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070722 board talks security

By Tony Farkas
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TRINITY — The Trinity ISD Board of Trustees discussed summer maintenance projects, which includes changes and improvements to school security.

At its regular meeting on June 28, the board received a report about all projects. Superintendent John Kaufman said that while he could not discuss details, there will be increased attention to security issues in light of the tragedy at Uvalde.

Additionally, the roof at Trinity High School is being replaced. Kaufman said work started on Tuesday and will take four weeks to complete.

Other projects include concrete being poured at the middle school for a bus lane, and the remaining carpet in all classrooms and offices will be removed and replaced with tile.

In other business, the board:

•discussed preliminary STAAR results, showing the district is back to pre-COVID levels. Final results will be available in August;

•approved renewing health insurance through Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Kaufman said it went to a regional model, and premiums went down $15 a month individually, which will save the district $34,000 a year;

•approved ESC Region 6 region contracts, and discussed a grant that was awarded which will be used to pay for those contracts;

•gave annual approval for the food service contract; and

•tabled a discussion regarding a guardian program.

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