Monday night's San Diego ISD school board meeting had trustees discussing several important topics that would affect the district's students.
During the Cafeteria Report, Patricia Perales told the school board about the changes she was attempting to make so that students can have a variety food selections for breakfast and lunch. She went on to explain about the dinner meals the school will provide students in November from 3:45 p.m. till 4:45 p.m. The board stressed the importance of breakfast for students and how parents should make it a priority to have their children on campus with enough time for them to have adequate time to eat the first meal of the day.
The board and Perales discussed how parents who bring in food for their children and other students may affect their government funding. Perales told the council not only can an auditor come in and see the students eating outside food, which the district can be fined for, but they also risk the chance of having to pay back money given to them for student meals. The board expressed their concerns over any food allergies these other students may have, and how they shouldn't be feeding other students.
Another important issue was the city bus routes. Currently, only students in grades second and under can ride the city buses to designated locations. The discussion was how and what it would take to have all students ride the city bus. The school board will continue to brainstorm on the idea and how to make it possible.
With the completion of the new Bernanda Jamie Junior High, the old junior high building was left vacate. In past meeting, the board decided that the building would need to be torn down. Six bids were received for the demolition and asbestos abatement of the building. The board approved JR Ramon and Sons Inc. out of San Antonio for the demolition project. The business has been in business for 72 years with 48 of those years under the current name.
The board adjourned after executive session.