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February 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

I. Determination of Quorum and Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Reading of the Minutes
III.A. The regular Board of Trustee meeting minutes from January 17, 2017.
Attachments: (1)
III.B. The Board of Trustee board workshop meeting minutes from January 17, 2017.
Attachments: (1)
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 to five 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
VI. Presentations, Awards, and/or President's Report
VI.A. Recognition of retirement for  Ms. Kathy Kresta
Attachments: (1)
VI.B. Recognition of retirement for Ms. Delia Martinez
Attachments: (1)
VII. Student Success
VII.A. Community College Day - Dave Leenhouts
VIII. Reports to the Board
VIII.A. Financial Reports
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B. Management Reports
VIII.B.1. Technology Report
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.2. Financial Aid Report
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.3. Testing Report
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C. Reports from College Governance Councils
VIII.C.1. Faculty Council meeting minutes from November 3, 2016
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C.2. Support Staff Organization meeting minutes from January 19, 2017

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. Matters Relating to General Administration
XI. Matters Relating to Academic Affairs
XII. Matters Relating to Administrative Services
XII.A. Approve the purchase of 7 VRTEC 360 welding simulators from Lincoln Electric with Jobs & Education for Texans grant funds covering 95% of the purchase and the College providing the remaining 5% balance ($227,057.00 total cost - $320,204.15 - JET grant, $16,852.85 - plant repair and replacement fund)
Attachments: (1)
XII.B. Approve the transfer from the plant repair and replacement fund to cover the cost of a new cooling tower at the Fine Arts building ($48,058.00 - transfer from plant repair and replacement fund)
Attachments: (1)
XII.C. Approve the resolution for the property tax exemption for the Egypt Plantation Museum
XII.D. Approve the recommended increase from Great Western Dining to the student's cafeteria board plan from $9.82 to $10.05 per day beginning with the fall of 2017 ($308,000.00 - auxiliary fund budget for 2017 - 2018)
XII.E. Approve the increase to board fees charged students living on campus from $1,300.00 a semester to $1,350.00 a semester beginning with the fall of 2017 ($324,000.00 - auxiliary fund budget for 2017 - 2018)
Attachments: (1)
XIII. Matters Relating to Technology and Institutional Research
XIV. Matters Relating to Student Services
XV. Matters Relating to Personnel
XV.A. Board of Trustees
XV.B. Office of President
XV.C. Office of Academic Affairs
XV.C.1. Andrea M. Shropshire received a salary adjustment for completion of doctorate degree as instructor of associate degree nursing, FAC-2A-24, to instructor of associate degree nursing, FAC-7-24, effective January 1, 2017
Attachments: (1)
XV.D. Office of Administrative Services
XV.E. Office of Student Services
XV.F. Office of Technology and Institutional Research
XVII. Paid Professional Assignments
XVII.A. Department head compensation for spring 2017
Attachments: (1)
XVII.B. 2017 spring overloads
Attachments: (1)
XVII.C. Paid professional assignment for Donna Schilling, Assistant Program Director, spring 2017 - $3,000.00
Attachments: (1)
XVIII. 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 (661.076), deliberation regarding economic development negotiations (551.086).
XVIII.A. President's Evaluation (under separate cover)
XIX. Consideration and possible action on items discussed in closed session
XX. Discuss Matters Relating to Formal Policy
XXI. Other Business
XXI.A. Board Role and Community College Governance
XXI.B. Approval to change the March 21, 2017 regular board meeting date to March 28, 2017
XXI.C. Update on the baseball field contract
Attachments: (1)
XXI.D. Update on the Sugar Land campus signage
Attachments: (1)
XXII. Adjourn

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