Unoffical School Board Special Meeting Minutes

Unofficial Minutes of Special Meeting - January 9, 2017

The Board of Trustees - Athens Independent School District


A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Athens Independent School District was held Monday, January 9, 2017, beginning at 12:00 PM in the District Support Center Board Room, 104 Hawn Street, Athens, Texas.

I. Call to Order/Certify Notice/Establish Quorum

Mr. Robert Risko, President of the Board of Trustees, announced a quorum of Board Members was present and called the meeting to order at 12:02 p.m.

Members present: Mr. Robert Risko, Mr. Steve McElhany, Mrs. Jennie Mahmoud, Mrs. Renda Garner, Mrs. Alicea Elliott

Members absent: Mr. Bob Spears, Mr. Eric Smith

Also present were: Randy Jones, CFO; Janie Sims, Assistant Superintendent; Toni Clay, Communications Coordinator; Gail Carnes, Executive Assistant and Blake Stiles, Superintendent of Schools. 

II. Invocation was given by Mr. Robert Risko. 

III. Pledge of Allegiance was given to the national and state flags. 

IV. Action Items

A. Consider Revising Award for Construction of Athens High School, Bel Air Elementary, Central Athens Elementary, South Athens Elementary Additions and Renovations Specific Scopes of Work of Phase 2 Initial Awards

Administration is recommending the change in scope of work for JDR Construction to focus on the Athens High School project for $446,951 for site utilities. The other bidder, 4M Construction Services, will focus on the elementary campuses project for $94,300 for site utilities. Motion was made by Mrs. Jennie Mahmoud and seconded by Mr. Steve McElhany that trustees approve the change in scope of work, the new contractor and the change order as presented. Motion carried 5:0. 

V. Adjourn

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:08 p.m.


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