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A?regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Kennedale Independent School District will be held January 23,

2020, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Kennedale High School Media Center, 901 Wildcat Way, Kennedale, Texas.? {{more: continue …}}

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The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below.

Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting,

the board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code,

Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting

is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed

meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

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The notice for this meeting was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on:

Monday, January 20, 2020

Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one

time.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
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2. ROLL CALL
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A. Members Present

B. Members Absent
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3. SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS
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A. Judy Castleberry Retirement Honoree
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B. Camden Vickers and Family, R.F. Patterson Elementary
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C. TASB Business Recognition
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D. School Board Appreciation Month
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4. CORRESPONDENCE
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5. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS
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6. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
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7. NEW BUSINESS
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A. Discuss and Consider Personnel Needs of the District (Closed Session as per

Texas Government Code 551.071 and 551.074, if needed)

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1. Resignations/Retirements
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2. Hiring of Personnel -?Administration ? Mike Holguin (Director of Safety and Security) replacing Logan Barrett

KJHS ? Tammy Dwomo (Assistant Principal) New position

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3. Other Matters Concerning Personnel
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B. Financial Audit
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C. Order 2020 School Board Trustee Election??
  • Order the General School Board Trustee Election for Saturday, May

    2, 2020 for electing two trustees. One each, for the positions designated as

    Place 6 and Place 7.?

  • Deadline for filing application is February 14, 2020,

    5:00 p.m. at the Kennedale ISD Administration Building.?

  • Drawing for places on the ballot will be February 24, 2020 10:00 a.m. at the

    KISD Administration Office.?

  • Early voting will be held April 20 – 28, 2020. In addition to early voting

    being held at Tarrant County Elections Center, Kennedale Community

    Center will also be a location; other locations will be released at a later

    date.?

D. Discuss and Approve Innovative Course Application Committee Lead
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Amy Newcomer, KHS CTE/CCMR Administrator has the opportunity to

serve on the Innovative Course Application Committee. The committee is

comprised of volunteers to create courses in gap areas to facilitate

availability in the 2020-2021 school year. The courses needed will be

identified from an evaluation of labor market data of the occupations in

Texas and the skills gap analysis that was conducted to align the skills in

those occupations with the existing career and technical education (CTE)

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

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The committee will gather monthly for virtual meetings and approval is

needed for Ms. Newcomer to serve in this capacity.

The required approval from the school board does not indicate that the

local school district commits to offering the courses. Approval is

acknowledgement that the school board is aware of Ms. Newcomers role in

serving on the committee.

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E. Discuss, Consider, and Approve University of Texas at Arlington MOU
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8. PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS TEXAS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE REPORTS (TAPR)
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The Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) has been released by the

state and has been made public. The information contained within this

report provides the summary data utilized to determine the 2019

Accountability Rating of ?B?. ?

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9. CONSENT AGENDA : All items listed under this subheading will be adopted with one motion unless they

are removed from the consent agenda by a Trustee for discussion. If you have

questions regarding one of these items, please call the Superintendent prior to

the meeting so that more information can be obtained and ready at the

meeting.

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A. Approval of Minutes
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B. Financial Statement
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Cash Flow Statement?

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C. Bills Payable
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December 2019 Bills Payable?

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D. Report of Tax Assessor Collector?
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E. Discuss and Approve Engagement of Auditors Year Ending August 31, 2020

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10. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

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A. Campus Reports from Principals
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B. District Report
  • Expect more HB 3 rules to be set down by the commissioner. He was granted a great

    deal of authority and latitude in interpreting legislative intent from HB 3. These rules

    will make their way to us in Update 115 later this spring. We can expect that it will

    overturn aspects of Update 114 we just adopted. There could also be budget changes that

    become necessary do to these rules being handed out.?

  • We will have a Policy Audit in May with TASB to help ensure our policies are aligned

    with our practices and update them as necessary.?

  • A significant cost and requirement will be the mandated Reading Academies our staff

    will have to participate in starting 2020-2021.?

  • Additionally, the requirement for full day Pre-K will need to be addressed. We are filling

    out waivers for this year and for the following year to help transition us.?

  • HB 3 in 30 videos are continually being released by TEA to provide more information

    and help with understanding the complexities of HB 3. Link to videos listed below.

    https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/government-relations-and-legal/government-relations/hb-3-

    30-video-series?

  • Team of 8 Training in February with Holly Teague on strategic planning, I have started to

    schedule staff meetings with campuses to identify core values and beliefs to aid in this

    process. Holly Teague will also assist in facilitating community meetings for this

    process.?

  • A survey will be sent out with two options for district calendar, final version will be

    brought to board meeting in February.?

  • The district is signing up for spring job fairs at universities and will be sending

    administrative staff to them.?

  • Our district completed our second session with WordSmooth for our Harvesting Respect

    Staff Development on January 6th and will be looking at additional trainings for next

    school year.?

  • Our administrative team will be attending the TASA Midwinter Conference January 26-

    29 in Austin.?

  • The district has met with a civil engineer and a roofing consultant on the roof at the CIA

    building as we look at our best options.?

  • Brian is facilitating additional proposals for the media center audio visual upgrade and

    repairs.?

  • The organizational chart has been updated to show the changes in the structure of Central

    Office staff.?

  • The district is looking at aligning social media policies and procedures, cyber security,

    and the KISD Acceptable Use Policy.??

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11. SUPERINTENDENT’S EVALUATION, CONTRACT, AND SALARY (Closed Session as Per

Texas Government Code 551.074)

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A. Discuss and Consider Superintendent’s Evaluation (Closed Session as Per Texas

Government Code 551.074)

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B. Discuss and Consider Superintendent’s Contract (Closed Session as Per Texas

Government Code 551.074)

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C. Discuss and Consider Superintendent’s Salary (Closed Session as Per Texas

Government Code 551.074)

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12. BOARD DISCUSSION

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A. Discuss Subjects and Dates for Upcoming Meetings

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1. February Regular School Board Meeting – Thursday, February 20, 2020
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2. Special Meeting for Team of Eight Training – Holly Teague

a. Thursday, February 13, 2020

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3. Work Sessions for Strategic Planning
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4. TASB Policy Review – Thursday, May 28, 2020

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13. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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14. ADJOURNMENT
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