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August 30, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1) Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer
Presenter:  Bill Childress
2) Open Forum/Public Comment
Presenter:  Bill Childress
Description:  To address the board during a regular board meeting, speakers must sign the "Request to Address Trustees" form and return to the Superintendent Secretary before the meeting begins. During the public comments portion of the agenda, the registered speaker will be allowed to address the board.
To address the board, each speaker should follow these guidelines:
  • Speakers should first state their name upon addressing the board.
  • Speakers are limited to five minutes to make comments.
  • Board of Trustees cannot comment on presentations. The applicable member of district administration or campus administration will be contact with the presenter.
  • Copies of presentations, if present, should be made available to all trustees and the superintendent.
  • Board policy prohibits the discussion of complaints against District employees during an open forum.
3) Budget Hearing
Presenter:  Julie Maddux
4) Approval of State & Federal Grants Manual
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  It is good practice for the board to approve the State & Federal Grants Manual. The USDE (EDGAR) establishes fiscal procedures in which to comply when expending state and federal grant monies. This manual outlines how BISD spend and manage our grant funds.
5) Budget Amendments
Presenter:  Julie Maddux
6) Consideration of the 2021-2022 District Budget
Presenter:  Julie Maddux
7) Approval of the Tax Rate
Presenter:  Julie Maddux
Description:  This year's proposed tax rate exceeds the effective tax rate. The vote on the ordinance, resolution or order setting the tax rate must be a record vote.

This year's levy to fund maintenance and operations expenditures exceeds last year's maintenance and operations tax levy.

(Maintenance & Operations tier one rate ($0.8263) is set by TEA and we add the 5 pennies for a total of $0.8763 which is a $ 0.09 drop from last year.
Interest &Sinking will remain the same ($0.1900) as we will be utilizing the rate to pay down debt.)

8) Closed Session - Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections §551.071, to consult with the District's attorney, in person or by phone, on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the District under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code. 

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections §551.074 for the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer, employee, or to hear complaints or charges against a public officer or employee. 
9) Action Resulting from Closed/Executive Session
10) Adjournment

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