The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $0.05 price increase for elementary lunches and $0.15 increase for secondary school lunches.
The increase will bring elementary school lunches to a total price of $1.85, and secondary lunches to $2.20 per meal.
“In December 2010, Congress passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith said. “A provision in the law established a national standard price for all paid lunch meals. The standard calls for paid lunch meals plus reimbursements to be no less than the reimbursement received for free lunch meals. Schools are not required to meet the new standard immediately but must be working to meet this price.”
The board voted unanimously to adopt an order canvassing the results of the May 12 General Election.
Incumbent Trustees Charles Pond, Dee Scott and Page Rander took their oaths of office for new terms on the board.
The board voted to elect Ken Baliker as board president, Ann Hammond as vice president and Win Weber as secretary.
The board voted to named Lesa Martin as an elementary school assistant principal. The item was discussed during an executive session.
The board voted to name Sheila Holmes as assistant principal at Clear Path Alternative School and Michael Alvarez and Jimmy Grier as assistant principals at Clear Brook High School. The item was discussed during the closed session.
The school board voted to approve the use of capital project funds for facility-related projects at various campuses. The projects funded include:
- $40,000 for the replacement of a hot water boiler at Clear Creek Intermediate School
- $100,000 for foundation repairs at Armand Bayou Elementary
- $70,000 for minor renovations at Clear Path High School
- $40,000 for emergency replacement of a hot water boiler at Brookside Intermediate
The school board voted to award a $38,000 contract to PBK Architects for architectural services related to construction of a park at League City Elementary.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda
During the meeting, the board also recognized Joan Zhang, a junior at Clear Lake High School, for receiving a perfect score on the SAT exam.
“More than 2 million high school students take the SAT across the country every year,” Smith said. “Of those, there is a one in 5,152 chance a student will receive a perfect 2,400. Joan Zhang is that one. She is a junior at Clear Lake High School and credits hard work and keeping her eyes on the prize for the outstanding finish. She also received a $1,000 scholarship, which I would imagine is just one of many still to come.”