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Aledo ISD Board of Trustees approves bond purchases


The final stage of grief is acceptance. 

When Aledo ISD’s Board of Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 15, it seemed as though the members of the board have come to accept the budgetary shortfalls facing the district and returned to business as usual.

Or at least, as close to business as usual as could be expected, at any rate.

The business element of the meeting primarily focused on updates from the 2023 bond. Chief Facilities and Construction Officer Chris Campbell provided construction updates to the board on the status of Lynn McKinney Elementary School (LMES). At this point in the year the structure has been all dried in, with the project remaining right on schedule. Campbell advised one piece of the project that is ahead of schedule is the installation of the kitchen equipment for the cafeteria, which arrived earlier than expected.

The board approved the purchase of several items as part of the 2023 bond. New security camera video management servers, student Chromebooks, instructional materials for LMES, and a new one-ton dually pickup for the agricultural education program were all approved by the board without opposition.

2024-25 registration

During her superintendent’s report at the top of the meeting, Dr. Susan Bohn said registration for the 2024-25 school year is now open. She also stressed the importance of parents getting their students registered as quickly as possible in the wake of the budgetary restrictions facing the district with cuts to programs and staffing looming.

Nice to meet you

With the departure of board members Jessica Brown and Jennifer Loftin, Board of Trustees President Forrest Collins announced Jeremy Pruett and Jim Scott will take their respective seats during the next monthly meeting coming up in May.

Along with the new board members, the board of trustees were also introduced to the new principal of Walsh Elementary, Lori Cain. Cain comes to Aledo from Arlington ISD where she was most recently a vice principal. She will replace Heather Street, who has been named the inaugural principal of LMES when it opens later this year in August. 


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