On Monday night, the Sherman School Board passed a budget amendment that will increase funding for the Career and Technology Education programs within the Sherman Independent School District.

On Monday night, the Sherman School Board passed a budget amendment that will increase funding for the Career and Technology Education programs within the Sherman Independent School District.


The Board, in a 7-0 vote, passed the budget that would increase the budget for the programs by $284,780 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.


The CTE programs are designed to give students experience and training for career fields after high school. The District offers courses in fields ranging from culinary arts and fashion design to agriculture and construction.


The state of Texas allocates funding for CTE programs statewide, based on enrollment and demand in such programs. Sherman ISD experienced higher than normal enrollment in CTE programs for the 2013 school year, increasing the funding provided by the state.


The amendment modifies the budget to allow and allocate this additional funding, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Finance Randy Reid said.


The funding will be used to purchase supplies for the additional students, but also used for long-term investments in the program. Included in the budget are two classroom set of iPads, and a truck for the CTE program.