TRINITY —The Trinity ISD Board of Trustees approved a change to regulations allowing board members to carry firearms in meetings, provided the member is licensed to do so.
Superintendent Dr. John Kaufman said the board acknowledged the regulation at the Sept. 25 meeting.
Kaufman also said that the regulation is based on Texas Attorney General rules, so he crafted the regulation that board members can carry firearms into a meeting only, and with the proviso that a copy of the member’s license to carry is on file.
He said that the regulation applies only to meetings and not for campuses.
Other matters discuss by the board include approving nominations for Trinity County Appraisal District, of which all were nominated, but nominated none for the portion of the district located in Walker County.
The board also heard a grievance from a parent regarding a student’s punishment for a transgression. Kaufman said the student originally was suspended for three days and send for alternative school placement. The parent appealed to Kaufman, who upheld the original punishment; however, the board lessened the punishment to suspension only.