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December 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
Presenter:  Ralph Ramon
2. Invocation
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Presenter:  Ralph Ramon / Doug Neff
4. Open Forum / Public Comments
5. Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Dr. Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
Description:  Action Required
5.A. Minutes from Regular Board meeting November 1, 2021 and Special Meeting November 30, 2021
5.B. Financial Reports
Presenter:  Morgan Preston
5.C. Accounts Payable
5.D. Approve revised academic stipend schedule.
Description: 
The Academic Stipend Schedule was presented for discussion at the November meeting.  When originally presented, the Visual Impairment Certification (VI) stipend was inadvertently left off of the Stipend Schedule.  This certificate requires two exams and a mastery of Braille, as well as a significant amount of continuing education.  
5.E. Approve replacement of Tiger Stadium track and artificial turf, not to exceed $975,000.
Description:  Hail damage totaled the track at Tiger Stadium. We couldn't get the replacement scheduled before football season, so the track will be replaced after track season next spring. Also, the life expectancy artificial turf is around 10 years and the existing artificial turf on Tiger Stadium was installed in 2009. Recent cleaning and testing revealed several issues including deteriorating fibers (blades of the turf) and shock absorption readings that are almost out of spec.  A quote is attached, and the approval amount is higher than the quote to allow for contingency.  
5.F. Approve purchase of a new bus, not to exceed $115,000.
Description: 
We discussed this is the board as an information item during our regular meeting in October. The district currently has two backup busses, which have experienced significant mechanical failure in the past months.  Due to the tight market for used vehicles, including busses, we are recommending the purchase of a new bus.  Delivery is expected to take between 120 and 180 days and the manufacturer will not start the process until a PO is issued.  This is a budgeted expenditure but requires board approval due to the cost, originally estimated at $110,000.  There has been a price increase of $5000, so the approval amount requested is $115,000.
5.G. Approve access control / door upgrades at Snyder Intermediate, IT Building, and Maintenance Building not exceed $55,000.
Description:  This was discussed as an information item during the regular scheduled meeitn in October. The Intermediate office area, maintenance building, and IT building doors were not included in the previous access control / door upgrade projects, and still use keys to enter/exit.  In order to maintain control of these areas, replacement of door hardware and doors is required.
6. 2020-2021 Annual Financial Audit
Description:  Presented by James E. Rodgers and Company, P.C.
7. Academic Update
8. Action Agenda
8.A. Consider approval of SISD Wellness Plan (FFA Regulation)
Description:  Consider approval of SISD Wellness Plan (FFA Regulation) as recommended by the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
8.B. Consider approval of Sexual Health Awareness Curriculum - "Aim for Success"
Presenter:  Kathy Scott
Description:  Approve sexual health awareness curriculum. "Aim for Success" is an abstinence based curriculum that is being recommended by the Snyder ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
9. Executive Session (G1-G4)
The Board may go into closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act,     Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E. Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in an open meeting. 
10. Reconvene from Closed Session
11. Information
11.A. Information - Additional roof damage at Stanfield and the Maintenance/Transportation Building.
Description:  After Board approval of the roof replacement/repair bid the insurance company has included additional damage to metal roofs at Stanfield and the Maintenance / Transportation building.  The previously approved agenda item approved bid of $3,991,300 submitted by CS Advantage USAA. The estimated additional amount to repair the metal roofs will be at least $300,000. We will present an action item next month to amend the approved amount to repair/replace the additional roofs plus an additional $300,000 of contingency to cover any additional costs. All the costs are covered by the District's insurance policy less the deductible.
11.B. Information - Abatement and Demolition of North Elementary
Description:  After receiving no bids for the sale of North Elementary, administration issued a bid for the abatement, demolition, and haul off of North Elementary.  The bids are due on December 8th, 2021.  We will have a cost estimate for the December meeting.
11.C. 20221-2022 School Health Support Grant
Description:  Snyder ISD has a new grant opportunity available to support school health to help prevent and combat COVID-19.  Snyder ISD has been allocated $100,591.  An allowable expense for this grant under TEA's guidelines is to purchase portable air purifiers for our district.  This expenditure would be in excess of $25,000.  If the grant application is approved for SISD to move forward with these expenditures, we will be bringing this item back for approval at a later date. 
12. Superintendent's Report 
Presenter:  Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
12.A. November Enrollment comparison
12.B. Special Meeting- December 14,2021 at 6:00 PM
12.C. Regular meeting- January 13, 2021
13. Adjourn

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