Calhoun County ISD held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 19, in their newly renovated board room.

The big news coming out of a closed meeting was the board’s approval to extend CCISD Superintendent Larry Nichols’ contract through the 2021/2022 school year.

Nichols spoke to the Wave Thursday, Aug. 22, about his contract extension, and he said he is honored and glad to be back.

Despite getting praise from the board, Nichols said it’s not about him.

“It’s about the group of people that are out on the campuses teaching the kids…and I think that is critical.” Nichols stated.

Nichols went over the goals of the next two years, and he said one of them is to complete the bond, and the district is a million dollars away from paying it off.

“The bond has done some incredible things in this district, and we would like to finish a couple of projects,” Nichols said.

Nichols said an additional goal is to complete the Harvey Recovery. He added that the district received a check from insurance for roughly $900,000, and he is working on 11 currently obligated FEMA projects for the district.

Regarding academics, Nichols said he wants to continue the progress that the district has made.

In other news, the board:

-- Held its last budget meeting before approving it at Thursday’s meeting

-- Approved the Texas Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Support System for the 2019/2020 school year

-- Took no action for changes to the Student Handbook/Code of Conduct for the 2019/2020 school year

-- The next school board meeting will be held at the CCISD Administrative building Thursday, August 29, in the board room.