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October 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS
Announcement by the President whether a quorum is present, that the meeting has been duly called and notice of the meeting had been posted for the time and manner required by law.
2.A. Invocation
2.B. Pledge of Allegiance
2.C. Texas Pledge of Allegiance
2.C.1) Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.
3. PUBLIC HEARING
3.A. Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST)
4. RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING
5. AGENDA RELATED PUBLIC COMMENTS
Members of the public who wish to make a public statement to the HPISD School Board on a specific agenda item at this meeting may do so by completing a Citizen Comment Card (available at the door) and returning it to the Meeting Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting to reserve speaking time.
5.A. Please address your comments to the Board and limit your comments to three minutes.
5.B. Comments pertaining to individual personnel or individual student problems are not permitted.
5.C. Please recognize that under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board may not act at this meeting on a matter not listed on the public notice for this meeting.  If members of the public have questions or private comments for the Board, please contact any of them at their homes or offices by telephone or in person immediately after the meeting.  The Board invites public inquiries and suggestions.
6. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMITTEE REPORTS
6.A. Central Dad's Clubs
6.B. Curriculum and Instruction Committee
6.C. Facilities Improvement Committee
6.D. Finance Committee
6.E. Highland Park Education Foundation
6.F. HP Arts
6.G. HP Sports Club
6.H. Staff and Community Commendations and Acknowledgements
7. SUPERINTENDENT'S UPDATE
7.A. Master Facilities Plan
7.B. Texas High Performance Schools Consortium
7.C. School Litigation
8. CONSENT AGENDA
8.A. Minutes of the HPISD Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Held on
September 11, 2012
8.B. Minutes of the HPISD Board of Trustees Called Meeting Held on
September 24, 2012
8.C. Changes in Personnel
Attachments: (2)
8.D. Annual Review of Board Policy CDA(LOCAL)  Other Revenues: Investments
Attachments: (2)
8.E. Annual Review of Broker Dealers Authorized to Sell Investment Securities to Highland Park ISD
9. INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES
9.A. New Jersey / Abydos Writing Project of Texas Participants
9.B. National Merit Semifinalists
Attachments: (1)
9.C. National Merit Commended Students and National Hispanic Award Recipients
9.D. Advanced Placement Scholars
Attachments: (1)
9.E. American College Testing Program (ACT) Test Results and Scholastic Aptitude (SAT) Test Results
10. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
10.A. Study of Grade Point Average Calculation
10.C. Gifts Summary
Attachments: (1)
10.C.1) Gifts Requiring Board Approval
10.C.1)A) John S. Armstrong Elementary School PTA
Attachments: (1)
10.C.1)B) Julia and John Young for Robert S. Hyer Elementary School
Attachments: (1)
10.C.1)C) Highland Park Education Foundation
Attachments: (1)
10.C.1)D) Meredith and Brian Casey for Robert S. Hyer Elementary School
10.C.2) Reported Gifts
10.C.2)A) HP Arts
Attachments: (1)
10.C.2)B) Mathnasium, The Math Learning Center for John S. Armstrong Elementary School
10.C.2)C) Lakewood Summer Arts Faire for John S. Armstrong Elementary School
10.D. Sale of Surplus Instructional Materials
Attachments: (2)
10.E. 2012-2013 Enrollment
Attachments: (2)
10.F. Texas Public Information Act
10.G. August 2012 Financial Report
Attachments: (2)
10.H. McCulloch Intermediate School / Highland Park Middle School Cafeteria Expansion
10.I. Construction Budgets
11. NON-AGENDA RELATED PUBLIC COMMENTS
Members of the public who wish to make a public statement to the HPISD School Board on a non-agenda item at this meeting may do so by completing a Citizen Comment Card (available at the door) and returning it to the Meeting Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting to reserve speaking time.
11.A. Please address your comments to the Board and limit your comments to three minutes.
11.B. Comments pertaining to individual personnel or individual student problems are not permitted.
11.C. Please recognize that under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board may not act at this meeting on a matter not listed on the public notice for this meeting.  If members of the public have questions or private comments for the Board, please contact any of them at their homes or offices by telephone or in person immediately after the meeting.  The Board invites public inquiries and suggestions.
12. CLOSED SESSION
12.A. For hearing a parent's petition regarding a student's school assignment pursuant to the Texas Education Code 25.033-034 and Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.0821
12.B. For discussion of the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of an employee, or to hear a complaint or charge against an employee, pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.074
12.C. For deliberation in a case involving discipline of a public school child or in which a complaint or charge is brought against a district employee, pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.082
13. RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION
14. ADJOURNMENT
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