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December 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. CALL TO ORDER:   Mr. Dusty Wiley
2. INVOCATION:  Mr. Dusty Wiley
3. Action Item: Consideration of Approval of Consent Agenda
3.A. Approval of Minutes - November 15, 2021
3.B. Approval of  Financial Report
3.C. Approval of Tax Report
4. Comment:  Public Comment
5. Hearing: Public Hearing 2020 School FIRST rating
Presenter:  Yolanda Hawkins
Description:  Hearing: Public Hearing 2018 School FIRST Rating Hearing: In accordance with Title 19, TAC Section 109.1005, the District will report on the School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) rating and hear any/all public comment related to the subject.
 Queen City ISD has received a rating of "Superior Achievement" on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. This year’s rating system includes 20 different criteria by which schools are assessed, and it is based on 2019-2020 data. The School FIRST information should be included in your agenda packets. There is no need for action on this particular item. Public comments may now be heard, as appropriate. Ms. Yolanda Hawkins, Business Manager, should be available at the meeting to answer questions, as appropriate.
 
6. Action Item:  Consideration of Approval of Annual Audit Report
Description:  The District's annual audit has been completed according to governmental accounting standards. The audit report will be presented to the board at this time by the District's audit firm, Wilf and Henderson, PC.  The auditors will also be available to answer any questions the Board may have about the report.
7. Report:  Campus and Administrative Reports
8. Action Item: Consideration of Resolution to Pay Employees for the Emergency Closure on December 8th.
Presenter:  Yolanda Hawkins
Description:  If the Board chooses to pay employees during an emergency closure, our policy states that the authorization shall be by resolution for other Board Action.  The date in consideration is Wednesday, December 8th, when the school was forced to be closed due to the City's water outage.
9. Action Item: Consideration of Approval for Overnight Travel for Softball Tournament
Description:  Coach Droddy would like to take the softball girls to a softball tournament near Celina and will host a fundraiser to pay for hotel rooms.  
10. Action Item: Consideration of Approval of Washington DC Trip with Ms. Joni Hooker
Description:  Ms. Hooker took a group of our students to Washington DC this past summer and it was a great experience.  She would like to do it again this summer. Information is attached.
11. Action Item:  Consideration to Adopt Policy Change Regarding E-Cigarettes (vapes) and Tobacco
Description:  We’ve been aware of the student vaping issue for a good amount of time. In previous years, it has been an issue with students who drive and were sneaking out to the parking lot during activity periods. Since that is no longer possible, it has become an issue occurring in the restrooms.  Specific occurrences are listed in the attachment.
12. Action Item:  Consideration of  Approval of Local Policy Manual Update 118
Description:  Changes at Update 118 are based almost exclusively on legislation from the 87th Regular Legislative Session.  Unless otherwise noted, references to legislative bills throughout these explanatory notes refer to the Senate Bills (SB) or House Bills (HB) from the 87th Regular Legislative Sessions. All referenced bills have already gone into effect unless otherwise noted.
13. Action Item:  Consideration of Approval New Local Policy Concerning Dyslexia and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
Description:  TEA is requiring new board-adopted local policy in two areas:
  • policy related to the district’s ongoing training opportunities for teachers of students with dyslexia; and
  • policy to ensure that a student transitioning from Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) has an IEP developed and implemented by the child’s third birthday.
Proposed policies attached.
14. Action Item:  Consideration of Approval for New Score Board at Smith Wall Stadium
Description:  3 quotes were gathered for the scoreboard project.  At the end of the football season, our scoreboard clock failed.  City National Bank may sponsor the board but told me once the decision was made to contact them to possibly work out a three-year payment plan.
15. Action Item:  Consideration of Approval of Translation Procedures
Description: 
Based on our annual review, it has been determined that we will provide written translation of documents and assistance with access to oral translations in the following languages:  Mandarin Chinese, Spanish.
16. Executive Session as provided for by the Texas Government Code Section 
       551.074 et seq. to Discuss Personnel
17. Action Item:  Personnel
A.  Resignations/Leave
B.  Hiring/Reassignment
        
Description:  Ms. Shannon Jordan, aide at JKH, turned in her resignation effective December 17, 2021.

Mrs. Karen Tromza, Special Ed Director, turned in her resignation effective December 31, 2021.
18. Action Item:  Adjournment

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