Education

Kirbyville superintendent voluntarily resigns to join Region 5

KIRBYVILLE — The Kirbyville CISD board held a special meeting Monday night to accept the voluntary resignation of superintendent Georgia Sayers.

It named Kristi Gore interim superintendent.

Sayers tells KFDM/Fox 4 News she’s voluntarily resigning to take a position with the Region 5 Education Service Center.

The board named Sayers superintendent in March of 2020.

KFDM/Fox 4 spoke with Georgia Sayers Monday morning about her new position.

“I’m joining Region 5,” said Sayers. “I’ll be working with administrators and teachers. I’ll be coaching teachers in how to be more effective in the classroom. I love that aspect of the job.”

She also spoke with us about her work in the Kirbyville CISD.

“As for the Kirbyville school district, they’re great people,” said Sayers. “I’ve gained so much while working there. I’m excited about some of the new things we’ve put in place. I wish them continued success.”

News Release from Kirbyville CISD:

The Kirbyville Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees is saddened to announce that Superintendent of Schools Georgia Sayers will be leaving the District to pursue an opportunity at the Region 5 Education Service Center, which serves KCISD and other districts in our region. While the District will miss Ms. Sayers, we are supportive in her interest to work at Region 5 and excited to continue to work with her in her new role.

We are immensely grateful for all the contributions Ms. Sayers has made during her time at KCISD. Prior to serving as the Superintendent at Kirbyville CISD, Ms. Sayers served as Assistant Superintendent and as a Testing Coordinator for the District. Ms. Sayers’ service and leadership contributed to the success of our great District and will leave a lasting positive impact on our teachers and students. During Ms. Sayers’ tenure as Superintendent the district:

Increased state assessment scores surpassing the State and Region in most tested areas.

Wrote and received over $4,000,000 in ESSER funds related to COVID-19

Worked successfully with the County Judge and Health Department through the continual changes by the CDC and state health agencies to develop protocols for a safe return to school

One of the first districts in Southeast Texas to offer COVID-19 Rapid tests to all staff and students

Refinanced the 2013 and 2014 series bonds for a cost savings of $2,560,544.99 for tax payers

Began training of K-3 teachers for the HB3 Reading Academies

Began the process of creating the Teacher Incentive Allotment Plan to submit to the state

Purchased enough technology devices to meet our goal of 100% one-to-one and provided MiFi’s to students

Began the process of improving all programs (athletic, band, curricular, etc.)

Implemented new CTE programs, for example Criminal Justice, Principles of Art/Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Principles of Education and Training, and Employability Skills, Pharmacy Tech, and Financial Math.

Partnered with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office to provide a School Resource Officer

Have fully staffed and trained Behavioral and Digital Threat Assessment Teams

Implemented the Standard Response Protocol to respond to emergencies, provided training for same

Classroom emergency preparedness in a centralized location in every room in the district (trauma kits, shelter in place supplies, evacuation backpacks)

Enhanced our security through securing the perimeter of all campuses

The board will soon begin its search for a new superintendent and does not anticipate that the process will disrupt the District’s operations.

Written by KFDM/FOX4

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