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December 19, 2013

posted Dec 16, 2013, 11:26 AM by Joel Parker

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

December 19, 2013 

Notice is hereby given that on December 19, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.  The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes: 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071               Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072               Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073               Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074               Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel

551.075               To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076               Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082               Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.0821            Discussing personally identifiable information about a public school student.

551.083               Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084               Excluding witnesses from a hearing 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either: 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine. 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. December 16, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day.

 

                                                                               

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held December 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.  Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.  Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

1.      CALL TO ORDER – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.    Establish Quorum

1)      Members Present/Absent

2)      School Officials Present

3)      Guest(s) Present

B.     Pledges of Allegiance

C.     Invocation

2.      RECOGNITIONS

A.    Gates Awards

3.      PUBLIC COMMENT

4.      LEVEL III GRIEVANCE HEARING – CAREY TRAHAN

5.      CONSENT AGENDA

A.    Approve Minutes:  Regular Meeting, November 21, 2013

B.     Approve The Lab of Tyler as Drug Testing Company for Student Drug Testing Program

C.     Approve Financial Reports for the Month

1)      Financial Status Report

2)      Budget Amendments

3)      Tax Collection Report

4)      Accounts Payable

6.      ACTION ITEMS

A.    Financial Audit Report for Year Ending August 31, 2013

B.     Improvement Plans

C.     Policy Update 98, Affecting Local Policies:

1)      BBE(LOCAL): BOARD MEMBERS - AUTHORITY

2)      DBA(LOCAL): EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS - CREDENTIALS AND RECORDS

3)      DFFA(LOCAL): REDUCTION IN FORCE - FINANCIAL EXIGENCY

4)      DFFB(LOCAL): REDUCTION IN FORCE - PROGRAM CHANGE

5)      DGBA(LOCAL): PERSONNEL-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS - EMPLOYEE COMPLAINTS/GRIEVANCES

6)      DH(LOCAL): EMPLOYEE STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

7)      DNA(LOCAL): PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL - EVALUATION OF TEACHERS

8)      EC(LOCAL): SCHOOL DAY

9)      EIA(LOCAL): ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - GRADING/PROGRESS REPORTS TO PARENTS

10)  FEA(LOCAL): ATTENDANCE - COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE

11)  FEC(LOCAL): ATTENDANCE - ATTENDANCE FOR CREDIT

7.      REPORTS

A.    Principals’ Reports

1)      Student Accomplishments

2)      Enrollment/Attendance

3)      School Events/Calendar

8.      PERSONNEL

A.    Resignations

B.     Employ Personnel – Special Education Aide

C.     Students and Discipline of Students

D.    Students – Non Disciplinary Action

9.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.    January Board Meeting Date

B.     Superintendent Evaluation Instrument

C.     Plans for Future Maintenance, Renovation and Construction

D.    School Board Continuing Training Requirements

10.  FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/TRUSTEE COMMENTS

11.  ADJOURN 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on December 16, 2013. 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent


November 21, 2013

posted Nov 19, 2013, 6:24 AM by Joel Parker

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

November 21, 2013 

Notice is hereby given that on November 21, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.  The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes: 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071               Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072               Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073               Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074               Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel

551.075               To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076               Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082               Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.0821            Discussing personally identifiable information about a public school student.

551.083               Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084               Excluding witnesses from a hearing 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either: 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine. 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. November 18, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day.  

                                                                               

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent


A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held November 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.  Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.  Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

1.      CALL TO ORDER – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.    Establish Quorum

1)      Members Present/Absent

2)      School Officials Present

3)      Guest(s) Present

B.     Pledges of Allegiance

C.     Invocation

2.      PUBLIC COMMENT

3.      CONSENT AGENDA

A.    Approve Minutes:  Regular Meeting, October 17, 2013

B.     Approve Financial Reports for the Month

1)      Financial Status Report

2)      Budget Amendments

3)      Tax Collection Report

4)      Accounts Payable

4.      REPORTS

A.    Principals’ Reports

1)      Student Accomplishments

2)      Enrollment/Attendance

3)      School Events/Calendar

4)      Career Day

B.     District Site-Based Committee Facilities Report

C.     Facilities Upgrades

5.      ACTION ITEMS

A.    Superintendent Evaluation Instrument

B.     Student Drug Testing Policy - FNF (Local)

6.      PERSONNEL

A.    Students and Discipline of Students

B.     Students – Non Disciplinary Action

7.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.    Board Training

B.     Plans for Future Maintenance, Renovation and Construction

8.      FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/TRUSTEE COMMENTS

9.      ADJOURN 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on November 18, 2013. 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

October 17, 2013

posted Oct 21, 2013, 9:07 AM by Joel Parker

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

October 17, 2013 

Notice is hereby given that on October 17, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.  The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes: 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071               Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072               Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073               Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074               Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel

551.075               To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076               Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082               Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.0821            Discussing personally identifiable information about a public school student.

551.083               Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084               Excluding witnesses from a hearing 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either: 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine. 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. October 14, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day. 


A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held October 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.  Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.  Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

1.      CALL TO ORDER – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.    Establish Quorum

1)      Members Present/Absent

2)      School Officials Present

3)      Guest(s) Present

B.     Pledges of Allegiance

C.     Invocation

2.      RECOGNITIONS

A.    Gates Awards

3.      PUBLIC COMMENT

4.      CONSENT AGENDA

A.    Approve Minutes:  Regular Meeting, September 23, 2013

B.     Approve Financial Reports for the Month

1)      Financial Status Report

2)      Tax Collection Report

3)      Accounts Payable

5.      REPORTS

A.    Student Accomplishments

B.     Enrollment/Attendance

C.     School Events/Calendar

D.    Highly Qualified Teacher Report

6.      ACTION ITEMS

A.    Superintendent Evaluation Instrument

B.     Resolution to appoint Anderson County Appraisal District Board of Director Representative for 2014-2015 term

7.      DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.    Timber Management

B.      Facilities Upgrades

8.      PERSONNEL

A.    Employ Substitute Personnel

B.     Students and Discipline of Students

C.     Students – Non Disciplinary Action

9.      FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/TRUSTEE COMMENTS

10.  ADJOURN 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on October 14, 2013. 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

September 23, 2013

posted Sep 19, 2013, 7:06 AM by Joel Parker

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

September 23, 2013 

Notice is hereby given that on September 23, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.  The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes: 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071               Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072               Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073               Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074               Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel

551.075               To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076               Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082               Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.0821            Discussing personally identifiable information about a public school student.

551.083               Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084               Excluding witnesses from a hearing 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either: 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine. 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. September 20, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day. 


 A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held September 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.  Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.  Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

1.      CALL TO ORDER – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.    Establish Quorum

1)      Members Present/Absent

2)      School Officials Present

3)      Guest(s) Present

B.     Pledges of Allegiance

C.     Invocation

2.      PUBLIC COMMENT

3.      CONSENT AGENDA

A.    Approve Minutes:

1)      Public Hearing Meeting, August 22, 2013

2)      Regular Meeting, August 22, 2013

B.     Business Manager - Approve Financial Reports for the Month

1)      Financial Report

2)      Student Activity Accounts Report

3)      Tax Collection Report

4)      Accounts Payable

4.      REPORTS

A.    Student Accomplishments

B.     Enrollment/Attendance

C.     School Events/Calendar

D.    Self-Insurance Program for Secondary Student Netbook Damage

E.     FIRST Report (Final)

F.      Superintendent Training Sessions

5.      DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

A.    Facilities Upgrades

B.     Changes to Student Travel Regulations

C.     Timber Management

D.    Additional Stipend for Employee

If during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting 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 Acts authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

6.      PERSONNEL

A.    CLOSED SESSION (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074, 551.075, 551.082)

(1)  Employee Resignations

(2)  Personnel Report

(3)  Employ Personnel

(4)  Students and Discipline of Students

(5)  Students – Non Disciplinary Action

B.     OPEN SESSION - Action, if any, will be taken on matters discussed in closed session.

7.      FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/TRUSTEE COMMENTS

8.      ADJOURN 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on September 20, 2013. 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

August 22, 2013

posted Aug 19, 2013, 12:15 PM by Joel Parker

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

August 22, 2013

 

Notice is hereby given that on August 22, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.  The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting.

 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:

 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071               Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072               Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073               Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074               Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel

551.075               To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076               Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082               Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.0821            Discussing personally identifiable information about a public school student.

551.083               Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084               Excluding witnesses from a hearing

 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either:

 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine.

 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. August 19, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day. 

                                                                               

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent


A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held August 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas. 

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.  Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.  Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time. 

1.      CALL TO ORDER – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.      Establish Quorum

1)     Members Present/Absent

2)     School Officials Present

3)     Guest(s) Present

B.      Pledges of Allegiance

C.      Invocation 

2.     PUBLIC COMMENT

3.     CONSENT AGENDA

A.      Approve Minutes:

1)     Regular Meeting, July 18, 2013

2)     Special Meeting, July 29, 2013

B.       Business Manager - Approve Financial Reports for the Month

1)     Financial Report

2)     Budget Amendments

3)     Accounts Payable

4)     Tax Collection Report

4.     REPORTS

A.      2013 TEA Accountability Ratings

B.      Anderson County Special Education Coop Budget for 2013-2014

C.      Projected Enrollment 

5.     DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

A.      Budget for the 2013-2014 School Year

B.      Set Tax Rate for the 2013-2014 School Year

C.      Additional Region VII Contract for 2013-2014 School Year

D.     September Board Meeting Date

E.      Consider Drug Testing Program for Secondary Students 

If during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting 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 Acts authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. 

6.      PERSONNEL

A.      CLOSED SESSION (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074)

(1)  Employ Substitute Personnel

(2)  Resignations

B.      OPEN SESSION - Action, if any, will be taken on matters discussed in closed session. 

7.     FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/TRUSTEE COMMENTS

8.     ADJOURN 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on August 19, 2013. 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

July 18, 2013

posted Jul 15, 2013, 10:57 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Jul 15, 2013, 2:24 PM ]

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

July 18, 2013 

Notice is hereby given that on July 18, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 PM in the Library of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.  The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes: 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071               Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072               Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073               Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074               Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel

551.075               To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076               Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082               Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.0821            Discussing personally identifiable information about a public school student.

551.083               Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084               Excluding witnesses from a hearing

 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either: 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine. 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. July 15, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day. 

                                                                               

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent


The Board of Trustees

Slocum Independent School District 

Agenda of Regular Meeting

A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held July 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Library of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas. 

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.  Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.  Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time. 

1.      CALL TO ORDER – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.      Establish Quorum

1)     Members Present/Absent

2)     School Officials Present

3)     Guest(s) Present

B.      Pledges of Allegiance

C.      Invocation 

2.     PUBLIC COMMENT

3.     CONSENT AGENDA

A.      Approve Minutes:

1)     Regular Meeting, June 20, 2013

B.       Business Manager - Approve Financial Reports for the Month

1)     Financial Report

2)     Budget Amendments

3)     Accounts Payable

4)     Tax Collection Report

C.      Approve the 2013-2014 Appraisal Calendar

D.     Approve Supply Bids for 2013-2014

E.      Approve Additional Region VII Contract for 2013-2014

1)     Add Hosting TxEIS Student/TxSuite(SSIS) 

4.     REPORTS

A.      Review 2013-2014 Student Handbook

B.      Review 2013-2014 Employee Handbook

C.      Preliminary First Report

D.     Property Survey and Purchase 

5.     DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

A.      Proposed Budget for the 2013-2014 School Year

B.      Proposed Tax Rate for the 2013-2014 School Year

C.      Approve August Board Meeting Date

D.     Schedule Budget Hearing

E.      Schedule Tax Hearing

F.      Approve Special Board Meeting Date

G.      Approve Faculty Salary Scale and Stipends for the 2013-2014 School Year

H.     Approve Staff Salaries for the 2013-2014 School Year

I.        Change Teacher Work Day

J.        Purchase Student Personal Computing Devices

K.      Update Technology Infrastructure

L.      Approve Self-Insurance Program for Secondary Student Netbook Damage

M.    Property Value Study Appeals Service 

If during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting 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 Acts authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

 

6.      PERSONNEL

A.      CLOSED SESSION (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074/551.0821)

(1)  Resignations

(2)  Student Transfer Request

B.       OPEN SESSION - Action, if any, will be taken on matters discussed in closed session.

 

7.     FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/TRUSTEE COMMENTS

8.     ADJOURN 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on July 15, 2013.

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

June 20, 2013

posted Jun 17, 2013, 11:03 AM by Joel Parker

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5765 East State Highway 294

Elkhart, Texas 75839

Telephone 903.478.3624     Facsimile 903.478.3030

 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

June 20, 2013

 

Notice is hereby given that on June 20, 2013; the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.   The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting.

 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:

 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071             Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072             Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073             Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074             Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel to ask questions

551.075             To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076             Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082             Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.083             Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084             Excluding witnesses from a hearing

 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either:

 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine.

 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. June 17, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day.

 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Fred Fulton, Superintendent


SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5765 East State Highway 294      Elkhart, Texas 75839

Tel 903.478.3624     Fax 903.478.3624

 

Regular Meeting Agenda Comments  

June 20, 2013

 

A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held June 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows:

1.     Call to order – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.    Establish Quorum

1)     Members Present

2)     Members Absent

3)     School Officials Present

4)     Guest(s) Present

B.    Pledge

C.    Prayer

Comments/Recommendations: None

  1. Recognition(s)

Comments/Recommendations: None

  1. Public Participation

Comments/Recommendations: None

  1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

Comments/Recommendations: None

  1.  Reports and Recommendations

A.    Business Manager

1)     Budget

2)     Budget Amendments

3)     Accounts Payable

4)     Tax Collections

5)     Investment Policy

6)     2013-2014 Budget Draft

 Comments/Recommendations: None

B.    Superintendent

1)     Preliminary Student Assessment Report

2)     Projected Enrollment

3)     Cafeteria Account Debts

Comments/Recommendations: Information will be provided during the meeting.

  1. Replace Core Switch (Technology Infrastructure)

 Comments/Recommendations: Estimated cost will be $50,000. This is the center piece of the technology infrastructure. Additional information will be provided. 

  1. Audit Engagement Letter

Comments/Recommendations: Copy included in the packet.

  1. Claims Administrative Service Agreement

Comments/Recommendations: Proposal included in the packet.

  1. TASB Policy Update 97

Comments/Recommendations: Vantage Points included in the packet.

  1. Property Value Study Appeals Service

Comments/Recommendations: Information has not been received as of this date. Recommend approval of the agreement upon receipt

  1. Instructional Materials Allotment

Comments/Recommendations: Copy of agreement included in packet. Recommend approval.

 

  1. Fees for Meals

Comments/Recommendations: Copy of proposed fees required to be in compliance with federal regulations. included in the packet. Recommend approval.

 

If during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting 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 Acts authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

  1. Personnel-Closed Session (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074/551.082)

(Comments/Recommendations follow each item for #11)

A.    Resignations

·         None as of this date.

B.    Employ Certified Personnel

·         Teacher/Coach

·         Agriculture Science Teacher

C.    Employ Staff Personnel

·         No current vacancies.

D.    Student Personnel Report

·         Information will be provided.

E.    Staff Personnel Report

·         Information will be provided.

F.    Student Transfer Request

·         Information will be provided.

G.    Rescind Approval of Student Transfer Request

·         Information will be provided.

  1. Future Agenda Items/Trustee Comments

Comments/Recommendations: None

  1. Adjourn

 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on June 17, 2013.

 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Fred Fulton, Superintendent

May 16, 2013

posted May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM by Joel Parker

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5765 East State Highway 294

Elkhart, Texas 75839

Telephone 903.478.3624     Facsimile 903.478.3030

 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

May 16, 2013

 

Notice is hereby given that on May 16, 2013; the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.   The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting.

 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:

 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071             Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072             Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073             Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074             Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel to ask questions

551.075             To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076             Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082             Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.083             Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084             Excluding witnesses from a hearing

 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either:

 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine.

 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. May 13, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day.

 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Fred Fulton, Superintendent


SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5765 East State Highway 294      Elkhart, Texas 75839

Tel 903.478.3624     Fax 903.478.3624

 

Regular Meeting Agenda Comments  

May 16, 2013

 

A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held May 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows:

1.     Call to order – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.    Establish Quorum

1)     Members Present

2)     Members Absent

3)     School Officials Present

4)     Guest(s) Present

B.    Pledge

C.    Prayer

  1. Recognitions
  2. Public Participation
  3. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)
  4.  Reports and Recommendations

A.    Business Manager

1)     Budget

2)     Budget Amendments

3)     Accounts Payable

4)     Tax Collections

B.    Principals

      1)    Enrollment/Attendance

2)    Calendar

3)    Student Accomplishments

C.    Superintendent

1)     Purchase of Property Update

2)     Summer Office Schedule

3)     SLI Fort Worth Information

4)     Fractionally Funded Districts

5)     Vehicles

  1. ESC Region 7 Contracts
  2. Fees for Meals
  3. Board Goals
  4. Superintendent’s Performance  Goals

If during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting 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 Acts authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

  1. Personnel-Closed Session (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074/551.082)

A.    Resignations

B.    Employ Staff Personnel

C.    Student Personnel Report

D.    Personnel Report

  1. Future Agenda Items/Trustee Comments
  2. Adjourn

 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on May 13, 2013.

 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Fred Fulton, Superintendent

 

April 25, 2013

posted Apr 22, 2013, 6:59 AM by Joel Parker

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5765 East State Highway 294

Elkhart, Texas 75839

Telephone 903.478.3624     Facsimile 903.478.3030

 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

April 25, 2013

 

Notice is hereby given that on April 25, 2013; the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will hold a Regular meeting at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.   The subjects to be discussed will be listed on the agenda which shall be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting.

 

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:

 

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071             Private consultation with the board’s attorney

551.072             Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property

551.073             Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations

551.074             Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel to ask questions

551.075             To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions

551.076             Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices

551.082             Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel

551.083             Considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups

551.084             Excluding witnesses from a hearing

 

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed or executive meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either:

 

(a)   in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or

(b)   at a subsequent public meeting of the Board upon notice thereof; as the Board shall determine.

 

Prior to 7:00 p.m. April 22, 2013 this Notice was posted on the district website (www.slocumisd.org), the bulletin board located in the administrative suite of the school, and at a location adjacent to the front door of the school which is visible to the public 24 hours a day.

 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Fred Fulton, Superintendent


SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5765 East State Highway 294      Elkhart, Texas 75839

Tel 903.478.3624     Fax 903.478.3624

 

Regular Meeting Agenda Comments  

April 25, 2013

 

A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held April 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows:

1.     Call to order – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.    Establish Quorum

1)     Members Present

2)     Members Absent

3)     School Officials Present

4)     Guest(s) Present

B.    Pledge

C.    Prayer

  1. Recognitions
  2. Public Participation
  3. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)
  4.  Reports and Recommendations

A.    Business Manager

1)     Budget

2)     Budget Amendments

3)     Accounts Payable

4)     Tax Collections

B.    Principals

      1)    Enrollment/Attendance

2)    Calendar

3)    Student Accomplishments

C.    Superintendent

1)     Purchase of Property Update

2)     Legislative Session Update

3)     SLI Fort Worth Information

4)     Fractionally Funded Districts

5)     Integrated Pest Management

  1. Delinquent Taxes
  2. Student/Athletic Insurance
  3. Interquest Detection Canines Contract
  4. Board Goals
  5. Superintendent’s Performance  Goals

If during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting 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 Acts authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

  1. Personnel-Closed Session (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074/551.082)

A.    Resignations

B.    Employ Staff Personnel

C.    Faculty Contract Recommendations

D.    Employ Principal

E.    Student Transfer Requests

F.    Student Personnel Report

G.    Personnel Report

H.    Employ Teacher

  1. Future Agenda Items/Trustee Comments
  2. Adjourn

 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 7:00 p.m. on April 22, 2013.

 

                                                           

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Fred Fulton, Superintendent

March 21, 2013

posted Mar 18, 2013, 12:33 PM by Joel Parker

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5765 East State Highway 294      Elkhart, Texas 75839

Tel 903.478.3624     Fax 903.478.3624

 

Regular Meeting Agenda  

March 21, 2013

 

A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District will be held March 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District, 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

Agenda items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows:

1.     Call to order – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

A.     Establish Quorum

1)     Members Present

2)     Members Absent

3)     School Officials Present

4)     Guest(s) Present

B.     Pledge

C.    Prayer

2.     Recognitions

3.     Public Participation

4.     Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

5.     Area Reports and Recommendations

A.     Business Manager

1)     Budget

2)     Budget Amendments

3)     Accounts Payable

4)     Tax Collections

B.     Principals

        1)    Enrollment/Attendance

2)    Calendar

3)    Student Accomplishments

C.    Superintendent

1)     Purchase of Property Update

2)     Legislative Session Update

3)     Facility Improvements Status Report

4)     Board Training

5)     Board Goals

6)     Superintendent’s Performance Goals

6.     Driver Education Program

7.     Extend Depository Contract

8.     Flex Days

9.     Early Release Days

10.   Calendar 2013-2014

If during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting 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 Acts authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

11.   Personnel-Closed Session (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074)

A.     Substitute Personnel

B.     Resignations

C.    Employ Personnel

D.    Student Personnel Report

E.     Personnel Report

12.   Future Agenda Items/Trustee Comments

13.   Adjourn

 

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act prior to 6:00 p.m. on March 18, 2013.

 

                                                                               

For the Slocum ISD Board of Trustees

Fred Fulton, Superintendent

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