by Coy Holcombe.
There were approximately 500 in attendance for Mr. Kirk’s funeral on Saturday. Chuck Powers did an excellent job conveying many memories of Mr. Kirk to the audience. James and Robert Cook and Mike McConathy did an outstanding job with the songs. There were many beautiful plants and flower arrangements. I want to thank everyone for their work in putting this service together. I want to especially thank Jack Wallace and all the maintenance and custodial personnel for their help in getting the gym ready for the services on Saturday. Goodbye, Mr. Kirk. You will be missed.
Summer is always the time that school districts work on budgets. The planning process actually starts as far back as November or December for the upcoming school year. With the passage of a new school finance bill this past legislative session, school districts are having to slow down the process a little this summer. Districts estimate the amount of state funding that they will receive each year from a template written by Omar Garcia, formerly with TEA, and now with Region 13 ESC. Whenever the funding formulas are changed, the template has to be changed. We received version 1 of the template last week. We are already at version 3 today. Omar does an outstanding job of developing this template; however, with so many variables to consider, corrections and revisions are always necessary. Over the summer, we will be looking at this new template and comparing the state funding EISD will receive under the new finance bill with what we would have received under the old finance bill.
Board Meeting – Tomorrow evening, the EISD Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting. The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the High School library.
I hope everyone has a great week.