San Diego ISD School Board members were treated to gifts from all campuses as part of School Board Appreciation Month festivities during their meeting on Wednesday night.
Students from Collins-Parr Elementary School who participated in the UIL District meet in Santa Rosa recently also participated in the board meeting by making a special presentation to the school trustees.
Two San Diego High School students were also recognized by the board for their scholastic and athletic achievements during a special presentation. SDHS junior L.T. Alaniz was recognized as an All-State Football player. Senior Yodie Ramirez was recognized as an All Academic Football player for maintaing an A average all four years of high school.
During the meeting, board members took action on approving vendors for the E-Rate program for 2010-2011. The E-Rate Program is a federally funded program that provides discounts for schools and libraries for telecommunication services and materials. The discounts are in the form of funds paid to the vendors themselves, to make up the difference in pricing between what they normally charge and what they give as a discounted price to school districts and public libraries. Those discounts can be anywhere from 20 percent to 90 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education Web site.
Concerning information items, board members received an update on the construction occurring at the site of the new Collins-Parr Elementary School. A $13 million project, paid through a 2006 IFA bond package, the campus has been under construction for more than a year and a half. The current timeline calls for project completion by March. Classes will begin at the new campus this fall, district officials said.