Bond election set for November 2

The Commerce ISD Board of Trustees voted to hold a bond election for the construction of a new middle school on November 2. Also included in Proposition A, totaling $62.5 million, would be renovation and turf install at baseball and softball fields, new restrooms and concessions next to the stadium, construction of a new agriculture facility with pens and a shop and a band practice area and ball field parking. Proposition B calls for the construction of a multipurpose facility adjacent to the stadium which would host fine arts and athletic events, student field days and community events such as concerts and sports tournaments. Proposition B comes in at $5.5 million. The total bond package totals $68 million. 


The tax rate is expected to increase to $1.46 from the current $1.31. To measure the impact on your household, use the tax rate calculator. For more information, click here


The current middle school was built in 1967 and served as Commerce High School until 2000 when it was renovated to house middle school students. 


Superintendent Charlie Alderman will present information about the upcoming bond election at civic organizations throughout the community. 

Return to in-person instruction plan released

School starts on Thursday, August 12 and we wanted to give parents an update on our health and safety protocols as we begin face-to-face instruction. Remote instruction will not be offered unless mandated by TEA. 

In-person instruction and continuity of service plan

Free meals offered to all students this year

Commerce ISD will offer meals every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student's household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows school to offer free meals for the 2021-2022 school year. 

While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such CISD Food Service Dept. will process household applications during 2021-2022 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year. 

Applications for next year's free and reduced-priced meals are available at each campus.

Coming to a campus near you!

New Chromebooks are being set up and will be delivered soon to each campus. Each student will receive a new Chromebook complete with a case this school year. Teachers will also be receiving a new laptop. 

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Share your feedback on the use of ESSER III funds

Commerce ISD seeks community input on using the federal ESSER III funds to increase student achievement and combat the learning gap caused by the pandemic closures. 


Survey for feedback

Rocking into retirement

Machelle Burns was presented a rocking chair by Superintendent Charlie Alderman upon her retirement from CES as the school's secretary. Burns joined the district in 2017 after working at Texas A&M University-Commerce for several years. She plans to spend a lot more time with her grandchildren in her retirement. She is shown with CES Principal Wanda Beane, Assistant Principal Patricia Nelle and Superintendent Alderman. We wish you the best, Machelle!


Machelle Burns retirement rocking chair with administrators

Two file for CISD Board of Trustees

Current officeholders Randy Starks and Kelsey Lytle have filed for positions on the CISD Board of Trustees.  One position, currently held by Etta Herring, remains open. The deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 12. Applications are available at the CISD Administration Building at 3315 Washington St. The election will be held on Saturday, May 1 at City Hall. 

Starks was elected to the board in 2009. Herring joined in 2012. Lytle was appointed in December to fulfill a vacated position.  

For information on Board qualifications, click here

Tiger Cheer finishes 5th in State UIL competition
The CHS Tiger Cheer Team finished in fifth place at the State UIL Championship held in Fort Worth last week.