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Two student, two staff FISD

COVID cases reported Jan. 28

Numbers of students and staff members who were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 increased on Friday, Jan. 28, according to a report from Frankston ISD.

Two notifications sent to parents and staff members stated that two more students and two more staff members were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. One student was last on campus on Tuesday, Jan. 25 and another student was last on campus Friday, Jan. 21, according to the notifications. The two staff members were last on campus on Monday, Jan. 24 and Thursday, Jan. 27, respectively.

The new cases brought the totals for students to 176, and the staff total rose to 77 for an overall total of 253 since the beginning of school in August 2021.

Three notifications sent to parents and staff members on Tuesday, Jan. 25 stated that eight more students and three more staff members were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. One student was last on campus on Wednesday, Jan. 12 and another student was last on campus Jan. 11, according to the notifications. Two students were last on campus Jan. 13 and three others on campus Jan. 19. The three staff members were reported last on campus on Jan. 21.

The Jan. 25 cases brought totals for students to 174 while the staff total increased to  75 for an overall total of 249 since the beginning of school in August 2021. 

Two notifications sent to parents and staff members on Jan. 21 stated that two more students were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. One student was last on campus on Thursday, Jan. 20 and the other student was last on campus Jan. 14, according to the notifications.

Those Jan. 21 cases brought totals for students to 166 while the staff total remained at 72 for an overall total of 238 since the beginning of school in August 2021.

Due to privacy requirements the FISD will not be be releasing the names of infected individuals.

The dates of reports and the number of individuals confirmed on each date are included on the FISD COVID Dashboard on the school website.

The cases are being handled, as others, with health department contact tracing and quarantine periods, according to FISD safety and health protocols, outlined on the school Dashboard web page and on notifications sent to parents and staff, Supt. Nicci Cook said.

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FISD trustees eye annual report

at public hearing, regular meet

The Frankston Independent School District Annual Report was the subject of a public hearing and was published as provided by the Texas education code as part of the Monday, Jan. 24 regular meeting of the FISD Board of Trustees, according to a report by Supt. Nicci Cook.

Elements of a summary of the report were presented to the board as part of the hearing. It included the 2020-2021 District Accreditation Status, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) Financial Standard Reports, the Campus Performance Objectives, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board report and the Report of Violent or Criminal Incidents.

A summary of these reports is available on the complete report to be available on the FISD website at www.frankstonisd.net/Content2/54 .

In the separate meeting of the board, the trustees approved 6-0 the consent agenda which included a resolution of annual review of the FISD investment policy and approval of an out-of-state field trip.

Consideration of a resolution to approve leave for personnel who were required to be absent because of COVID-19 reasons was removed from the consent agenda but no action was taken on the agenda item in later deliberations.

In action items, the trustees approved 6-0 participation by the Board of Trustees in the Lone Star Governance training.

In other matters during the meeting, the Board of Trustees was recognized as a part of School Board Recognition Month. Board members are Junior Mascorro, J.R. Newman, Brian Merritt, Sheila Smith, Ryan Bizzell, Dustin Holladay and Joe Reed.

The board went into closed session to discuss evaluation of the superintendent. After returning to open session, the trustees voted to defer making any changes in the superintendent’s contract which expires in June of 2024.

The board heard various reports from campus principals and other administrators.

Middle School Principal Cindy Owens reported on various extra-curricular and athletic activities. She said middle school enrollment was 202.

Elementary School Principal Melanie Blackwell recognized the Indians of the Month in the first grade. They are Norah Clifton, Riley Hudson and Nathan King. She also recognized fourth grade teacher April Dowling as the Frankston Elementary School outstanding teacher. She also made note of such activities as Teacher Planning Days, Atten-Dance Party, Mid-Year MAP testing, a fifth grade Medieval Times Trip, BRAVES trips and Parent-Teacher Conferences set for Feb. 11. She reported that the elementary school enrollment was 368.

High School Principal Edgar Rodriguez reported on various activities. He also recognized Brianna Looney as the Texas Farm Bureau Student of the Month. He said his campus’ enrollment was 232, with 66 ninth graders, 60 tenth graders, 63 eleventh graders and 43 twelfth graders.

Business manager Randi Westbrook gave an update on various finances and facilities. She reported that work on the athletic track was proceeding on schedule so far.

Supt Nicci Cook reported that FISD had received a grant from Region 7 to hire a registered nurse (RN) with salary funding for 15 months.

She confirmed overall district enrollment presented by the principals. She said current district enrollment is 802, up by eight students since the opening of school on Aug. 16, 2021. She said it compares with the 2021-22 Snapshot enrollment of 809 on Oct. 29, 2021. She said the number of COVID-19 cases since August 2021 was 238 as of Jan. 24, with 166 students or 20.6 percent and 72 staff members or 48.6 per cent.

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Eight student, three staff FISD

COVID cases reported Jan. 25

Numbers of students and staff members who were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 increased on Tuesday, Jan. 25, according to a report from Frankston ISD.

Three notifications sent to parents and staff members stated that eight more students and three more staff members were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. One student was last on campus on Wednesday, Jan. 12 and another student was last on campus Jan. 11, according to the notifications. Two students were last on campus Jan. 13 and three others on campus Jan. 19. The three staff members were reported last on campus on Jan. 21.

The new cases brought totals for students to 174 while the staff total increased to 75 for an overall total of 249 since the beginning of school in August 2021. 

Two notifications sent to parents and staff members on Jan. 21 stated that two more students were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. One student was last on campus on Thursday, Jan. 20 and the other student was last on campus Jan. 14, according to the notifications.

Those new cases brought totals for students to 166 while the staff total remained at 72 for an overall total of 238 since the beginning of school in August 2021.

The number of confirmed cases reported since a report on Jan. 19 has increased by 22, including 17 students and 5 staff members. On that report there had been an increase of 25 students and 12 staff members, the largest increase during one reporting period. 

The Jan. 19 report brought the overall total since the beginning of school in August 2021 to 227, including 157 students and 70 staff members.

Due to privacy requirements the FISD will not be be releasing the names of infected individuals.

The dates of reports and the number of individuals confirmed on each date are included on the FISD COVID Dashboard on the school website.

The cases are being handled, as others, with health department contact tracing and quarantine periods, according to FISD safety and health protocols, outlined on the school Dashboard web page and on notifications sent to parents and staff, Supt. Nicci Cook said.

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Only two more student FISD

COVID cases reported Jan. 21

Numbers of students and staff members who were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 were down Friday, Jan. 21, according to a report from Frankston ISD.

Two notifications sent to parents and staff members stated that two more students were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. One student was last on campus on Thursday, Jan. 20 and the other student was last on campus Jan. 14, according to the notifications.

The new cases brought totals for students to 166 while the staff total remained at 72 for an overall total of 238 since the beginning of school in August 2021. 

Supt. Nicci Cook said she is hoping that the lower number on Jan. 21 means that the incidence of cases is beginning to decline.

On Jan. 20 a letter to parents and staff members indicated that four students, three last on campus on Jan. 13 and one on Jan. 18, and two staff members, one each last on campus on Jan. 14 and Jan. 18, were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. Another notification the same day indicated that three students, one last on campus on Jan. 13 and two more on Jan. 14 were confirmed.  (See Complete Article HERE )

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