PRESS RELEASE


October 16, 2015

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

TISD Board of Trustees - Regular Meeting - October 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
OCTOBER 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 - Junior League Teacher Take Wing Grant Recipients
IV. Open Forum
V. Public Hearing - Targeted Improvement Plans for Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center, Theron Jones Early Literacy Center and Westlawn Elementary School
VI. Special Reports & Superintendent's Information to Board
     A. Legislative Report
     B. Northeast Texas School Board Association Fall Meeting - Region VIII November 5, 2015
     C. Field Trip Requests
          I. Texas High School REACH students to visit the University of Mississippi & Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee on February 17, 2016
          II. Texas High School History Club students to visit Civil War School Day in Old Washington State Park in Hempstead County, Arkansas on November 6, 2015
VII. Consent Agenda
     A. Consideration/Approval of Minutes
          I. September 15, 2015 Regular Board Meeting
     B. Consideration/Approval of Personnel Items
          I. Personnel resignations/retirements
          II. Personnel elections/assignments
          III. Renewals, Proposed Non Renewals, Proposed Terminations/Suspensions
     C. Consideration/Approval of Monthly Investment Report
     D. Consideration/Approval of PIE Donations/Budget Revision Requests
     E. Consideration/Approval of Bowie Central Appraisal District 2015 Tax Roll
     F. Consideration/Approval of TASB Policy Update 103 (List of Local Policies Affected Below)
          I. BF (LOCAL): Board Policies
          II. CAA (LOCAL): Fiscal Management Goals and Objectives – Financial Ethics
          III. CB (LOCAL): State and Federal Revenue Sources
          IV. CKE (LOCAL): Safety Program/Risk Management – Security Personnel
          V. CO (LOCAL): Food Services Management
          VI. DBD (LOCAL): Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Conflict of Interest
          VII. DH (LOCAL): Employee Standards of Conduct
          VIII. DIA (LOCAL): Employee Welfare – Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
          IX. FEA (LOCAL): Attendance – Compulsory Attendance
          X. FEC (LOCAL): Attendance – Attendance for Credit
          XI. GKA (LOCAL): Community Relations – Conduct on School Premises
          XII. GRA (LOCAL): Relations with Governmental Entities – State and Local Governmental Authorities
VIII. Action/Discussion Items
     A. Consideration/Approval of Monthly Financial Report
     B. Consideration/Approval of Expenditures
     C. Consideration/Approval of Memorandum of Understanding Between Texarkana ISD and Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc. Early Head Start Program 2015-2017
     D. Consideration/Approval of Targeted Improvement Plans for Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center, Westlawn Elementary School and Theron Jones Early Literacy Center
     E. Consideration/Approval of Technology Infusion Expenditure
     F. Consideration of Proposed Resignations
          I. Skinner, Alexa – Nash Elementary School - Third Grade Teacher – Resignation, effective September 28, 2015
          II. Skinner, Jacob – Texas High School - Teacher/Coach – Resignation, effective October 2, 2015
IX. Reports/Information/Review Items
     A. Wake Village Elementary Campus Report
     B. Student Academic Performance Report
     C. Professional Development Update
X. Closed Session
XI. Adjournment

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