Kilgore ISD is working to establish a better relationship with the City of Kilgore as the district aims to improve the school system into the future.

KISD trustees met with City Manager Josh Selleck in a special meeting and board workshop, Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The group met in closed session for over an hour, citing Texas Government Code Section 551.087, which allows the board to hold private meetings for the purposes of discussing possible land acquisitions and economic development.

After the meeting, board members shared information about the discussion.

“We wanted to see some of the things that the city was working on in the long-term future and how to fix Kilgore ISD. That’s basically all it was,” said board president Reggie Henson.

Asked if the meeting was held to improve relationships with the city, Henson said “Yes sir, definitely.”

Trustee Joe Parker also said the meeting was held to bolster a good working relationship between the district and the city.

“There hasn’t been and that’s something we’re going to be working on,” Parker said.

Henson added the district and the city could rely on each other in the future and Tuesday’s meeting was an important part of coordination between the two entities.

“We’re re-establishing that great partnership because we’re going to need each other. No matter what, we’re going to need each other and we’re looking forward to it.”

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