Board to discuss uniforms

The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees will discuss a request for approval of School Action Fund RISE (Rapidly Improving School Effectiveness) to implement standardized uniforms at Burnet Elementary School. Burnet received the School Action Fund Planning Grant during the 2020-2021 school year and will be continuing with implementation beginning in the 2021-2022 school year and beyond for school improvement, supplemental agenda material said.

The School Action Fund is multifaceted and can be used for turnaround plans.

Standard attire is a recommendation of the RISE program.

According to FNCA (LEGAL), the board may adopt rules that require students to wear school uniforms.

Students shall wear uniforms beginning on the 90th day after the date on which the board adopts the rules, the material said.

Through the School Action Fund grant, all students will be provided a unique uniform enhancement, which must be worn each day.

Families are responsible for purchasing the other required uniform items.

Economically disadvantaged students will be provided a uniform through the School Action Fund grant if assistance is needed. Beyond the life of the grant, RISE campuses will sustain funding for uniforms with local funds for any student meeting economically disadvantaged requirements and unable to pay for uniforms, the information said.

The board will canvass the results of the May 1 election for the Position 4 board of trustees spot. The race was won by incumbent Chris Stanley. Jesse Christesson ran against him.

Other members up for election ran unopposed.

Stanley will be sworn in at the meeting along with Delma Abalos, position 2, Nelson Minyard, position 7, and Steve Brown, position 5.

The board also will hear a presentation from the transportation department; a legislative update; and hiring an executive director for leadership.