Corsicana ISD Recognizes the Board of Trustees
January is School Board Recognition Month, and Corsicana ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas school children.
“Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our Board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our local schools are made by representatives of this community, people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students,” said Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent.
“Board members shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices. Their ultimate goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district,” said Frost. “It’s more important than ever before that the public supports our schools so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Our board members provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children,” she said.
This Board has led many changes that have positively impacted the district. Most recently, the Board has been overseeing plans and progress on the construction of the new Corsicana Middle School for 7th and 8th grade and several other renovation projects throughout the district. Plans are underway this fall to open the new middle school and transfer the 5th and 6th grades to Collins Intermediate School.
The Board has approved a strategic plan, Vision 2020. This plan collected input from various sources throughout the community to develop goals and objectives focusing on student success into the year 2020.
Board members serving Corsicana ISD are: Rev. Ed Monk, President; Dr. Kent Rogers, Vice President; Barbara Kelley, Secretary; John Saberton, Terry Seth, Jason Sodd and Leah Blackard.
“Our district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay. Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom, this board is responsible for an annual budget of $42 million, approximately 5900 students, 900 employees, and eight campuses. Please help us thank these dedicated volunteers for their efforts to make a difference and their unfailing commitment to the continued success of our students now and in the future,” she said.