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Board Brief from May 2, 2024
Posted in on May 6, 2024

Board Brief from Trustee Brooklyn Richardson

The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees met last night, May 2, 2024. Here are some of the highlights.

Martin High School’s choir opened the evening, and they were amazing as always. They were directed by Martin’s retiring choir director Kay Owens. If you missed it a couple of weeks ago, Owens was surprised and honored live on Good Morning America by several of her former students – ABC reporter Will Ganss and Pentatonix members Scott Hoying and Kirstin Maldonado. Owens has been a ray of sunshine for decades in Arlington. Thank you, Kay.

Student of the month, Joseph Guerrero, Venture High SchoolAnother ray of sunshine is the district’s student of the month, Joseph Guerrero. Joseph is in 11th grade at Venture High School and is an outstanding emerging bilingual student. He is always looking to improve and grow, is helpful to others in class and serves as a student leader with the student council. Congratulations Joseph!

Then the board presented the Community Powered By Possibilities Award of Appreciation to The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education. The foundation partners with the district to put on the Family Expo, provides scholarships for students and more. They are a great partner. Thank you, Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education.

Dr. Aaron Reich honored by local legislatorsIf you didn’t know yet, the longest-serving trustee is retiring from the board. Dr. Aaron Reich has been a steady, wise leader for the district since 2009. He will be missed, so, trustees took some time to share their appreciation for him. Thank you, Dr. Reich.

With Dr. Reich retiring and the board election this Saturday, what the board will look like next school year is still unknown. But next year’s meeting schedule is set. Last night, the board approved the meeting calendar for 2024-2025.

The board also received a presentation from the Financial Futures Committee. The FFC, comprised of 18 volunteers, advises the board by providing findings and recommendations related to budgets and long-range financial planning.

Finally, the trustees approved the general contractor for the Bond 2019-funded renovations and addition projects for Miller and Little elementary schools. Look for construction to start soon.

Those are just a few of the highlights from tonight. If you would like more details on any of these, or any of the items not covered in this Board Brief, please click here watch the entire meeting.