August 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call Meeting to order, roll call, establishment of quorum
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Invocation
4. Comments from the public. Citizen communications:(Open Forum-limit of 5 minutes per speaker)
Public participation is limited to the designated open forum portion of the meeting.  At all times during board meetings, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless recognized by the Board President.  No presentation shall exceed five minutes.
5. Superintendent's Report
5.A. Enrollment Report
5.B. Elementary Campus
5.C. Jose Borrego Middle School
5.D. Monte Alto High School
5.E. Athletic Report
5.F. Grants' Report
6. Consent Agenda
6.A. Approval of Minutes of Meetings:
6.B. Approval of Payment of Bills
6.C. Approval of Tax Collection Report for July 2014
7. Action Items
7.A. Discussion and possible action to approve the 2014 Appraisal Roll for the 2014-2015 School Year.
7.B. Discussion and possible action to approve the salary schedules as proposed in the TASB pay study.
7.C. Discussion and possible action to approve salaries, stipends, extra duty pay, and substitute pay for 2014-2015 school year.
7.D. Discussion and possible action to approve Budget Amendments  for 2013-2014 school year as presented.
7.E. Discussion and possible action to approve the 2014-2015 Budget.
7.F. Discussion and possible action to approve additional budget under HB5 requirement of state compensation funds for the 2014-2015 school year.
7.G. Discussion and possible action to approve the renewal of workers compensation insurance for the period September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015.
7.H. Discussion and possible action to approve the purchase technology equipment for the Elementary Campus.
7.I. Discussion and possible action to approve the payment to Edcouch Elsa Special Instructional Services.
7.J. Discussion and possible action to approve the purchase of food service equipment and furniture.
7.K. Discussion and possible action to approve the purchase of a 71 passenger bus utilizing the 2014-2015 budget.
7.L. Discussion and possible action to approve the election contract for the September Special Election with Hidalgo County Elections Division.
7.M. Discussion and possible action to approve the election contract for the November General Election with Hidalgo County Elections Division.
7.N. Discussion and possible action to hire Oscar Gonzalez, CPA to perform the 2013-2014 Financial Audit.
7.O. Discussion and possible action to approve the 2014-2015 Organizational Chart.
7.P. Discussion and possible action on the request to approve the science textbook adoption for the Monte Alto Early College High School.
7.Q. Discussion and possible approval of the District Improvement Plan for 2014-2015 school year.
7.R. Discussion and possible approval of the Student Handbook.
7.S. Discussion and possible approval of the Employee Handbook.
8. Business and Finance
8.A. Financial Report
9. Executive Session:  Board of Trustees may go into Closed Session pursuant to Section(s) 551.071 through 551.084 Government Code, to discuss the following:
9.A. 551.071 for the purpose of discussing personnel, considering appointment, employment, resignation, retirement, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of public officer or employee.
9.B. Discussion and possible action regarding hiring personnel for 2014-2015 school year.
9.C. Discussion and possible action to approve the superintendent's contract and salary.
9.D. Discussion and possible consideration of approving  the sale of district owned property.
9.E. Discussion and possible action to approve the resolution to auction a District property as indicated in Volume 9, page 33 in the Hidalgo county courthouse.
10. Reconvene In Open Session
10.A. Action if any on items discussed in closed session.
11. Board instructions to President and/or Superintendent on items of discussion
12. Adjourn
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