Conroe - Montgomery Edition | June 2020

The Conroe ISD board of trustees meets July 21 at 6 p.m. at 3205 W. Davis St., Conroe. 936-709-7752 www.conroisd.net The Montgomery ISD board of trustees meets July 21 at 7 p.m. at 20774 Eva St., Montgomery. 936-276-2000 www.misd.org The Willis ISD board of trustees meets July 13 at 5:30 p.m. at 204 W. Rogers Road, Willis. 936-856-1200 www.willisisd.org MEETINGSWE COVER Conroe ISD CISD is offering curbside meal pickup for students at several campuses from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. State Independent school districts across Texas were allowed to hold strength and conditioning workouts and band practices starting June 8, according to the University Interscholastic League, the sanctioning body for academic, athletic and arts competitions in Texas middle and high schools. SCHOOLHIGHLIGHTS

AnnDixon namedMISD interimsuperintendent

BY EVA VIGH

The move follows former Superin- tendent Beau Rees’ announcement that he would leave the district to become Weatherford ISD’s new superintendent. WISD is located in Parker County. On June 2, the board met in private session with attorneys to review

the list of possible superintendent candidate applications. The next step was to begin first interviews with a small subset of the candidates, and two candidates will be invited back for a second interview, officials said. The board is aiming to select a final candidate by the end of June.

MONTGOMERY ISD Following a special board meeting May 21 to inter- view candidates, the Montgomery ISD board of trustees offered the interim superintendent position to Ann Dixon. Dixon has accepted the position, according to MISD officials.

Conroe ISDapplies for two grants for Tropical Storm Imelda, COVID-19

BY ANDY LI

aid operations in areas that were affected by the tropical storm. Hines said CISD was eligible for $1.94 million 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, assis- tant superintendent for

elementary education for CISD, said the district was also eligible to receive $49,000 to support eli- gible schools under the Texas Education Agency Instructional Continuity of Learning Grant. Phillips said the funds would be used for San Jacinto Elementary School to support remote learning and staff training. Both grants were approved unanimously.

DISTRICT SEEKS GRANTS Conroe ISD will seek two grants in response to recent crises. Conroe ISD is eligible for: • Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Grant: $1.94 million • Texas Education Agency Instructional Continuity of Learning Grant: $49,000 SOURCE: CONROE ISD/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

CONROE ISD The Conroe ISD board of trustees approved two grant applications at its May 19 virtual meeting related to the two crises in 2019 and 2020 affecting the district, Tropical Storm Imelda and the COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy Superintendent Chris Hines said the Imme- diate Aid to Restart School Operations Grant is meant to

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CONROE - MONTGOMERY EDITION • JUNE 2020

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