REGULAR MEETING OF THE
WHITE SETTLEMENT I.S.D. BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
ORDER OF BUSINESS
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL MR. RANDY ARMSTRONG, PRESIDENT
A. CLOSED MEETING (TX. GOVT. CODE 551.071/551.072/551.074/551.082)
3. REQUESTS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE
4. DISCUSS PURCHASE, EXCHANGE, LEASE, OR VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY
5. CONSULTATION WITH BOARD ATTORNEY
6. OTHER ITEMS CONCERNING PERSONNEL
B. RECONVENE FOR OPEN MEETING (7:00 P.M.)
C. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
D. OPEN FORUM – Hear Requests to Address the Board
E. PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS BUDGET & PROPOSED TAX RATE (7:00 P.M.)
F. CONSENT ITEMS (All items listed under this subheading will be adopted with one motion unless they are removed from the Consent Agenda by a Trustee or the Superintendent for discussion.)
G. SEPARATE ITEMS
H. INFORMATION ITEMS
1. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
a. Financial Update
b. Campus Enrollment Statistics
c. Accountability Report for 2009
I. CONSIDER ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED MEETING
A. CLOSED MEETING (551.071/.072/.074/.082)
3. Requests for Leave of Absence
4. Discuss Purchase, Exchange, Lease, or Value of Real Property
5. Consultation with Board Attorney
6. Other Items Concerning Personnel
Specific information regarding the above personnel is included in the “Personnel” section of your document. Information on personnel recommended after the online delivery, but prior to Tuesday night's meeting, will be distributed to you at the meeting.
If you have any questions regarding the personnel information, please contact me prior to the board meeting so that I can discuss it with you.
The Board is requested to approve all personnel items as presented.
Consider Approval of Minutes of August 4, 2009 and August 18, 2009
The Board of Trustees met in regular session on August 4, 2009 and in special session on August 18, 2009. On the following pages, please find the minutes for the August 4, 2009 and August 18, 2009 sessions for your review.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the minutes of August 4, 2009 and August 18, 2009 as presented.
AUGUST 4, 2009
The Board of Trustees of the
Mr. Randy Armstrong, Ms. Lori Ball, Ms. Melissa Brown, Mr. Ben Davis, Mr. Danny Knowles, Mr. Raymond Patterson, and Mr. Ben Posey
School Officials Present
Ms. Audrey Arnold, Ms.
Following roll call, the Board convened in closed meeting at 5:30 p.m.
The open meeting began at 7:15 p.m.
Sandra A. Mitchell, spoke to the Board regarding district
bus transportation for
Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Ms. Lori Ball and seconded by Mr. Ben Davis to approve the following consent items:
Minutes of June 16, 2009, June 29, 2009, and July 23, 2009
Change Date of Regular August Board Meeting to Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.
The motion was made by Ms. Melissa Brown and seconded by Mr. Danny Knowles to approve the monthly school expenditures as presented and recommended by the superintendent. Motion carried with 6 Ayes, 0 Nays, and 1 Abstention by Mr. Raymond Patterson.
Bids and Proposals
Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion
was made by Mr. Danny Knowles and seconded by Ms. Lori Ball to approve the
vendors as presented for the 2009 – 2010 school year and to approve the
interlocal agreements with
Student Code of Conduct
The motion was made by Mr. Raymond Patterson and seconded by Mr. Ben Davis to approve the Student Code of Conduct for 2009 – 2010 as presented and recommended by the superintendent. Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.
Donation of Easement
Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the
motion was made by Ms. Lori Ball and seconded by Ms. Melissa Brown to approve
the agreement to donate the easement for replacement of the Interceptor Sewer
Main Project to the City of
Jimmy Burnett, White Settlement City Manager, was present
and thanked the Board for the donation of the easement and for the continued
cooperation between the City of
Following the recommendation of the superintendent, the motion was made by Mr. Ben Davis and seconded by Mr. Danny Knowles to approve Update 85 as presented.
Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.
Update to Leaves/Absences Policy
Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Ms. Melissa Brown and seconded by Mr. Ben Davis to approve the update to the Leaves/Absences Policy DEC (Local) as presented. Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.
Ms. Stacey Adrian, Assistant Superintendent of Business, gave a financial update to the Board with a year to date budget analysis as of July 31, 2009.
Next Generation Design Institute
Josh Brown of Huckabee and Associates introduced Taylor
Lynn, senior at
Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Ms. Lori Ball and seconded by Mr. Danny Knowles to approve the appointments of Christine Errico, Kristi Harendt, Marisela Perez, Michelle Shevy, and Amanda Brown Siebman; and to approve the reassignment of Karen Peninger. Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.
The motion was made by Ms. Melissa Brown and seconded by Mr.
Raymond Patterson to approve the reassignment of Jennifer Smith as assistant
Adjourn to closed session at 8:56 p.m.
Reconvene to open session at 11:12 p.m.
No action was taken.
Meeting adjourned at 11:13 p.m.
AUGUST 18, 2009
Board of Trustees of the
Mr. Randy Armstrong, Ms. Lori Ball, Ms. Melissa Brown, Mr. Ben Davis, and Mr. Danny Knowles
Mr. Ben Posey arrived and was seated at 8:00 p.m.
School Officials Present
Dr. Audrey Arnold, Ms.
The Board convened into closed session at 5:33 p.m.
The Board convened into open session for the budget workshop at 6:29 p.m.
No action was taken.
Meeting adjourned at 10:08 p.m.
Approval of Budget Amendments for the 2008-2009 Budget.
The routine budget amendments are presented for the Board’s review. Typically at the end of every fiscal year, routine budget amendments may be needed to cover expenditures during the year that may not have been expected. Although we update the budget periodically, the last meeting of the fiscal year is the most critical in evaluating the budget. The budget amendments will be presented on Aug. 25, 2009.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the routine budget amendments as presented for the 2008-2009 budget.
Consider Approval of
The monthly listing of school expenditures is presented for the Board’s review in the “FINANCIAL REPORTS” section.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve monthly expenditures as presented.
Sept. 1, 2009 through Aug. 31, 2010
Recommendation: To accept all vendors listed.
The Imaging Bureau
Office Depot Printing Services
Pressman Printing, Inc.
Quixotic Digital Marketing
River Oaks Printing, Inc.
The Board is requested to approve the vendors as presented.
Adopt 2009-2010 Budget
The 2009-2010 budget will be presented as part of the public hearing to discuss budget and proposed tax rate.
The board is requested to approve the 2009-2010 budget as presented.
Adopt Tax Rate for 2009-2010 School Year.
In conjunction with the 2009-2010 budget, the district proposes a 2009-2010 tax rate of $1.04 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operations (M&O) and $.50 per $100 valuation for interest and sinking (I&S). The total proposed tax rate would be $1.54 per $100 valuation.
The board is requested to approve the tax rate for 2009-2010 as presented.
With the passage of HB 3, districts are faced with the decision of whether to continue their current graduation requirements for one or more years or immediately implement the added flexibility in the recommended program under HB 3.
Factors to be considered in deciding when to implement the revised HB 3 graduation requirements are: the district’s ability to change course offerings and schedules that are in place for the coming school year, the effect on class rank that changing graduation requirements mid-way through a student’s high school education may have, and staffing issues that would result from changing the courses that the district offers for the coming year.
Administration is recommending the continuation of the current graduation requirements for the 2009-10 school year.