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October 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER:   Rev. Jonathan Stanmore
2. INVOCATION:  Mr. Phillip Hamilton
3. Action Item: Consideration of Consent Agenda
Description:  A consent agenda is an item listed on the regular agenda that groups routine
items under one agenda heading.  This allows the Board to take a unified
motion and action on all routine items listed under the consent agenda instead
of taking separate votes on each item.

Recommendation:
It is recommended the Board of Trustees approve this consent agenda for the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees for Monday, October 19, 2020.
3.A. Approval of Minutes - September 21 and September 30, 2020
3.B. Approval of Tax Report - September, 2020
3.C. Approval of Expenditures - September, 2020
3.D. Approval of Financial Report - September, 2020
4. Comment:  Public Comment
Description:  Description:  At regular meetings, the Board shall allot up to thirty (30) minutes to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board.  Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., indicating the topics about which they wish to speak.
 
Public participation is limited to the designated open forum portion of a meeting.  At all other times during Board meetings, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board.  No presentation shall exceed two (2) minutes.  If the total number of speakers seeking to address the Board at a meeting is excessive, the per-speaker time limit may be reduced.

Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board may not deliberate, discuss, or make any decision on any subject not on the agenda.

Recommendation:
Presentations  which include negative comments/complaints regarding personnel should be heard in Executive Session as provided by Texas Government Code Section 551.074.  This will insure the protection of the rights and responsibilities of all persons involved.
5. Report:  Campus and Administrative Reports
5.A. Transportation/Maintenance Reports
5.B. Campus and District Activities
5.C. Student Enrollment
5.D. Staff Development
6. Report:  Quarterly Investment Report
Description:  It is expected that the district give a quarterly investment report.  Ms. Hawkins should be available to give the report and answer questions, as needed.  There is no action required for this item.

7. 7. Action Item:  Consideration of Review/Approval of Investment Policy

 

Description: 

In accordance with Board Policy, the Board shall review the investment policy and strategies not less than annually and shall document its review in writing.

Recommendation:

There are no suggested changes so it is recommended that the Board approve the investment policy as stated in the local policy and the approved lists of brokers/depository institutions.  A copy of the policy and list of institutions were included in the board agenda.

8. Action Item:  Consideration of Participating in the Extended Seamless Summer Option for Food Service
Description:   Recently President Trump authorized an extension of the Seamless Summer Option for food service departments.  This extension now covers meals for school children through the end of the school year.  Shannon Coats is present to answer any questions the board may have about the program.

Recommendation:  
It is recommended the board approve the district's participation in the extended Seamless Summer Option food service program and feed all children in the district free of charge through the end of the 20-21 school year.
 
9. Action Item:  Consideration of Minor Common Boundary Adjustment By Agreement with Atlanta ISD
Description:  Derrick and Christina Trowler and Brian and Leigh Ann Young have requested that two properties owned by them respectively be detached from Atlanta ISD and attached to Queen City ISD.  Atlanta ISD has mutually agreed with Queen City ISD to this request provided that Queen City ISD agrees to a similar detachment from Queen City ISD and attachment to Atlanta ISD is approved concerning properties owned by Joe and Betty Draper and Sidney and Nancy Harrist.

Recommendation:
It is recommended the board approve this minor common boundary adjustment as presented.
10. Action Item:  Consideration of Approval of Local Policy Updates DEC and EHBC
Description:  Local Policy DEC deals with employee "Leaves and Abenseces".  Local Policy EHBC deals with services for all students who have been identified as being at risk of dropping out of school and will identify any student as "at-risk" who receives dyslexia services.  You will find copies of the policies attached.

Recommendation:
It is recommended the Board approve Local Policy Updates DEC and EHBC.

 
11. Action Item:  Consideration of 2020 Property Value Study with Linebarger Googan Blair & Sampson, LLP
Description:  The district has used Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP  for property value studies in the past and has been pleased with their services.  Through their appeal services, they have been able to secure many dollars in additional state aid for the district. 

Recommendation:
It is recommended the Board approve using Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP to review and provide appeal services to the district for the 2020 Property Value Study.
12. Action Item:  Consideration of Resolution in Recognition of Human Resources Day October 14, 2020
Description:  In lue of all the complications and additional requirements regarding COVID and personnel requirements, TASB has proclaimed that October be Human Resources Recognition with October 14 being Human Resources Day.

Recommendation:
It is recommended that the Board approve the resolution proclaiming October 14 as Human Resources Day.

13. 13. REPORT:  STATE TESTING RESULTS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Description: 

Report:
Districts are required to report State Accountability Ratings to the Board of Trustees each year for the previous school year. The report will include the State Accountability Rating for our district and campuses. 

14. 14. Action Item:  Consideration of Approval of Staff Responsible Use Policy for QCISD Technology Resources

Description: 

As technology and opportunity change, updates are needed to the Staff Responsible Use Policy.  The attached policy reflects these changes. 

 

Recommendation:
It is recommended that the Board approve this policy.

 

 

15. Executive Session as provided for by the Texas Government Code Section 
       551.074 et seq. to Discuss Personnel
16. Action Item:  Personnel
A.  Resignations/Leave
B.  Hiring/Reassignment
       
17. Action Item:  Adjournment
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