October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. Agenda
1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Prayer
2. Information Items
2.A. Public Comment
2.B. Facilities and Transportation Update
2.C. As Board President, I am required to announce the name of each member who as of that member's anniversary of election or appointment to the board has completed the required continuing education; Has exceeded the required continuing education; and Is deficient in meeting the required continuing education. There are four tiers, or categories, of board member continuing education: Tier 1 district orientation, basic legal orientation and legal update training; Tier 2- building training with all board members and the superintendent; Tier 3- annual continuing education; and Tier 4- evaluating and improving student outcomes.

To the extent applicable to board members under legal requirements for the four tiers, I will announce the completion or deficiency as to required training.

For members who still have time remaining to complete required training, I will announce those board members who have scheduled timely training and those who have not yet scheduled the training.

At the conclusion of this announcement, I will announce any board member's training in excess of the continuing education requirements.

The following first- year board members have completed the Tier 1 local district orientation session: Luke Smith, Lori Williams, Seth Williams

The following first- year board members have completed the Tier 1 basic orientation training regarding the Texas Education Code and relevant legal obligations: Luke Smith, Lori Williams, Seth Williams

The following board members are deficient in meeting the required Tier 2 annual team- building training: Luke Smith, Julie Lavergne, Rodney Williams, Gary Brinson, Bob Buxton, Lori Williams, Seth Williams. These members are deficient in hours due to Tropical Storm Imelda, and being unable to attend TASA/TASB Convention where the hours are met.

The following board members have completed the Tier 3 annual continuing education requirements: Gary Brinson

The following board members are deficient in meeting the Tier 3 annual continuing education requirements: Luke Smithy, Julie Lavergne, Rodney Whitfield, Bob Buxton, Lori Williams, Seth Williams. These members are deficient in continuing education hours due to Tropical Storm Imelda and being unable to attend TASA/TASB Convention where the hours are met.

Tier 4 Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes Training: This training was done in 2018 and is only required bi-annually. Luke Smith, Lori Williams, and Seth Williams were not board members at the time. Gary Brinson, Bob Buxton, Julie Lavergne, and Rodney Whitfield completed this training in 2018.


3. Action Items
3.A. Discuss and take possible action on the minutes from the regular board meeting on September 16, 2019
3.B. Discuss and take possible action on the board report and utilities
3.C. Discuss and take possible action on monthly bills
3.D. Discuss and take possible action approving calendar adjustments. Make up bad weather days 9/19/19-9/20/19 on 2/17/20- 2/18/20
3.E. Closed Meeting Texas Government Code Sections: 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, 551.081
3.E.1. Discuss matters related to personel in accordance with Government Code 551.074
3.E.2. Discuss matters related to security in accordance with Government Codes 551.076 and 551.089
3.E.3. Discuss matters related to students in accordance with Government Code 551.0821
3.F. Reconvene from Closed Session
3.G. Discuss and take possible action to pay Dale Rabe
3.H. Discuss and take possible action to pay construction app 2
3.I. Discuss and take possible action to approve change order #1  to contract with N&T modifying Builder's Risk quote to include flood and earthquake coverage as per legal guidance
3.J. Discuss and take possible action approving change order #2 to contract with N&T to increase water pressure to acceptable level at the new campus by adding additional line
3.K. Discuss and take possible action to approve the  High School Campus Improvement Plan for the 2019-2020 year
3.L. Discuss and take possible action to approve the Elementary Campus Improvement Plan for the 2019-2020 school year
3.M. Discuss and take possible action to approve the District Improvement Plan for the 2019-2020 school year
3.N. Discuss and taking possible action to approve and plan to reduce the cafeteria fund balance
3.O. Discuss and take possible action to pay Reliant
3.P. For the 2019-2020 school year we delegated contractual authority to obligate the school district under Texas Education Code (TEC) 11.1511(c)(4) to the superintendent solely for the purpose of obligating the district under TEC 48.257 and TEC Chapter 49, sub chapters A and D and the rules adopted by the commissioner of educaton as authorized under TEC 49.006. This included the approval of the Agreement for Purchase of Attendance credit or the Agreement for the Purchase
3.Q. Discuss and take possible action to submit a permanent power application to JNEC for electrical utility service at the new elementary
3.R. Discuss and take possible action voting for the Newton County Appraisal Districts Board of Directors
3.S. Discuss and take possible action to set a possible date and time for district review and goal setting session
4. Adjourn
5. Board Member(s), Board Committee(s), and District Report(s)
5.A. Fuel and Transportation Reports
5.B. Staff Salary Report
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