Report: College Station HS expected to be at 110% capacity by 2020

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- The College Station ISD Board of Trustees met Thursday, January 25 and continued to discuss projected growth for the district.

The December enrollment update indicated the most significant area to consider addressing is the classroom capacity of College Station High School.

It showed AMCHS is at less than 85% capacity and it is projected to stay at under 85% capacity through the 2020-21 school year.

Additionally, CSHS is expected to be at more than 110% capacity by the 2020-21 school year.

Based on the options available through policy, CSISD is already planning to add portable classrooms to CSHS for the 2018-19 school year to accommodate student growth.

The Board discussed facility utilization options regarding the capacity of CSHS.

Superintendent Dr. Clark Ealy presented two options to address the rapidly-rising enrollment at CSHS.

*A bond election for Phase II of CSHS

*An adjustment of the high school attendance boundaries to reduce the number of students at CSHS and take advantage of the capacity available at AMCHS.

The board will continue to discuss the options regarding capacities at the high schools at the February workshop or meeting.

Other items on the agenda:

2018-19 school calendar: The board approved calendar “option B” as the school calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

The Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DEIC) presented three calendar options for the 2018-19 school year to the board for review at the December meeting and the three calendar options were posted online for feedback.

Of the three calendar options posted online for feedback, 53.9% selected Calendar Option B, while options A and C received, 19.8% and 26.3% of the vote, respectively.

Earlier this semester, CSISD was granted “District of Innovation” status, allowing for more flexibility in developing the school calendar.

Click here to view the 2018-2019 School Calendar

Guaranteed Maximum Price for Middle School and South Knoll Renovations: The board approved the guaranteed maximum price for renovations to the existing middle schools and South Knoll Elementary as part of the 2015 bond package.

The approved guaranteed maximum price for these projects is $2,586,246 and the total proposed project budget is $3,188,749. The planning allocation for these projects was $3,200,000 and the guaranteed maximum price was based on the request for competitive sealed bid proposals process.

The majority of the renovations include the creation of flexible learning spaces at the current middle school campuses. The scope of work at South Knoll includes the installation of a fire sprinkler system and an update of interior finishes and millwork in the kindergarten and gym areas.

Purchases/Bid Approvals:

Approved the purchase of a learning management system from Schoology, Inc., for the amount of $234,750 total over three years from the annual adopted general fund budget.

Approved the renewal of Mizuni Student Data Management Warehouse for the amount of $61,300 from the 2017-18 general fund.

Approved the competitive sealed proposal for data cabling for Wellborn Middle School from DD Electronics for $213,165.03 from 2015 bond funds.

Approved the purchase of replacement cooler/freezer for the Southwood Valley kitchen from 1st Choice Restaurant Equipment for the amount of $71,676.45 from 2013 bond funds.