PRESS RELEASE


October 8, 2019

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

October 2019 TISD Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Includes Approval of Band Equipment & Supplies Vendors, Security Camera, Behavioral Analyst Services and Member Nominations to Bowie County Appraisal District

Texarkana, TX – During the October 8, 2019 regular session of the TISD Board of Trustees, consideration and/or approval was given for the following items.

*Consideration/Approval of Band Instruments. Approval was given to The Band House for a Weiss 36” Hand Selected Chaw Gong at $709.90; Music & Arts Center for a Yamaha Multi-Frame II Field Frame for YM-2400 Marimba, Yamaha Airlift Stadium Marching Bass Drum Stands and Yamaha Tough Terrain Field Frame/Multi Frame II Square Multi Clamps for $2,101.00; and, Washington Music Center for $12,769.45 to cover a Yamaha 4.3 Acoustalon Marimba with Multi-Frame and Drop Cover, Yamaha 3 Octave Gold Studio Vibe with Multi-Frame and Drop Cover and Yamaha 3.5 Acoustalon Xylophone with Multi-Frame and Drop Cover;

*Consideration/Approval of Board Certified Behavioral Analyst Services. Awarded to Lisa Mousselli at $80 per hour to oversee supervision of teachers for implementation of behavior plans. Creating and troubleshooting effective behavior plans along with supervision and providing necessary hours for oversight of BCBA supervisee candidates to receive their certification and license. Proposal period is October 9, 2019 to September 30, 2020;

*Consideration/Approval for Music Equipment and Supplies Vendors. Awarded to J.W. Pepper & Son, Melhart Music Center, Music In Motion, Pender’s Music Co., The Band House, Washington Music Center, Wenger and Woodwind and Brasswind for the period October 9, 2019 to October 8, 2024;

*Consideration/Approval for Security Camera Services Vendor. Awarded to KLC Video Security for the period October 9, 2019 to December 31, 2024 at $75 per hour labor rate per worker and $15,000 for blanket service contract for one year;

*Consideration/Approval of Resolution for Investment Officers & Training Locations. State law requires a review and approval of investment officers for the district and list of training locations. Investment officers must receive ten (10) hours of training every two years in the area of investment to be compliance with state law. Anita Clay (Executive Director of Business Operations) and Louisa Strutton (Chief Accountant) were approved for continuation in this position;

*Consideration/Approval of Resolution for Certificates of Deposit to be Purchased by TISD from Various Financial Institutions. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Chapter 2256 and Board Policies CDA (Legal) and CDA (Local), TISD is authorized to invest district funds in certificates of deposit through one or more depository institutions and to select one or more depository institutions for such investment. Approval was given to make no change to current district policy. Rather, in the event a financial institution needs some proof of authority for the purchase of a certificate of deposit, the resolution, once signed, will provide documentation of that authority;

*Consideration/Approval of Resolution for Nominees for Bowie Central Appraisal District (BCAD) Board of Directors. As a taxing unit within the Bowie Central Appraisal District, TISD must submit the names of nominees by written resolution prior to October 15, 2019.

Following her service to the BCAD for the past two decades, Trustee Wanda Boyette nominated, and the Board approved, Amy Bowers and Paul Miller to serve for a two-year term.

“The confidence you have placed in me will always be appreciated,” said Boyette. “I value the opportunity I have had to work alongside and learn from so many great leaders during my time with the Bowie County Appraisal District. Thank you for trusting me to serve as your representative for these past twenty years. I feel confident the Appraisal District will continue to serve this jurisdiction in an efficient, accurate and fair manner with the oversight of the current and future Board.”

The next meeting for the TISD Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

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