This week’s College Station and Bryan ISD school board meetings included business dealing with the pandemic.
College Station ISD school board members this week approved without discussion, extending pandemic leave benefits for eligible employees through June 30th. That was after CSISD superintendent Mike Martindale reported this week’s start of employee pandemic testing had more tests and a high positivity rate compared with last week.
Action at this week’s Bryan ISD school board meeting included approving administration recommendations on future spending of federal pandemic grant money. BISD board members still have $14 million to spend from $42 million from the fed’s ESSER III program. 20 percent of the $42 million is required to be spend for instruction.
As for other expenses, BISD director of counseling services Donna Willett talked about part of $5 million dollars being spent for two new social workers, along with behavior specialists and campus instruction coaches.
Bryan ISD board members and administrators also discussed education intervention efforts that have been going on and what else can be done for students.
In case you are wondering, ESSER is the fed’s acronym for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief.
Click below for comments from the January 18, 2022 College Station and Bryan ISD school board meetings: