BESD to study shade proposals

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The Brawley Elementary Board at a joint meeting with the high school earlier in the month.

BRAWLEY – At the November board meeting, the board awarded Farallon Design, Inc. $10,000 per  each elementary school, including Barbara Worth, for their work of the Rainforest Art Project. The agreement is retroactive back to October 8, 2012 and will continue until June 10, 1013.

The project is for the ASES afterschool art project.

The board also ratified an independent contractor agreement with Ooh La La Dance & Studios, LLC a total of $1,890 for the period from October 22, 2012 to May 24, 2013. The money will be divided between the five schools.

The board also tentatively nominated Ralph Fernandez for the California School Boards Association (CSBA) representative for the delegate assembly.

The board also listened to further proposals for Shade and Fabric structures at Miguel Hidalgo and Myron Witter Schools.

Board President Gloria Santillan said, “With the passage of Proposition S, (a proposition on the last ballot that passed which funds the construction of a gym for Barbara Worth Junior High among other project possibilities) we are in a golden age. With Proposition S, we could afford the steel structure shade even though it costs more, and we might add indoor dining. A second entrance at Hidalgo might be needed. It is not as secure as it could be. We could redesign the entrance. Every school benefits from the bond money and proposition S, it will help with the covering over of hard surface (where the shade structure will go).”

Finance director Leslie Marshall reported to the board that as of now the general fund was healthy, with prior deferrals coming in, but in January there will be a significant drop in the balance.