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May 10, 2021 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
Presenter:  Board President
1.A. Roll Call
Presenter:  Board President
1.B. Invocation:  
Presenter:  Ross Hendershot, III
1.C. Pledge: 
Presenter:  Justin Schwausch
1.D. Mission Statement:  
Presenter:  Sue Gottwald
2. Public Comments
Presenter:  Board President
3. Recognitions
 
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt. & Robin Trojcak PR Dept.
4. New Business/Action Items
 
4.A. Consent Agenda

Discuss and Consider Action to approve the Consent Agenda
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
4.A.1. Minutes of Meetings:  
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
4.A.2. Budget Amendments:
Presenter:  Amanda Smith, CFO
4.B. Certificate of Election & Statement of Officer
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  The Superintendent recommends that the Certificate of Election be presented to Josie-Smith-Wright (District 4) and Sandra Gorden (Dist. 7) and that they sign the Statement of Officer form
4.C. Discuss and Consider Action to approve the Administration of Oath
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  The Superintendent recommends that the Oath of Office be administered to Josie Smith-Wright (Dist. 4) and Sandra Gorden (District 7) by a Notary Public.
4.D. Discuss and Consider Action to approve the Election of Officers
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  At the first meeting after each election and qualification of board members, the members of the Board shall organize by selecting a board president, a secretary, and such other officers and committees as the board may deem necessary.  based on this policy, the Board may choose to elect officers.
4.E. Acknowledgement of Conflict of Interest
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent and Gene Kridler, Director of Operations
Description:  Acknowledgement of Conflict of Interest.
4.F. Discussion and Possible Action to accept an Application for Value Limitation Agreement from Brush Country Solar, LLC pursuant to Chapter 313 of the Texas Property Tax Code; authorize the Superintendent of Schools to review the application for completeness and submit the application to the Comptroller of Public Accounts; and authorize the Superintendent of Schools to approve any request for extension of the deadline for action by the board of trustees beyond the 150-day review period, as may be required
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent, Gene Kridler Director Of Operations
4.G. Discuss and possible Action to retain the law firm of Sara Leon & Associates, PLLC and Financial Consultant, Jigsaw School Finance Solutions, LLC to assist the district in the review and processing of the Application for Value Limitation Agreement from Brush Country Solar, LLC. Pursuant to Chapter 313 of the Texas Property Tax Code as presented.
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
4.H. Discuss and Consider Action to Set the Prekindergarten Tuition Rate for the 2021-22 School Year
Presenter:  Amanda Smith, CFO
Description:  This item is a continuation of the action taken on April 12, 2021, to expand the prekindergarten program offering to include a tuition-based option.
4.I. Discuss and Consider Action to approve the Local Policy (EHBG)
Presenter:  Amanda Smith, CFO
Description:  EHBG (local) policy was addressed last month regarding the expansion to the prekindergarten program offered to include a tuition-based option.
4.J. Discuss and Consider Action to approve the Fuel, Lubricant, & Oil Contract
Presenter:  Ashly Wilke, Business Manager
Description:  The District solicited and received proposals for Fuel, Lubricants, and Oil for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.  The two proposals received were summarized in the chart that was provided to the board.
4.K. Discuss and Consider Action to Select an Engineering/Architectural Firm for the Gonzales High School Practice Field Turf & Lighting Project
Presenter:  Gene Kridler, Director of Operations & Amanda Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Description:  The district is required to utilize engineering services for the practice field turf and lighting project.  The first step in moving forward is to select the most highly qualified firm to work with and negotiate a contract for their services.  Engineer/Architects must be selected based on qualifications first and then pricing for the services negotiated after selection.
4.L. Discuss and Consider Action to approve a Contract and Budget Amendment for the Gonzales High School Fire Suppression System Project
Presenter:  Gene Kridler, Director of Operations & Amanda Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Description:  The district is ready to enter into a contract for the replacement of the Gonzales High School sprinkler/fire suppression system.

Since the budget was originally established, the scope of the project charged causing the project cost to be more than currently in the budget.  An increase of $240,000.00 to Function 81 will be necessary.
4.M. Discuss and Consider Action to appoint Crystal Cedillo, Gonzales County Tax Assessor-Collector, as the individual to Calculate and Prepare 2021 No-New Revenue and Voter-Approval Tax Rates for the Gonzales ISD.
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  The legislature requires all taxing entities to specify the person responsible for calculating the 2021 No-New Revenue and Voter Voter-Approval Tax Rate Calculations. GISD appoints Crystal Cedillo, Tax Assessor-Collector, as the individual to calculate and prepare the 2021 No-New Revenue and Voter-Approval Tax Rates for the Gonzales ISD.
4.N. Discuss and Consider Action to approve the Resale Bid of Property Suit#7167 Property R10456
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  GISD received notice regarding the Resale Bid of Property for Suit#7167 Property R10456.
4.O. Discuss and Consider Action to approve the Resale Bid of Property Suit#6996 Property R18924
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  The district received notice of the Resale Bid of Property for Suit# 6996 from Crystal Cedillo, RTA, Gonzales County Tax Assessor-Collector.  Gonzales County Commissioner's Court approved the bid on April 26, 2021 pending the approval of the other entities. 
4.P. Discuss and Consider Action regarding the Nomination/Endorsement of Individual to TASB Board of Directors Region 13, Position C
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  Our District has been invited to nominate a trustee from our board for the Region 13, Position C Seat on the TASB Board.   The term of this position is for three years beginning at the close of the 2021 Annual TASA/TASB Convention and expiring after Convention 2024.
5. Reports
5.A. Financial Report
Presenter:  Amanda Smith, CFO
Description:  The administration will provide the board with an update on the district's finances.
5.B. Superintendent Reports
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
5.B.1. Enrollment-Attendance
5.B.2. GISD Reading Academy HB3
Presenter:  Mrs. Shelnutt and Ms. Christina Clark
Description:  GISD has implemented the first cohort of HB3 Reading Academy with the Comprehensive Model to GISD Staff Members in grades kindergarten through third grade.  The C&I department would like to give a year in review of where the district is at in meeting TEA requirements within the completion of the 2020-2021 school year.
5.B.3. LRFP Facilities Report
Presenter:  Gene Kridler, Director of Operations & Robin Trojcak, Public Relations Director
Description:  The administration will present information on the long-range facilities planning committee and its continued development and meetings.
5.B.4. STAAR/EOC Testing Dates
Presenter:  Jenny Needham, Instructional Technologist
Description:  Ms. Needham will give a brief overview of the STAAR/EOC Testing Dates
5.B.5. Ron Clark Report
Presenter:  Melissa Skinner & C&I Team
Description:  C&I team will report on the Ron Clark Workshop they attend last week.
5.B.6. Summer Hours for District
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  During the summer months, Gonzales ISD observes a four-day workweek except for auxiliary staff, who will work a regular 5 day work week schedule.  Summer Hours will begin June 1 and go through July 31, 2021.  A 9 hour day will be required. 
6. Board Business
6.A. Board Correspondence
6.B. Dates of Interest
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
7. Personnel Matters: Section 551.074 , Security Matters: Section 551.076, Property Matters: Section 551.072, & Consultation with Attorney  Tex.Gov't Code 551.071
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
7.A. Resignations
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent, Haley Ratliff, Chief HR Officer
7.B. New Positions
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent & Haley Ratliff, Chief HR Officer
7.C. New Hires
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent & Haley Ratliff, Chief HR Officer
7.D. Teacher Contracts
Presenter:  Haley Ratliff, Chief HR Officer
7.E. Consultation with legal counsel regarding Application for Value Limitation Agreements pursuant to Chapter 313 of the Texas Property Tax Code.
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
8. Adjourn
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