Conroe ISD applies for two grants for Tropical Storm Imelda, COVID-19

Conroe ISD applied for two grants related to Tropical Storm Imelda and COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Conroe ISD applied for two grants related to Tropical Storm Imelda and COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Conroe ISD applied for two grants related to Tropical Storm Imelda and COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Conroe ISD board of trustees approved two grant applications at its May 19 virtual meeting related to the two major disasters of 2019 and 2020, Tropical Storm Imelda and COVID-19.



Deputy Superintendent Chris Hines said the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Grant is meant to restart operations in areas that were affected by the tropical storm. Hines said CISD was eligible for $1,944,983 from the grant.



“These funds, if awarded, would be used to address identified expenses incurred by the District during recovery from Tropical Storm Imelda,” Hines said.



Debbie Phillips, assistant superintendent for elementary education for CISD, said the district was eligible to receive $49,000 to support eligible schools under the Texas Education Agency Instructional Continuity of Learning Grant. Phillips said the funds would be used for San Jacinto Elementary School to further support remote learning and staff training.



“We’ll use the funds to purchase computers, connectivity solutions, hotspots and software,” Phillips said.



Both grants were approved unanimously.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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