The Board of Trustees recognized the following students, staff and community members for their achievements:
The superintendent recognized students and staff members for honors and achievements earned in recent weeks. Congratulations were extended to the following:
The Board approved the 2012 Tax Rate Resolution to support the 2012-2013 budget: (a) 2012 Maintenance and Operations tax rate and (b) 2012 Debt Service tax rate. The Interest and Sinking, or Debt Service, tax rate was increased from $0.39 per each $100 of assessed valuation of property to $0.41. When combined with the $1.04 Maintenance and Operations tax rate, the tax rate totals to $1.45 per $100 of property valuation.
The Board authorized the superintendent or designee to negotiate and execute an interlocal agreement and related documents with the Clay Road Municipal Utility District for the donation and installation of playground equipment at M. Robinson Elementary School.
The Salute to the Stars Gala will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Berry Center. The Gala is sponsored by the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, and is underwritten by the Cy-Fair Credit Union, Cy-Fair Medical Center Hospital, IBI Architects and Methodist Willowbrook Hospital to honor the 2011 Spotlight teachers, representing each CFISD campus. In addition to honoring outstanding teachers, this event raises funds for student scholarships and staff development grants for teachers.
The Northwest Harris County Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Lone Star College-CyFair. Last year, CFISD had more than 730 participants and raised more than $16,800. The three-mile walk will raise funds for the American Heart Association. Most campuses and support facilities have a team that any staff, student or community member can join.
CFISD will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31. This national campaign is designed to encourage healthy, drug-free and violence-free lifestyles among youth.
Parents, students and staff are invited to attend the district’s 21st annual Health Organization of Physical Educators (HOPE) Fun Run, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Langham Creek High School track. More than 2,000 students, staff and community members participated in the event in 2011 in an effort to help raise funds to provide scholarships for graduating seniors planning to pursue degrees in health education, physical education, recreation or dance. Please contact your campus or the CFISD elementary PE department to sign up.
Early voting dates for the Nov. 6 CFISD Trustee Election are Oct. 22 – Nov. 2. The early voting locations within Cy-Fair ISD are:
A Candidate Forum is scheduled for Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Berry Center. The forum is a formal question-and-answer session for the candidates in front of an audience of interested voters. Those who cannot watch in person can view the event live on CFTV Comcast Channel 16 and on the CFISD website. For more information on polling sites on Election Day, please visit www.harrisvotes.org.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed Oct. 10 as Texas Education Human Resources Day. The day honors human resources staff, who ensure that schools across the state and in CFISD are staffed with high-quality employees. The district recognizes their important contribution to hiring individuals who embody Cy-Fair principles and values.
Monday, Oct. 29 will be a student holiday, professional work day for teachers and a regular work day for administration. Parent/teacher conferences will be scheduled for this date for elementary students.
In other action, the Board approved:
The administration provided a report on the district’s seventh- and eighth-grade human reproductive unit.