The Gonzales Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted an application for a Chapter 313 value limitation agreement from Brush Country Solar at its meeting on Monday, May 10.
The acceptance of an application is not the same as an approval. The application will be sent to the State Comptroller of Public Accounts by the district.
The Board also voted 7-0 to retain the firm of Sara Leon & Associates and Jigsaw School finance solutions to assist with the district’s review and processing of the Brush County Solar application. Board members were polled for conflicts of interest regarding the development, and each board member stated that they had none.
Oaths of office were administered to Josie Smith-Wright and Sandra Gorden by Early Voting Clerk Lucy Peña. Both Smith-Wright and Gorden are returning for additional terms on board seats representing their respective districts.
Following up on previous discussions of opening the Pre-Kindergarten to all families, Chief Financial Officer Amanda Smith made the recommendation that the rate for the 2021 to 2022 school year be set to $29 a day, as the district awaits the official recommended rates to be shared by the Texas Education Agency.
The only public comment came from Ashley Molina, a parent who expressed frustration with the household income limits for admission to the district’s Pre-K program, when other daycare or educational opportunities have no remaining availability.
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