Carroll ISD to add seven full-time employees for 2020-21 school year

Carroll ISD trustees approved seven new full-time employee positions for the upcoming school year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Carroll ISD trustees approved seven new full-time employee positions for the upcoming school year. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Carroll ISD trustees approved seven new full-time employee positions for the upcoming school year. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Carroll ISD trustees green-lit seven new full-time positions across the district at their March 24 board meeting. The district is anticipating the additional positions based on current demographer projections. These projections show the anticipated enrollment for the next school year as 8,642 students.

“The demographer’s projections were very low this time,” board President Sheri Mills noted during the meeting.

Trustee Matt Bryant voted no for adding the positions. He said in light of the current economic instability with the coronavirus, there may be more students coming to the district. He recommended waiting before making an employment decision.

“A lot has changed in the last two weeks,” he said.

Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Matt Miller said some teachers have already turned in resignation letters, and that the district would be behind in hiring employees for the next school year if it deferred too much.


After some deliberation, the positions were approved 5-1, with Bryant voting no and trustee Bradley Taylor absent. The positions will carry a budget impact of $477,883. Three additional banked teaching positions were also approved to accommodate changes in class sizes during the upcoming school year, according to meeting documents. Altogether, the estimated cost for all positions is $682,690.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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