4 things you may have missed at this month's Cy-Fair ISD board meeting

Cy-Fair ISD's board of trustees convened for January's regular meeting Monday night. Here are some highlights you may have missed:

New principals introduced
Four new principals were introduced to the board.

Former Holbrook Elementary School Principal Yvette Garcia now serves as principal of Truitt Middle School. Elizabeth Bradley, former director of instruction at Kahla Middle School, is Pope Elementary School’s newest principal. Spillane Middle School’s new principal Jamie Brotemarkle most recently served as director of instruction at Spillane. McFee Elementary School’s new principal, Sharon Whitfield, was promoted from assistant principal.

Academic calendar approved
The board unanimously voted to approve the 2018-19 academic calendar as recommended by a 34-person committee of parents, teachers and community leaders. Read the full story here.

Teachers and paraeducators recognized for good attendance records
Full-time teachers and paraeducators in the district who had two or fewer absences in the fall 2017 semester were eligible to have their name drawn to win $1,600 each. Although 4,574 were eligible for the drawing, a total of 130 employees—one from each elementary school, two from each middle school and three from each high school—were recognized.

CFISD Chief Financial Officer Stuart Snow said the program started last year as a way to help maintain the continuity of classroom instruction for students and reduce the $10 million spent by the district each year on substitute teachers. Another 130 winners will be drawn at the end of the spring semester.

Moore Elementary School update
At a board work session last Thursday, Jan. 18, Dan Grosz, director of design and facilities planning, provided an update on the progress of Moore Elementary School renovations after Hurricane Harvey devastated the campus.

The full renovation is estimated to cost $12-$14 million, and the facility—located at 13734 Lakewood Forest Drive, Houston—is expected to open in time for the fall 2018 semester. Read the full story here.

By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.


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