Board Notes: September 21, 2015

Garland ISD Trustees received an update on the district’s Bond 2014 program at Tuesday night’s board meeting in the Harris Hill Administration Building.

GISD’s Project Management Company, Jacobs, will host a Community Outreach Event Sept. 24 to enlist local businesses. Attendees will learn about upcoming projects, how to bid for the contracts and how to become an approved vendor with the district. For more information, and to register, visit

The Bond 2014 program is currently in the construction process for phase 0 projects and the design process for phase 1. Concrete work has started at high school baseball and softball fields with primary areas of focus including underground utilities, excavation, drilled piers and foundation work. GISD also recently completed its addition of artificial turf at high school practice fields. To learn more and see pictures of progress, watch the board presentation.

Trustees recognized two principals with Evidence of Excellence awards for being singled out among thousands across the state. Ray Merrill and Coleman Bruman were named Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year for Region 10 by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals. The Garland High School Math Competition Team also received an Evidence of Excellence award for its longstanding tradition of excellence. Students advanced further than any other Garland ISD team, placing fifth at state UIL. Additionally, they won every category at the Texas Tech University Summer Math & Science Camp.

For more board notes, watch the archived video, chaptered by agenda items.