CISD to again discuss budget-trimming options

Commerce – The Commerce School Board Monday night will hold its second special session in as many weeks to explore options on how to trim its budget.

Board could possibly agree on conducting a 13 cent tax rollback election later this summer. No decision will be final until next Monday's regular session meeting.

CISD has been working diligently to find creative ways to save money and boost revenue. The district's energy conservation program, started last fall, had saved over $75,000 as of early this year and a recent food service contract is expected to save thousands.

Additionally, administration has asked all departments to cut their own budgets by three percent.

Monday's special session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Curriculum and Technology Center, 606 Culver Street.