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TRISD sells bonds; elementary school design coming soon
by Christina Rowland
Sep 05, 2012 | 780 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
THREE RIVERS – The Three Rivers Independent School District trustees approved an order authorizing the issue, sale and deliverance of $14.22 million in school building bonds, series 2012 at their Aug. 29 meeting.

The bond money, that will be used to build a new elementary school, was approved by voters during the May election.

The board also approved Fromberg Associates, Ltd. of Austin as the architect for the new elementary school.

The firm has previously done the football field renovation and is currently working on the new junior-senior high school for Three Rivers.

The firm also has been retained to form a master plan for the school district to address potential future growth.

In other items, the board approved a new way of GPA calculation for weighted classes.

Rohrbach explained to the board that high school Principal Charles Odom and counselor Linlee Carbajal “went through and modified the existing way to meet current graduation requirements.”

When the original grade weighting system was put into place, the graduation requirements were very different than they are now. The new system allows for weighted grades for classes above and beyond what is required by the state to graduate.

The new way will be instituted starting with the incoming freshmen. The system is used strictly to establish class rank.

The board also approved district goals for the 2012-2013 school year.

“The goals are very consistent with the goals we had last year,” Rohrbach said. “They are very good, sound goals for the school district.”

In other actions, the board approved accepting two transfer students and offered contracts to an English language arts teacher and a technology director.

The trustees will hold their next meeting on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

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