AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

WHITE SETTLEMENT I.S.D. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 4:30 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/Special Programs Contracts

         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 (5:00 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/Report on Update 107

              

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 17, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 3, 2017

         2.   APPROVE MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

         3.   CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE 2016 – 2017 GENERAL FUND

         4.   CONSIDER FAA HOUSE ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AND DEMOLITION

          

G.  SEPARATE ITEMS

         1.   CONSIDER A-F ACCOUNTABILITY RATING SYSTEM FOR TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS RESOLUTION

         2.   CONSIDER DESIGNATION AS A DISTRICT OF INNOVATION RESOLUTION

         3.   CONSIDER CTE AG BARN AT BREWER HIGH SCHOOL

        

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/Special Programs Contracts

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

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 17, 2017 and February 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

The Board of Trustees met in regular session on January 17, 2017 and in special session on February 3, 2017.  On the following pages, please find the minutes of January 17, 2017 and February 3, 2017 for your review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the minutes of January 17, 2017 and February 3, 2017 as presented.

 

WHITE SETTLEMENT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

OFFICIAL MINUTES

JANUARY 17, 2017

 

 

The Board of Trustees of the White Settlement Independent School District met in regular session on January 17, 2017, 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, 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 7:12 p.m.

 

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

 

Open Forum

 

No one was present who wished to address the Board.

 

Public Hearing over Texas Academic Performance Report

 

The Board President opened the public hearing over the Texas Academic Performance Report.  Mr. Chris Jenkins, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Curriculum, and Administrative Services, introduced Ms. Christie Beaty, Assessment and Programs Evaluation Director, and Ms. Amber Crissey, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  They explained the Texas Academic Performance Report and stated that the district received the 2016 Accountability Rating of Met Standard with Liberty Elementary School, North Elementary School and Fine Arts Academy receiving campus distinctions.  There were no questions or comments from the audience and the Board president closed the public hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

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, 2016.

 

Instructional Update

 

Mr. Chris Jenkins, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Administrative Services, wanted to take the opportunity to thank the principals and the instructional team for the good work on the campuses on a daily basis with the district’s students.

 

Consent Items

 

Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Mr. John Bradley and seconded by Mr. Ben Davis to approve the consent items as presented:

Minutes of December 20, 2016

            Monthly Expenditures

Amendments to the 2016 – 2017 General Fund Budget

Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from William Freiley

Properties Previously Approved for Sale by Board of Trustees Not Approved by the City   of White Settlement Removed from the Resale Process

Change of Date of Regular March Board Meeting from March 28, 2017 to March 30, 2017

Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Vendor to Purchase Computers, Servers, and Computer Carts

 

Following the explanation by Mr. David Bitters, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations, and the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Ms. Melissa Brown and seconded by Ms. Amanda Sanchez to approve Dell, Inc. as the vendor for the purchase of computers, servers, and computer carts as presented.  Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Call of Joint Election for Board of Trustees

 

The motion was made by Mr. Raymond Patterson and seconded by Mr. Ben Davis to call the Joint Election for the White Settlement Independent School District Board of Trustees for May 6, 2017 with the application period for a place on the ballet for school trustee in Place 6 and Place 7, to be January 18, 2017 through February 17, 2017 during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17th.

Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

The drawing for places on the ballot will be conducted in the Human Resource Office at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017.

 

Personnel

 

Following the recommendation made by the superintendent, the motion was made by Mr. Glen Lowry and seconded by Ms. Melissa Brown to accept the resignation of Lydia Cummins; to accept the letter of retirement of Regina Watkins; and to approve the appointments of Robert Brewster, Lisa Degnan, and Melanie Meredith as presented. Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Following a short break, the Board convened into closed session at 8:04 p.m.

 

Following closed session, the Board convened into open session at 9:23 p.m.

 

The motion was made by Mr. John Bradley and seconded by Mr. Glen Lowry to approve the five year extension of the Superintendent’s contract with and to include a 5% salary increase.  Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:27 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE SETTLEMENT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

OFFICIAL MINUTES

FEBRUARY 3, 2017

 

The Board of Trustees of the White Settlement Independent School District met in special session on February 3, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. 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, and Mr. J. B. Morgan, Board Attorney

 

Following roll call and the announcement by the Board President that the seven members of the Board of Trustees present constitutes a quorum; the Board President opened the meeting at 7:03 a.m. and convened to closed session.

 

The Board convened to open session at 7:53 a.m.

 

Agreement for Improved Delivery of Educational Services

 

Following the recommendation of the superintendent, the motion was made by Ms. Melissa Brown and seconded by Mr. John Bradley to approve agreement for improved delivery of educational services and accepting agreement from Dallas County Schools to end technology services as of June 30, 2017 as presented.  Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 a.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 October 2016 as presented.

 

 

 

F. 

CONSENT ITEM # 3

 

Consider Amendments to the 2016 – 2017 General Fund Budget

 

 

 

 

Proposed General Fund Amended Budget 2016-2017 Feb 2017.pdf

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

GENERAL FUND

 

The proposed amended budget includes:

            Additions:

1.      Add $24,000 Function 36 for Character & Leadership Development Course for Athletics.

2.      Add $162,000 Function 53 for Technology Department Salaries and Benefits.

Moves:

3.      Move $681 from Function 31 to Function 11 for instructional travel.

4.      Move $175from Function 33 to Function 11 for instructional travel.

5.      Move $823 from Function 11 and $250 from Function 31 to Function 23 for Principal Training Travel.

 

The total change in the budget adds $186,000 to the deficit budget. The new deficit amount will be $3,277,886 after this amendment is approved. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the budget amendments as presented for the 2016-2017 budget.

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 4

 

Consider Approval of FAA House Asbestos Abatement and Demolition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

The District received two proposals to remove asbestos and demo house located on Fine Art Academy property. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board is requested to approve Intercon Environmental, Inc. in the amount of $25,755.00 as presented.

 

 

 

 

G.  SEPARATE ITEM # 1

 

Consider Resolution Concerning the A-F Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

The Resolution Concerning the A-F Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools calls on the Texas Legislature to repeal the A-F letter-grade school/district rating system to be implemented in 2017-18 and to develop a community-based accountability system. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the resolution as presented.

 

 

 

G.  SEPARATE ITEM # 2

 

Consider Designation as a District of Innovation Resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

This resolution allows the school district the ability to explore the possibility of becoming a District of Innovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the resolution as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

G.  SEPARATE ITEM # 3

 

Consider Triple W Metal Building Construction LLC to provide material, labor and equipment for the Agriculture Building at BHS

 

 

EXPLANATION

Triple W Metal Building Construction LLC is proposing to furnish all Material, Labor & Equipment, required for the following Project:

           ·          One (1) 90’-0” x 150’ 0” x 16’-0”  1:12 pitch Clear Span Pre-Engineered Metal Building

           ·          Design: 2009 IBC, 90 mph, Live Load 20#, Collateral 3#psf, ground snow 5#

           ·          Roof: 26 ga. Galvalume PBR panel

           ·          Walls: 26 ga. (Color TBD) R panel

           ·          Two (2) 12’0” x 12’-0” Sectional overhead doors, “pull rope operation”

           ·          Five (5) 8’-0” x 8’-0” Steel Roll-up Doors

           ·          One (1) 4’0” x 8’0” Steel Roll-up Door

           ·          One (1) 10’-0” x 8’-0” Steel Roll-up Door

           ·          Three(3) 3o7o Walk Doors

           ·          3” WMP-VR Roof Insulation

           ·          Bay Spacing: 5@30’-0”

           ·          Gutter and down spouts

           ·          Standard PEMB Anchor Bolts (Not Engineered)

 

 

Total: $141,155.00 (tax not included)

 

           ·          Alt#1 Add Ridge vents: $536.00 ea.

           ·          Alt#2 Add Skylights: $157.00 ea.

           ·          Alt#3 Add Supply Fan: $2,134.00 (Dayton 42” supply fan) (does not include Wiring)

           ·          Alt#4 Add Exhaust Fan: $3,082.00 (Dayton 42” Exhaust fan)

           ·          Alt#5 Add Louver shutters for fans: $467.00 ea.

           ·          Alt#6 Add framed openings for fans: $500.00 ea.

 

 

 

ACTION

The Board is requested to approve the Proposal from Triple W Metal Building Construction LLC as presented.