BOARD BRIEFS Mineral Wells Independent School District A Summary of Actions by the Board of Trustees Board Workshop/Regular Meeting of July 15, 2014 The Board of Trustees met on July 15, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of holding a board workshop/regular meeting. Members present were Joe Ruelas – Board President, Maria Jones – Vice President, Scott Aaron, Sunny Gail Lee, Greg Malone, and Lauretta Poole. Scott Elder was absent. Level III Hearing – Joyce Robinson: The Board held a Level III Hearing with Joyce Robinson. Open Session – Level III Hearing: The Board took no action on the Level III Hearing. Action Items: 1. Approved the monthly financial reports and accounts payable listing as presented. 2. Approved the water/electricity/gas reports as presented. 3. Approved the Education Service Center Region 11 Contract for Services for the 2014-2015 school year as presented. 4. Approved the Investment Report as presented. 5. Approved the board meeting minutes for June 10, 2014 and June 24, 2014 as presented. 6. Approved the Transportation Mileage Report for June 2014 as presented. 7. Granted permission to the Superintendent to negotiate with the construction bidders to get the best value for the district on building the replacement Lamar Elementary. 8. Approved proposed revisions to Board Policy DIA(LOCAL), FB(LOCAL), FFH(LOCAL), and EIE(LOCAL) Resolution No. 137. 9. Approved the Student Code of Conduct for 2014-2015. 10. Closed Session Items: Approved the employment of the following new personnel and reassignments: John Keegan McCrady (High School Teacher/Physics), Kevin Harvey (High School Teacher/SS/Coach), Sarah Dillard (Junior High Teacher/SC), Sue Butler (Travis Teacher/4), Hope Mesler (High School Counselor), and Carla Narcomey (High School Tennis Coach). Information Items: 1. Board held a workshop to discuss Bond Planning, Planning for 2014-2015, Technology Planning – Greg Bird, Director of Technology, and Board Retreat Date. 2. Karyn Bullock, Public Relations Coordinator, recognized Deshawn Hicks (100 Meter Dash) and Juvaree Sutton (300 Meter Hurdles) for their accomplishments at the 2014 State Track and Field Region 1 – 3A meet. Both students placed sixth in their event. 3. Joe Ruelas, Board President, reported that Scott Elder, Maria Jones, Sunny Gail Lee, and Lauretta Poole attended the recent 2014 Summer Leadership Institute in Fort Worth. There will be another chance for board members to earn credit hours at the 2014 TASA/TASB Convention scheduled September 26-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Board members were informed that first year board members are required to get 18 hours of continuing education and experienced board members are required to get 10. 4. Carey Carter, Director of Secondary Education/Assessment/Accountability, reported on the TELPAS, STAAR Grades 3-8 Assessments, High School end-of-course exams, and High School TAKS Assessments. She announced that the Class of 2014 represents the last group of students to take the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills as part of their graduation requirements. 5. Jay Walsworth, Assistant Superintendent Student Services/Human Resources, reported on the Performance in Community and Student Engagement; Compliance 2013-2014. This assessment form was developed locally by teachers, parents, community members, and business individuals. 6. Dr. Gail G. Haterius, Superintendent, reported that the maintenance department has removed wall coverings, textured, painted all hallways and the cafeteria, gutted 8 R/R’s, repaired all water damaged walls, and retiled all walls and floors at Houston Elementary. At Mineral Wells Junior High, lockers have been removed, prepped for repainting, and new tile installed throughout the hallways. In addition, six trees have been removed in preparation for the new track installation, as well as throughout the district summer service on all kitchen equipment, minor repairs, touch-up paint, and HVAC maintenance. 7. Information: The Board received calendars for July and August. Joe Ruelas, Board President, reported that Budget Workshops have been scheduled on Tuesday, July 29 and Tuesday, August 19, and a Board Retreat is in the planning stages. Board members will be notified when it is scheduled. Dr. Gail G. Haterius, Superintendent, reported that the DSC will be closed July 21–25 for vacation, but she will be available that week. Next Regular Meeting will be on August 12, 2014 This school district and its Career and Technology Education Program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, age or national origin in its educational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI. Este distrito escolar y su Programa Educacional de Carerra y Technologia no discriminan en base a sexo, disabilidad, raza, color, edad u origen nacional en sus programas educativos, actividades, o empleo como lo requie el Titulo IX, Seccion 504 Y Titulo VI.
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