Thanks to an increase in state funding, Communities In Schools – Greater Central Texas (CIS) will expand its services to more schools in the Killeen Independent School District. The local, private, non-profit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of children in a positive way by helping them achieve academic and personal success, will now serve eight more elementary schools and an additional middle school during the 2019-2020 academic year.
With increased funding from the state legislature, CIS is also required to serve 1,000 more students than the 5,112 students served this past academic year. The state requirement last year was 4,808 students. To meet the new state requirement, CIS will add positions at the following schools chosen by KISD: Brookhaven, Hay Branch, Ira Cross, Pershing Park, Peebles, Trimmier, Harker Heights, Haynes and Sugar Loaf elementary schools and Live Oak Ridge Middle School.