Board Meeting Report: Goal-setting planned, City gifts $40,000 grant to Melissa Schools

City of Melissa representatives at October board meeting


Oct 2018
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The Melissa Schools Board of Trustees met Monday evening at the Home Office for a regularly scheduled monthly board meeting.

The meeting featured Cardinal Commendations followed by reports from the executive leadership team. Elementary students Macy Reid and John Collin Graham led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge.

Featured in this report:

  • Goal-setting session scheduled for December
  • Construction update on newest facilities
  • City of Melissa gifts $40,000 grant to Melissa Schools
  • Cardinal Commendations awarded

Goal-setting session scheduled for December

Superintendent Keith Murphy announced that the Board of Trustees, executive leadership team, and school administrators will meet on Dec. 3 for a goal-setting session. The group will collaborate to determine a new set of board goals that reflect the direction of the district, to be approved by the board.

The current board goals were developed on Oct. 13, 2015 and unanimously approved by the board on Dec. 15, 2015.

Construction update on newest facilities

Kenny Deel, Executive Director of Operations, presented an update on construction at Melissa Schools, focusing on North Creek Elementary and Melissa High School.

While North Creek Elementary is slated to be at nearly 100% completion within the next two weeks, there is an extensive list of punch items still pending at the Melissa High School facility, Deel said.

City of Melissa gifts $40,000 grant to Melissa Schools

Mayor Reed Greer and Mayor Pro-tem Jay Northcut of the Melissa City Council announced Monday evening that the City of Melissa has gifted a $40,000 grant to Melissa Schools to help enhance safety and security.

“We’re very committed to our relationship with Melissa ISD,” said Northcut. “You’ve made us a part of Team Melissa and we appreciate that. We are always thinking about what we can do to enhance that relationship with the school.”

Northcut said that the hope is that the grant will be reviewed and gifted annually to the district.

“We thank you for all that you do for our kids – we all have kids that have gone through the district – and we appreciate you very much.”

Superintendent Murphy and Kelly Davidson, Chief of Police at Melissa Schools, spoke of how the city and school district work together in day-to-day operations, with student safety being the top priority.

The grant announcement came as Duke Sparks, Director of Community Outreach, presented the City of Melissa with a Cardinal Commendation. Sparks expressed his gratitude for the city-district partnership that has flourished over the last few years.

Cardinal Commendations awarded

Eighteen Cardinal Commendations were awarded to students, staff, and community members. The recipients for October are listed below.

Cardinal Commendations - Oct. 15, 2018

Harry McKillop Elementary Awards:

  • Christian Fletcher
  • Dakoda McArthur
  • Jessica Goodman
  • Erasmo Paulin
  • Misti Kusano

North Creek Elementary Awards:

  • Rylee Moore-King
  • Ronin Craven-Bass
  • Alexander Convento-James
  • Stacy Branam
  • Edith Maciel

Melissa Middle School Awards:

  • Kayla Gibbs
  • Chloe Brand
  • Avery Davies

Melissa High School Awards:

  • Nicole Sanders
  • Banner News
  • Yearbook

District Awards:

  • The City of Melissa

Awards from Elementary School PTOs:

  • Kenny Deel

Upcoming board meeting

The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Melissa Schools Home Office, located at 1904 Cooper Street. Board meetings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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