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September 26, 2015 at 7:30 AM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
2. Moment of Silence
3. Public Comments:

Reasonable restraints on the number, length, and frequency of presentations are permissible. The board may limit the number of persons it will hear on a particular subject and the frequency with which they may appear, so long as the regulation does not abridge constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of speech and to petition, nor unfairly discriminate among views seeking expression. Atty. Gen. Op. H-188 (1973)
4. 7:30 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.    Breakfast - Lauren Arce, Dean of Instruction
5. 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.   Attorney: Michael Tuttle
5.A. Discrimination
5.B. Open Meetings Act/Public Information Act
5.C. School Operations - HR and Finance
6. 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.   Lunch
7. 12:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.     Region 1: Michelle Abrego
7.A. Role of the Principal
8. 4:00 P.M.   Board Meeting
9. Governance:
9.A. Discuss and take appropriate action to approve the resolution to offer the students a Gifted and Talented program on the 2015-2016 school year, and submit the necessary amendment forms to the Texas Education Agency.
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Minutes of the August 12, 2015 Board Meeting
10. Finance:
10.A. Discuss and take appropriate action to authorize the charter school to obtain a loan for the purchase of the Mile 1 property.
10.B. Discuss and take appropriate action to designate the Teacher Retirement System as the charter schools sponsor required to file returns under Internal Revenue Code Section 6055 and furnish the required statements for some or all of the individuals receiving minimum essential coverage under the schools health insurance plan.
Attachments: (1)
10.C. Discuss and take appropriate action to approve the check register for August 2015
11. Curriculum:
11.A. Discuss and take appropriate action to approve Secondary School Partnership Agreement between Texas State Technical College Harlingen and Horizon Montessori Public Schools - Horizon Montessori III - Harlingen as recommended by administration.
Description:  Student Fee is $390 each
Funded by Priority Schools Grant
Anticipated enrollment - Middle School Students (approx. 6)
7 week summer program (beginning June 13, 2016)
(Monday - Friday) 
School provides transportation
11.B. Discuss and take appropriate action to approve the contracted services from Gloria Cepeda for the Priority campus-Horizon Montessori III – Harlingen and also for he Horizon Montessori II – Weslaco campus for 2015-2016 school year
Attachments: (1)
11.C. Discuss and take appropriate action to approve the Gifted  and Talented Program handbook as recommended by administration.
Attachments: (1)
12. Adjournment
13. 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Dinner at Marcello's Italian Resturant
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