BISD Superintendent visits MPR Council
Sunday, 29 April 2012 by David Tuma
Dr. Susan Kincannon superintendent for the Belton School District gave a presentation to the city council of Morgan's Point Resort. Kincannon lives in MPR along with over 800 BISD school children that attend Belton schools.
The upcoming bond package of 60 million includes three schools and should meet the facilities needs of the district for the next eight years.
In the past 10 years, Bell County grew by 30 percent and BISD grew by 38 percent. Since 2006 the district's enrollment is up 19 percent. The bond package includes two elementary schools and a new middle school with Belton Middle School turned into part of Belton High School. BHS has a current enrollment of 2530 and is expected to pass 4,000 in eight years.
Althea Wall was named City Secretary at the council meeting and Ken Hobbs was named to the zoning commission. A home-owner on Raccoon Trail whose residence leaked 370,000 gallons of water in a month spoke to the council about the bill. A payment agreement was worked out before hand and the resident asked for relief and was denied.
They approved the prior minutes of the meeting in March and approved April as Fair Housing Month. A representative from Lott, Vernon & Company gave a report on the cities annual audit and the community is in good standing.
The meeting was the first for David Huseman as City Manager.