CISD trustees set up election, OK salary schedule, enrollment

Election talk topped the agenda of the Coahoma ISD board of trustees meeting Thursday evening. Action was taken to call the CISD board of trustee election for May 12. The three-year terms held by Brian Moore, Jody Reid and Alan Wright are set to expire this spring. The deadline to place a name on the ballot is March 5.After calling the election, the board approved the teacher salary schedule for 2012-13. With the approval of the new salary schedule, teachers on step 0-20 will receive $6,000 above the state base and teachers on steps 21-20 will receive an additional $540 per step. The board also awarded the bid for roof replacement on the administration building and the high school science room to CS Advantage of Waco. Armko Industries was responsible for developing the bid specifications and will be overseeing the project, according to CISD Interim Superintendent Gary Harrell.After actions items had been taken care of, reports were delivered regarding enrollment numbers, early dismissals and new football and basketball districts. School officials reported a slight change in enrollment numbers at two of the three campuses since the previous month. The end of January elementary enrollment was at 442 students, showing a loss of two students since December. The junior high also lost two students, putting enrollment at 136. The high school gained two students, bringing enrollment there to 217. The combined enrollment for CISD was reported as 795, showing a loss of two students from December. “The average daily attendance (ADA) through the first three weeks of the second semester was 761, compared to last year’s final ADA of 734. The in-district transfer number stands at 158, up three students,” Harrell said. In order to comply with the University Interscholastic League rules, there will be an early dismissal at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 in order to allow junior high students to participate in the district track meet.“This is necessary because the UIL rules stipulate junior high students cannot participate in an extracurricular event before the end of the instructional day,” Harrell said. The board also received the new football district schedule for 3-AA for the next two years. The district will be comprised of Alpine, Big Lake Reagan County, Coahoma, Crane, Sonora and Stanton. Coahoma's non-district schedule includes Forsan, Denver City, Coleman, Colorado City and Ballinger. The new 4-AA basketball district will include Colorado City, Denver City, Stanton — which are familiar to the ISD district — and Brownfield and Lamesa. The next board meeting is scheduled for March 22.