The words "Wake Up," and the symbol of an arrow pointing up, set the theme for this year's State of the District report from CCISD Superintendent Scott Elliff.
Elliff said it is a call to wake up, not only students, but the entire community to all the positive things happening in the district. He said enrollment is up more than 300 students over last year. New educational programs are being offered, and while there are many challenges ahead, the district is so far weathering any cutbacks in funding.
"We're in a good position here. A better position at CCISD than some of the larger districts," Elliff said. "We've done some proactive planning leading up to the last couple of years, really seeing this budget crisis on the horizon. There were other districts in Texas that had to lay people off. We were able to take care of some of these costs through attrition."
Elliff said that, even though classes are slightly larger in the secondary schools, the district has saved money by not filling vacancies for some 200 positions left open by retiring employees. He said they should be able to work around future challenges without having to lay anyone off.
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