An exchange of excess property for land “suitable for school-related facilities” was approved by Alvin ISD during its May 9 board of trustees meeting.

What’s happening: After deliberating in closed session, the board unanimously adopted a resolution accepting sealed offers to exchange 18 acres of district land for 15 acres of vacant land. The exchange will benefit the district because the new property will be suitable for school-related facilities, the resolution reads.

The details: An unidentified party offered to exchange approximately 15 acres of land located within an area south of County Road 58, north of Hwy. 6, east of Hwy. 288 and west of FM 1128 for the AISD property.

The property exchanged by Alvin ISD is an 18-acre tract located south of Dogwood Avenue near Charlotte Street. It is no longer needed for school district purposes and classified as excess property, according to agenda documents.

Also on the agenda: The board recognized Rahul Vijayan, Shadow Creek High School junior, who received the President’s Environmental Youth Award, selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vijayan presented his vision for his nonprofit Farm-to-Tray hydroponics farming in schools to the board.