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SIS School Board approves contract with architect firm

 

By Megan Whitworth
Editor

Shepherd ISD Board of Trustees approved a five-year contract with Claycomb Associates, Inc. for its architectcontracted services during the district's monthly school board meeting on Tuesday, June 30. The contract can be terminated at any time with a sevenday notice, according to Richard Crump, vice president of Claycomb. The architect firm is on a project-based retainer with the school district. "We team up with you; we become a part of your district," Crump said. "We are an asset for you." The firm can assist the school district in facility studies, help with bond issues and design school buildings, among other items. The district currently doesn't have any on-going projects. "We do a lot of investing in districts before we get to where you have a project," Crump said. The board also approved the purchase of new playground systems for Primary and Intermediate campuses at a total cost of $67, 550, which includes the equipment and installation with a border added to protect children if they fall, Superintendent Steve Pierce said. The playground equipment includes multiple slides and is suitable for children ages two to 12, and has the ability to house 50-60 children at any one time, according to Pierce. The equipment will be designed in primary colors: blue, yellow, green and red. In other news, the Trustees approved the following: -to waive the building use fee for the San Jacinto County 4-H. -the 2017-2018 school board meeting dates. -the service agreement for the Juvenile Intervention Services for next school year. -to revise the Policy FFAC (Local), which will allow the district to authorize a school personal, who with adequate training, administrate an Epinephrine Auto-Injector to prevent anaphylaxis shock to students in time of need. No action was taken on leasing the TxDOT property to City of Shepherd for Shepherd Youth League for the use of ball fields or a parking lot. Board members agreed that more information is needed to make the final decision. Trustees and Pierce discussed the search of a soccer coach next school year. Peirce said currently the district does not have prospects for a soccer coach next school year, in which he said, he is "not 100 percent sure we will have soccer" next school year. To apply for the position, visit shepherdisd. net. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at the Admin building in Shepherd. The agenda will be made available 72 hours before the meeting. It will be posted on the district's website.

 

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