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January 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. ESTABLISH QUORUM
Presenter:  Board President
Description:  The Board President ensures that a minimum of four board members are present. 
The President then states, for the record, the names of those present and those absent.

Jennifer Christianson    President
Richard Elkins                Vice President
Ernie Pyles                      Secretary
Members                         Susan Allen, Ron McBee, Bob Ogle, Alan Rich
II. OPEN SESSION
II.A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE
Presenter:  Fabra Elementary
Description:  Students from campus organizations traditionally lead the Board and Visitors in the Pledge of Allegiance
to the American and Texas flags and then observe a moment of silence. 
Tonight we have Fabra Elementary students to perform that honor.
II.B. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Description:  The Board President will ask the members to indicate whether the order of the agenda, as presented is acceptable or whether changes to that order are proposed.

PROPOSED MOTION:
I move that the agenda be approved as presented.
(If a board member proposes a change to the order of the agenda, then the following might be used):

PROPOSED MOTION:
I move that we insert item(s)  of the agenda between item and item.
II.C. COMMENDATIONS FOR STUDENTS/STAFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Presenter:  Jennifer Christianson
Description:  This Month:
Jim Danes, Toyota Representative
Stan Leech, 700th Career Win
Dave Fulkerson, UIL Sponsor Excellence Award
Chinese Sister School Program Teachers
BHS All State Band members

III. COMMENTS FROM VISITORS
Description:  Citizens may sign up, in advance of the meeting, to make comments to the board.  Note: there is a New Sign Up sheet for Speakers.  Citizens should either contact the superintendent’s assistant (Marcia Leach 357-2010) one week prior to the meeting or sign-in just prior to the meeting with the sheet provided in the rear of the board room.  Citizens may not address individual personnel concerns or other items that might infringe on the rights and privileges of others.
 
PROPOSED ACTION:
 
Board members should listen to the viewpoint(s) presented. Unless the specific item is listed elsewhere on the agenda, and in accordance with the law, the board must refrain from further discussion or action.
 
Here is a condensed statement that the Board President might choose to read before speakers present their views.  It is a paraphrased version of the longer Walsh/Anderson text supplied to us previously:
 
Under district policy BED Local, citizens may address the Board by contacting the superintendent’s office prior to the meeting or by signing up just before this meeting began tonight, using the sheet provided for that purpose.  That sign-up sheet is located at the entrance to this Board Room.
 
This item on the agenda provides a time for citizens, staff, or students to provide their comments to the Board.  No personal attacks or complaints against members of the community or employees will be permitted during this public comment period.  Complaints against employees are governed by Board Policy GF Local, which generally requires such subjects to be placed on the agenda in Closed Session under the personnel section and only after the appropriate steps (chain of command) has been followed.
 
In the interest of time, those individuals who speak are permitted to do so for a maximum of 5 minutes. Groups of people may designate one spokesperson for a group. Normally, the entire public comment section is limited to no more than 30 minute.   Please remember we have a long agenda tonight.  We appreciate your commitment to the schools by attending and participating in tonight’s meeting!

 
IF SOMEONE BEGINS MAKING INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS:  
I’m sorry, but I must ask you to discuss only those issues that do not involve individual personnel, noting that Board policy and state law stipulates that personnel items are discussed in Executive Session unless specifically authorized by the person about whom a complaint is made – and with the assent of the Board.  This will ensure that both your rights and their rights are protected.  According to Board policy, any individual personnel concerns should be addressed at the lowest level possible and may be appealed to the Board after all such requirements have been met.  If you will speak with the superintendent after tonight’s meeting, he will be glad to answer any questions you might have about the most appropriate steps for resolving any personnel issues you may have. 
If you would like to continue speaking, please do so, but we request that you avoid any comments about individual personnel.   
 
Thank you.
IV. MONTHLY REPORTS / HEARINGS
Description:  The following items are reports and are generally not action items – although some exceptions occur.  Board members may choose to take action with regard to the specific items listed.
IV.A. OPTIONAL: COMMENTS FROM PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (I.E. BOERNE CLASSROOM TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (BCTA) AND ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS (ATPE)
Description:  The Co-Presidents of the Boerne Classroom Teachers Association (BCTA) and the President of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) are afforded the opportunity, each month, to address the board on topics of interest to those groups.

Mary Longoria and Gail Theis -- will serve as Co-Presidents of the local chapter of the BCTA. Teri Nail is the President of our local ATPE.

As with other such items, the Board may not deliberate or take action on any such items unless the item is listed separately on the agenda.

RELATION TO STRATEGIC PLAN AND/OR SUPERINTENDENT ONE YEAR GOALS:  
Giving this voice to teachers is related to the portion of the strategic plan calling for enhanced recruitment and retention of a high quality teaching force. 
IV.B. UPDATE FROM CITY OF BOERNE WITH REFERENCE TO POSSIBLE TRAVEL CENTER
Presenter:  Mayor Mike Schultz, Jeff Thompson
IV.C. RECEIVE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FROM THE BISD BUSINESS OFFICE AND BOARD ACTION ON FINANCIAL MATTERS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THOSE REPORTS (INCLUDING INVESTMENT, TAX COLLECTION REPORT, DONATIONS and BUDGET AMENDMENTS)
Presenter:  Bruce Revell
Description: 
PROPOSED MOTION:
I move that Budget Amendments be approved and Donations accepted as presented.
IV.D. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORTS: Oral-The superintendent may update the Board on recent developments linked directly or indirectly to Board/Superintendent Calendar Year Goals in the following categories:
Presenter:  David Stelmazewski
Attachments: (1)
IV.E. HEAR BHS INNOVATIVE TEACHER PRESENTATION and CURINGTON CAMPUS INITIATIVES
Presenter:  Bret Bunker, BHS, Georgia Franks, CES
IV.E.1. Bret Bunker, BHS Social Studies Teacher will present classroom innovations
Presenter:  Bret Bunker, BHS Teacher
Description:  Classroom Innovations
IV.E.2. Georgia Franks, CES Principal will present campus initiatives
Presenter:  Georgia Franks, CES Principal
Description:  Campus Initiatives
IV.F. HEAR SAFE AND DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS and COMMUNITIES PERFORMANCE REPORT
Presenter:  Marcy Voss, Special Programs Coordinator
IV.G. HEAR ANNUAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE INDICATOR SYSTEM REPORT
Presenter:  David Stelmazewski
Description:  This report is generated by the Division of Performance Reporting at the Texas Education Agency and is a compilation of data on student achievement, finances, staffing, and other ittems relevant to assessing school district effectiveness.
This is an annual compliance requirement.
IV.H. REPORTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS - Including But Not Limited To Any Activities In Connection With The Board Appointed Sub-Committees For Salary/Benefits/Budget, Transportation/Safety, Superintendent Evaluation, Audit Oversight, Communications, Facilities Planning, Workforce Readiness, Hispanic Advisory, etc. and the Development of Board Operating Procedures
Presenter:  Jennifer Christianson
Description:  Board Members will have discussion on any developments within their subcommittees.  A revised roster of those subcommittees is attached to this agenda.
V. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  The consent agenda provides the opportunity for the board to act quickly and collectively on routine matters so that valuable meeting time is preserved for other issues.

The board makes a Motion to approve all items, as presented, on the consent agenda unless an individual board member has an objection to approving any of the individual items listed.
Or Motion to approve any individual items on the consent agenda.
V.A. APPROVE CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS TO 2012 TAX ROLL
V.B. APPROVE CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS TO TAX ROLLS FOR OTHER YEARS
V.C. CONSIDER REQUESTS FOR TAX REFUND AND WAIVER OF PENALTIES AND INTEREST
V.D. APPROVE METHOD OF PURCHASE, VENDOR SELECTION, PROPOSALS, AND/OR PRICES BASED ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Presenter:  Bruce Revell
Description:  Propose Action:
Review attached CIQ Conflict of Interest Questionnaire and motion to extend Athletic Supply awards for one additional year.

MOTION:
Move that BISD extend the attached Athletic Supply awards for one additional year.
V.E. APPROVAL OF CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLANS, GOALS and INITIATIVES
Presenter:  Sandra Radtke
Description:  Proposed Motion:
Motion to Approve Campus Improvement Plans as presented in the Board Packet.
V.F. CONSIDER APPROVAL and TEA SUBMISSION OF FASHION DESIGN WAIVER
Presenter:  Sandra Radtke
Description:  This item was placed on the IGC Jan. 9, 2013 agenda, reviewed and approved by its members.

MOTION TO APPROVE TEA SUBMISSION OF FASHION DESIGN WAIVER
V.G. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF EXTENSION OF RESOLUTION TO SUSPEND PORTIONS OF EIA (LOCAL) FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR ONLY AS RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.
Presenter:  Sandra Radtke
Description:  Suspending the requirement to adopt a policy that requires a student's performance on an end of course (EOC) assessment instrument to account for 15 percent of a student's final grade for the course.  Prior year (2011-2012) Resolution approved previously.

Motion to approve the Resolution to suspend portions of EIA (Local) for the 2012-2013 school year as recommended by the Commissioner of Education.
VI. UNFINISHED / NEW BUSINESS
VI.A. CONSIDER FACILITIES ISSUES INCLUDING COMING PLANNED ACTIVITIES, APPROVAL OF BIDS AND BID PACKETS for DISTRICT-WIDE BUILDING PROGRAM AND OTHER DECISIONS associated with Building Program: Including but not limited to any Actions Concerning Facilities Upgrades, Re-Building and design/construction decisions resulting from present and past building programs initiated by the district.
Presenter:  Don Tillis
Description: 

No action anticipated

VI.B. CALL SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION FOR MAY 11, 2013 and OTHER MATTERS INCIDENT TO CONDUCTING THE ELECTION.
Presenter:  Marcia Leach
Description:  Election Order to be finalized prior to board meeting
VI.C. CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF AN ORDER CALLING A BOND ELECTION TO BE HELD BY THE BOERNE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, MAKING PROVISION FOR THE CONDUCT OF A JOINT ELECTION, AND RESOLVING OTHER MATTERS INCIDENT AND RELATED TO SUCH ELECTION
Presenter:  Marcia Leach
VI.D. CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO MAKE PUBLIC EDUCATION A PRIORITY WITHIN BOERNE ISD
Presenter:  JENNIFER CHRISTIANSON
VII. FUTURE BUSINESS ITEMS
Presenter:  Jennifer Christianson
Description:  February 25, 2013    Regular Board Meeting
Consider Media Honor Roll-TASB Nominee
Contract decisions for Administrators
Announce Annual Trustee Training Hours
Supt Evaluation & Contract
Begin Strategic Planning Process

March 25, 2013
Contract  decisions for teachers/other professionals
Update on Strategic Planning Initiative

Update on Enrollment
VIII. CLOSED SESSION 
In addition to any items listed above that may be appropriately discussed in a Closed Session, the board will likely convene in closed session to discuss the following. All final votes, actions, or decisions on the following items will be taken in open meeting thereafter. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Chapter 551 of the Texas Open Meeting Act for the following purpose:
VIII.A. PERSONNEL (551.074, .075, .082)
VIII.A.1. RESIGNATIONS (including consideration of any settlement proposals with regard to current personnel)
VIII.A.2. APPOINTMENTS (All Professional staff hiring decisions including but not limited to teachers, counselors, administrators, coaches)
VIII.A.3. DISCUSS SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION AND DRAFT CONTRACT AS SUBMITTED BY BOARD.
Presenter:  Jennifer Christianson
VIII.A.4. DISCUSSION OF PERSONNEL PERFORMANCE - Superintendent's report to Board on any outstanding or newly developed individual personnel issues (including but not limited to individual evaluations of personnel performance) and opportunity for Board to query Superintendent on such issues
VIII.A.5. DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL OF ANY STAFFING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR
VIII.A.6. RECEIVE SECURITY REPORT
Presenter:  Craig Radtke
VIII.B. DISCUSS THE PURCHASE, LEASE AND VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY - INCLUDING But Not Limited To Negotiations on Purchasing Decisions With Regard To Land For New Campuses And Negotiated Contracts With Various Firms (551.072)
VIII.C. CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY ON MATTERS PERTAINING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY PENDING LITIGATION
IX. OPEN SESSION - FURTHER DELIBERATION OR ACTION, IF ANY, REGARDING CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
X. ADJOURNMENT

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