COLLEGE STATION , Texas – The College Station ISD Board of Trustees met Tuesday, September 16. The following discussions and actions are of note.
Renaming of Timber Academy High School: When the new center for alternative learning building opens in August 2015, the high school located there will have a new name. The high school currently named Timber Academy, will be called College View High School.
The new center for alternative learning is scheduled to open in August 2015 as part of the district’s 2013 bond program approved by the voters in November 2013.
The name was recommended by a committee, which was made up of six Timber staff members, three Timber parents/guardians, two Timber students and three central office personnel. The committee met three times and considered a number of naming options, including keeping Timber Academy.
Purchases / Bids:
Approved request for competitive sealed proposal for custom clothing and apparel to C.C. Creations and monograms and More for the 2014-15 school year.
Approved the purchase of the district’s annual maintenance and support agreement with Sungard Public Sector Software for the amount of $110,469.09.
Approval of elementary attendance zones for 2015-16 school year: The $83.5 million 2013 CSISD bond package approved by voters included the construction of a ninth elementary school. Construction is underway on Spring Creek Elementary, which is scheduled to open in August 2015. With a new school comes the need for new attendance zones.
The board approved the attendance zones recommended by a 31-member committee. In addition, students who will be in fourth grade next year and have been rezoned will be eligible to grandfather and stay at their current school. Those choosing to grandfather will be responsible for providing their own transportation.
This past spring, the committee met five times to reach the recommendation to the board. The committee was charged with zoning for nine elementary schools while adhering to three parameters developed by the board, using input from three public forums. The parameters included:
Zone schools for growth.
Zone schools for a comparable composition of students
Maintain three Title I schools
The board held three public forums to receive feedback regarding the proposed attendance zones.