FCISD approves new district lines

The new FCISD precinct map with colors representing the new boundaries. Previous lines are in black.

FLOYDADA — In an unanimous vote Tuesday night, Floydada Collegiate ISD’s seven members agreed to change the lines of their five single-member precincts to better fit the 2020 census numbers.

The change, a mandate for equal representation, is required when districts experience a population shift over a certain threshold. While the changes to the current precinct lines were not drastic, they were necessary to bring FCISD into compliance with the state government.

The board was presented with a report from Taylor Sue, chair of the ad-hoc redistricting committee that met earlier this month to hammer out the new plan. Each of the members whose districts were altered still live inside their precincts.

In addition to accepting the new lines, the board was given their annual audit report by Greg Gilbert of Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert & Moss of Lubbock. Gilbert praised the district for how they appeared compared to districts of comparable size. “Everything looks good from a financial standpoint for the district,” he told the board.

Other items of note on Tuesday were that turf was set to be laid in the coming days for the new Whirlwinds baseball and softball fields, with board member Eric Smith saying he was impressed how fast Hellas had worked on erecting the tennis courts located next to the fields.

The board also approved a February 10 public meeting for the 2021 Academic Performance Report of FCISD from the state. That meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the FCISD board will be on January 10, also at 7 p.m.

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