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September 15, 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 August 18, 2015
III.B. The special called public hearing held on August 18, 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. Approve Mr. Gary Trochta's resignation from the Board of Trustees
V.B. Approve the appointment of the new board member, Mr. Larry Sitka, to replace Mr. Trochta
V.C. Nominate and approve the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
VI. Presentations, Awards, and/or President's Report
VI.A. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo donation to the Technical College Scholarship Fund
VII. Student Success
VII.A. Dental Hygiene Update (Ms. Carol Derkowski)
VIII. Reports to the Board
VIII.A. Financial Reports for August 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. Approval of a $0.10 raise per hour for part-time employees working for the Senior Citizen Program as of October 1, 2015 (budgeted in contract for fiscal year 2015 - 2016)
X.C. Matters Relating to Administrative Services
X.C.1. Approval to upgrade the current Public Safety Officer position to Public Officer - Corporal ($2,400.00 per year)
X.C.2. Approve the resolution setting the ad valorem tax rate for the Wharton County Junior College District at a rate of $0.13028/$100 for the 2015 tax year ($5,238,000.00 - current operating revenue)
X.C.3. Approve the purchase of the College's office supplies from Reliant Business Products, Inc. of Houston (estimated $130,000.00 - current operating budget for 2015 - 2016)
X.C.4. Approve the lease agreement and payments for the college RICOH copiers (estimated $83,000.00 a year - current unrestricted operating budget for 2015 - 2016)
X.C.5. Approve the transfer from the plant repair and replacement fund to complete the site work required to install the HOT Skid at the Richmond campus ($40,500.00 - transfer from the repair and replacement plant fund)
X.C.6. Information Item:
X.C.6.a. Acknowledgement of all documented fees paid by the College as a result of our membership in a cooperative purchasing program ($600.00 - current unrestricted operating budget for 2015 - 2016)
X.D. Matters Relating to Technology and Institutional Research
X.D.1. Approve the transfer from the MIS plant fund for the replacement of eight projectors, eight projector installations and nine projector screens ($11,500.00 - transfer from the MIS plant fund for 2015 - 2016)
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. Rudolph Henry received a change in length of contract from 10½ months to 12 months, instructor/director of nuclear power technology, FAC-1-15, effective September 1, 2015
X.F.3.b. Willie L. Myles received a change in length of contract from 10½ months to 12 months, instructor/director of process technology, FAC-1-14, effective September 1, 2015
X.F.3.c. David J. Woods received a salary adjustment for completion of 18 graduate hours, instructor of computer science, FAC-1-12, to FAC-2A-13, effective August 24, 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:
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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