Category Archives: Carroll ISD

Carroll ISD superintendent takes temporary leave of absence

 

The Carroll ISD board of trustees appointed Janet McDade, assistant superintendent for student services, as acting superintendent until further notice during its meeting Dec. 3.

McDade relieves David Faltys, who is taking a temporary leave of absence to spend time with family during a health situation, said Julie Thannum, assistant superintendent for board and community relations, in an email.

“There is no date for an anticipated return, but we look forward to a time when he will be back with us as superintendent,” Thannum said in the email. “In the meantime, the district is in good hands with Mrs. McDade and her support team.”

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Carroll ISD develops plan in response to controversial video of students using racial slur

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The Carroll ISD school board announced on Nov. 5 that they are taking actions to address a controversial video posted recently on social media in which CISD students can be seen and heard using a racial slur.

The video was posted Oct. 26, board Vice President Michelle Moore said. The school district held a special meeting Friday during which community members shared their experiences and thoughts regarding the issue with a packed boardroom.

CISD leaders have developed a cultural competence action plan to provide education and promote tolerance.

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Carroll Theatre presents ‘Side Show’ December 6 – 9

side-show-featured-img-newBased on the true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one’s uniqueness. As stars on the Orpheum Circuit, it seems that Violet and Daisy have everything they ever wanted. The one thing they lack, however, is the fulfillment of their hearts’ desires. Different as they are, when it comes to matters of the heart, Daisy and Violet have the same burning questions: “Who could proudly stand beside me? Who will love me as I am?”  A stunning reminder of the importance of accepting and celebrating what makes us unique, Side Show is a true story that will touch audience’s hearts.

WHERE: Carroll Senior High School

WHEN: December 6 – 8 at 7pm and December 9 at 2pm

TICKETS: Golden Circle – $25; Emerald Level – $20; Ruby Level – $15

Purchase tickets HERE

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Carroll ISD school board discusses a voluntary drug-testing pilot program

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The Carroll ISD board trustees directed district staff to explore the potential implementation of a voluntary, non-punitive random drug-testing program for middle and high school students during a preliminary discussion during Monday’s school board meeting.

The purpose of this proposed pilot program is to enforce a drug-free educational environment, educate students and prevent harmful consequences caused by illegal drug and alcohol use, according to a staff presentation.

Parents may sign their children up, and 10 percent of participating students would be tested each testing date.

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CISD board sets $4.99M budget for Old Union Elementary School Phase 2 at meeting Monday Aug 6

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Carroll ISD trustees discuss voluntary student drug testing program

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At Tuesday night’s meeting, Carroll ISD board members discussed a drug testing opt-in pilot program for the 2018-19 school year.

The program would offer free and voluntary drug testing to students and families at Carroll ISD middle and high school campuses on random testing days.

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