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Hawkins ISD Board of Trustees

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$72K in road resurfacing;
contractor to pick up 25%
By JOHN SPARKS

Meeting in special session on Monday, September 22, the board of trustees of the Hawkins Independent School District voted to pay $72,894.48 toward the costs of resurfacing the road used by construction traffic on the south entrance road to the campus. Superintendent Dan Rose also reported on a "Community Action" plan for students during Flex week. The board also heard of plans to install a new highly automated communications system.


Architect Brice Davis was again on hand to discuss the pending issues of the construction and renovation contract. A part of that contract addressed the issue of damage to the road carrying construction vehicles and deliveries of materials to the campus. The contractor agreed to pay 25 percent of the cost to repair the road to its' pre-construction condition. The VoAg road sustained considerable damage during the 18 months of construction traffic. In analyzing the road, Davis and the Administration have determined that the best course of action would be to repave the road rather than require the contractor to patch repair. Repaving will consist of the complete removal of the existing asphalt base and the installation of a new asphalt base. The work will also involve drainage work on the west side of the road and a drain pipe under the new drive to carry drainage away from the new pavement. The board approved expenditure of $72,894.48 as its portion for this work.

Community Action is a program to involve students with various churches, service clubs and other such elements of the community the week of February 16 through 20. During this week, known as "flex week," many students will not be required to attend school for regular classes. Preliminary plans call for a VBS type activity for elementary students and a work crew setup for middle and high school students under the supervision of adult volunteers. The community action program would take place during normal school hours. A letter explaining the program to parents will be sent within the next week or so to determine those who might be interested in participating.

A new communications system, known as Global Connect, allows the district to reach all students, parents and staff members in a matter of a few minutes. The messages can be in the form of a voice message or a text message. Cost of the system is $2 per student per year. It will be employed on a tryout basis to determine effectiveness.

The next regular meeting of the Hawkins ISD board is scheduled for Monday October 6 at 7 p.m. Special meetings of the board may be held with 72-hour advance public notice.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 14:36  

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