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CCISD approves Kolda boundary change, 2019-20 calendar defeated

Posted at 9:40 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 22:40:38-04

The Corpus Christi Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a boundary change which will affect a handful of students from a Southside elementary school.

It’s all part of the district’s plan to alleviate overcrowding on the Southside.

The only new boundaries up for discussion at Monday’s meeting had to do with students currently attending Kolda Elmentary School.  Starting next year, students who graduate from Kolda will be sent to Adkins Middle School instead of Kaffie Middle.

The move is designed to help with overcrowding at Kaffie, which is already at capacity.

However, students who live in the Kolda boundary already attending Kaffie will have a one-time choice of which school they want to go to.

During Monday’s meeting the board failed to approve a district calendar for next school year.  A motion to adopt a longer District of Innovation calendar didn’t receive enough votes to pass, as did a non District of Innovation calendar.

Also Monday, the Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers held a press conference protesting an email to principals sent by CCISD Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez earlier this month which outlined a plan which would group all bilingual students into one of five elementary schools because of a shortage of bilingual teachers.  However, Dr. Hernandez sent an email to principals the next day which stated the district was holding off on the plan because he was uneasy about it.

Board members discussed holding special meeting later this month to approve the calendar.