The Brenham ISD Board of Trustees met Monday night in Executive Session to confirm the placement of a new interim Superintendent, Paul Aschenbeck, who currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. Aschenbeck will serve until a new superintendent is found.
Superintendent Sam Bell, who resigned in October, will serve until the end of January, and the Board hopes to have a new superintendent by April 20th.
Also discussed during the regular agenda of the meeting was an update on the Career and Technology Department, in which it was revealed that the new 3D printer being sought after by the department is now fully funded, partially by an anonymous donor. The money also came from corporate sponsors and cost approximately $7000.
Kaedon Olson, the recipients of the 3D hand created by the 3D printer by the Career and Technology Department, along with Kaedon’s mom was in attendance at the meeting to thank everyone for the work that went in to making the hand.
The Board also discussed and request approval of the 2014-2015 Title VI, Part B Rural and Low Income School Grant, which totaled $90,000.
Also revealed were the monetary donations to the district by the Alton family of $2500 to be used in the Alton campus library, and the Brenham Athletic Booster Club, which donated $25000 specified for the different sports and is determined by level of participation. The Board approved both donations.
The Board also heard from J.P. Grom, a LAN representative, who provided an update on the new Alton Elementary School and Brenham Middle School renovation projects. The Middle School will have much of the work done during the Christmas Break, including repiping of mechanical piping and repairing damaged terazzo, as well as landscaping.
Alton’s work includes roof top unit modifications and loading dock modifications, as well as landscaping.
Also discussed was the Strategic Planning Committee’s recommendation regarding the proposed 2015-2016 Vision and Mission statements and school district goals. Tonight’s discussion was for discussion only. This top will be discussed and adopted again in January.
Also announced was the report on Board of Trustee Hours, which reports on which board member is in compliance with training requirements.
Those in compliance include: Ray Weiss, Tommie Sullivan, Melvin Ehlert, Marshall Harrell, Susan Jenkins, and Dr. Donald Draehn. The only Board member not yet in compliance was Natalie Lange.