AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

WHITE SETTLEMENT I.S.D. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 2017

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

            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.    INTRODUCTION OF MEETING AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

D.    OPEN FORUM

 

E.    INFORMATION ITEMS

            1.     SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT                                                                                          

                    a.     Financial Update

                    b.     Instructional Update

                    c.     Technology Update

                    d.     Booster Clubs, PTA, and PTO Financial Statements 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 AUGUST 15, 2017

            2.     APPROVE MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

            3.     CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE 2017-2018 GENERAL FUND BUDGET

            4.     CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY (499 S. JIM WRIGHT FWY) STRUCK-OFF FOR TAXES

            5.     CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY (601 LARIAT LANE) STRUCK-OFF FOR TAXES

            6.     CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY (320 PEMBERTON) STRUCK-OFF FOR TAXES

            7.     CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY (97 WYATT DRIVE) STRUCK-OFF FOR TAXES

            8.     CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY (633 LARIAT LANE) STRUCK-OFF FOR TAXES

            9.     CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY (545 INGRAM STREET) STRUCK-OFF FOR TAXES

            10.  CONSIDER SALE OF DISTRICT OWNED VACANT LOT (8413 DOWNE DRIVE)

            11.  CONSIDER SALE OF DISTRICT OWNED VACANT LOT (8433 DOWNE DRIVE)

            12.  CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY STRUCK-OFF FOR TAXES (609 LAS VEGAS TRAIL)

            13.  CONSIDER INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF FORT WORTH AND BLUE HAZE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

            14.  CONSIDER WSISD CREDIT BY EXAM 2017 SCHEDULE

 

G.    SEPARATE ITEMS

            1.     CONSIDER CHANGE OF REGULAR NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING FROM NOVEMBER 21, 2017 TO NOVEMBER 14, 2017 AND CHANGE OF REGULAR MARCH BOARD MEETING FROM MARCH 20, 2018 TO MARCH 27, 2018

            2.     CONSIDER APPRAISERS AND APPRAISAL CALENDAR

 

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

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

 

Consider Approval of Minutes of August 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

The Board of Trustees met in regular session on August 15, 2017.  On the following pages, please find the minutes of August 15, 2017 for your review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the minutes of August 15, 2017 as presented.

 

 

 

 

WHITE SETTLEMENT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

OFFICIAL MINUTES

AUGUST 15, 2017

 

 

The Board of Trustees of the White Settlement Independent School District met in regular session on August 15, 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 7:06 p.m.

 

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

 

Public Meeting to Discuss Budget & Proposed Tax Rate

 

Mr. Randy Armstrong, Board President, in accordance with state law convened the public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax rate for White Settlement Independent School District.  The president then turned the public meeting over to the superintendent who stated the “Notice of Public Hearing to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate” was published in the Suburban Newspapers, Inc. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 as legally required.   The superintendent reported that administration is recommending the adoption of a $65,657,587 total budget for the General Fund, Child Nutrition Fund and the Debt Service Fund with a general operating budget of $51,642,523, food service budget of $3,514,400, and debt service budget of $10,500,664, representing a decrease of $2,356,164, over the proposed amended budget for 2016-17, with the decrease due in large part to capital improvements completed n 2016-17 and the new technology purchased for students and teachers.  The budget includes a 2.5% average raise for all employees with teachers receiving an extra $800 plus their step raise and all other staff receiving a 2.5% of the mid-point on their pay scale.   Superintendent Molinar also reported the administration is recommending a 2017 property tax rate of $1.04 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operations purposes, and .50/$100 valuation for debt service for a total tax rate of $1.54, no change since 2009.  The superintendent turned the open meeting back to the board president who opened the public hearing to anyone who would like to comment or ask questions. There were no questions or comments from the audience and the president closed the public meeting.

 

Open Forum

 

Mr. Chris Covington, local UEA president and Brewer High School teacher, and UEA representative, Mr. Larry West, addressed the Board to express appreciation on behalf of the UEA members in the district for the support, caring, and salary adjustments. 

 

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 July 31, 2017.

 

Instructional Update

 

Mr. Chris Jenkins, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Administrative Services, announced that the district and all campuses received the state’s highest accountability rating and all elementary campuses received at least one distinction.  Mr. Jenkins then introduced Ms. Amber Crissey, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, who gave a presentation on “How Will We Become the Best District in the Universe?” and explained the Growth Mindset, the Culture of the District, and the Commitment to Continuous Improvement.

 

Consent Items

 

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

Minutes of June 20, 2017, and July 13, 2017

            Monthly Expenditures

Amendments to the 2016-2017 General Fund, Child Nutrition Fund, and Debt Service Fund Budget

Claims Administration Services as Vendor for Workers Compensation Insurance for 2017-2018

Resolution to Assign General Fund Balance

Ratify Walsworth as Vendor to Provide Yearbook Services for Brewer High School for 2017-2018

UIL Course Exemptions

Resolution Approving Tarrant County 4-H Organization as an Approved Extra-Curricular Activity

Student Code of Conduct

Ramtech Building Systems as Vendor to Purchase Portable Building for Additional Classrooms              

Motion carried with 7 Ayes, O Nays.

 

 

Update 108

 

Mr. Tim Duncan, Director of Human Resources and Community Relations, explained that Update 108 contains recommended changes to local policies on topics including instructional resources and materials, credit by examination with prior instruction, graduation, campus charters, and community relations in regard to advertising and fundraising.  Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Mr. Ben Davis and seconded by Ms. Amanda Sanchez to approve Policy Update 108 as presented.  Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Adoption of 2017-2018 Budget

 

Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Mr. Raymond Patterson and seconded by Mr. John Bradley to adopt the budget in the amount of $65,657,587 as presented in the public meeting to discuss the budget and proposed tax rate.  Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Adoption of Tax Rate for 2017-2018 School Year

 

Following the recommendation by the superintendent, the motion was made by Mr. Glen Lowry and seconded by Mr. Raymond Patterson to adopt the property tax rate of $1.04 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operations (M&O) purposes, and .50/$100 valuation for debt service (I&S) as presented in the public meeting and as written and acted upon by the Board in the “Ordinance to Set Tax Rate, White Settlement ISD”.  Motion carried with 7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Personnel

 

Following the recommendation made by the superintendent, the motion was made by Ms. Melissa Brown and seconded by Ms. Amanda Sanchez to accept the resignations of Alexis Beauchamp, Gretchen Jones, Cathy Terrell, and Lara Van Wyk and to approve the appointments of Kaycee Alley, Alicia Alonzo, Brenda “Stacie” Anderson, Stephen Beach, Kelly Bohannon, Christopher Bokony, Ashley Bownds, Serena Campbell, Amanda Galindo, Julie Gentry, Ginny Giddings, Sarah Goen, Trinity Hill, Jared Hooten, Brian Jarvis, Darcee Maddy, Kathryn Miller, Christina “Noelle” Mulkey, Corina Ortiz, Mireya Rabago, Deisy Rautiola, Weston Ward, Randy Wester, and Pamela Wyatt as presented.  Motion carried with  7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:01 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 April 2017 as presented.

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 3

 

Consider Amendments to the 2017-2018 General Fund Budget

Proposed Final General Fund Amended Budget 2017-2018.pdf

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

GENERAL FUND

The proposed amended budget includes:

·         Increase of $4,459 for payroll changes made since budget was adopted in August 2017 (Functions 11, 13, 21, 23, 31, 32, 36, 41, 52, and 53).

·         Added $22,520 for teacher assistant at BMS - funded by SHARS (Function 11)

·         Added $68,575 for truancy officer and other payroll adjustments to Function 21- funded by SHARS.

·         Carryover of $8,950 from 2016-2017 for remaining payment on PLC portable (Function 81).

·         Carryover of $234,067 from 2016-2017 budget for fuel system replacement (Function 51).

·         Added $30,000 for canopy for fuel system (Function 51).

·         Carryover of $188,000 from 2016-2017 budget for CTE projects (Function 11).

·         Added $85,000 to purchase additional computers (Function 53).

·         Added $700 to correct error in original budget (Function 21).

·         Move $3,500 tutoring funds  in Function 11 to ESC contracts in Function 21.

·         Added $250 revenue and expense budge line items for RISE program (Function 11).

 

The General Fund Budget will be deficit of $551,176 after this amendment is approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the budget amendments as presented for the 2017-2018 budget as presented.

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 4

 

Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from Armet Dale Street Limited Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

An offer was received from Armet Dale Street Limited Partnership, on the following property that was previously struck-off the tax roll in a tax foreclosure on June 3, 2003.  The offer is $25,550.  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 499 S. Jim Wright Freeway, White Settlement, Texas. The intended use of the property is for enhancement for contiguous property by bidder.  The balance to be to be prorated to taxing entities is $23,095.80. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (20.12%), Tarrant County (21.79%), and White Settlement ISD (58.09%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $13,416.35.  The action will allow White Settlement to access and collect taxes on the properties in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the offer from Armet Dale Street Limited Partnership.to purchase the lot of land located at 499 S Jim Wright Freeway, White Settlement, Texas, for a total amount of $25,550 as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 5

 

Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property (601 Lariat Lane) Struck-off for Taxes from Robert Riley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

An offer was received from Robert Riley, on the following property that was previously struck-off the tax roll in a tax foreclosure on December 3, 2002.  The offer is $2,550.  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 601 Lariat Lane, 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 $1,826.00. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (22.91%), Tarrant County (21.17%), and White Settlement ISD (55.92%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $1,021.10.  The action will allow White Settlement to access and collect taxes on the properties in the future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the offer from Robert Riley.to purchase the lot of land located at 601 Lariat, White Settlement, Texas, for a total amount of $2,550 as presented.

 

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 6

 

Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property (320 Pemberton) Struck-off for Taxes from DKMR, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

An offer was received from DKMR, LLC, on the following property that was previously struck-off the tax roll in a tax foreclosure on November 4, 2003.  The offer is $18,700.  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 320 Pemberton, 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 $17,005.61. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (18.79%), Tarrant County (21.25%), and White Settlement ISD (59.96%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $10,196.56.  The action will allow White Settlement to access and collect taxes on the properties in the future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the offer from DKMR, LLC to purchase the lot of land located at 320 Pemberton, White Settlement, Texas, for a total amount of $18,700 as presented.

 

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 7

 

Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from Ismail Guyendas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

An offer was received from Ismail Guyendas, on the following property that was previously struck-off the tax roll in a tax foreclosure on December 3, 2002.  The offer is $7,500.00.  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 97 Wyatt Drive, White Settlement, Texas. The intended use of the property is to build a house.  The balance to be to be prorated to taxing entities is $6,093.00. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (19.66%), Tarrant County (21.77%), and White Settlement ISD (58.57%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $3,568.67.  The action will allow White Settlement to access and collect taxes on the properties in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the offer from Ismail Guyendas.to purchase the lot of land located at 97 Wyatt Drive, White Settlement, Texas, for a total amount of $7,500.00 as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 8

 

Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from Ismail Guyendas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

An offer was received from Ismail Guyendas, on the following property that was previously struck-off the tax roll in a tax foreclosure on April 3, 1979.  The offer is $1,500.  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 633 Lariat Lane, White Settlement, Texas. The intended use of the property is to build a house.  The balance to be to be prorated to taxing entities is $1,363.50. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (11.81%), Tarrant County (38.74%), and White Settlement ISD (49.45%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $674.25.  The action will allow White Settlement to access and collect taxes on the properties in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the offer from Ismail Guyendas.to purchase the lot of land located at 633 Lariat Lane, White Settlement, Texas, for a total amount of $1,500 as presented.

 

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 9

 

Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from Ismail Guyendas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

An offer was received from Ismail Guyendas, on the following property that was previously struck-off the tax roll in a tax foreclosure on June 6, 2000.  The offer is $1,372.  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 545 Ingram Street, White Settlement, Texas. The intended use of the property is to build a house.  The balance to be to be prorated to taxing entities is $716.68. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (23%), Tarrant County (7%), and White Settlement ISD (70%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $501.68.  The action will allow White Settlement to access and collect taxes on the properties in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the offer from Ismail Guyendas.to purchase the lot of land located at 545 Ingram Street, White Settlement, Texas, for a total amount of $1,372 as presented.

 

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 10

 

Consider Approval to Sell District Owned Vacant Lot at 8413 Downe Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

In June 2017, the Board approved the sale of the lot at 8413 Downe Drive to Baldemar Enriguez; however, he was not able to purchase the lot.  The next highest bidder interested in purchasing the property is Naga Kishore Vankayala for $18,006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the sale of the property located at 8413 Downe Drive, to Naga Kishore Vankayala for $18,006 as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 11

 

Consider Approval to Sell District Owned Vacant Lot at 8433 Downe Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

In June 2017, the Board approved the sale of the lot at 8433 Downe Drive to Roy Robertson; however, he was not able to purchase the lot.  The second highest bidder was Stephen Shukers for $25,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the sale of the property located at 8433 Downe Drive, to Stephen Shukers for $25,000 as presented.

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 12

 

Consider Approval of Offer to Purchase Property Struck-off for Taxes from Larry Carpenter

 

EXPLANATION

 

An offer was received from Larry Carpenter, on the following property that was previously struck-off the tax roll in a tax foreclosure December 3, 2002.  The offer is for three lots within the same address. 

 

Lot 6B, Block 4

The offer is $3,000 plus post judgment taxes of $1,429.24 for a total of $ 4,429.24.  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 609 N. Las Vegas Trail, White Settlement, Texas. The intended use of the property is to build a house.  The balance to be prorated to taxing entities is $2,048. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (20.39%), Tarrant County (21.57%), and White Settlement ISD (58.04%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $1,188.67.

 

Lot 6C, Block 4

The offer is $3,000 plus post judgment taxes of $1,429.24 for a total of $4,429.24.  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 609 N. Las Vegas Trail, White Settlement, Texas. The intended use of the property is to build a house.  The balance to be prorated to taxing entities is $2,048. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (20.39%), Tarrant County (21.57%), and White Settlement ISD (58.04%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $1,188.67.

 

 

Lot 7A, Block 4

The offer is $2,984.56 plus post judgment taxes of $928.96 for a total of $3,913.52.  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 609 N. Las Vegas Trail, White Settlement, Texas. The intended use of the property is to build a house.  The balance to be prorated to taxing entities is $2,033.49. This amount will be allocated to the City of White Settlement (20.53%), Tarrant County (21.52%), and White Settlement ISD (57.95%).  The expected amount to be disbursed to White Settlement after court costs is $1,178.41.

 

Total bid for all three properties is $ 12,772. This action will allow White Settlement to access and collect taxes on the properties in the future.

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the offer from Larry Carpenter to purchase three lots  located at 609 N Las Vegas Trail, White Settlement, Texas, for a total amount of $12,772 as presented.

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 13

 

Consider Approval of Interlocal Agreement with the City of Fort Worth and Blue Haze Afterschool Program

 

 

 

 

 

FY18 WSISD After School Program Interlocal Agreement.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

Since 2001, the City of Fort Worth and WSISD have entered into a local agreement to provide an after-school program at Blue Haze Elementary. As in past years, the City of Fort Worth is providing $50,000 to provide a program that supports academics, sports/fitness and community service.  The Westside YMCA has served as the third party service provider.  This program has been very popular with the Blue Haze parents and staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Fort Worth as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

F.  CONSENT ITEM # 14

 

Consider Approval of WSISD Credit by Exam 2017 Schedule

 

 

 

 WSISD CBE.pdf

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

With Board approval, the District shall develop or purchase examinations for acceleration that thoroughly test the essential knowledge and skills for each primary school grade level and for credit for secondary school academic subjects.

If a student in grades 1–12 wishes to accelerate to the next grade level or earn course credit without having received prior instruction in the grade level or course, the District shall offer opportunities in accordance with state law and State Board rules for the student to take a Board-approved examination for this purpose.

A district shall administer each exam approved by the board not fewer than four times each year.  A district must provide windows to test between January 1 and March 31, April 1 and June 30, July 1 and September 30, and October 1 and December 31, unless the exam’s administration date is established by an entity other than the district.  The days need not be consecutive but shall be designed to meet the needs of all students.  The dates must be publicized in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the WSISD Credit by Exam 2017 Schedule as presented.

 

 

 

 

G.  SEPARATE ITEM # 1

 

Consider Approval of Change of Regular November Board Meeting from November 21, 2017 to November 14, 2017 and Change of Regular March Board Meeting from March 20, 2018 to March 27, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

The date of the regular November Board Meeting needs to be changed from November 21, 2017 to Tuesday, November 14, 2017 due to November holidays and the date of the regular March Board Meeting from March 20, 2018 to March 27, 2018 due to March holidays and teacher contract deadline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board is requested to approve changing the date of the regular November Board Meeting from November 21, 2017 to Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and changing the date of the regular March Board Meeting from March 20, 2018 to March 27, 2018 as presented.

 

 

 

 

G.  SEPARATE ITEM # 2

SSE

Consider Approval of Appraisers and Appraisal Calendar

 

  

  

 

 

EXPLANATION

 

The District is required to establish an Appraisal Calendar, which designates the time frame during which teacher appraisals may be conducted.  The calendar does include reporting dates for Teacher Self Reports.  A list of appraisers who will be responsible for conducting teacher appraisals is attached.

 

   

 Appraisal Calendar 2017-2018 Text.pdf

  

Appraisal Calendar 2017-2018.pdf 

 

  T-TESS Appraisers 2017-2018.pdf

 

 

 

 

ACTION

 

The Board of Trustees is requested to approve the appraisers and appraisal calendar as presented.