PRESS RELEASE


February 16, 2021

Gayle Hale
Administrative Assistant
903.794.3651 ext. 1019

Annual Routine Items Approved during TISD Board of Trustees Meeting for February 2021

Texarkana, TX – Annual routine items were reviewed and approved during the February 16, 2021 regular session of the Texarkana Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting which was held via call in due to inclement weather.

They included:
*Approved Child Nutrition Equipment Repair Vendor. Recommended vendors are 5 Star Equipment Repair and Phillips & Sons Refrigeration;

*Approved Signage Vendors. Recommended vendors are Check Mark Designs, Cigainero Enterprises, Digital Effects Signs & Graphics and FastSigns of Texarkana;

*Approved FY 2021-22 Budget Calendar. Surveys and needs assessments for the coming school year have been reviewed since December 2020. Campuses and departments will prepare and present their budget requests March 29 – April 2, 2021. TISD will hold first budget reading on April 20, 2021 with public hearing on budget, proposed tax rate and final budget approval on June 29, 2021;

*Approved of 2021-2022 District Calendar. First day of school for students will be August 11, 2021 with the last day of school on May 25, 2022. TISD will release the newly approved calendar via their website, social media pages and parent/guardian email during the upcoming week;

*Approved Change of Date for March 2021 Board Meeting. With the current March 2021 Board meeting date scheduled during TISD Spring Break, the meeting was approved to be moved to the following week on March 23, 2021;

*Consideration/Approval of TEA General Waiver for Course Review Process. Texas Education Code 30A.105(a)(2) requires all courses made available through the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) be reviewed and approved prior to being offered. Eligible school district may apply to the commissioner of education for a waiver from the TXVSN course review process that is administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The TISD eSchool Prep is seeking this waiver and by doing so, assures TEA that the District will review each course offered to determine that each course meets all TXVSN standards and requirements for electronic courses;

The next meeting for the TISD Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

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