December 2020- BoardBits

This e-newsletter highlights important news from the Dec. 8 board meeting of the STISD Board of Directors.

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Board Elects Officers for Two-Year Term

The STISD Board of Directors held officer elections during the Dec. 8 board meeting. Board members elected Doug Buchanan for his second two-year term as president and former board secretary Henry LeVrier for the position of vice president. Dr. Sylvia Sánchez Garza was elected to the position of secretary.

Board member Doug Buchanan smiling

Doug Buchanan

Board member Henry LeVrier smiling

Henry LeVrier
Vice President

Board member Sylvia Sanchez Garza, Ph.D., smiling

Sylvia Sánchez Garza, Ph.D.

Board Approves District & Campus Improvement Plans for 2020-2021

The district and campuses work side-by-side each year to develop the District Improvement Plan (DIP) and the Campus Improvement Plans (CIPs), which fulfill state and federal requirements. The STISD Board of Directors approved the plans for the 2020-2021 school year during the Dec. 8 board meeting. The full plans can be accessed through the district website: STISD 2020-2021 District & Campus Improvement Plans.

Board Receives Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ended Aug. 31, 2020

Luis C. Orozco, certified public accountant, presented the STISD Annual Financial Report for the year ended Aug. 31, 2020, to the STISD Board of Directors during the Dec. 8 board meeting held via Zoom.

As required by state and federal laws, each fall an independent auditor reviews the district's financial statements from the previous fiscal year. STISD follows through with any audit recommendations made.

According to the report from the fall of 2020, STISD received an "unmodified opinion," and there were no findings for the 2019-2020 school year. STISD has continued to maintain a healthy fund balance and a strong system of internal control. The district has also remained in compliance with all federal and Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines.