The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to apply for the Texas Literacy Initiative Grant in an amount not to exceed $1 million.
The grant allows school districts to request $350 per student from age 0 through high school. Galveston ISD will request the grant for approximately 2,800 students.
The goal of the grant is for school districts to improve school readiness and success in the areas of language and literacy for disadvantaged students.
The school board voted unanimously to amend a contract with the University of Texas Medical Branch Division for Community-Based Mental Health Services to add $215,023 in personnel expenses. The addition brings the contract total to $597,874.
The costs will allow UTMB to process personnel payments for part time instructors in the 21CCLC program as opposed to the school district.
The school board voted unanimously to amend a separate contract with UTMB's Division for Community-Based Mental Health Services for grant project management services, reducing the contract total by $48,700, leaving the contract amount at $1,135,640.
The school board voted 6-0-1, with Andy Mytelka abstaining, to approve the minutes of the September 21 board meeting.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda