January CSISD Board Workshop/Meeting Recap

Note: This is an overview of some of the items on the January board workshop and meeting agendas. This recap does not include every item on the agendas. Official meeting minutes will be made available on www.csisd.org following approval at the February board meeting. A video and audio recording of the workshop and meeting will be made available within seven days of the meeting at csisd.org.



2013 Bond Update:  Executive Director for Facilities Jon Hall presented an update regarding projects related to the 2013 bond package.  The $83.5 million bond package was passed by College Station ISD voters in November of 2013.

2013 Bond Projects include:

  • School Safety Upgrades ($3.9 million) - Security vestibules complete and open at CSMS, AMCMS, Pebble Creek, Cypress Grove and Southwood Valley.  All CSISD campuses now have security vestibules.
  • Center for Alternative Learning ($15.5 million) - Building of College View High School underway.
  • Elementary No. 9 ($20 million) - Spring Creek Elementary complete.
  • AMCHS Additions / Renovations ($3.5 million) - Athletics addition and renovation complete.
  • Purchasing / Warehouse Center ($7.5 million) - Construction underway.
  • Repurpose former Purchasing and Warehouse space ($6.5 million) - Construction is scheduled to begin in March.
  • Deferred Maintenance ($12 million) - Projects including Rock Prairie renovations, Creek View paving, South Knoll roof, South Knoll air conditioning/heating, CSMS grounds/crawlspace and the AMCHS sports court upgrade have all been completed. Projects to be completed this summer include South Knoll window replacement, Pebble Creek interior renovations, and miscellaneous air conditioning replacements and roofing repairs.

In addition, the bond program included projects for purchasing technology ($6.1 million), buses/vehicles ($3.0 million), and for land acquisition ($5.5 million).


Naming of General Contractor for Remainder of 2013 Bond Program:  In the November 2015 meeting, the board approved a mutual agreement to end the services of Joeris General Contractors, Ltd. for the remainder of 2013 Bond Projects.  Joeris is working to complete the projects which were ongoing at the time, including the Center for Alternative Learning, the Purchasing and Warehouse Center and the renovations at A&M Consolidated High School.

However, there are several projects yet to begin on the 2013 bond package.  The board authorized the superintendent or his designee to negotiate and execute a contract with Pepper-Lawson Construction, L.P., to provide pre-construction services and construction manager at risk services for the remainder of the 2013 bond projects.

A request-for-proposal process produced four responding firms.  Pepper-Lawson had the lowest fee percentage, lowest pre-construction services costs and ranked first overall after the interview process.

Purchases/Bid Approvals:

  • Approved the proposal of a roof coating for College Station Middle School from Hi-Mark Waterproofing for the amount of $303,857 to be paid from 2013 bond funds.


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