Seen and Heard at February 2019 Board Meeting

Seen and Heard at the February 2019 School Board Meeting
at the school board meeting

February 19, 2019 -- Trustees conducted a public hearing regarding Amarillo ISD’s Annual Report for 2017-2018.  This comprehensive report includes the state-issued Texas Academic Performance Report, as well as reports regarding District financial status, criminal incidents, student performance in post-secondary institutions and campus performance objectives.  The complete 2017-2018 AISD Annual Report is available on our website in our State Required Postings section at this link. The link will open in a new browser window.

Board members reported on their scheduled visits to campuses for the month and Trustee Jim Austin reported on continuing negotiations with the City to provide a safer pedestrian crossing option across 34th St. from the main Caprock High School campus to the new tennis center/sports complex. 

The Board approved construction documents and authorized the bidding process to begin for two different bond packages, totaling about $19 million.  These two projects include work at Bonham Middle School, the Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning, and 21 elementary schools.  Work at almost all these schools will include bullet-resistant glass installation, plumbing/sewer line replacement and site drainage improvements.  Bonham Middle School and Rogers, Sleepy Hollow, Western Plateau and Windsor elementary schools will also receive drop-off improvements and Sleepy Hollow is getting a four-classroom addition.

In other business, the Board approved a contractor for asbestos abatement related to the bond construction/renovation project currently underway at Fannin Middle School.  Trustees also engaged in a discussion with Interim Superintendent Doug Loomis about Board and administration responsibilities, policies, and processes related to hiring, resignations, grievances, and other employment matters.   

The Board accepted gifts and donations totaling $2,334, given to various schools this month from Covenant Presbyterian Church, Jack and Darla Carthel, Amarillo Association of Realtors, Happy State Bank, Hilltop Senior Citizens and UIL Region 1.

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