It has been an interesting and unforgettable last 5 months. Our nation has endured a war against itself, two world wars, and an attack from terrorist with 911 and none of those halted our economy or its educational system like Covid-19. Rest assure that this country and the foundations of its educational system will endure. The coronavirus caught almost every district and school sleeping when it hit us in the early spring. School systems realized that we were not nimble enough in our practices and how we deliver education to our students. It has forced us to have hard conversations with ourselves and has led to a needed movement by Clarksville I.S.D. to allocate more resources in the area technology for its staff and students. For this reason, we will equip each teacher and student with computer device and our teachers are spending the summer on learning the most effective ways to communicate and deliver lessons remotely to our students.
We are living in a time which we all will recall and discuss decades from now. The coronavirus outbreak and the changes that we are making, in my opinion, are changes that are well overdue in public schools systems nationally. Teachers and students in CISD will now be equipped with the technology and platforms required to communicate with each other remotely. A system such as this is profoundly better than the packet exchange system that we implemented in the Spring and moreover it prepares our students for the same type of models and expectations that they are sure to encounter in college and the real world.
I am highly thankful thus far of the Clarksville community’s support and understanding as we continue to adjust to the seemingly ever-changing corridors that change daily within this maze that Covid-19 has created. Together we will get through this.
Kermit Ward, Superintendent
Annual Enrollment has finally begun! Employees can start enrolling in their 2020-21 health insurance and supplemental benefits now. You have until August 21st, 2020 to sign up for your benefits. Because we are changing medical carriers from Aetna to Blue Cross Blue Shield, EVERY employee is required to go into the Benefits Portal and select your 2020-2021 benefits. You also should review your personal and dependent information and make any updates/changes as necessary.
The Employee Benefits Portal is located at www.etxebc.com. Choose “Clarksville” from the drop down, then click on “Plan Year 2020-2021”. There is a link for enrollment instructions under the Quick Links in the middle of the page.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at 903-427-3891, ext. 754.
Jackie Bachman – CTSBO
Clarksville ISD Business Office
Hunter Dwyre’s name has been drawn to receive a Nintendo Switch for his work during the time off and during the summer in Freckle. He has received a gift card each week and proudly displays a Cheatham Super Star sign in his yard. This is Hunter’s first year in public school and I am SO PROUD of the progress that he has made. Mom and Grandmother have worked tirelessly to make this transition a smooth one.
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