Charlotte ISD school board approves construction contract for cafetorium

Deputy Constable Tillie Willborn, Pct. 3, was sworn into office on Monday, Feb. 3 by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Orlando Carrasco. COURTESY PHOTO

Deputy Constable Tillie Willborn, Pct. 3, was sworn into office on Monday, Feb. 3 by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Orlando Carrasco. COURTESY PHOTO

Charlotte High School freshman Marina Campos led the opening remarks during the regular meeting of the Charlotte ISD school board on Monday, Jan. 27.

Public Comments & Student Recognitions

Constable Cregg Thompson, Pct. 3, introduced recently hired Deputy Constable Tillie Willborn to school board members. Deputy Willborn is assigned as School Resource Officer for CISD and a Pct. 3 patrol deputy. She came out of retirement after serving over 25 years with Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. She was sworn into office by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Orlando Carrasco on February 3.

Head football coach Jason Brock recognized the 2019 football team All- District honors in front of board members including Raphael Segundo, Manuelito Cancel, Max Roland, Xavier Martinez, Jeremiah Cancel, Damien Cruz, Francisco Martinez, Brandon Sanchez and Andrew Castillo.

Secondary Schools Principal Brianne Brock also recognized Jennifer Lopez, a middle schooler who placed at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Art Contest.

Cafetorium construction contract

The board skipped to Agenda Item #12 to consider and take action on a construction contract with Ram Tech Building Systems on a new cafetorium. The district put out a call for bids in the Pleasanton Express with a deadline for Friday, Jan. 24. Only one company, Ram Tech, responded to the ad.

Jeff Ward provided a thorough power point presentation including previous school projects Ram Tech has worked on including school districts in Austin and Arlington.

After asking questions regarding the construction contract and more, Vice President Cindy Zuniga made a motion to approve the construction contract with Ram Tech with Tommy Garcia seconding. Motion passed unanimously with Ward stating he would provide a construction contract to the district no later than Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Other Business

The school board discussed and approved the following agenda items:

• 2018-19 District Audit as presented by Garza, Gonzales & Associates.

• Renewal of the Retainer Program with Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo & Kyle, P.C.

• Minutes from the December 11 regular meeting.

• List of bills and investment report.

Superintendent Report

Superintendent Mario Sotelo presented the school board for School Board Appreciation Month with gifts provided by students, faculty and staff of the district including cookies, cakes, snacks, cards, etc. He also presented each school board member with a certificate of appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the district.

Elementary Principal Laura Mikolajczyk and Secondary Schools Principal Brianne Brock presented an update on their respective campuses. Director of Programs Denise Yamashita then presented a report on where each District campus was currently at in a 2019 report on testing results and Region 20 requirements.

The school board then adjourned the meeting to go into executive session. No action was taken. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

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