June 21, 2012

posted Jul 18, 2012, 10:11 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Aug 9, 2012, 6:13 PM ]

Board of Trustees

Slocum Independent School District

June 21, 2012

Regular Meeting
 
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District was held on June 21, 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 Malon Reed.

a.     Establish Quorum

                                          i.    Members Present – Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers

                                         ii.    Members Absent –  Brad Chapin

b.     School Officials Present – Fred Fulton, Errin Deer, Kim O’Dell.

c.     Guest(s) Present –   None.

d.     Pledge

e.     Prayer – Steven Evers

2.     Recognition of Students, Employees, Trustees

a.     None

3.     Public Comments / Audience Participation

a.     None.

4.     Approval of the Minutes of Previous Meeting(s).  Motion to approve board minutes from May Regular Meeting by John Day seconded by Roger Jones.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers

Nay:  None

Abstain:  None

5.     Area Reports and Recommendations –

a.     Business Manager Report

                                          i.    Budget Report – Received information.  Motion to approve Budget Report by Steve Webb seconded by Steven Evers.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers

Nay:  None 

Abstain: None

                                         ii.    Budget Amendment(s).  – None. 

Brad Chapin arrived at the meeting at 7:03 pm. 

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

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None

Abstain: None

                                        iv.    Tax Collection Report – Received information for month(s) of May.  Motion to approve the report(s) by Jamie Hogan seconded by Brad Chapin.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

                                         v.    Investment Policy – Received information regarding the district’s investment policy.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the policy by John Day seconded by Steve Webb.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

                                        vi.    2012-2013 Budget Draft.  Received information regarding the proposed budget for the next school year. 

b.     Superintendent Report

                                          i.    Board Training - Received information on the upcoming SLI trip to Fort Worth.

                                         ii.    Enrollment – Received information concerning the 2011-2012 school year attendance.

                                        iii.    Waste Water Disposal System.  Received information regarding the new waste water disposal system.

                                        iv.    Student Assessment Report.  Received information regarding the STARR testing results. 

6.     Property Value Study Appeals Service. Received information regarding the proposal for appeals services provided by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the renewal by Steven Evers seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None

7.     ACAD Budget.  Received information concerning the proposed 2013 operating budget for the Anderson County Central Appraisal District.

8.     TASB Policy Update 94.  Discussed the Vantage Points for TASB Update 94.  Motion to adopt the update by Steve Webb seconded by Roger Jones.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain:  None

9.     Claims Administrative Services Contract.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to select Option I of the Claims Administrative Services, Inc. Workers’ Compensation renewal by John Day seconded by Brad Chapin.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None 

Abstain:  None

10.   Audit Engagement Letter.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to continue the agreement with Halls, Johnson, McLemore, Redfield & Rodrigues as the district’s auditors at the same rate as last year by Brad Chapin seconded by Malon Reed.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain:  None

11.   Personnel – Closed Session (Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074, 551.075).

a.     Enter into executive session at 7:43 p.m. Under Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074, 551.075.

b.     Exited executive session at 8:00 p.m. 

c.     No votes were taken during executive session.

d.     ­­­Student Transfer Request.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation regarding 6 student transfers by Jamie Hogan seconded by Steven Evers. 

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain:  None

e.     Rescind Approval of Student Transfer Request.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to rescind a student transfer by John Day seconded by Roger Jones.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain:  None

f.      Employee Maintenance/Grounds Helper.  Motion to authorize the Superintendent to reattempt to hire a maintenance/grounds helper by Brad Chapin seconded by Steve Webb.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain:  None

g.     Employee Staff Personnel.  Motion to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Ms. Donna Dickey as Cafeteria Manager by John Day seconded by Malon Reed.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None

Abstain:  None

h.     Employee Faculty.  Motion to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Ms. Kimberly Tutt as counselor by Steven Evers seconded by Brad Chapin.

Voting:

Aye:   Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:   None

Abstain:  Jamie Hogan

i.      Employee Resignations.  Motion to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to accept the resignations of Pam Jernigan, Valre Dunnam, Cathy Day and Thomas Naismith by Brad Chapin seconded by Steve Webb.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Jamie Hogan, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None

Abstain:  None

j.      Personnel Report. Received information concerning open positions remaining in the district.

12.   Trustee Resignation.  Motion to accept the resignation of Jamie Hogan as Slocum ISD board trustee by Malon Reed seconded by John Day.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None 

Abstain:  Jamie Hogan

13.   Appointment of Trustee.  Motion to approve the appointment of Darren Farley as new board trustee to fill the position vacated by Jamie Hogan by Steven Evers seconded by John Day.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None  

Abstain:  None

14.   Future Agenda Items/Trustee Comments

a.     Discussed calling a Special Board Meeting on July 9, 2012.

b.     Currently the August 2012 Board Meeting is scheduled for the 16th.  It was requested that this meeting be moved to the 4th Thursday August 23rd 2012.

15.   Adjourn – Motion to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. by Malon Reed seconded by Roger Jones.

Voting:

Aye:   Malon Reed, Roger Jones, Steve Webb, John Day, Steven Evers, Brad Chapin

Nay:  None 

Abstain: None
 

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President - Malon Reed 

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Secretary - Jamie Hogan

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