KISD Board Approves Agenda Items, Next Meeting May 22 to Canvas Election Votes and to hear from IZone participants

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Thursday, May 16, the Kennedale Board of Trustees met in regular session and approved the following items:
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ROLL CALL – all present except Eddie Patterson

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND PROCLAMATIONS
“Board recognition of special achievement within the school district.”? {{more}}
  • All-State Basketball team – KHS students McKinley Bostad, Travanti Downes and Autummn Williams.
  • KHS student, Isabelle Erikson, as one of the top 20 Commended scholars in Texas.
  • Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Scholarships – KJHS students Cody Gillespie and Logan Muzyka?
  • Dr. Walker for his 9 years on KISD of Board and 8 years as President of KISD Board of Trustees.?
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PUBLIC COMMENTS
  • Ronald Hayes – ?Sophomore at KHS, spoke favorably of IZone, credited his interest in engineering to the things that they did in IZone and for giving him friends that he still has today.?
  • Rita Elrod – report on the collections efforts for West from the Kennedale High School. A group representing the high school will go to West on Wednesday to deliver a check of $2,671.62, along with a check from the KHS Band Booster and the Wildcat Band to the West High School Band. ?She also reported on the on going efforts by the Kennedale Athletic Booster Club to collect and deliver items needed in the recovery efforts.?

CONSENT AGENDA –?all following items were approved in one motion

  • ?Approval of Minutes
  • ?Financial Statement
  • ?Bills Payable
  • ?Report of Tax Assessor Collector
  • ?Approve the ESC XI Contracts for Services for the 2013-2014 school year

OLD BUSINESS – approved on voice vote

  • Third Reading and Adoption of TASB Policy Update 96, affecting (LOCAL) Policies (see list below) DEC(LOCAL): COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS – LEAVES AND ABSENCES EFAA(LOCAL): INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS – SELECTION AND ADOPTION FEB(LOCAL): ATTENDANCE – ATTENDANCE ACCOUNTING?
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NEW BUSINESS

  • Discuss and consider Bank Depository – proposals to any bank in the district and also any bank choosen or requested – one was sent to Regions Bank in Mansfield and ?another to Wells Fargo in Kennedale. ?Wells Fargo was the only one to return a proposal. ?It was for the same terms as in existing agreement with some extras added. ?Board voted to approve a two year agreement with Wells Fargo
  • Consider 457 Cooperative Master Plan ?employee benefit – deferred compensation plan, can redraw at any time without penalty. ?Approved on voice vote
  • Consider Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification, 2013-2014- Approved on voice vote
  • Resignations – one each at Delaney Elementary – Chachi Krinn (pre-k), Arthur intermediate – Carol Roberts (5th) and Patterson Elementary – Debbie Bogart (4th)?
  • Hiring of personnel – At KHS – Jim Littleton, Roger Almond and at Delaney Elementary -?Ashley Hudson (second grade), Brandy Reid (first grade). Approved on voice vote

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

  • Personnel at Delaney Elementary: looking at hiring, if numbers warrant it and the money is there, an additional vice principal, counselor and nurse for the 2013-14 school year.
  • Information on proposed raises for 2013-14: information was presented to the Board only and in written format, on proposed raises for 2013-2014 – this will be an action item on the agenda for next month. There was no public discussion of the number or percent under consideration.
  • Enrollment Update: enrollment up 39 students over last year with every campus up in enrollment except James Arthur.

BOARD DISCUSSION

  • Letter from TASB regarding Advocacy Agenda – asking if the board it has any items that it would like to considered for an advocacy agenda for the next legistative session.?
  • Summer Leadership Institute for Board members is the first week in June in Austin
  • Discuss Upcoming Meetings and Dates
    • Canvass of Election on May 22, 2013 – Superintendent Dugger added that there will be invitations to those who are in IZone to speak on their experiences in the program and possible new hires.
    • b.?June Regular Board Meeting reschuduled for Monday, June 24

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