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Elementary and Primary Education
Galveston ISD Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, September 08, 2017

The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to support students and staff of Crenshaw School to be relocated back to the school within 2 days of an announcement that water issues on the Bolivar Peninsula have been resolved.

Students have been relocated following issues with the peninsula's water supply following Hurricane Harvey, including a boil water notice.

During discussion of the item, board members stressed that there were no plans to change or close Crenshaw.

Trustee Dr. Jeff Temple stated that there was a “myth” of closing Crenshaw, stating it was just a myth. He praised the school's performance.

“That would be like the NFL getting rid of the Cowboys,” Temple said.

Trustee Ken Jencks asked residents with concerns to email him regarding issues, and also voiced his support for the school.

Trustee Anthony Brown also pushed back against rumors of the school's closure.

“This is totally false,” Brown said. “That is not going to happen.”

The board voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing compensation of employees for days when the district was closed due to Hurricane Harvey.

The board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution declaring an unforeseen emergency and authorizing the procurement of contracts and emergency purchases.

The resolution authorizes Superintendent Dr. Kelli Moulton to make emergency purchase as required, and to inform the board of any such purchases or contracts at the next board meeting.

The board voted unanimously to approve a Missed School Day Waiver related to Hurricane Harvey.

Districts and schools in the 58-county disaster area are eligible to apply for waivers for any instructional days missed between August 28 through September 1. The days waived will not have to be made up.

No other action items were on the agenda. All members were present. Agenda

During the meeting, Moulton provided an update regarding the district's recovery from Harvey. She reported that on Tuesday, the district had 6,261 students attend classes, and 6,507 students attend on Wednesday. The 2016-2017 school year ended with approximately 6,800 students, Moulton noted.

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