School Board Meeting Notes from July 2013
PUBLIC HEARING: 1. Public Hearing for 2013-2014 Proposed Budget and Proposed Tax Rate Mr. Michael J. Carrales presented the 2013-2014 KISD Budget.
Legal policies are not adopted by the Board of Trustees. They reflect the ever-changing legal context for governance and management of the district, and should inform local decision making.
No individual spoke from the audience. Mr. Stevens closed the public hearing at 6:09 p.m.
Local policies included in Update 97 require board action to adopt, revise, or repeal. Listed below are the affected KISD local policies:
RECOGNITIONS: The following groups and/or individuals were recognized: 1. Bonnie Arnold with the Community Journal was recognized for the 2013 TASB Media Honor Roll. 3. The Alamo Area Association of School Business Officials presented Kerrville ISD with two checks for the TASBO Conference at Tivy High School. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. Board Training Report The Team of Eight training scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. was discussed. The TASA/TASB Convention scheduled for September 27-29, 2013 was discussed. 2.
Turtle Creek Community Center and Cemetery Properties Report There was a discussion concerning the Turtle Creek Community Center and Cemetery properties. The Board agreed to put this item on the consent agenda for the August 19, 2013 meeting. 3.
Superintendent Performance Goal 6: Public and Media Relations Report The Superintendent Performance Goal 6 was presented by Jamie Fails, Kerrville ISD Public Information Specialist. 4. 2012-2013 Employee Workplace Survey Report Each year Kerrville ISD contracts with Region 20 to conduct an employee workplace survey. Results are disaggregated to show district-wide responses as well as responses by worksite, by work position, and by years of experience. Survey results were presented 5. TASB Policy Update 97 and Local Policy FFC Report Update 97 includes revisions to Legal and Local policies designed to incorporate recent changes to Administrative and Education Codes as well as Exhibits which offer sample forms that can be used in the administration of Legal and Local policy.
DBAA (Local) Employment Requirements and Restrictions: Criminal History and Credit Reports Also, Local Policy FFC was discussed. The only change for this policy was the contact information of the district liaison for homeless students. Laurie Gagne’s name will be replaced with Lissa Peters’ name. 6. Financial Reports The Board reviewed the following monthly financial reports: • General Operating Expenditure Report • Property Tax Collection Report • Capital Projects Report • Food Service Report ACTION ITEMS: 1. Consider Endorsement of Individual for the TASB Board of Directors for Region 20, Position D The Board endorsed Mr. Gilbert Flores, Judson ISD Trustee, for the TASB Board of Directors for Region 20, Position D. 2. Consider Adoption of 2013-14 Budget The Board adopted the 2013-2014 budget. The proposed tax rate is $1.04 for the General Fund and $0.14 for the Interest & Bonded Debt Fund for an overall rate of $1.18. This is the same rate adopted in the 2012-2013 school year. Highlights of the budget include: • 1% increase of midpoint raise for all employee salary schedules; • $597,287 approximate increase in state and local funding; • 4 full-time Challenge Lab teacher positions retained; • 1 Director for Special Programs reinstated; and • Bus replacement cycle reinstated. 3. Consider Construction Manager at Risk for the Antler Stadium Renovation Project The Board authorized the superintendent to enter into and finalize an agreement with FJW Construction to complete the renovation project at Antler Stadium.
4. Consider Kerr Central Appraisal District Budget for 2014 The Board approved the proposed 2014 KCAD budget. The KISD estimated allocation is 39.08%. At this level KISD would be responsible for $350,019 of the $895,612 total budget. The KCAD budget includes a 1.75% cost of living adjustment for employees. KCAD is scheduled to adopt their budget on August 15, 2013. After adoption the budget automatically goes into effect unless a majority of the taxing entities vote to disapprove it within thirty days of this adoption. 5. Order Authorizing the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of up to $6,200,000 in Aggregate Principal Amount of “Kerrville Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2013”, Securing the Payment Thereof by Authorizing the Levy of an Annual Ad Valorem Tax; Approving and Authorizing the Execution of all Instruments and Procedures Related Thereto Including a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement and a Purchase Contract; and Approving the Form of an Official Statement The Board approved the issuance of the $6.2 million bonds. 6. Consider Purchases of $10,000 or More The Board of Trustees approved the requisitions over $10,000. 7.
Review Personnel, including but not limited to Employee Performance, Resignations, Retirements, Professional Appointments, Requests for Leave of Absence, and Substitute Teacher List [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] The Board reviewed the eight resignations and approved the nineteen professional appointments: Resignations: Brittany Allen (6-20-13); Stella Blocker (6-20-13); Ray Fierro (7-913); Dawana Garvin (7-10-13); Tiffany Haag (7-18-13); Shane Jones (6-25-13); Jessica Lee (6-26-13); and Randall Watson (7-3-13). Professional Appointment: Janet Anderson-PE Aide/Coach for HPMS; Michele Butler-part-time Math teacher for THS; Sherri Cox-Educational Diagnostician for Special Education; Dianna Daniels-Challenge Lab teacher for NES; James Michael Freeman-Math teacher for HPMS; Stacey Glosson-Supervisor for Special Education; Mary Gomillion-Science teacher for THS; Lynde HayesKindergarten teacher for DES; Monica Leiker-Elementary Bilingual teacher for SES; Jarrad Maddox-In-School Suspension Aide for THS and Middle School Boys Athletics Coach for HPMS; Francisco Martinez-Spanish teacher for THS; Susan McMahon-Calculus AP teacher for THS; Debra Smith-Math teacher for THS; Crystal Stahl-First Grade teacher for NES; Michael Thornton-Composite Science teacher for THS; Mary Torres (Walther)-PE/Dance teacher for THS; Matthew Turner-Animation, Graphic Design and Illustration teacher for THS; Anne Wendel-English Language Arts and Reading teacher for HPMS; and Holly WhittleCounselor for SES. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. Framework for Understanding Poverty – Book Study Report
Chapter Two, pages 27-35 and Questions #1, #2, and #3, of Framework for Understanding Poverty was not discussed. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE AT 5:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013.