Cedar Hill ISD Community,
Thank you to our scholars, staff and families for their resiliency and hard work this semester. Together, we have met difficulties head-on, worked to find solutions to new obstacles, and put in the extra effort for each scholar while balancing personal challenges and sometimes overwhelming life issues.
It is unfortunate that the voter-approval tax rate election (VATRE) and the three bond propositions were rejected by voters.
I know the past 3 ½ months have caused some unfortunate division in our community over the direction of CHISD and the value or a VATRE or bond. I am also aware that the current economic climate concerns made it difficult for many families and residents to consider a nominal tax increase at this time. But we must remember elections have consequences.
The propositions presented to voters were not a wish list, but an answer to address the poor conditions of our facilities, a way to recruit and retain the best teachers and fund academic programs that affect every scholar. The election results mean additional challenges and tough choices for our Board of Trustees and administration; but we will make those decisions with our scholars in mind.
In Cedar Hill ISD, we have a set of behaviors known as the “Longhorn Essentials”. Scholars are expected to exhibit these behaviors both on and off campus. One of the essentials is “be respectful of everyone’s comments, opinions and ideas.” Election season provides us with an opportunity to learn about the needs of our community and make our own decisions regarding how to move forward. Thank you to everyone who voted in the November election. Thank you for voicing your opinion and being a part of the democratic process.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with all CHISD stakeholders as we work to provide all Longhorns with exceptional educational experiences in safe learning environments.
Dr. Gerald B. Hudson
Superintendent of Schools
Cedar Hill Independent School District