Catch up with these education stories coming out of Celina ISD and the surrounding areas.

Celina ISD officials approve 3% raise for teachers, staff

Celina ISD teachers and staff members will receive a 3% raise in the 2024-25 school year.

The compensation increase will cost the district $1.18 million and was unanimously approved by the board of trustees on June 3. Employees will receive the 3% raise at the midpoint of their pay grade.

Celina ISD announces new HR director, administrative roles

Melissa Kelly was appointed as the new director of human resources by the Celina ISD board members on March 25.

Before joining CISD, Kelly served as the associate superintendent of learning and leading in Fort Worth ISD, according to a district news release. She will lead the expansion of the human resources department’s support for district staff as CISD undergoes significant growth.

CISD officials also announced strategic reclassification within its administration that will be effective July 1. Dave Wilson will serve as the director of safe and secure schools. He acts as the coordinator of administrative services. Starla Martin, who is the coordinator for student services, will serve as the director of student services.

Prosper ISD officials preview future attendance zone for Richland High School

Prosper ISD officials previewed a potential attendance zone for Richland High School as the school is expected to open for the 2025-26 school year.

Richland High is located on the west side of the district and is proposed to open with ninth and 10th grade students, Deputy Superintendent Greg Bradley said during a May 20 board meeting.

Collin College shuts down 4 programs due to low demand

During its May 28 meeting, Collin College’s board of trustees unanimously approved the closure of the following programs:
  • Activity care professional
  • Construction technology-carpentry
  • Construction technology-facilities management
  • Metal arts

No faculty members have been laid off as a result of the program closures.

Gov. Abbott tells Texas universities to disregard new Title IX protections for LGBTQ+ students

Gov. Greg Abbott directed Texas’ public universities and community colleges on May 8 to ignore new Title IX regulations that expand protections for LGBTQ+ students.

The Republican governor gave similar direction to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees public K-12 schools, on April 29.