School board to hear TxDOT highway report

With a proposed expansion project for Highway 190 up in the air, the Brady Independent School District will hear a presentation from Kyle Moseley of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Monday night’s regular school board meeting. The project that has been in the works at TxDOT for almost four years now is expected to take at least 10 months to complete. Construction could be expected to begin by as early as August. The targeted area will include the section of highway on 190 that starts directly behind McDonald’s and ends at the city limit sign just past the new Brady Middle School. When the fully funded TxDOT project is completed, the new highway will consist of five lanes of traffic (one for left-hand turns) all aimed at making the stretch of road safer for travelers and children in the area. New sidewalks will be handicap accessible and overhead luminaries will be positioned throughout the entire location. Other items on the agenda for discussion include the district monthly financial reports, a report from Supt. Max Gordon, a discussion concerning prayer at football games and changes to the attendance policy. The school board will act on the approval of changes to the compensation, benefits and expense reimbursement policy. Because travel expenses vary from state to state, the board will consider adding certain language to the policy stating that BISD will pay the different rates for out of state costs for refundable expenditures for travel. Other action items appearing on the agenda include: ‘The approval of the 2000-2001 substitute teacher list; ‘The approval of the McCulloch County Appraisal District budget for 2001; ‘The approval of the student code of conduct for the upcoming school year; ‘The approval of loans for bus and computer purchases; ‘The approval of the quarterly investment report; ‘The approval of a submission of TIF Discovery Grant Application; ‘The approval of a budget amendment; ‘The approval of PDAS (Professional Development & Appraisal System) appraisers; ‘The approval of milk and bread bids; and ‘The approval of 2000 accountability data.

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