Commerce ISD appoints 15-member school safety committee
Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman says a 15-member school safety committee has been appointed to respond to a required state safety audit and and to make recommendations for additional safety improvements.
The superintendent says two of the members are school board members Gabe Wittkopf and Wayne "Doc" Pierce, who each have law-enforcement backgrounds. The Commerce ISD will apply for a grant from the $100 million dollars made available by the Texas Education Agency to make safety improvements following the school shooting in Uvalde. The Commerce ISD will hold a groundbreaking Monday, August 8 for the new Commerce Middle School, to be built on the north side of Commerce High School.