Bryan ISD School Board held a special meeting on Thursday where members discussed in an executive session, but took no action, whether or not to pursue the purchase of land owned by Blinn College to build the new district transport and maintenance center.
Superintendent Christie Whitbeck said they did not have the information at the time of the meeting to make a recommendation. She said the board will resume deliberations at a future meeting.
Blinn bought the 95 acres of Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Leonard Road over six years ago to build a new campus. But the clearing was halted when Blinn’s administrators accepted the Texas A&M system’s offer to build on the RELLIS campus.
BISD board chairman Mark McCall, who visited WTAW’s Bill Oliver on Monday evening, said the superintendent was in “fairly regular contact” with Blinn officials.
McCall said that “it was kind of a combined approach” of the district looking for land to build the center which was approved during the BISD bond issue in November 2020 and “there had a rumor that Blinn was probably not going to build “at this location.
When asked if this could be a win-win solution for BISD and Blinn, McCall replied “It could be”.
Click below for comments from Mark McCall, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.