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April 12, 2022 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. Teacher Incentive Allotment 
Description:  Recognition of designated teachers
6. Consider and take action to name Lone Finalist for Superintendent for the position of Superintendent of Schools for Snyder ISD.
7. Campus Spotlight - Snyder Intermediate
8. Academic Update
Description:  Board Goals 2.1, 2.3, 5.1
9. Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Dr. Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
Description:  Action Required
9.A. Board minutes for March 7, March 10, March 29, March 30, and March 31
9.B. Accounts Payable
9.C. Financial Items
Presenter:  Morgan Preston
9.D. E-Rate proposals
Presenter:  Jeff McGinnis
Description:  This year’s E-Rate proposals have been compiled and awarded.  As a reminder, the E-Rate program is a federal program funded through telephone surcharges.   Our school district qualifies for 80% reduction in eligible products and services. 

The services we expect to be funded by July 1,2022, for service July 1-June 30 are as follows:



                                                                                                Pre-Discount     Request          Annual Cost
Category 1-Utilities
Vero Networks fiber connection between campuses.            $16,176.00       $12,940.80     $3,235.20
Internet to non-fiber connected sites                                    $  7,056.12        $  5,644.90     $1,411.22

Category 2-Wireless Upgrade
Wireless Upgrade (JH, Int, DAEP, Maint, additional to Prim) $157,654.18     $126,123.34   $31,530.84
 

9.E. Approve to extend 1 year probationary contract offers for the 2022-2023 school year to certified personnel on the attached list as recommended by the Superintendent subject to background checks.

Presenter:  Eddie Bland
9.F. Approve offering 1 year term and 1 year probationary contracts to current Snyder ISD personnel recommended in the attached list for the 2022-2023 school year.
 
Presenter:  Eddie Bland
9.G. Approve purchase of LED lighting from Cain Electric, not to exceed $49,000.

 
Presenter:  Clay Cade
Description:  In order to continue with the LED light replacement project, we need to purchase additional lighting for SHS and SJHS. We will continue purchasing from local vendor Cain Electric.
9.H. Approve purchase of stadium scoreboard, not to exceed $65,000.

 
Presenter:  Clay Cade
Description:  We are asking the Board to approve the purchase of a scoreboard for Tiger Stadium.  Sponsorships will be available to offset the cost.
9.I. Approve purchase of vehicle not to exceed $29,000.

 
Presenter:  Clay Cade
Description:  We are asking the Board to approve the purchase of a 2022 Jeep Compass from Blake Fulenwider.  The final price will be $16,135 after trade in allowance.
9.J. Furniture Purchase - Conference Center at Bus Barn
Presenter:  Clay Cade
Description:  Since the STEM lab at the Intermediate School has regular classes, the conference center at the bus barn was remodeled to accommodate trainings and new teacher orientation. We would like to add additional furniture to the space. While this order does not exceed approval limits, we have spent over $25,000 this year with this vendor, so board approval is required.
9.K. Approve Out of State Travel for Students Qualifying for National Competitions:
     Speech and Debate National Tournament - Louisville, KY
     Educators Rising National Conference - Washington D.C.
Description:  We have 6 students that have qualified for the Speech and Debate National Tournament the week of June 12th this in Louisville, KY.  We also have 6 students that have qualified for the Educators Rising National Conference and Competition the week June 24-27 in Washington D.C. Out of state travel requires board approval. We are working to finalize the travel plans. The final total costs for each will be below the amount requiring board approval. 
10. Action Agenda
11. 2022-2023 Proposed School Calendar
12. 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. 
13. Reconvene from Closed Session
14. Information
14.A. Copier Contract RFP
Presenter:  Jeff McGinnis
Description:  We are seeking bids for the lease of 30 copiers in the buildings for the 2022-2026 school years.  The current contract is currently ending a five-year contract.  We are seeking three-year bids, with an alternate bid of four years.  This contract will be inclusive of all supplies and maintenance except for paper.
 
14.B. Sound System at Tiger Stadium
Description:  The sound system at Tiger Stadium was installed before the stadium was upgraded.  The system needs to be upgraded to enhance the sound during activities.  We investigated upgrading this at this time in case any trenching needed to be done to ensure the proper sounds on the visitor side while the field was under renovation.  The system can be upgraded without placing speakers on the visitor side according to the engineers.  Seven speakers will be installed on the press box to fully cover the field for any activities. Purchase not to exceed $44,000.
 
14.C. Announce board member(s) status regarding State Board of Education required hours of continuing education for all school board.
           
Description:  At the last regular meeting of the board of trustees before an election of trustees, the current board president must announce the name of each board member who has completed the required continuing education, who has exceeded the required hours of continuing education, and who is deficient in meeting the required hours of continuing education.

"Completing the required continuing education is a basic obligation and expectation of any sitting board member under State Board of Education rule."

"Ralph Ramon, Lauren Collier, Doug Neff, Carrie Richardson, Haley Leatherwood and Luanne Burleson have all exceeded the required hours of continuing education.  Michael Rodriquez has not met, nor is he deficient, in the required hours of continuing education because he is still within the first 120 days of his appointment."

15. Superintendent's Report 
Presenter:  Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
15.A. April Enrollment Comparison 
15.B. Regular Meeting- May 12, 2022 @6:00 PM
15.C. Summer Leadership Institute- Registration Opens April 26
16. Adjourn

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