Commerce ISD superintendent Charlie Alderman discusses a project of about $825,000 in improvements at the district's facilities. Included are a new roof on the Commerce Middle School gym and new doors for the building, replacing the original doors that were installed when the structure was built as Commerce High School in 1968. Another project is a resurfacing of the Commerce High School track. Also, the Commerce ISD board is expected to seek "district of innovation" status, which would allow the district to eventually schedule its classes in accordance with the annual schedule at Texas A&M-Commerce, including classes in the summer. The district of innovation status would also let the Commerce ISD hire teachers who are expert in specific areas although not certified as teachers.