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BISD Board Tackles Agenda

The Buffalo ISD Board met for their regular monthly meeting December 18th. All board members were present except Trustee Randy Ayers. President Jennifer Humphries presided. Two brief meetings were held prior to the regular meeting to present the Academic Performance Report and the Financial Integrity Ranking System of Texas (FIRST) report.

The Academic Performance Report recognized 2 distinctions at the high school and 4 distinctions at the junior high placing both campus as above average performers. The district earned a superior rating in the FIRST report. Buffalo Superintendent Lacy Freeman commented on both reports saying, ?We are headed in the right direction.?

Head Coach Gary Grubbs presented the Varsity Football team to the board, and Freeman noted that the team earned distinction by becoming Bi-District Champions, a back to back accomplishment. Lower Junior High Principal Susan Shelton reported on the success of the academic teams on her campus becoming District Champions.

Freeman announced that the new Casey Facility is completely finished and completely paid. Currently, all but two pens are occupied with students? animals. The expectations are that the new facility will provide students with better opportunities to learn to care for and show a variety of animals.

A new identification program has been installed at the high school. The Raptor Software System will ID every person attempting to enter the school and run a background check on that person. The same ID system will be added to the other Buffalo campuses in the future.

The board voted to approve TASB Policy Update 109. Another motion was made and approval given for the school to sell surplus property.

Also approved was the Tax Roll Levy for 2017 and the audit firm services for the 2017 ? 2018 school year.