Cenergistic awards SAISD Best in Class Energy Award, $5,000 for scholarships

Plus, Glenmore Elementary parents speak out against the bilingual program moving to Bradford Elementary, and Trustees vote to accept bid for Fannin addition

Cenergistic awards SAISD Best in Class Energy Award, $5,000 for scholarships
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San Angelo, Texas - During the Monday SAISD Board of Trustees meeting, Cenergistic, a national energy management consulting firm based out of Dallas, awarded San Angelo ISD with a Best in Class Energy designation.

Since partnering with Cenergistic in 2014, the District has saved $6,159,280 in total raw savings. Overall, the District has achieved a 38% in energy use reduction and has 25 EnergyStar buildings.

With the award, Cenergistic also donated $5,000 to the District for scholarships.

Parents from Glenmore express dissatisfaction with District's decision to move all bilingual programs to Bradford next academic year

During public comment, parents from Glenmore Elementary spoke out against SAISD's decision to move all bilingual programs to Bradford Elementary. In their arguments, parents said they felt blindsided by the move to close Glenmore's bilingual program.

Viviana Perez, a Glenmore parent, read a letter stating that she believed the move to Bradford for all bilingual programs was a form of school segregation. Another parent said that she and her husband bought a home in Glenmore's school zone for her children to participate in the bilingual program on that campus. Because this item was not on the agenda, Trustees could not comment on the parents' concerns other than just thanking them.

Of note: Perez is sharing the letter she read with sanangelo.news on Tuesday. That letter will run as an op-ed and letter to the editor.

Board approves bid from Justice Construction for Fannin addition

The Board of Trustees voted to approve a bid from Justice Construction for $4,244,384 million to build 10,795 square foot addition to Fannin Elementary. Justice Construction had the lowest bid and highest score among Lee Lewis, Collier, and J.C. Roberts Construction. According to the presentation, Justice's previous projects include two projects with Cross Plains ISD, Abilene Christian School's cafeteria, and the Tom Green County Library.

Athletic teams, fine arts programs recognized

For the first two hours of the Board Meeting, several sports teams and fine arts groups were recognized by the Board of Trustees. Powerlifting, soccer, and tennis teams from Lake View and Central were lauded for their performance this season both on and off the playing field. Additionally, the band, orchestra, art, choir, and theatre programs at both high schools were recognized.


Quick hitters

  • Bradford Assistant Principal Michelle Beers named Region 15 ESC Assistant Principal of the Year
  • Lincoln Middle School staff earns a national distinction as Texas School to Watch
  • Austin Elementary faculty and staff earn Schools Transforming Learning Designation from the Principal's Institute.
  • Board approved a bid from Alderman Construction for $990,325 for access control improvements for Lake View, Lincoln, Lone Star, and Glenn. Funds for Halo detectors which detect when a student vapes in the restroom, were also budgeted for Central.