The Anna ISD school board meeting held on Aug. 21 started on a high note with the recognition of students who participated in the Texas Cattleman’s Commercial Steer Project. School Board President Ty Chapman and Superintendent Pete Slaughter congratulated the students and presented them with certificates of recognition.

Following the 2014-15 school year budget presentation by Rosemary Trevino the board approved the balanced $5,234,344 budget. Both the budget revenues and expenditures are one percent lower than last year’s budget. The budget is available on the AISD web site.

The board also approved the $1.54 tax rate per $100 of property valuation which is the same as the current tax rate.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Sue Akins gave an update on the AYP and STAAR Accountability Report. Anna High School, Anna Middle School and Bryant and Rattan Elementary schools met the standard. The Special Education program required improvement and the Early Childhood Learning Center, based on a self-evaluation, met the standard.

Assistant Superintendent Thomas O’Neal summarized the Security Audit report, which he said is required every three years, thusly: "It was very favorable for every campus."

Slaughter reported that the AISD current student enrollment is at 2,859 "and still growing."

The board changed school board meeting dates for the remainder of 2014 to be held on the third Mondays of the month (instead of the third Thursdays) in order not to conflict with district athletic events. Additionally, the October meeting will be for Team of 8 training.