Cuero ISD seeking unpaid property damage
By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
A special meeting of the Cuero ISD board of trustees was called on Tuesday, June 9. Following a short open meeting, the board went onto approve four items.
The open meeting was a notice from the school board of a proposed contract for legal services with Pearson Legal, P.C. There was no deliberation from the public during the open meeting portion.
During the special meeting, the board first approved the school district’s 2019-2020 missed school day waiver. This is to ensure funding while school was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Next, the board extended superintendent Dr. Micah Dyer’s authority to approve all pandemic/Covid-19 related waivers. Before, his approval was only for emergency purchases. This authority is only for items during this pandemic.
Board members approved their contract for legal services with Pearson Legal, P.C.
As stated in their notice of a public meeting, “The purpose of the agreement is to pursue recovery of insured but unpaid property damages and losses sustained by Cuero ISD as a result of the 2017 Hurricane Harvey storm event. By way of this agreement, Cuero ISD seeks to recover damages, court costs, penalties, and other relief under Texas statutory and common law.”
Lastly, the approved ratification of action taken at the May 21, 2020 meeting of the Cuero ISD board of trustees. The meeting notice didn’t include a handwritten time stamp, so this ensures the board grants the action taken at the meeting.