Athens Review, Athens, Texas

May 17, 2013

AISD trustees approve agreements at meeting

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

ATHENS — Action items were all approved Thursday by the Board of Trustees of Athens Independent School District.  The approvals were made at their regular meeting.

They are as follows:

• An agreement with Tyler Day School for the Deaf, presented by Sharon Reed, Director of Special Education. The agreement calls for AISD to send two students who are profoundly deaf to that facility, while Tyler Day School for the Deaf will send a certified teacher to instruct partially-deaf AISD students at local campuses.

• Instructional materials for the district’s elementary schools, with presenter Assistant Superintendent Janie Sims.

• Agreement to replace a bus engine from Stewart Stevenson with presenter Director of Operations Barry Choate.

• New security cameras for South Athens Elementary, Athens Intermediate School and Annex with Choate as presenter.

• Marquee replacement at AHS, a high definition  sign that will cost $42,855 from Design Center Signs.

• Purchase of weight training equipment for the AISD Athletic Department, from Pro Maxima Strength and Conditioning, for $31,328. The equipment includes six weight training machines, 12 power racks, 12 adjustable benches, 12 Olympic bars, with freight and installation included in price.

• Recommendation that AISD accept a proposal from Texas Kids First for 2013-2014 renewal for athletic insurance.

• Granting the Superintendent final authority for selection of personnel until Sept. 1, 2013.

• Selection of Construction Manager at risk for main entry vestibule and renovations at AHS and AMS, with an additional parent pickup driveway at AMS.  The choice was PBK Architects.  Trustees will meet again with company officials to progress with the project.

Resignations approved in executive session were those of: Jenny Henson, a counselor a AMS; Alassandra Abraham, third grade/bilingual at SAE; JoAnne McElroy, art, AMS; Patricia Catala, Pre K/bilingual, BAE;  and Leticia Alaman, Spanish, ECHS.