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November 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. DECLARE QUORUM:  6:00 P.M.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. PUBLIC FORUM
IV. BOARD PRESIDENT'S REPORT
Presenter:  Steve Wright
V. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Presenter:  Robin Battershell
V.A. Temple High School - CTE Computer Programming Showcase
Presenter:  Denise Ayres
Description:  Mrs. Denise Ayres, Director of CTE, will introduce Mr. Emilio Granado, Teacher of the Principles of Information Technology Class. Following a Scratch Showcase held at Temple High School on October 20th, the following students will present their work:  Jordon Fisher (Sophomore) - Project: Hangman; Clayton Gowan (Sophomore) - Project:  Maze Game; Scott Holt (Freshman) - Project: Trip; Naman Bhakta (Sophomore) - Project:  Hangman; Jacob Tapp (Senior) - Project: Tank vs. Tank;   Taran Holmes (Junior) - Project:  Mortal Kombat; Wesley Smith (Senior) - Project:  Zombies, Android App:  Brains. These students are a part of the inaugural Principals of Information Technology course which is the beginning course for the Computer Programming coherent sequence.
V.B. Update on Pre-K and Little Wildcat Day Care Services in Temple ISD
Presenter:  Lynne Brock
Attachments: (1)
V.C. Academics, Behavior, Attendance Goals Update
Attachments: (2)
VI. ACTION ITEMS
VI.A. Human Resources
Presenter:  Robin Battershell/Joe Palmer
VI.A.1. Consideration for Approval of 2016-2017 Personnel
Description:  There are no recommendations at this time.  We will bring a list to the board if needed on Monday evening.  We may request approval of the campus site based recommendations as brought forth by the Superintendent.
Recommendation:  Approve the 2016-2017 Personnel per distributed list.
VI.B. Student Services
Presenter:  Scott Moger
VI.C. Curriculum and Instruction
Presenter:  Bobby Ott
VI.C.1. Review of 2015-2016 Campus Ratings for Jefferson, Raye-Allen and Western Hills Schools
Presenter:  Karen Morgan
VI.C.2. Public Hearing for the Jefferson Elementary School Targeted Improvements Plan
Presenter:  Beth Giniewicz
Description:  Dr. Beth Giniewicz, Principal, will present the School Targeted Improvement Plan for Jefferson Elementary.
Attachments: (1)
VI.C.3. Consideration for Approval of the Jefferson Elementary School Targeted Improvement Plan and Allow for Modifications Based Upon Administrative Discretion and Student Needs
Presenter:  Beth Giniewicz
Description:  Recommendation:  Approve the Jefferson Elementary School Targeted Improvement Plan and Allow for Modifications Based Upon Administrative Discretion and Student Needs.
VI.C.4. Public Hearing for the Raye-Allen Elementary School Targeted Improvement Plan
Presenter:  Amy Ybarra
Description:  Mrs. Amy Ybarra, Principal, will present the School Targeted Improvement Plan for Raye-Allen Elementary.
Attachments: (1)
VI.C.5. Consideration for Approval of the Raye-Allen Elementary School Targeted Improvement Plan and Allow for Modifications Based Upon Administrative Discretion and Student Needs
Presenter:  Amy Ybarra
Description:  Recommendation:  Approve the Raye-Allen Elementary School Targeted Improvement Plan and Allow for Modifications Based Upon Administrative Discretion and Student Needs.
VI.C.6. Public Hearing for the Western Hills Elementary School Targeted Improvement Plan
Presenter:  Kathy Cook
Description:  Mrs. Kathy Cook, Principal, will present the School Targeted Improvement Plan for Western Hills Elementary.
VI.C.7. Consideration for Approval of the Western Hills Elementary School Targeted Improvement Plan and Allow for Modifications Based Upon Administrative Discretion and Student Needs
Presenter:  Kathy Cook
Description:  Recommendation:  Approve the Western Hills Elementary School Targeted Improvement Plan and Allow for Modifications Based Upon Administrative Discretion and Student Needs.
VI.D. Finance and Facilities
Presenter:  Kent Boyd
VI.D.1. Consideration for Approval and Acceptance of the Annual Financial Audit Report for 2015-2016
Description:  Our auditors, Lott, Vernon & Company P.C., have completed the annual independent financial audit for 2015-16. The District is responsible for the preparation of the financial statements. The role of the audit firm is to examine the financial statements and report on their accuracy. The audit firm gave the District an “unmodified opinion,” meaning that they found no material errors or misstatements.   In addition to reporting on the financial statements, the audit firm performed tests of the District’s compliance with laws, regulations, contracts, and grants. They also perform an evaluation of the District’s system of internal controls.  The audit firm did not find any significant deficiencies in compliance or material weaknesses in internal controls. Audit fees are included in the annual budget. 
Recommendation:  Approve and Accept the Annual Financial Audit Report for 2015-16. 
Attachments: (1)
VI.D.2. Consideration for Authorization to Bid on Property at 304 West Avenue F, Temple, Texas
Description:  A vacant lot across from the Maintenance/Food Service/Warehouse facility will be available for purchase at the next delinquent tax sale, scheduled for December 6, 2016.  The lot would be useful to the District for potential parking and/or expansion efforts. The minimum bid for the lot is set at $8,000 with the County.  The appraised value of the lot is currently listed at $32,920.
Recommendation:  Authorize the administration to bid on the property at 304 West Avenue F, Temple, Texas, up to an amount not to exceed the appraised value.  
VI.D.3. Consideration for Approval of Pricing for a Chiller Installation and the Purchase and Installation of a Boiler at Lamar Middle School
Description:  The Board approved the purchase of a new chiller for Lamar Middle School at a previous meeting.   Since that time, the administration has been soliciting plans and pricing for the electrical and mechanical services required for the installation of that chiller.  In addition, the administration has been soliciting pricing for the purchase and installation of a new boiler at Lamar. As of the posting of this Board packet, the administration is still waiting on all of the requested pricing.  As soon as all pricing is received and the proposals are vetted, the administration will forward the information to Board members—prior to the meeting.  In addition, the information will be presented at the meeting.  All costs associated with this project will be paid by Bond 2015 funds and are included in the original Lamar Bond budget.
Recommendation:  Approve the pricing, as presented, for the chiller installation and the purchase and installation of a boiler at Lamar Middle School. 
VI.E. Board Committee Reports
VI.E.1. Facilities Committee Update
Presenter:  Steve Wright
VI.E.1.a. Committee Meeting held October 27, 2016
Description:  The committee met on Thursday, October 27, 2016.  A copy of the minutes is included.
Attachments: (1)
VI.E.1.b. Next Committee Meeting - December 1, 2016
VI.E.2. Policy Committee Update
Presenter:  Virginia Suarez
VI.E.2.a. Committee Meeting held October 26, 2016
Description:  The committee met on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  A copy of the minutes is included.
Attachments: (1)
VI.E.2.b. Next Committee Meeting - November 30, 2016
VI.E.2.c. Consider, Discuss, and Take Appropriate Action Regarding Board Policy DEC (LOCAL) - Compensation and  Benefits - Leaves and Absences
Description:  Policy DEC (LOCAL) is a frequently changed policy as it directly impacts the compensation and benefits in regards to an employee’s leaves and absences.  One subsection of this local policy that is used each year is Worker’s Compensation.  Workers Compensation is not considered a form of leave under statute,  but rather a payment made to an employee for missing work due to a work related injury.   The recommended change to this policy was conducted by the Temple ISD Human Resources Department who worked with TASB in the editing of the proposed language.  The proposed change allows Temple ISD to offer employees the opportunity, if requested in writing, to “off-set”, or use increments of paid leave time acquired by the employee to make up the difference between Workers’ Compensation and their pre-injury wage.  The right to “off-set” is allowable under the law and is advantageous to employees if injured at work by allowing them to make up the difference between what Worker’s Compensation pays and their normal salary by using their increments of their earned leave time.  A revised version of DEC (LOCAL) is included in the Board Book.
Recommendation:   Approve proposed 2016-2017 Temple ISD Board Policy DEC (LOCAL) – Compensation and Benefits – Leaves and Absences.
Attachments: (1)
VI.E.2.d. Consider, Discuss, and Take Appropriate Action Regarding Board Policy FM (LOCAL) - Student Activities
Description:  The recommended revisions to policy FM (LOCAL) regarding student activities addresses student attendance for students who miss more days than allotted in the current policy.  Last year this affected more than 200 students in Temple ISD.  The proposed changes to policy will allow the principal to grant additional absences for extra-curricular activities for qualifying students based on their attendance, grades and discipline.   The change allows policy to match practice.   A revised copy of FM (LOCAL) has been included in the back of the Board Book.
Recommendation:   Approve proposed 2016-2017 Temple ISD Board Policy FM (LOCAL) – Student Activities.
Attachments: (1)
VII. CONSENT ITEMS
Consideration for Approval of the following group of items:
VII.A. Quarterly Investment Report ending September 30, 2016
Presenter:  Kallen Vaden
Attachments: (1)
VII.B. Approval to attend the Texas Thespians State Theatre Conference and State Play Performance of Cabaret
Presenter:  Catrina Lotspeich
Attachments: (1)
VII.C. Approval of 2016-2017 the Lease Agreement with Temple Independent School District  (TISD) and Central Texas 4C 
Attachments: (1)
VII.D. Minutes:
Presenter:  Robin Battershell
VII.D.1. Regular Meeting, October 10, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.
Attachments: (1)
VII.D.2. Special Meeting, October 14, 2016 - 8:00 a.m.
Attachments: (1)
VIII. ADJOURNMENT

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