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)
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.)
G. SEPARATE ITEMS
H. CONSIDER ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED MEETING
A. CLOSED MEETING (551.071/.072/.074/.082)
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
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.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve all personnel items as presented.
Approval of Minutes of January 19, 2016
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.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the minutes of January 19, 2016 as presented.
WHITE SETTLEMENT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Approval of Monthly School Expenditures
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 for January 2016 as presented.
CONSENT ITEM # 3
Consider Amendment to the 2015-2015 General Fund Budget.
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.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the budget amendments as presented for the 2015-2016 General Fund Budget .
Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from Trinity Truth Properties, Inc.
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.
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.
Consider EIC (LOCAL)
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.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve Policy EIC (LOCAL) as presented.
Consider Approval of Proposed Policy FFA (Local) as written by TASB Policy Services
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.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve Policy FFA (LOCAL) as presented.
Consider Agreement with Equistar Construction
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.
The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the Equistar Construction Agreement as presented.