During a Jan. 19 board meeting, the board authorized GISD Superintendent Fred Brent to close on the land purchase. GISD Executive Director of Construction & Development David Biesheuvel said the district will not formally close on the land purchase until June, but due to feasibility time requirements, the board’s approval was needed before Jan. 25.
The new CTE Center will also house an Early Learning Center as well as other district functions and will be located in the northwest quadrant of the district, Biesheuvel said.
The project was approved by voters in 2018, which included $2 million to plan and design a new CTE center. The land purchase was not included in the original bond plan, just the design, but due to bond savings, the district was able to pursue a land purchase for the facility, GISD Executive Director for Communications Melinda Brasher said previously.
In other business:
The board called an order of election for May 1. Board of Trustee Places 6 and 7, currently held by Marcos Gonzalez and Ben Stewart, respectively, will be up for re-election. The first day to file for a place on the ballot was Jan. 13. The last day is Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.