April 19, 2012

posted Apr 24, 2012, 5:56 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Aug 9, 2012, 6:08 PM ]

Board of Trustees

Slocum Independent School District

April 19, 2012

Regular Meeting

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District was held on April 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Slocum Independent School District at 5765 E. State Hwy 294, Elkhart, Texas.

 

  1. Open Meeting – Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Gov’t Code Chapter 551. Called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Jamie Hogan.
    1. Establish Quorum

                                          i.    Members Present – Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

                                         ii.    Members Absent – Malon Reed, Roger Jones

    1. School Officials Present – Fred Fulton, Cliff Lasiter, Kim O’Dell, Joel Parker, Errin Deer.
    2. Guest(s) Present –  Cinda Farrell, Scotti Marts, Courtney Lockett, Travis Carnell, Spence McDonald, Nathan Edwards.
    3. Pledge
    4. Prayer – Steven Evers
  1. Recognition of Students, Employees, Trustees
    1. Ms. Cinda Farrell presented Mr. Cliff Lasiter and Slocum High School with the Region VII Title I, Part A Distinguished Performance award.
    2. The school board has resolved to set May 7 – 11 as Teacher Appreciation Week.  Motion to approve the resolution by Steve Webb seconded by Steven Evers. 

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None 

Abstain: None

  1. Public Comments / Audience Participation
    1. None
  2. Approval of the Minutes of Previous Meeting(s).  Motion to approve board minutes from March Regular Meeting by Steven Evers seconded by Brad Chapin.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None 

Abstain: Steve Webb

  1. Area Reports and Recommendations
    1. Business Manager Report

                                          i.    Budget Report – Received information.  Motion to approve Budget Report by Brad Chapin seconded by John Day.

Voting:

Aye: Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None 

Abstain: None

                                         ii.    Budget Amendment(s).  – None

                                        iii.    Accounts Payable – Motion to pay the bills by Steve Webb seconded by Steven Evers.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

                                        iv.    Tax Collection Report – Received information for month(s) of March.  Motion to approve the report(s) by John Day seconded by Steve Webb.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None 

    1. Principal(s) Report

                                          i.    Enrollment and Attendance – Received information.

                                         ii.    Calendar - Received information.

                                        iii.    Student Accomplishments – Received information. 

    1. Superintendent Report

                                          i.    Summer Board Training – Received information regarding the TASB Summer Leadership Institute in Fort Worth June 28-30, 2012.

                                         ii.    Meal Prices – Received information concerning a possible future increase in meal prices.  More information will be provided at a future board meeting.

  1. One on One Technology Initiative.  Discussed the proposal to purchase HP Netbooks and software for the One on One Technology Initiative.  Mr. Joel Parker provided a presentation regarding student technology and the ability for students to bring their own laptop to school.  Motion to approve the implementation of the initiative by John Day seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

  1. Annual Board Goals.  Discussed the Slocum ISD board goals for the 2012-2013 school year.  Motion to approve the goals by Steven Evers seconded by Steve Webb.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

  1. Annual Superintendent’s Performance Goals.  Discussed the Superintendent’s performance goals for the 2012-2013 school year.  Motion to approve the goals by Brad Chapin seconded by Steve Webb.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

  1. Drainage Project.  Discussed the drainage problem pertaining to 3 buildings on the school property.  Motion to authorize Superintendent to request proposals for the work to correct the drainage issue by John Day seconded by Steven Evers.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

  1. Notice Concerning Power of Eminent Domain.  Discussed the recent Legislative changes to Eminent Domain. The school district is required to notify the State Comptroller’s office if the district wishes to retain its right of eminent domain.  Motion to authorize the Superintendent to send the letter to retain the authority to exercise eminent domain by Jamie Hogan seconded by Brad Chapin.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

  1. Student/Athletic Accident Insurance.  Discussed the student / athletic accident insurance policy for 2012-2013.  Motion to approve the purchase of the insurance policy by Steven Evers seconded by John Day.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

  1. D.A.R.E Shoes and Clothing Collection Bin.  Discussed the request by D.A.R.E to place a shoes and clothes collection bin at the school.  Motion to approve the request by Steve Webb seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

  1. Personnel – Closed Session (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074, 551.075).
    1. Enter into executive session at 7:51p.m. Under Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074, 551.075.
    2. Exited executive session at 8:17p.m. 
    3. No votes were taken during executive session.
    4. ­­­Employee Teacher/Coach.  Motion to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Mr. Bret Cockerham by Steven Evers seconded by Steve Webb.

Voting:

Aye:  Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: Jamie Hogan

    1. Resignations.  Motion to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to accept the resignations of Mr. Randy Teets, Ms. Alice Buford, Ms Karen Jones by John Day seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

    1. Student Transfer Request.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation regarding student transfers by John Day seconded by Steve Webb. 

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

    1. Teacher Contracts.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation regarding teacher contracts for school year 2012-2013 by Jamie Hogan seconded by Steven Evers. 

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

  1. Future Agenda Items/Trustee Comments
    1. None
  2. Adjourn – Motion to adjourn at 8:20p.m. by Steve Webb seconded by John Day.

Voting:

Aye:  Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None 

Abstain: None

 

 

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President - Malon Reed

 

 

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Secretary - Jamie Hogan

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