There were lots of smiles and hugs in the Brave Nation on Friday, November 22, 2019, as CISD Board Members and CISD Superintendent Dr. Roosevelt Nivens hand delivered Christmas cards to every employee in the district, with most of the cards containing a loyalty check. Loyalty payments range from $200 for employees with 1 year of service in CISD to $1,400 for employees with 25+ consecutive years employed by CISD.
The CISD Board of Trustees approved the Loyalty Incentive Plan in 2014 as a way to reward staff members who continue to serve the children of Community. CISD Board President Mike Shepard says, "The opportunity to hand-deliver the Christmas cards and Loyalty checks is one of the most rewarding things we do as a Board of Trustees. We are able to see first had the employees of CISD receive a bonus check to spend during the holiday season, and we have the opportunity to thank each one of them personally for their hard work and dedication to our students.”
"It is one of my favorite days out of the year! It is such an honor and a joy to escort our board members across the district and watch them hand each staff member a Christmas card and thank them for all they work they do for our children, said CISD Superintendent, Dr. Roosevelt Nivens. “One of our core values is that we invest in positive relationships, and the Loyalty program is a great example of the District investing in our teachers and staff who choose to return and are making a difference for our students,” added Nivens.