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February 11, 2008 at 7:00 PM - Regular

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
Description:  Meeting will be opened at the Northwest ISD Executive Board Room, 2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76177.
II. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  Closed Session will be opened at the Northwest ISD Executive Board Room, 2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76177.
II.A. Section 418.183: For the purpose of deliberating information regarding emergency response providers, risk or vulnerability assessment, construction or assembly of weapons, certain encryption codes and security keys for communications systems, certain information provided to the federal government regarding terrorism, critical infrastructure and security systems.
II.B. Section 551.071: For the purpose of a private consultation with the Board's attorney, in person or by telephone, about: pending or contemplated litigation; or a settlement offer; or a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the Board under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. Status of lawsuit filed by Carroll ISD against Northwest ISD.
II.C. Section 551.072: For the purpose of deliberating the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the Board in negotiations with a third person.
II.D. Section 551.073: For the purpose of deliberating a negotiated contract for a propsective gift or donation to the state or the Board if deliberation in an open meeting would have a deterimental effect on the position of the Board in negotiations with a third party.
II.E. Section 551.074: For the purpose of deliberating the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee, unless the officer or employee who is the subject of the deliberation or hearing requests an open hearing. Superintendent Evaluation.
II.F. Section 551:076: For the purpose of deliberating the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
II.G. Section 551.0785: For the purpose of deliberating the medical records or psychiatric records of an individual applicant for a benefit from the plan, or a matter that includes consideration of information in the medical or psychiatric records of an individual applicant for a benefit from the plan.
II.H. Section 551.082: For the purpose of deliberating in a case involving discipline of a public school child or in which a complaint or charge is brought against an employee of the school district by another employee and the complaint or charge directly results in a need for a hearing, unless an open hearing is requested in writing by a parent or guardian of the child or by the employee against whom the complaint or charge is brought.
II.I. Section 551.0821: For the purpose of deliberating a matter regarding a public school student if personally identifiable information about the student will necessarily by revealed by the deliberation, unless an open meeting is requested in writing by a parent or guardian of the student or the student if the student has attained 18 years of age.
II.J. Section 551.083: For the purpose of deliberating the standards, guidelines, terms, or conditions the Board will follow, or instruct its representatives to follow, in a consulation with a representative of an employee group in connection with a consultation agreement authorized by Section 13.091 of the Texas Education Code.
II.K. Section 551.084: For the purpose of excluding a witness from a hearing during the examination of another witness.
II.L. Section 551.087: For the purpose of discussing or deliberating regarding commercial or financial information that the Board has received from a business prospect that the Board seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the District and with which the Board is conducting economic development negotiations; or for deliberating the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect described herein.
II.M. Section 551.088: For the purpose of deliberating a test item or information related to a test item if the governmental body believes that the test item may be included in a test the governmental body administers to individuals who seek to obtain or renew a license or certificate that is necessary to engage in an activity.
III. RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - After Closed Session
Description:  Meeting will be reconvened in the Northwest ISD Board Room, 2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76177.
IV. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
V. RECOGNITIONS: Beck Elementary School - U.S. Department of Education NCLB Blue Ribbon Nominee
VI. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
VII. CONSENT AGENDA:
VII.A. Minutes for the January 14, 2008 and January 28, 2008 Board Meetings.
Presenter:  Brenda Withers
Attachments: (3)
VII.B. Personnel recommendations, including reorganizing and assigning administrative duties and titles, extension, hiring, and/or renewal/non-renewal of contracts of individual teachers, adminstrators, principals, support staff, assistant superintendents, and resignations.
Presenter:  Mona Benotti
Attachments: (1)
VII.C. Addendum #5 between the Northwest ISD and SHW Architects, Inc. to Provide the Design and Project Administration Services for the Construction of Elementary School #14.
Presenter:  Dennis McCreary
Attachments: (2)
VII.D. Amendments to the 2007-2008 Operating Budget.
Presenter:  Jon Graswich
Attachments: (2)
VIII. DISCUSSION/ACTION:
VIII.A. NISD Strategic Plan: Beliefs, Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives for 2008-2009. - Action Item
Presenter:  Karen G. Rue, Ed.D.
Attachments: (2)
VIII.B. Accept a Gift of $115,932 for Innovative Teaching Grants from the Northwest ISD Education Foundation. - Action Item
Presenter:  Jerhea Nail
Attachments: (2)
VIII.C. Long Range Planning Committee Report. - Discussion Item
Presenter:  Dennis McCreary
Attachments: (4)
VIII.D. Order Board of Trustee Election. - Action Item
Presenter:  Jon Graswich
Attachments: (2)
VIII.E. Print Shop Contract Extension. - Discussion Item
Presenter:  Mona Benotti
Attachments: (2)
VIII.F. State Waiver Requests for Staff Development Days and Modified Schedule/TAKS Testing Days. - Discussion Item
Presenter:  Cindy Brown
Attachments: (2)
IX. REPORTS:
IX.A. Career Academies and Pathways Report.
Presenter:  Edward Chevallier
Attachments: (2)
IX.B. Construction Report.
Presenter:  Dennis McCreary
Attachments: (1)
X. Consider any item removed from the Consent Agenda.
XI. Board President's Report
Presenter:  Davis Palmer
XI.A. District-wide Activities.
XII. Superintendent's Report
Presenter:  Karen G. Rue, Ed.D.
XII.A. District-wide Activities.
XIII. ADJOURN
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