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Board Briefs 8-8-19

Agenda of Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees

Judson ISD

A Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held August 8, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM in the ERC Board Room, 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

1.

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER

 

A.

Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance

 

2.

RECOGNITIONS

a.       Marilyn McKinney-TTESS evaluators

b.      Ms.  Ortiz Librarians for Excellence

 

3.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

 

4.

CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS

 

A.

Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on June 27 and the Special Meeting and Regular Meeting held on July 11, 2019

 

B.

Consider and take action regarding approving the Monthly Financial Information as of June 30, 2019. The following reports are included for this purpose: Revenue and Expenditure (Budget vs. Actual) for the General Operating, Child Nutrition, and Interest & Sinking; Tax Collections status report; Bond Constructions reports Quarterly Investment Report.

 

C.

Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000. Board Policy CH (Local) states that any single, budgeted purchase of goods or services that cost $50,000 or more shall require Board approval before a transaction may take place unless the purchase falls into a categorical exemption as reflected in the policy.

 

D.

Consider and take action regarding approving Amendment to the Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year. This amendment does not increase the budget but reallocates legal fees among the departments that are responsible for paying them. This should provide departments better data about the entire costs of their operations.

 

E.

Consider and take action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 16-01 Fundraiser Products and Services. Allows the District to purchase goods and services in accordance with Section 44.031of the Texas Education Code. Expenditures will be made from local and activity funds. All awards will be valid through June 30, 2024.

 

F.

Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the engineering firms for services related to the material testing phase of the construction at Park Village ES. Allows the district to procure professional services in accordance with §2254.004 of the Texas Government Code and comply with Board Policy CV (LOCAL). Expenditures will be paid from 2016 Bond Funds. The contracts will be for a specific project and will expire upon their completion.

 

G.

Consider and take action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 20-01 Property Insurance Coverage. Allows the District to purchase goods and services in accordance with Section 44.031 of the Texas Education Code. Local funds will be utilized to satisfy all expenses related to the purchase of all property insurance. This proposal will commence on or about September 1, 2019, for one (1) year with options, at the District's discretion, for three (3) additional one (1) year extensions.

 

H.

Consider and take action regarding approving a resolution authorizing investment officers to open a safekeeping account with BBVA. District policy CDA (Local) requires that all investments outside of pools be kept in a custodial safekeeping account. The District's current depository bank does not provide this service. BBVA does provide safe-keeping services and this account is where investments would be held in the District's name. This will be the account where investment earnings are collected until they are transferred to the District's current depository or re-invested. BBVA is a direct participant in both the Depository Trust Company and the Federal Reserve Bank where all large investments transactions are settled.

 

I.

Consider and take action regarding approving a resolution approving the interlocal agreement with PCAT for auto and liability coverage. The District has been a member of PCAT for the last three years for the automobile and liability coverages required for the District. During those three years, PCAT has paid out 112.8% of the premiums in claims totaling $569,304. This along with a large loss in the Educators Legal Liability coverage has caused a large increase in the premiums this year. The insurance was marketed to Texas Political Subdivisions, Travelers and Liberty Mutual. The first two declined to provide a quote based on claims history and the Liberty Mutual did not respond. (pulled, Rodriguez)

 

J.

Consider and take action regarding approving the Certified List of Appraisers for the 2019-2020 School Year. Certified appraisers are needed to evaluate all teaching personnel within JISD as per the requirements of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).

 

K.

Consider and take action regarding approving the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) Appraisal Calendar. Administrators and teaching personnel are provided with a district calendar of important dates and guidelines of all components of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).

 

L.

Consider and take action regarding approving the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS) Appraisal Calendar. Campus administrators are provided with a district calendar of important dates and guidelines of all components of the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS).

 

M.

Consider and take action regarding approving the Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP) for Judson High School, Wagner High School, Veterans Memorial High School, Judson Learning Academy and Judson Early College Academy for the 2019-2020 School Year. The Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP) will allow our respective high schools to provide flexible hours and days of attendance for at-risks students. The goal of our program is to continue the overall improvement of the District's graduation rates as it pertains to students who are in jeopardy of dropping out, have dropped out or are behind in course credits.

 

N.

Consider and take action regarding approving the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Center Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU establishes roles and responsibilities relating to the Bexar County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) pertaining to students that violate the Judson ISD Student Code of Conduct in relation to Discretionary and Mandatory Expulsion

 

O.

Consider and take action regarding approving the Student Code of Conduct for the 2019-2020 School Year. These changes clarify information for district administrators, staff, students, and parents.

 

P.

Consider and take action regarding approving the new innovative courses offered to support English Language Learners at the three comprehensive high schools effective the 2019-2020 school year. Approval of these new courses and new codes require approval of the local board of trustees in accordance with 19 TAC 74.27 before the district offers the two courses and codes.

 

Q.

Consider and take action regarding approving a correction to Field Notes in Exhibit "A", an existing easement that was approved by the JISD Board in February 2009. In February 2009 the Board approved Field Notes in Exhibit "A" concerning a utility easement at Coronado Village Elementary. The City Manager determined that a correction to the document needs to occur to correctly record the easement on the Engineers Plat Records. For an official change, all parties need to agree to resubmission.

 

R.

Consider and take possible action regarding approving the endorsement of candidate for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors. Between Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, August 29, 2019, our school board is invited to endorse a candidate for each position in our Region.

ITEMS A-H AND J-R PASSED ON CONSENT VOTE. ITEM I PASSED AFTER CLARIFICATION

 

 

5.

DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Consider and take possible action regarding approving the ranking of submittals for Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 19-22 Park Village ES Modernization & Improvements. Allows the District to purchase goods and services in accordance with Section 44.031 of the Texas Education Code. Expenditures are anticipated to be $8,595,000. Expenditures will be made from 2016 bond funds. The contract is for a specific project and will expire upon completion of all improvements. (passed, 5-1, LaFoille dissenting)

 

B.

Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments.

 

6.

DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS

 

A.

Superintendent Report

 

1.

Construction Report

 

2.

State Accountability Ratings-Judson ISD is rated by TEA as a B district (Recognized)

 

B.

Policy Update 113 affecting (LOCAL) Policies

 

C.

Update on Board Advisory Committees

 

D.

Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members

 

7.

CLOSED SESSION

 

A.

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel, the Personnel Report, and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments

 

B.

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, attorney consultation regarding legal issues related to legislative changes to public comment requirements

 

8.

CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION

 

A.

Consider and take possible action(s) regarding the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (passed 5-0, Mr. LaFoille absent)

 

B.

Consider and take possible action regarding possible changes to public comment requirements (no action)

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT