Category Archives: GCISD

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD stadium project experiences delays due to wet weather

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(Photo By Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Renovations at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s Mustang Panther Stadium will continue through October as progress has been delayed by excessive rainfall, according to an announcement from GCISD Superintendent Robin Ryan. Home games have been moved to allow construction crews more work time.

“It is our hope that by providing additional uninterrupted work time, we will be still able to play football this season in Mustang Panther Stadium,” Ryan said in a statement.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD school board manages debt, adopts 2018 tax rate

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Photo: Sherelle Black/Community Impact Newspaper

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees approved an order to prepay $10.5 million in outstanding debt during Monday’s meeting.

By paying $10.5 million ahead of its debt payment schedule, GCISD will be able to save over $5.2 million in interest costs while increasing the district’s capacity to issue bonds with little to no effect on its interest and sinking tax rate, according to meeting documents.

The school district has effectively managed its debt portfolio by taking an active approach, such as paying debt ahead of schedule when it has the capacity and refinancing bonds at lower interest rates, said Joshua McLaughlin, GCISD’s hired financial advisor of BOK Financial Securities.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD revises football schedule; teams will not play home games in the redesigned stadium

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A rendering of Mustang-Panther Stadium was released by Grapevine-Colleyville ISD last fall. (Rendering courtesy GCISD)

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has reversed its earlier decision to host its home games at the redesigned Mustang-Panther Stadium, according to a news release sent out Tuesday.

Previously, it was announced the Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine football teams were scheduled to play their first official home games of the season on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, respectively, at Mustang-Panther Stadium as renovations continued; however, excessive rainfall in recent weeks—coupled with the possibility of more in the forecast—has caused additional delays.

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GCISD board selected as finalist for Outstanding School Board

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(Miranda Wilcox/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees has been named as one of five school boards across Texas as a finalist for Outstanding School Board in the 2018 Texas Association of School Administrators School Board Awards.

The program recognizes outstanding Texas school boards for commitment and service that have made a positive impact on Texas public schools, according to a news release. The GCISD board was named an Honor School Board along with four other boards: Brenham, Community, Lamar and Medina Valley ISDs. These boards will be interviewed at the TASA convention in Austin, and the winner of the Outstanding School Board will be named during the convention on Sept. 29.

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GCISD trustees hear report on mandatory drug testing at meeting July 23

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(Photo: Miranda Wilcox/Community Impact Newspaper)

At the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees meeting July 23, Deputy Superintendent Brad Schnautz provided a report of the district’s drug-testing program to the board of trustees. The program is mandatory for GCISD students in competitive extracurricular activities.

In the 2017-18 school year, nine tests returned positive for marijuana substances, one test returned positive for cocaine and one student refused to test, which automatically qualified as a failed drug test. This brought the total positive illegal substance count for the school year to 11, which is the same amount of total positives as the previous school year.

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