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CISD to solicit bids for construction project and sale of surplus property
Houston County Courier - October 2009
By Daphne Hereford
Crockett Independent School District Trustees voted unanimously to solicit bids on two separate agenda items during their regular meeting held Monday night, Sept. 28.
Trustees approved a grant from Magic media and HEB in the amount of $22,400 to erect a billboard across form Wal-Mart for a period of three years. According to Dr. Moore, Magic Media donated the billboard space and HEB donated $700 to pay for the vinyl for the sign that will highlight the accomplishments of the district.
The district will advertise for bids on the construction of a student activity center at the Early Childhood Center.
CISD Superintendent Dr. Douglas Moore said he was working with Dr. Ianthia Fisher on the project and the expansion would give the students more room to operate.
Earlier in the meeting Dr. Moore shared with trustees letters from First Southwest Company and First Southwest Asset Management regarding approximately $500,000 in surplus bond proceeds remaining from the $15.6 million approved for the new school facilities.
Dr. Moore said First Southwest Company said in their letter that the funds could be used for “capital outlay for new buildings, rehab of existing buildings, and athletic facilities.”
Dr. Moore said the district may owe a little money on the interest gain of about $5,000 but funds from the $500,000 could likely be used for the construction at the Early childhood Center.
The second agenda item that will involve the solicitation of bidders is the sale of district surplus property including a pickup, temporary classroom buildings, busses and other equipment.
Dr. Moore said the various departments within the district would have an opportunity to see the list of items and make use of anything needed before the items were offered for sale to the public.
In other business a public hearing was held on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) accountability rating system. CISD received the highest rating of Superior Achievement for the 2007-2008 year.
Trustees approved entering into a contract with JR3 Education Associates, LP as a third party staffing service to employ retired teachers.
JR3 representative Jim Payne told trustees the district would save money by utilizing their service since they would only pay the base salary and JR3 would take care of everything else.