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Groundbreaking For New Commerce Middle School Will Be Aug. 8; Returning Teachers And Staff Will Receive $2,500 Bonus

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Artist's conception of future Commerce Middle School

Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman says the groundbreaking for the new Commerce Middle School will take place on Monday, Aug. 8.

Last November, Commerce voters approved $62.5 million for the new school; agriculture facility; artificial turf for the Commerce High School baseball and softball fields; and new parking and concessions facilities for the baseball and softball fields. Proposition B, $5.5 million for a multi-purpose facility, which would include a covered artificial-turf field for football and band practice, and community events.

Also, the Commerce ISD Board of Trustees recently approved a $2,500 bonus for all teachers and staff who return to the CISD in the fall. The purpose is to retain as many teaching and support staff as possible.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.