School board to vote on transportation purchases
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees is holding its monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the CCISD administration building board room, located at 703 W. Ave. D. There is a time of open forum at the beginning of the meeting.
Several budgeted purchases that exceed $25,000 are up for formal approval this evening, to include the fluid and air power system for the district’s new transportation facility from Arnold Oil Company of Austin, L.P., in the amount of $41,890.75.
The district also plans to purchase two trucks for Maintenance from Caldwell Chevrolet Country, amounting to $52,610. The vehicles will replace a 1994 truck that currently has a service body and the half-ton truck will replace a 1997 truck.
Child Nutrition Services is also requesting two new cargo vans, also to be purchased from Caldwell Chevrolet Country from excess fund balance in the amount of $48,292. The vans will help support the growth of the summer feeding program and will replace a 1992 van currently in use.
Replacing the glass for the Crossroads High School gym windows along with the gym’s entrance and doors is also up for approval, with the lowest price quote of $49,8000 from Killeen Glass being the lowest of three vendor quotes.
CCISD administration is requesting the board discuss going with a new financial advisor, SAMCO Capital Markets, Inc., and is presenting a financial services agreement to the board.
The board is also being asked to authorize CCISD superintendent Joe Burns to execute professional contracts for the months of June, July and August 2018, as the last day for current teaching staff to resign their current positions is July 1. According to the agenda item, the authorization is being requested so that prospective CCISD employees may accept contracts that will be offered and executed by the district.
Annual contracts between CCISD and Communities in Schools and the Killeen Armed Services YMCA or the 2018-2019 school year are up for action this evening. The contract with CIS will cost $180,545 of budgeted funds, which is 45 percent of the total program cost. The ASYMCA agreement is for the organization to continue to provide low-cost afterschool care at CCISD elementary campuses.
The board is also being asked to vote on an amendment to the memorandum of understanding between CCISD and Magellan Healthcare, Inc., which is the contractor for the military family and life counseling program at several of the district’s elementary schools, its prekindergarten campus, as well as S.C. Lee Junior High School.