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Carroll ISD opens senior high principal position again
Carroll ISD will have to wait a little longer to announce the new principal of Carroll Senior High School.
On Monday, the Carroll ISD Board of Trustees decided to open the position again and post the job opening. District spokeswoman Julie Thannum said the board chose to open the position again to reach out to additional candidates. She said the committee will be conducting interviews for candidates May 30. The board hopes to announce the new principal by June 18.
Also on Monday, the board was presented with updated information of the revision of report cards for kindergarten through 2nd grade students. In early 2011, a committee of teachers and administrators began to revise the way report cards were created for students. Thannum said the report card revisions are designed to provide parents with more specific information on their child's performance.
"The revised report cards are known as standard space report cards and are already in use with kindergarten students," Thannum said. "It is an expanded report card that shows more information."
The standard space report cards have a list of items a student should master in their grade. Next to each item, the teacher marks if the student has mastered that skill.
"This does involve a pretty significant change in policy, but we believe it will be a positive change," Thannum said. "This summer we will provide staff development for our teachers to acclimate them to the new report cards. We think parents will like the new report cards."
The new report cards will align closely with tested STAAR standards in four core subjects and bring a greater level of consistency to the reporting practices on elementary campuses. Thannum said the district will communicate with parents about the changes. She said the final report card for the current school year will include information about the changes.
The trustees also approved the first reading of a policy to allow inter-district transfers. The policy will allow the grandchildren of CISD residents to attend Carroll schools. Thannum said transportation would not be provided for those students.
"This came up as a suggestion during a previous meeting. We've discussed open enrollment because there are parents who live within Southlake city limits who are not zoned for Carroll ISD, but they want their children to attend those schools," Thannum said. "Everything is contingent on available space. We feel like this is one more opportunity for us to offer a benefit to the CISD tax payers. This can be a win-win for the district."
Thannum said according to state law, grandchildren of district residents may enroll in CISD schools if the grandparent is responsible for at least four hours of child care per school day for four days of the school week
Finally, without any discussion, the trustees unanimously voted to turn down two bids from Southlake Baptist Church for the Carroll Intermediate school site. On Nov. 14 trustees, declared the campus surplus property and directed the administration to begin the process of listing the property for sale using the statutorily required sealed bid process.