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October 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Regular Meeting

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. U. S. Pledge of Allegiance
2.B. Texas Pledge of Allegiance
3. Recess for Public Hearing
3.A. Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST)
4. Reconvene Regular Meeting
5. 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. Abydos Writing Project of Texas
Attachments: (1)
7. Board Announcements and Committee Reports
7.A. Central Dads Clubs
7.B. Curriculum and Instruction Committee
7.C. Facilities Committee
7.D. Finance Committee
7.E. Highland Park Education Foundation and Alumni Association
7.F. HP Arts
7.G. HP Sports Club
7.H. Student, Staff and Community Commendations and Acknowledgements
8. Superintendent's Report
9. Consent Agenda
Attachments: (1)
9.A. Minutes of the HPISD Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Held on September 8, 2015
9.B. Proclamation of Principal Appreciation Month
9.C. Changes in Personnel
Attachments: (2)
9.D. Texas Education Agency Elementary Class Size Exception Waiver
Attachments: (2)
9.F. Annual Review of Broker Dealers Authorized to Sell Investment Securities to Highland Park ISD
10. Gifts for October 2015
10.A. October 2015 Gift Summary
Attachments: (1)
10.B. Acceptance of Gifts from PTAs and Other Supporting Organizations
10.B.1) Highland Park ISD
10.B.1)A) Highland Park Education Foundation
Attachments: (1)
10.B.2) John S. Armstrong Elementary School
10.B.2)A) John S. Armstrong Elementary School PTA
Attachments: (1)
10.B.3) Highland Park Middle School/McCulloch Intermediate School
10.B.3)A) Highland Park Middle School/McCulloch Intermediate School PTA
10.B.4) Highland Park Middle School
10.B.4)A) HPMS Raider Band Booster Club
Attachments: (1)
10.B.5) McCulloch Intermediate School
10.B.5)A) Ben E. Keith Foundation
Attachments: (1)
10.B.5)B) Mr. Benjamin Davis, Mr. William Jackman, Mr. VanWolfswinkel and Mrs. Van Nguyen
10.C. Reported Gifts
11. National Merit
11.A. National Merit Semifinalists
Attachments: (1)
11.B. National Merit Commended Students
Attachments: (1)
11.C. National Hispanic Award Recipients
Attachments: (1)
12. Advanced Placement Scholars for 2015
Attachments: (1)
13. Board Policy EFA(LOCAL) Instructional Materials Report
14. University Park Elementary School Science Lab Remodel
16. Closed Session
16.A. 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
16.B. 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
16.C. For deliberation of the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices; or a security audit, pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.076
16.D. For discussion of the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property, pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.072
16.E. For consultation with attorney pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071 and/or 551.129
17. Reconvene in Open Session
18. Adjournment
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