On March 28, Huffman ISD caught the attention and presence of Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey. They approved the addition of 17 new positions districtwide to manage future expansion.

Ramsey was present at the board meeting and stated, “My focus centers on the unincorporated area of the community. As a civil engineer, it is my responsibility to facilitate the design of roads and water systems. Huffman is much like my hometown. When I reflect on my past, I still have my high school football coach’s number saved on my phone. We can never underestimate the impact a teacher or a coach has on a student.”

“Consider me your partner on key issues and anything regarding the count — your one-stop-shop for answers. We have 40 dump trucks, tree trimmers and more to help — not just as disaster strikes,” added Ramsey.

As the meeting continued, David Carpenter, technology director for the district, added details regarding a plan for added growth with cybersecurity measures. “Our focus is already on prevention, detection and recovery. In terms of prevention, we are looking at Geo-IP blocking so we can see the country of origin for each communication — whether to or from a student or faculty machine and throughout our network.

“Finally, we have a timeline in place for detection and recovery to deploy Azure technologies between now and next spring.”

Another measure to facilitate growth within the Huffman district is approving teacher and staff salary increases. “We reviewed salary increases at the board workshop Feb. 24. At that time, we reviewed a 4% of midpoint increase for all full-time employees on the midpoint scale and 4% calculated increase for teachers, librarians and counselors,” stated Tim Brittian, CFO for Huffman ISD.

Altogether, the board approved a total salary increase of $938,635 — districtwide.

Huffman ISD approved 17 new positions.

Director of Human Resources and Public Information Officer for the district, Kristen Breaux, said, “With the expected growth coming to Huffman, these positions will allow the district to meet the academic and social needs and the remediation efforts that the pandemic has brought on.”

Breaux further explained, “The district previously hired an individual who will take on the role of police chief once the department is fully functioning.

“The department will hire two officers, with the addition of two more later.

“There are two fine arts positions approved to accommodate the increasing participation in the fine arts programs.

“The district addressed the needs of the special education department by approving four additional positions to support both students and staff,” she said.

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