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November 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

I. Determination of Quorum and Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Reading of Minutes
III.A. The regular board meeting held on October 20, 2015
IV. Citizens' Comments (approved by board on 5-20-99)
Description:      This is an open forum for those persons who wish to make presentations to the board and who have signed up to do so under board policy.  Presentations are limited tofive minutes each with a total of twenty minutes for all presentations.
    During the Citizens' Comments section of the agenda, any citizen/taxpayer (that is, any member of the public, including college employees) may request to address the board in open meeting. If, however, the topic of the presentation  to the board falls within one of the other policies of the college, such as the employee complaint or grievance policy or student complaint policy, the person must first go through the proper administrative channels. In such cases, the right to address the board is guaranteed after the administrative channels have been exhausted.
    If any speaker's presentation contains complaints or concerns about an individual employee or officer of the district, that presentation will be conducted in executive session with the board members unless the employee or officer about whom the comments are made requests that the comments be made publicly.
    These presentations  are made for  information purposes  only.  The board is required to listen to the presentations  but not to discuss or act on the items presented .  If the board feels  the matter warrants further  attention, it can be placed  on the agenda
for a subsequent meeting.
V. Special Items
V.A. Strategic Planning - Dr. Rick Voorhees
V.B. Approve canceling the Board of Trustees regular meeting scheduled for December 15, 2015
V.C. Approve the external audit for FY2015
V.D. Approve the internal audit for FY2015
VI. Presentations, Awards, and/or President's Report
VI.A. Recognition of retirement of Mrs. Janice Gensler
VII. Student Success
VII.A. Report from Student Government Association
VIII. Reports to the Board
VIII.A. Financial Reports for October 2015
VIII.B. Information Item: Management Reports
VIII.C. Information Item: Reports from College Governance Councils
IX. Reports from Committees of the Board
IX.A. Audit/Finance Committee
IX.B. Facilities Committee
IX.C. Legislative Committee
Description:  By consent of the board of trustees, the following items may be acted on in a single motion "to approve the consent agenda as presented." If, however, any trustee wishes to discuss a particular item or for any reason wishes to act on any given item separately, he or she may simply notify the board chair to remove that item or items from the consent agenda, and that item will be removed and acted on separately. A trustee may remove an item from the consent agenda for any reason, and he or she is not required to justify the removal or explain the reason for the removal.
X.A. Matters Relating to General Administration
X.B. Matters Relating to Academic Affairs
X.B.1. Approve a new nine-month faculty position in chemistry (estimated salary range $43,050.00 - $54,550.00 from the President's Discretionary fund)
X.B.2. Approve Kid's college tuition/fee price increase from $65.00 to $70.00 per class section
X.C. Matters Relating to Administrative Services
X.C.1. Approve fiscal year 2015 budget adjustments
X.C.2. Approve the Abel Design Group to complete the conceptual design and programming work for the Johnson Health Occupations building expansion project ($28,000.00 plus reimbursables - transfer from the plant repair and replacement fund)
X.C.3. Approval to create a new position of department secretary for the office of security and public safety ($25,800.00 per year plus benefits)
X.D. Matters Relating to Technology and Institutional Research
X.E. Matters Relating to Student Services
X.F. Matters Relating to Personnel
X.F.1. Board of Trustees
X.F.2. Office of President
X.F.3. Office of Academic Affairs
X.F.3.a. Candi S. Hollier received a change in assignment as temporary, full-time title V education tech, AA-1-4, to regular, full-time instructional technologist, AA-1-4, effective October 1, 2015
X.F.3.b. Gerald W. Kinder employed as regular, full-time instructor of manufacturing technology, FAC-1-6, effective November 9, 2015
X.F.3.c. Thomas D. Griffith employed as temporary, full-time instructor of process technology, FAC-7-10, effective August 31, 2015
X.F.4. Office of Administrative Services
X.F.5. Office of Student Services
X.F.6. Office of Technology and Institutional Research
XI. Additional Compensation Beyond Term Contract:
XI.A. Continuing education supplemental payroll for October 2015
XI.B. Vocational Science supplemental payroll for October 2015
XI.C. Paid Professional Assignment for Jessica Falcon, interim title V Hispanic serving institution, science, technology, engineering, and math grant project director, January 2016 - May 2016 - $10,000.00
XI.D. Paid Professional Assignment for Veronica Garcia, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math supplemental instruction coach duties, January 2016 - May 2016 - $3,375.00
XI.E. Paid Professional Assignment for Danson Jones, Title V Hispanic Serving Institution, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math grant data, January 2016 - May 2016 - $10,000.00
XI.F. Paid Professional Assignment for Marybelle Perez, Title V Hispanic Serving Institution, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math grant oversight, January 2016 - May 2016 - $5,000.00
XI.G. Paid Professional Assignment for Amy C. Wall, curriculum development - NIG grant, Spring & Summer - $837.00
XII. Executive Session:  According to the Texas Government Code (Chapter 551, Open meetings), the Board may conduct a closed executive session for the following reasons: Consultation with attorney (551.071), deliberation regarding real property (551.072), deliberation regarding prospective gift (551.073), personnel matters (551.074), deliberation regarding security devices, or a security audit (551.076), deliberation regarding economic development negotiations (551.086).
XIII. Consideration and possible action on items discussed in closed session
XIV. Discuss Matters Relating to Formal Policy
XV. Other Business
XVI. Adjourn

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