The Cleburne ISD board of trustees receives a donation of a LifeVac for each campus during Monday night’s meeting. The life-saving devices keep people from choking.



Students at Cleburne ISD are now protected against choking.

The CISD board of trustees received a donation of LifeVAc kits from Pinnacle Bank during Monday night’s meeting.

CISD Lead Nurse Christi Gregory said each campus will now have a life saving kit, which includes three LifeVacs and a practice device to keep students from choking.

Pinnacle Regional President Tim Whitlock, Branch President Amber Witte and the founder/CEO of LifeVac, Arthur Lih, were present at the meeting to give the donation. 

“What Mr. Whitlock has done is he challenged all Pinnacle Banks in Texas to purchase these LifeVac machines or devices for their school districts,” Gregory said. “He has made that challenge so maybe other community people will do that and all Texas schools will have this life saving device.”

The device is simple and easy to use, she said. 

CISD Superintendent Kyle Heath thanked Pinnacle and LifeVac for their donation.

“I just want to thank Pinnacle Bank personally and the inventor for being here tonight and for creating a device that makes a difference in the world in a positive way,” Heath said. “We hope we never have to use it, but what a great thing to have on hand in case you ever do.”

In other news, the board received a construction update from Balfour Beatty Construction Co. on the renovation of the old Cleburne High School into a Career & Technical Education Center.

In the fine arts section, Senior Project Manager Jeremy Blevins said they will continue to install the ceiling grid, turn on the HVAC system and conduct city inspections. In culinary arts section, they will prepare to install the kitchen equipment. 

In the old front entrance, they will continue erecting the steel structures. 

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