AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

WHITE SETTLEMENT I.S.D. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 5:30 P.M.

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)

         1.   RESIGNATIONS/TERMINATIONS/SETTLEMENTS/NON-RENEWALS              

         2.   APPOINTMENTS/REASSIGNMENT

                        a.         Administrator/Counselor/Diagnostician Contracts

         3.   REQUESTS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

         4.   DISCUSS PURCHASE, EXCHANGE, LEASE, OR VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY

         5.   CONSULTATION WITH BOARD ATTORNEY

         6.   SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION AND CONTRACT

         7.   OTHER ITEMS CONCERNING PERSONNEL

                                                           

B.   RECONVENE FOR OPEN MEETING (7:00 P.M.)

 

C.  INTRODUCTION OF MEETING AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

D.  OPEN FORUM

 

E.   INFORMATION ITEMS

         1.   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT                                                              

               a.   Financial Update                                                                                                            

               b.   Instructional Update – CTE Month

               c.   Tech Update

              

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.)

         1.   APPROVE MINUTES OF JANUARY 19, 2016

         2.   APPROVE MONTHLY EXPENDITIURES

         3.   CONSIDER AMENDMENT TO THE 2015 – 2016 GENERAL FUND BUDGET

         4.   CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY STRUCK-OFF FOR TAXES FROM TRINITY TRUTH PROPERTIES, INC.

         5.   CONSIDER EIC (LOCAL)

 

G.  SEPARATE ITEMS

         1.   CONSIDER PROPOSED POLICY FFA (LOCAL) AS WRITTEN BY TASB POLICY SERVICES

         2.   CONSIDER AGREEMENT WITH EQUISTAR CONSTRUCTION

 

H.  CONSIDER ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED MEETING

I.    ADJOURN

 

 

A.  CLOSED MEETING (551.071/.072/.074/.082)

1.   Resignations/Terminations/Settlements/Non-Renewals

2.   Appointments/Reassignments

                  a.   Administrator/Counselor/Diagnostician Contracts

3.   Requests for Leave of Absence

4.   Discuss Purchase, Exchange, Lease, or Value of Real Property

5.   Consultation with Board Attorney

6.   Superintendent Evaluation and Contract

7.   Other Items Concerning Personnel

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

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 e-mailed no later than Monday at 12:00 P.M. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve all personnel items as presented.

 

 

 

F. 

 

CONSENT ITEM # 1

 

Approval of Minutes of January 19, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

The Board of Trustees met in regular session on January 19, 2016.  On the following pages, please find the minutes of January 19, 2016 for your review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the minutes of January 19, 2016 as presented.

 

 

WHITE SETTLEMENT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

OFFICIAL MINUTES

January 19, 2016

 

 

The Board of Trustees of the White Settlement Independent School District met in regular session on January 19, 2016, in the Board Room of the WSISD Administration Building.  The meeting agenda was posted as required by Texas Government Code 551.051/551.056.

 

Members Present

 

Mr. Randy Armstrong, Mr. John Bradley, Ms. Melissa Brown, Mr. Ben Davis, Mr. Glen Lowry, Mr. Raymond Patterson, and Ms. Amanda Sanchez

 

School Officials Present

 

Mr. Frank Molinar, Mr. David Bitters, Mr. Chris Jenkins, and Mr. J.B. Morgan, Board Attorney

 

Following roll call and the announcement by the Board President that seven members of the Board of Trustees present constitutes a quorum; the Board convened to closed session at 5:30 p.m.

 

The open meeting began at 7:13 p.m.

 

The Board President announced that the seven members of the Board of Trustees present constitutes a quorum.

 

Open Forum

 

The president recognized Martha LaChance, UEA representative, who wished to address the Board regarding Board Appreciation Month.  Ms. LaChance state that she was representing over 400 members of UEA in the district.  Being aware of the hours spent by the Board of Trustees, Ms. LaChance, on behalf of UEA, presented each Board member a gift certificate in appreciation of their service to White Settlement ISD.

 

The president recognized Dodie Manning who spoke to the Board regarding bullying in schools and policies, safety and support. 

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Financial Update

 

Mr. David Bitters, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations, gave a financial update to the Board with a year to date budget analysis as of December 31, 2015.

 

 

Instructional Update

 

Mr. Jeff Seeton, CTE Director, showed a video that was shown to Brewer Middle School students to inform them of pathways available to them through the Career Technical Education department at Brewer High School.  Mr. Seeton stated that the pathways includes agriculture, architecture, human services, and business, marketing and finance, animation, health science, law enforcement, engineering, culinary, information technology, graphic design, audio video, and photography.

 

Consent Items

 

Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Ms. Melissa Brown and seconded by Ms. Amanda Sanchez to approve the consent items as presented:

Minutes of December 15, 2015

            Monthly Expenditures

            Amendment to the 2015 – 2016 General Fund Budget and Child Nutrition Budget

            Ratify Brewer Middle School Skylight

            Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from Rice Aviation Group, LLC.

            Bids for Printing Services

Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Board of Trustees Election

 

The motion was made by Mr. Raymond Patterson and seconded by Ms. Melissa Brown to call the joint election for May 7, 2016 for the White Settlement Independent School District Board of Trustees with the application period for a place on the ballot for school trustee from January 20, 2016 through February 19, 2016 as presented.  Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Personnel

 

Following the recommendation made by the superintendent, the motion was made by Mr. John Bradley and seconded by Mr. Ben Davis to accept the resignations of Brittany Eldred, Tina Ingram, and Elisabeth Libby; to accept the letter of retirement of Kathrine Alexander; and to approve the appointments of Nikole Berg, Jada Gehring, and Laura Lunceford and to extend the superintendent’s contract for five years as presented.  Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. 

 

CONSENT ITEM # 2

 

Approval of Monthly School Expenditures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

The monthly listing of school expenditures is presented for the Board’s review in the “FINANCIAL REPORTS” section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve monthly expenditures for January 2016 as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. 

 

CONSENT ITEM # 3

 

Consider Amendment to the 2015-2015 General Fund Budget.

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

GENERAL FUND 

The proposed amended budget does not add any additional amounts to the total budget.  The proposed amendment moves budget funds between line items as follows:

 

·         Reduce Function 11 – Instructional by $66,960.

·         Increase Function 12 – Library by $67,244

·         Increase Function 21 – Instructional Administration by $1,250.

·         Reduce Function 23- Campus Administration by $1,257.

·         Reduce Function 31 – Counseling by $777.

·         Increase Function 33 – Health Services by $500.

 

 

Proposed General Fund Amended Budget 2015-2016 Feb 16, 2016.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the budget amendments as presented for the 2015-2016 General Fund Budget .

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. 

 

CONSENT ITEM # 4

 

 

 

Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from Trinity Truth Properties, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

An offer was received from Trinity Truth Properties, Inc., on the following property that was previously struck-off the tax roll in a tax foreclosure on December 3, 2013.  The offer is for $6,201.  The bid is less than the amount for taxes and related fees and will require the approval of all of the taxing entities.  The address of the property is 7832 Colton Drive, White Settlement, Texas. The intended use of the property is to build a home.  The balance to be to be prorated to taxing entities is $4,769.00. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (23.37%), Tarrant County (22.44%), and White Settlement ISD (54.19%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $2,584.32.  The action will allow White Settlement to access and collect taxes on the properties in the future.

 

 

 

Property 7832 Colton Drive.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the offer from Trinity Truth Properties, Inc.to purchase the lot of land located in White Settlement, Texas, for a total amount of $6,201 as presented.

 

 

F.  

 

CONSENT ITEM# 5

 

Consider EIC (LOCAL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

EIC (Local) outlines the process for Academic Achievement Class Ranking.  We are proposing to make the Grade Weights for Advanced Placement and Dual Credit equal by using the same process for all students regardless of current grade level and clarifying that students can earn high school credit in middle school beginning with the class of 2022.

 

 

 

 EIC(L)-X 12-17-2015.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve Policy EIC (LOCAL) as presented.

 

 

 

G. 

 

SEPARATE ITEM# 1

 

Consider Approval of Proposed Policy FFA (Local) as written by TASB Policy Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

Revision of FFA (Local) Policy to meet federal guidelines concerning Student Welfare/Wellness and Health Services. The new policy will designate the school health advisory council (SHAC) as the organization to develop and oversee the district’s wellness plan.

 

 

 

 

 FFA(L)-X 2-8-2016.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve Policy FFA (LOCAL) as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

G. 

 

SEPARATE ITEM# 2

 

Consider Agreement with Equistar Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

WSISD has received three quotes for the construction of a 25 X 70 X 10 foot awning extension of the new CTE Building.  The bid price will cover the extension and the following:  whirlwind material and labor, 4 ft. sidewalk along building edge and brick ledge under CMU on two wall; dirt work; CMU wall 4ft high on two exterior walls; permitting, plans, insurance and bonding.   The awning will allow phase two of the CTE Program to proceed and meet the needs of the FFA and Agriculture Animal Component. 

Staff recommends accepting the quote from Equistar in the amount of $48,000 for this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION


The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the Equistar Construction Agreement as presented.