PRESS RELEASE


January 16, 2015

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

TISD Board of Trustees - Regular Meeting - January 20, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The meeting will be conducted at the TISD District Services Building located at 1600 Waterall St., Texarkana, TX 75501.

AGENDA
JANUARY 20, 2015

I. Call to Order, Mission & Goals Statement, Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Certification of Notice
II. Closed Session The open session of the meeting will adjourn. The Board of Trustees will reconvene in closed session pursuant to one or more of the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act (Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code):

§ 551.071 Private consultation with the Board’s attorney

§ 551.072 Discussing or deliberating purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property

§ 551.073 Discussing or deliberating negotiated contract for prospective gift or donation to the school district

§ 551.074 Discussing or deliberating appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee

§ 551.076 Discussing or deliberating the deployment or specific occasions for implementation of security personnel or devices or security audit

§ 551.082 Discussing or deliberating discipline of a public school child or employee complaint against another employee

§ 551.0821 Discussing or deliberating a public school child which reveals personally identifiable information

§ 551.084 Investigation; exclusion of witness from a hearing during examination of another witness

§ 551.086 Discussing economic development negotiations or offer of financial or other incentive to business prospects

The Board of Trustees will reconvene in open session to take any final action, decision, or vote on a matter deliberated in closed session.

III. Reconvene to Opening Session, Opening Ceremony, Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance, Public Recognition - Texarkana Public Schools Foundation Innovative Teacher Grant Recipients
IV. Open Forum
V. Public Hearing - TAPR Report and NCLB Status
VI. Special Reports & Superintendent's Information to Board
     A. Legislative Report
     B. Field Trip Requests
          I. Texas High REACH Students to Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas February 18, 2015
          II. Texas High TigerVision Students to Student Television Network Annual Convention in San Diego, California March 30 - April 4, 2015
          III. Texas High Students to Crater of Diamonds State Park and Hot Springs National Park in Murfreesboro and Hot Springs, Arkansas May 15, 2015
VII. Consent Agenda
     A. Consideration/Approval of Minutes
          I. December 16, 2014 Regular Board Meeting
     B. Consideration/Approval of Personnel Items
          I. Personnel resignations/retirements
          II. Personnel elections/assignments
     C. Consideration/Approval of Monthly Investment Report
     D. Consideration/Approval of Proposals
          I. Marker Board and Tack Board Vendor
          II. Telephone Service and Internet Service
     E. Consideration/Approval of PIE Donations/Budget Revision Requests
     F. Consideration/Approval of Maximum Class Size Exception Waiver
     G. Consideration/Approval of Resolution for Certificates of Deposit, or other Secured Interest Bearing Accounts or other Interest Bearing Accounts within FDIC Insured Limit to be Purchased by District from Various Financial Institutions
     H. Consideration/Approval of TASB Update 101 (List of Local Policies Affected Below)
          I. BE (Local) - Board Meetings
          II. CH (Local) - Purchasing and Acquisition
          III. DGBA (Local) - Personnel - Management Relations - Employee Complaints/Grievances
          IV. EB (Local) - School Year
          V. FFG (Local) - Student Welfare - Child Abuse and Neglect
          VI. FMG (Local) - Student Activities - Travel
          VII. FNG (Local) - Student Rights and Responsibilities - Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances
          VIII. GF (Local) - Public Complaints
     I. Consideration/Approval of Discontinuing Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy at End of School Year and Notification of Calvert Education of Nonrenewal of Contract for Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy
     J. Consideration/Approval of Termination of Southwest Securities Advisory Agreement
VIII. Action/Discussion Items
     A. Consideration/Approval of Monthly Financial Report
     B. Consideration/Approval of Expenditures
     C. Consideration/Approval of a New Financial Advisory Agreement with SAMCO Capital Markets, Incorporated
     D. Consideration/Approval of Order Calling for Trustee Election
     E. Consideration/Approval of Adoption of Annual Tuition Rate for Ineligible Students
IX. Reports/Information/Review Items
     A. Review Plan of Finance for the Upcoming Bond Sale
     B. Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center Campus Report
X. Closed Session & Adjournment

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