By Delania Raney
The Weekly News MUENSTER – Muenster Inde- pendent School District Board continued to discuss the budget for the 2023-2024 school year and remains focused on technol- ogy, security, teacher salaries and other issues as summer break passes its midpoint. The June 14 regular school board included a report from Technology Director Jeff Presnall who updated the board on IT matters. words, 2-step verification, and He noted repairs continue on proper use of school email ac- various Chromebooks.
Presnall also said two network switches failed in May resulting in a temporary outage of some security cameras and door ac- cessibility. The switches were re- placed and back online quickly, he noted. Spam/phishing emails have been on the upswing in the last few weeks, Presnall said. Teachers and staff were notified on how to use preventative mea- sures including changing pass- counts. Desktop units for the new spe- cial education department have been set up for the 2023-2024 school year. The district’s domain registration of muensterisd.org was renewed for the thirteenth year. The domain name of muen- sterisd.net is 23 years old and is up for renewal in 2026. The football stadium sound system is nearing the end of its useful life and will require replacement, Presnall said in his report, adding both speakers and amplifier sys- tem are beyond repair. The cost, however, will be significant. In her report, Elementary School Principal Deborah Sick- ing noted enrollment on the el- ementary campus as of May 25, 2023 was 296 students. Highlights: Registration was underway in mid-June. All cur- rent students were registered or being contacted by office staff. Transfer applications are closed (Continued on Page 12)