On Friday, officials with Canutillo Independent School District announced that their district received honors in two different fields.
CISD officials first shared that the district is one of six to be recognized for having a Model Parent and Family Engagement Program.
The district is being honored for making their parent and family engagement an integral part of their culture, via active participation in programs, communication and collaboration between the students, school, and parents.
“Thanks to our parent liaisons who make family engagement an integral part of our culture and pride through various methods and hard work, we will be receiving this award,” said Dr. Monica Reyes.
“While attending the conference, we will have opportunities to learn strategies for empowering all stakeholders to increase student achievement and to meet required state and federal mandates.”
Canutillo ISD will receive this award at the Opening General Session of the 2018 Statewide Parental Conference, TEA and the Statewide Parent and Family Engagement Initiative on Thursday, December 6th.
In addition to that honor, the district also announced that they had received excellent marks on its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ended June 30, 2018.
The audit encompassed all facets of CISD’s fiscal operations and was conducted by Gibson Ruddock Patterson, LLC.
Dr. Pedro Galaviz, Superintendent of Schools says that the positive results are due to continued strong internal controls, further enhancements to the purchasing process and financially sound management.
“We have been standing on solid financial ground the last few years with a great sense of accountability to our stakeholders,” Dr. Galaviz said. “Thanks to the leadership of the Board, and the hard work of all district administration and personnel, we’ve maintained our commitment to serving our students with integrity.”
Martha E. Piekarski, CPA, and Chief Business Officer of Canutillo ISD believes the entire team contributes to the District’s success.
“Receiving a clean audit is the result of what every staff member does every day from the teachers, principals, custodians, bus drivers, and food service personnel,” Piekarski, said. “I’m very proud of our team and appreciate the hard work of everyone involved in this important annual effort.”