August 22, 2013

posted Aug 23, 2013, 10:35 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Sep 25, 2013, 7:39 AM ]

A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District was 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. 

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

A.      Establish Quorum – Board President, Malon Reed, announced that a quorum was present and that the meeting was duly called.

1)     Members Present – Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Darren Farley, Steve Webb, John Day

2)     Absent – Brad Chapin

3)     School Officials Present – Cliff Lasiter, Errin Deer, Mark Leuschner, Kim O’Dell

4)     Guest(s) Present – Kay Reed

B.      Pledges of Allegiance

C.      Invocation – Steve Webb

 

2.     PUBLIC COMMENT - None

3.     CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Daniel Bailey and seconded by Darren Farley to approve the consent agenda consisting of

A.      Minutes:

1)     Regular Meeting, July 18, 2013

2)     Special Meeting, July 29, 2013

B.       Business Manager - Monthly Financial Reports

1)     Financial Report – resolution to commit 1 million dollars for future capital expenditures

2)     Budget Amendments – final amendments – (see attached)

3)     Accounts Payable

4)     Tax Collection Report

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Darren Farley, Steve Webb, John Day

        Nays: None 

4.     REPORTS

A.      2013 TEA Accountability Ratings – Both campuses met the standard. Received Information.

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

C.      Projected Enrollment – Received Information.

D.     Facilities Report (Termites) - Received Information.

 

5.     DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

A.      Budget for the 2013-2014 School Year

It was moved by Darren Farley and seconded by Steve Webb to pass the budget presented in July.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Darren Farley, Steve Webb, John Day

        Nays: None 

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

It was moved by Roger Jones and seconded by Daniel Bailey to set the

tax rate to 1.04 per cent.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Darren Farley, Steve Webb, John Day

        Nays: None 

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

It was moved by Steve Webb and seconded by John Day to increase the cost of the Region VII Contract by $600.00 for the superintendent’s membership in the academy.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Darren Farley, Steve Webb, John Day

        Nays: None 

D.     September Board Meeting Date

The meeting was set to be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM. 

E.      Consider Drug Testing Program for Secondary Students

Received Information. 

 

6.      PERSONNEL

A.      CLOSED SESSION (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074) No closed session was held.

(1)  Employ Substitute Personnel – It was moved by Steve Webb and seconded by Roger Jones to employ Substitute Personnel recommended by the Administration.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Darren Farley, Steve Webb, John Day

Nays: None 

(2)  Resignations - none 

 

7.     FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/TRUSTEE COMMENTS - None

8.     ADJOURN –

It was moved by Daniel Bailey and seconded by Steve Webb to adjourn.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Darren Farley, Steve Webb, John Day

        Nays: None

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