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Stockdale ISD picks up pace for new track complex




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STOCKDALE -- With the completion of the tennis courts in May 2012, the Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) board of trustees has begun work on its next project -- a track complex.

Briefly considered during the board’s February meeting, the complex became a reality during its May 13 meeting by assigning $500,000 for this project. During the September 2012 meeting, the board set aside this amount as “unassigned funds” without identifying the project.

During the May meeting, the board approved a financing plan for the issuance of $300,000 in interest-bearing time warrants. According to Stockdale ISD Superintendent Paul Darilek after the meeting, the loan would be paid back within five years and be used for the track complex. The total estimated cost is between $500,000 and $800,000.

O’Connell Robertson Architects’ proposal was presented to the board, with the first renovation step involving relocation of the stadium bleachers. CJG Engineers, a structural engineering firm, stated that the stands are sound and can be moved. Bids for the actual moving of the stands will be accepted in mid-June, so the bleachers and the press box will be in place for the start of the football season.

In yet another financial decision, the board of trustees adopted a 5-cent increase per cafeteria meal on each campus. This action is due to a federal mandate, “Equity in school lunch pricing,” in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Prices for the lunches at the elementary school will be $2.10, while junior high/high school lunches will be $2.35 each. This does not affect the free and reduced meals program. Breakfast remains at no charge.

In other matters, the makeup and structure of the board will remain the same. Since the school board election was canceled due to lack of opposition, the following retain their seats for an additional three-year term: Mauro Monita, District 1; Craig Clancy, District 2; Teri Dugi, District 5; and Sal Urrabazo, District 7.

Urrabazo will continue as the board’s president; Teri Wolff, vice president; and Pat Donsbach, secretary.

In other action, the trustees:

•Accepted the high bid of $58,865 from Wesley Jendrusch of Adkins for the sale of district real property located at 505 Ninth St. in Stockdale.

•Approved the tax foreclosure sale of Lake Valley Estates in La Vernia, as presented by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP. The school’s share amounts to $1,069.

•Accepted the retirement of two teachers and the resignation of one.
 

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