July 18, 2013

posted Jul 22, 2013, 7:03 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Aug 23, 2013, 9:40 AM ]

SLOCUM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5765 East State Highway 294

Elkhart, Texas 75839

 

Regular Meeting Summary 

July 18, 2013

 

A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District was held July 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Library 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

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

    1. Members Present/Absent – Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin, Darren Farley, John Day

    2. Absent -  Steve Webb

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

    4. Guest(s) Present – Joel Parker

  2. Pledges of Allegiance to United States and Texas Flags

  3. Invocation – Cliff Lasiter

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT - None

  2. CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by John Day and seconded by Darren Farley to approve the consent agenda consisting of

    1. Minutes from the

    2. June 20, 2013 Regular Meeting

    3. Business Manager Monthly Financial Reports

      1. Financial Report

      2. Budget Amendments

        1. Move 2000.00 from Fund Balance to Fund 699 for Land Purchase

      3. Accounts Payable

      4. (There was no Tax Collection Report this month)

    4. 2013-2014 Appraisal Calendar

    5. Supply Bids for 2013-2014

    6. Additional Region VII Contract for 2013-2014

      1. Provides the Addition of Hosting TxEIS Student/TxSuite(SSIS) for an additional cost annually of 1317.00.

Yeas: John Day, Darren Farley, Malon Reed

Nays: None

Abstain: Roger Jones, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin


  1. REPORTS

    1. Review 2013-2014 Student Handbook - Errin Deer presented changes.

    2. Review 2013-2014 Employee Handbook - Received Information.

    3. Preliminary First Report -

The District received a perfect score.

    1. Property Survey and Purchase -

Both Survey and Purchase were completed and the contract closed on 7/16.


  1. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

    1. Proposed Budget for the 2013-2014 School Year – Received Information.

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

A motion was made by Malon Reed and seconded by Roger Jones to keep the Proposed Tax Rate at $1.04.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


    1. Approve August Board Meeting Date

A motion was made by Brad Chapin and seconded by Daniel Bailey to set the August Board Meeting date to August 22nd.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


    1. Schedule Budget Hearing

A motion was made by John Day and seconded by Brad Chapin to schedule a Budget Hearing for 6:50 PM, August 22nd.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


    1. Schedule Tax Hearing

A motion was made by Roger Jones and seconded by Malon Reed to schedule a Tax Hearing for 6:55 PM, August 22nd.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


    1. Approve Special Board Meeting Date

A motion was made by John Day and seconded by Brad Chapin to schedule a Special Board Meeting for July 29th at 7 PM.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


    1. Approve Faculty Salary Scale and Stipends for the 2013-2014 School Year –Received Information.

    2. Approve Staff Salaries for the 2013-2014 School Year – Received Information.

A motion was made by Malon Reed and seconded by John Day to table approval of Faculty and Staff Salary and Stipends.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


    1. Change Teacher Work Day – Received Information.

    2. Purchase Student Personal Computing Devices

A motion was made by Malon Reed and seconded by Brad Chapin to purchase 40 Netbook laptops for a cost of $9622.40.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


    1. Update Technology Infrastructure

A motion was made by Brad Chapin and seconded by John Day to purchase 7 network switches for a cost of $45,208.00.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


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

A motion was made by Malon Reed and seconded by Roger Jones to approve self-insurance program for secondary student netbook damage.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


    1. Property Value Study Appeals Service

A motion was made by John Day and seconded by Daniel Bailey to enter into a contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP for Property Value Study Appeals Service.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


  1. PERSONNEL
    1. CLOSED SESSION (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074/551.0821) In closed session the Board met from 8:50 PM until 8:53 PM.  No votes were taken during closed session.

  1. Resignations

A motion was made by Roger Jones and seconded by Brad Chapin to accept the resignations of Donna Dickey as cafeteria manager and Josh Jones as teacher/coach.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


  1. Student Transfer Request

A motion was made by Malon Reed and seconded by John Day to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent on student transfer requests.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None




  1. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/TRUSTEE COMMENTS

The Board will take action on Salaries and Stipends during a special meeting on 7/29.

  1. ADJOURN

A motion was made by John Day and seconded by Daniel Bailey to adjourn.

Yeas: Malon Reed, Roger Jones, John Day, Darren Farley, Daniel Bailey, Brad Chapin

Nays: None


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