of $34,312,784 as of August 31, 2013. TEA will settle up with Carroll ISD in the 2013-2014 fiscal school year.

The School Board approved the audit 5-0 before the meeting adjourned in the Carroll ISD Administration Center’s Kimball Room.