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November 13, 2017 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
IV.A. TISD School Board Election of Secretary
Description:  According to Policy BDAA (LOCAL) The Board shall elect a President, a Vice President, and a Secretary who shall be members of the Board. Officers shall be elected by majority vote of the members present and voting for the year of June 2017 through May 2018. Officers were elected in May 2017.  With the resignation of Jennifer Davis, who was elected as Secretary, the Board must approve a secretary to complete the term through May 2018.  Board officers shall serve for a term of one year or until a successor is elected. Officers may succeed themselves in office. Each officer shall perform any legal duties of the office and other duties as required by action of the Board.
IV.B. Discussion and Consideration to Hire a Search Firm for the Employment of a Superintendent
IV.C. School Board Policy Committee Chairman
Description:  Mrs. Jennifer Davis was the Chairman of the School Board Policy Committee, and she resigned in September 2017.  With her resignation, the Committee appointed Mrs. Linell Davis as chairman  at the October 25, 2017 Policy Committee meeting.
IV.D. Future Items of Discussion
V. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Presenter:  Robin Battershell
V.A. Recognition of Nancy Preston, ESC Region 12 Stellar Counselor for October 2017
Description:  This month's stellar counselor is Nancy Preston from Temple ISD. Nancy is the Director of Guidance for Temple ISD and has played an integral role in school counseling with the district for many years.  She is a member of Central Texas P20 Council, and has extensive experience as an advocate for school counselors. Thank you for your service, Nancy. We appreciate you! 
V.B. Academics, Behavior, Attendance Goals Update
Attachments: (3)
VI. ACTION ITEMS
VI.A. Superintendent
VI.A.1. Consideration for Approval of a Resolution to Designate Temple ISD as a District of Innovation
Presenter:  Robin Battershell
Description:  What can a District of Innovation do? Potential benefits of becoming a District of Innovation include:Local control: Districts decide which flexibilities best suit their local needs.Customization: Districts can create an innovation plan for a level of school (e.g., only high schools), grade level, or a single campus.Autonomy: Districts must submit a district of innovation plan to the commissioner of education, but approval is not required. Flexibility: Districts will have the flexibility to implement practices similar to charter schools, including exemptions from mandates such as:
School start date
90% attendance rule
Class-size ratios
Site-based decision-making processes
Certain student discipline provisions
Use of planning and preparation periods
Teacher appraisal requirements
Attachments: (1)
VI.B. Human Resources
Presenter:  Robin Battershell/Joe Palmer
VI.B.1. Consideration for Approval of 2017-2018 Personnel
Attachments: (2)
VI.C. Student Services
Presenter:  Eric Haugeberg
VI.C.1. Update on Behavior RtI Program
Presenter:  Nichole Riley
Attachments: (2)
VI.C.2. C.R.E.S.T 2017-2018 Presentations
VI.C.2.a. Elementary Presentation - Western Hills Elementary
Presenter:  Courtney Macal
Attachments: (1)
VI.C.2.b. Middle School Presentation - Bonham Middle School
Presenter:  Beverly Stephens
Attachments: (1)
VI.C.2.c. High School Presentation - Temple High School
Presenter:  Amy Contrucci, Michelle Copeland, Siobhan Dowdy, Jan Vinci, and Kevin Wilburn
Attachments: (1)
VI.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Presenter:  Bobby Ott
VI.E. Finance and Facilities
Presenter:  Kent Boyd
VI.E.1. Consideration for Approval and Acceptance of the Annual Financial Audit Report for 2016-2017
Presenter:  Kent Boyd
Description:  Our auditors, Lott, Vernon & Company P.C., have completed the annual independent financial audit for 2016-17. 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 2016-17. 
Attachments: (1)
VI.E.2. Consideration for Approval of Quarterly Investment Report ending September 30, 2017
Presenter:  Kallen Vaden
Attachments: (1)
VI.E.3. Consideration for Approval to Purchase Three Buses
Presenter:  Patrick Cain
Attachments: (1)
VI.F. Board Committee Reports
VI.F.1. Facilities Committee Update
Presenter:  Steve Wright
VI.F.1.a. Committee Meeting held October 26, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
Description:  The committee met on Wednesday, October 26, 2017.  Copies of the minutes are included.  
Attachments: (1)
VI.F.1.b. Next Committee Meeting - November 30, 2017
VI.F.2. Policy Committee Update
Presenter:  Robin Battershell
VI.F.2.a. Committee Meeting was held October 25, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
Description:  The committee met on October 25, 2017.  A copy of the minutes is included.
Attachments: (1)
VI.F.2.b. Next Committee Meeting - November 29, 2017
VI.F.2.c. Consideration for Approval of Temple ISD Board Policy FDA (LOCAL) Admissions - Interdistrict Transfers and Board Policy FDB (LOCAL) Admissions - Intradistrict Transfers and Classroom Assignments
VII. CONSENT ITEMS
Consideration for Approval of the following group of items:
Description:  Recommendation:  Approve Consent Agenda Items VII.A - C.3.
VII.A. Budget Amendment #04
Presenter:  Kallen Vaden
Attachments: (1)
VII.B. Purchase over $50,000
VII.B.1. Purchase of Two New Fleet Vehicles
Presenter:  Ken Wolf
Description:  Information is attached
Attachments: (1)
VII.C. Minutes:
Presenter:  Robin Battershell
VII.C.1. Special Meeting, October 2, 2017 - 5:15 p.m.
Attachments: (1)
VII.C.2. Regular Meeting, October 9, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Attachments: (1)
VII.C.3. Special Meeting, October 27, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.
Attachments: (1)

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