Nacogdoches ISD Board Notes

for the meeting of June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019

1. Call to order

 

2. Executive/closed session

Board entered closed session at 5:01 p.m.

Board returned to open session at 6 p.m.

 

3. Invocation and pledge of allegiance

A. Invocation was provided by Trustee Tyrrel Grohman, M.D.

B. Pledge of Allegiance led by Trustee James Montoya.

 

4. Celebrations/Information Items

A. Interim Superintendent Report

Presenter: Interim Superintendent Frailey

1. Campus/Personnel Information

2. Community Involvement Information

Interim Superintendent Alton Frailey provided the following report:

I got a chance yesterday afternoon to see and hear the big unveil of the sound system in the competition gymnasium at Nacogdoches High School. Let me say this... it was impressive!! And it represents a significant upgrade from the previous system in the gym. Many of you will get to hear it for the first time in a couple of months when the back-to-school convocation is held in the gym. The new sound system in the gym as well as the lighting and sound systems being installed are not projects associated with the bond approved by voters last year. The projects are funded by money saved in the 2018-19 budget.

The NISD Convocation is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13. There will be a vendor fair that starts off early that morning along with breakfast for all NISD staff. Around 8:45 a.m. everyone will move into the NHS gym for the actual program. The vendor fair in the NHS commons and breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. and convocation will get underway at 8:45 a.m. It will be here before we know it.

School just wrapped up three weeks ago, but there have already been a number of events take place as teachers and staff prepare for the start of classes in August. Just this week, Teaching and Learning hosted a three-day conference and other meetings and conferences are set for upcoming weeks. The Administrator Retreat is planned for Thursday, Aug. 1, and roughly a week after that, teachers will begin returning for professional development. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 26. The summer is just getting started but our time is flying by.

LED lighting is being installed throughout the district. Crews were removing old fixtures and bulbs and replacing them with more energy efficient fixtures, which will translate to savings on our electricity usage. This is a project approved earlier this year by this board... it's also a project that's being paid for from the district's fund balance and is not a project associated with the bond.

NISD's federally-funded Summer Nutrition Program is going full speed. Over the next several weeks, meals are being served at a number of NISD locations at no cost for children ages 1 to 18. Meals will also be served at area parks as well as at the Boys & Girls Club. Many of the locations set up around Nacogdoches will host the summer nutrition program through July 31. The Boys & Girls Club site will be active through Aug. 2. Locations at NISD facilities also serve breakfast, along with Boys & Girls Club and sites at Medina, Pine Forest Mobile Home Park, Briar Forest and Hernandez. A big thanks to Director of Student Nutrition Robin Thacker and her crew... they coordinate this program each summer.

 

5. Public Meeting

A public meeting was held to discuss the proposed 2019-2020 Budget and Proposed Tax Rate. Chief Financial Officer Lisa Barbarick made a presentation to the Board of Trustees. During the public hearing portion of the presentation, Michele Peck asked that trustees provide opportunities for public input on the budget.

 

6. Public Comment

Amber Teal addressed the Board of Trustees, encouraging the board to provide direction to counselors at Nacogdoches High School to encourage students to take the ACT and SAT college entrance exams.

Dr. Heather Olson-Beal with the group Mom's Demand Action urged NISD trustees not to adopt an armed marshal program that would allow school personnel to carry guns on campus.

 

7. Consent Agenda

A. Board Meeting Minutes

1. May 13, 2019 - Agenda Review Meeting

2. May 16, 2019 - Regular Meeting

 

B. Business Office Reports

Presenter: Lisa Barbarick

1. Budget Amendments

2. Donations under $2,500.

3. Donations over $2,500.

4. Investment Report

5. Miscellaneous Business Office Reports

 

C. Purchases Over $25,000.

1. Solution Tree

Presenter: Dr. Daya Hill

 

D. Designation of Investment Officers

Presenter: Lisa Barbarick

 

Motion to approve by Farshid Niroumand. Second by Mindy Winslow. Approved by 6-0 vote. (Trustee Rev. James Ervin was unable to attend the meeting.)

 

8. Discussion/Action Agenda

A. Consideration of the 2019-2020 Compensation Plan

Presenter: Michael Martin

Motion to adopt 2019-2020 compensation plan by Mindy Winslow. Second by James Montoya. Approved by 6-0 vote.

 

B. Consideration to Adopt the 2019-2020 Budget

Presenter: Lisa Barbarick

Motion to adopt 2019-2020 budget by James Montoya. Second by Tyrrel Grohman, M.D. Approved by 6-0 vote.

 

C. Consideration of Athletic Renovations to the NHS Baseball Field, Softball Field, Tennis      Courts and Stadium

Presenter: Interim Superintendent Alton Frailey

Motion to approve athletic renovations by Farshid Niroumand. Second by Pam Fitch. Approved by 6-0 vote.

 

D. First Reading of TASB Update 113, Affecting the Following Local Policies: BBE(LOCAL): BOARD MEMBERS - AUTHORITY BDD(LOCAL): BOARD INTERNAL ORGANIZATION - ATTORNEY BJCD(LOCAL): SUPERINTENDENT - EVALUATION CI(LOCAL): SCHOOL PROPERTIES DISPOSAL CO(LOCAL): FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT COA(LOCAL): FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT - PROCUREMENT COB(LOCAL): FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT - FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS CRB(LOCAL): INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES MANAGEMENT - LIABILITY INSURANCE DAC(LOCAL): EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVES - OBJECTIVE CRITERIA FOR PERSONNEL DECISIONS EHBAF(LOCAL): SPECIAL EDUCATION - VIDEO/AUDIO MONITORING FNF(LOCAL): STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - INVESTIGATIONS AND SEARCHES

Presenter: Michael Martin

Interim Superintendent Alton Frailey removed the item from consideration. The update will be presented again to trustees at a future meeting.

 

E. Consideration of Rescheduling the September 2019 Agenda Review Meeting and Regular Board Meeting

Presenter: Interim Superintendent Frailey

Motion to approve rescheduling of September meetings by Farshid Niroumand. Second by James Montoya. Approved by 6-0 vote.

 

9. Reports

A. STAAR 3-8 and STAAR EOC Assessment Results

Presenters: Dr. Jo Lynn Corley and Jennifer Simmons

 

10. Adjourn

Board meeting adjourned at 7:21 p.m.

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