The Brenham School Board approved a number of routine items and heard several updates during their final meeting for 2018 Monday evening.
The trustees presented the “You Make a Difference” award this month to Durham School Services for their diligence in getting students to school and back each day, and for providing free transportation to students and community members to last month’s Cub football playoff games. The board also accepted a number of monetary donations. Bluebonnet Petroleum presented an $8000 grant from Exxon-Mobil Corporation that will go towards math and science education. $2500 was given by BBVA Compass through the Education Foundation to the new library at the Early Childhood Learning Center. The Krause Elementary School PTO presented $5200 from this year’s Krause Carnival. The board also received $105,000 in FEMA payments for several projects relating to the Hurricane Harvey flooding.
Assistant Superintendent Paul Aschenbeck updated the board on the 2019-2020 school calendar. He said the current school calendar has received mostly positive feedback and he expects the new school calendar to mirror the current one. Aschenbeck said he expects to bring the calendar to the board for approval in January.
Trustees also heard an update on FFA activities at High School and were serenaded by a group of BHS Choir students. The public meeting finished up with an update from Dr. Jamey Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction. She reviewed for the trustees the many special academic programs offered by Brenham ISD.