The San Marcos CISD board of trustees meets tonight at 6 p.m.
The board will discuss transitioning from block scheduling to a seven-period day at the meeting. The district currently uses a block schedule, meaning students go to fewer classes each day, but spend more time in each class. According to district estimates, the move to a seven-period day could save the district $1.8 million annually. The meeting will take place at the San Marcos High School Performing Arts Center, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos. The agenda can be viewed here.
The Hays CISD board of trustees meets tonight at 5:30 p.m.
Among the items to be discussed at the meeting are a proposed 10 cent increase to the district’s school lunch price as well as a discussion about the location of the district’s 15th elementary school. The meeting will take place at Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Road, Kyle. The agenda can be viewed here.
Central Texas Medical Center hosts the annual Health Check on Tuesday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event offers attendees the opportunity to get a variety of health screenings for lower prices than what is normally charged. Available screenings include thyroid stimulating hormone, hemoglobin A1C, Vitamin D and Hepatitis C tests. The event takes place at Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa & Conference Center, 1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos.
San Marcos City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Among the items to be discussed Tuesday night are an update on last week’s flooding event, an update from the city’s affordable housing subcommittee regarding short-term rental properties and possible approval of an economic development incentive with Urban Mining Company, a manufacturer of “magnets made from recycled rare-earth materials.” According to the proposed incentive deal, the company will purchase 86 acres on Clovis Barker Road and Leah Avenue. The company will employ 100 full-time workers making at least $15 per hour under terms of the deal. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 601 E. Hopkins St. The agenda can be viewed here.
Buda City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
City Council will appoint members to a new task force on aging as well as to the Buda Economic Development Corporation board and other city commissions. Council will also receive updates on city bond projects. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 121 S. Main St., Buda. The agenda can be viewed here.
Kyle City Council meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
City Council will discuss possible rezoning of 57.26 acres of land from retail services and single-family residential to a planned unit development. The property is located near W. FM 150 and Old Stagecoach Road. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 100 W. Center St. The agenda can be viewed here.
The San Marcos Youth Commission holds its first meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The commission is composed of 15 children and students throughout the city who will advise city officials and policy makers on issues affecting young people. The commission’s voting members include four San Marcos High School students; one San Marcos Academy student; one student from a private or charter school; one home-schooled student; one student from outside the city limits but inside SMCISD boundaries; one Texas State University student; one Gary Job Corps student; one Phoenix Academy student; and four other at-large youth members. The meeting takes place at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.
Hays County residents have been invited to comment on revised FEMA floodplain maps.
The comment period runs through May 5. When the comment period closes, the Federal Emergency Management Administration will schedule a meeting to discuss the maps with each community in the county. After that meeting, FEMA will accept appeals that use scientifically produced data demonstrating inaccuracies in the proposed maps. The maps can affect a property owner’s ability to develop his or her land. Property owners who are concerned about the maps and live in an unincorporated area of the county can contact the county’s floodplain administrator, Tom Pope, at [email protected] or Hays County Development Services, PO Box 1006, San Marcos, TX, 78667. Those living within the limits of a city in Hays County can contact the floodplain administrator of their respective city. The current floodplain map can be viewed here. The proposed revision can be viewed here.