Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

July 30, 2013

Aledo ISD discusses expansion, security

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Financing for both projects will come out of a $4 million budget set aside when the district sold bonds in 2008, according to Husfeld.

Now that final designs have been accepted by the board, Citty said the next step would be for Vardeman to come up with a 100 percent complete set of plans and present them to Buford Thompson. Citty said the two would then work up a guaranteed maximum price for the projects.

In other news, trustees also:

• Approved a secondary request submittal to allow a second approver for access to TEA site information.

“When we change staff or hire new employees, we have to have the approval [of the superintendent] to give them access,” Lynn McKinney, deputy superintendent, said. “We’ve come close to missing deadlines for various reasons.”

“About 98 percent of access will still be approved by me,” Citty said. “This is more for those rare times when something happens or I’m out of town and can’t be reached.”

• Approved a mild increase in child nutrition meal prices under the Healthy Hunger Kids Act.

Lunches at the elementary will now cost $2.30, lunches at the intermediate will be $2.40, middle school prices will ne $2.60, and intermediate and high school costs will be $285. In addition, the price of adult/staff lunches will also increase to $3.35.

“The last time we increased lunch prices was in 2011 and we raised them enough to where we wouldn’t have to last year,” Husfeld said. “But with costs going up and trying to comply with the nutritional standards, we’re having to raise prices again this year.”

• Approved a request by First Financial Bank for a bank depository proposal.

• Elected Bobby Rigues as the delegate and Jay Stringer as the alternate for TASA/TASB representative.

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  • Aledo coffee shop helps support the troops

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  • Calendar of events

    Aug 2-23
    Movies!

    Holy Grounds Coffee & Gifts, at 108 Jearl Street, is hosting a series of outdoor movies in their parking lot at 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 23.
    Admission is free and feature drinks are half price during the films. “The Amazing Spiderman” is  Aug. 2, followed by “Tangled” on Aug. 9, “The Lego Movie” on Aug. 16 and “The Avengers” on Aug. 23.
    For more information, call 817-440-7770.

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    County Judge Mark Riley and Parker County commissioners proclaimed Parker County to be a “Purple Heart County” Monday, honoring local veterans and their families in a special ceremony held in the second floor courtroom of the historic courthouse. 

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