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:
Darcy Mingoia was sworn into office for Position 3 and will begin her first term. Kevin H. Hoffman, also beginning his first term, was sworn into office for Position 4. The two Board members will serve three-year terms that will expire in 2015. Donna Blowey, notary public and secretary to the superintendent of schools, administered the oath of office to the two trustees.
The Board reorganized by electing a president, vice president and secretary in accordance with Board Policy BDAA (Local). Trustees voted for the following Board officers: Bob Covey was re-elected as Board president; Don Ryan was elected as Board vice president; and Tom Jackson was elected as Board secretary.
The Board approved the Calendar Committee’s recommendation for the 2013-2014 instructional calendar.
House Bill 1 mandates that instruction for the school year may not begin before the fourth Monday in August. For the 2013-2014 instructional year, the earliest start date is Aug. 26—which will serve as the first day of school.
In the fall of 2012, a 35-member district calendar committee was organized with broad-based representation, including teachers, parents, campus administrators and district support staff. The committee held meetings to discuss various components of developing the instructional calendar before arriving at a consensus for the following calendar recommendation to be presented to the Board of Trustees:
The Windfern High School fall graduation will be held on Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Berry Center. The Windfern graduating class of December 2012 is expected to include 125 students. Dr. Henry commended these students, their parents and the Windfern staff for this great accomplishment.
District schools and the Instructional Support Center will be closed to the public for the holidays Dec. 24 through Jan. 4. All support facilities will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
Monday, Jan. 21 will be a student and staff holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If there is an emergency to report during the holidays, please contact the security department at 281-897-4337. Dr. Henry extended his warmest holiday wishes to students, employees and their families and wished a safe, restful and joyous holiday season for all.
In light of the upcoming New Year’s holiday, Dr. Henry reminded residents that Texas law prohibits the discharge of fireworks on school district property. The CFISD security department will patrol the district’s premises during the holiday season. Citizens who observe fireworks violations are requested to contact the district’s security dispatcher at 281-897-4337.
In other action, the Board approved:
The administration provided a report on the Federal Budget Control Act of 2011 and the financial impact to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
The Board approved use of existing facsimile signatures on all checks until the new plates for the 2012-2013 Board of Trustees Officers are received.