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Elementary and Primary Education
Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Dickinson Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to rescind a split payment option for the payment of property taxes to the school district.

Galveston County, which collects taxes for the district, recently implemented a split tax-payment option for property owners.  However, cities and school districts may opt out of the option and receive property taxes in a single payment.

The school board voted unanimously to appoint Rhonda Parmer as assistant superintendent for educational services.

The school board voted unanimously to approve the contract and separation agreement for Superintendent Dr. Leland Williams.  Williams is retiring from the district.

The school board received an update, but took no action regarding the 2011-2012 budget for the district.

The school  board voted unanimously to rescind award of a contract to Martin Harris Construction Company for the Technology Renovation Project.  The company declined to sign the contract due to issues in the agreement.

The school board then voted unanimously to award the $2.493 million contract for the project to Drymalla Construction.   The project includes the renovation of a building at the former junior high campus for use by the Information Technology Department.

The school board took no action regarding litigation involving an employee of the district.  The item was discussed during an executive session.

The school board took no action regarding a legal matter involving construction.  The item was discussed during an executive session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  Trustees Linda Butler and Patty Halter were absent.  Agenda






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