March 22, 2012

posted Mar 26, 2012, 6:36 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Apr 23, 2012, 7:24 AM ]

Board of Trustees

Slocum Independent School District

March 22, 2012

Regular Meeting

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Slocum Independent School District was held on March 22, 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, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

                                         ii.    Members Absent –  Roger Jones, Steve Webb

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

c.     Guest(s) Present –   Ty Neal, Joseph Kennerson, Deshayla Kennerson.

d.     Pledge

e.     Prayer – Jamie Hogan.

2.     Recognition of Students, Employees, Trustees

a.     Gates Award winners for March.  7th recipients are Ty Neal and Sarah Neal. 8th grade recipients are Deshayla Kennerson and Samantha McLeod.

3.     Public Comments / Audience Participation

a.     None.

4.     Approval of the Minutes of Previous Meeting(s).  Motion to approve board minutes from February Regular Meeting and February Special Meeting by John Day seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, John Day, Steven Evers Jamie Hogan.

Nay:  None. 

Abstain: Brad Chapin

5.     Area Reports and Recommendations –

a.     Business Manager Report

                                          i.    Budget Report – Received information.  Motion to approve Budget Report by Brad Chapin seconded by Steven Evers.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None 

Abstain: None

                                         ii.    Budget Amendment(s).  – None.

                                        iii.    Accounts Payable – Motion to pay the bills by Steven Evers seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.

                                        iv.    Tax Collection Report – Received information for month(s) of February.  Motion to approve the report(s) by John Day seconded by Brad Chapin.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None. 

b.     Principal(s) Report

                                          i.    Enrollment and Attendance – Received information.

                                         ii.    Calendar - Received information.

                                        iii.    Student Accomplishments – Received information. 

c.     Superintendent Report

                                          i.    Summer Board Training. Board agreed to attend the Summer Leadership Institute in Fort Worth on June 28-30.

                                         ii.    Audit.  Received information regarding Slocum ISD is currently participating in a TEA audit of the use of Title I funds.

                                        iii.    Maintenance Projects.  Discussed the proposed summer maintenance projects of waste water disposal system, roof replacement, and concrete gutter between library and Temple building.

                                        iv.    Board Goals.  Received a draft copy of the proposed Board goals.

                                         v.    Superintendent’s Performance Goals.  Received a draft copy of the Superintendent’s performance goals.

6.     TASB Policy Update 93.  Discussed the Vantage Points for TASB Update 93.  Motion to approve the update by Jamie Hogan seconded by Steven Evers.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: John Day.

7.     Flex Days.  Discussed the continued use of flex days for the 2012-2013 school year.  Motion to approve the continued the use of the 10 Flex days by Jamie Hogan seconded by Brad Chapin.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.


8.     2012-2013 Calendar.   Reviewed the recommended 2012-2013 school calendar.  Motion to approve the calendar by Brad Chapin seconded by Malon Reed.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.

9.     End of Course Examinations 15% Rule.  Discussed delaying the use of the End Of Course examinations in computing the final student grades until additional information is available to the district.  Motion to approve the recommendation by John Day seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.

10.   Secondary Course Offerings and District Graduation Requirements.  Reviewed a recommendation to changes to the course offerings and graduation requirements.  Motion to approve the recommendation by Malon Reed seconded by Brad Chapin.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.

11.   Early Release Days Wavier Request.  Motion to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation to request an early release waiver to TEA by Jamie Hogan seconded by John Day.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.

12.   Expansion of Summer League Concession Stand.  Slocum Youth Athletic Association and members of the community wish to expand the concession stand behind the school for the summer baseball and softball leagues.  This will be at no cost to the school.  Reviewed a copy of the proposed expansion.  Motion to approve the proposal by Malon Reed seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.

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

a.     Enter into executive session at _7:52 p.m. Under Authority-Texas Govt. Code 551.074, 551.075.

b.     Exited executive session at 7:59 p.m. 

c.     No votes were taken during executive session.

d.     Personnel Report.  Received information. 

e.     Resignations.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to accept the resignation of Mr. Leonard Boffa by Steven Evers seconded by Malon Reed.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.

f.      Resignations.  Motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to accept the resignation of Ms. Flor Jordan by Steven Evers seconded by Malon Reed.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, John Day, Brad Chapin, Steven Evers

Nay:  None  

Abstain: None.

14.   Future Agenda Items/Trustee Comments

a.     None.

15.   Adjourn – Motion to adjourn at 8:01 p.m. by Malon Reed seconded by Jamie Hogan.

Voting:

Aye:  Malon Reed, Jamie Hogan, 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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