Board Approves Submitting Waiver for Missed Day

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

170912-247x180-Board-RoomLos Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees approved submitting an application for a waiver for a missed school day at its regular meeting Monday.

Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar explained the decision to call off classes on August 25 because of the threat of Hurricane Harvey.

“When Harvey turned into a hurricane we decided – for the safety of students and staff and everyone involved – to go and call school (off) that day,” Salazar said. “Because the Governor made a disaster declaration that included Cameron County, we qualified for this waiver and we will not have to make up the school day.”

The waiver will be submitted to the Texas Education Agency, which had announced it would accept waiver requests from school districts in counties that declared disaster areas.

Trustes also approved three new staff members:

  • Maria Alondra Del Angel Delgado, teacher, Villareal Elementary
  • Marcelo Garza, programmer/analyst, PEIMS/MIS Office
  • Josefina Ochoa, programmer/analyst, PEIMS/MIS

Trustees also approved the following items:

  • Minutes for meeting held on August 28, 2017.
  • Budget Amendment #1 for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
  • Renewal of agreements/contracts for Professional Services, Medical Testing and Screening Services for the 2017-2018 school year – Pinnacle Medical Management Incorporated and Nova Medical Centers
  • Memorandum of Understanding tween Los Fresnos CISD and Buckner Children and Family Services (STAR Program) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Hospitality Contract Between Los Fresnos CISD and Isla Grand Resort, South Padre Island, for the 2017-2018 school year.Filing of a Class Size Waiver for third grade classes at Palmer-Laakso Elementary and Rancho Verde Elementary
  • Substantial completion of the Pavement Rehabilitation at Villareal Elementary School.
  • Agreements/Contracts for CSP #16-17-35, High School Fire Alarm Upgrade, to Safeguard Fire of Mission, Texas.

Trustees were also presented financial reports and herald a presentation about the Communities in Schools program from Ada Amaro-Sibaja, Executive Director for Support Services.

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