Archived Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

1. Call to Order and Establish Quorum

2. Pledge of Allegiance (United States and Texas)
Lake View High School ROTC - Sherry Greathouse and Kristy Hinojos
Leader - Major Regina Harris

3. Invocation - The Rev. Bobby Rogers

4. Public Comment (For items not included on this agenda) - none at this time

5. Adjourn to Closed or Executive Session in accordance with:

551.074 Texas Government Code
     • Discuss employee discipline, duties, resignations, reassignments,
       new hires, and evaluations
551.071 Texas Government Code
     • Consultation with school attorney -
       the board did not adjoun to closed session.

6. Recognitions

(a) School Board Recognition (Jamie Highsmith)
(b) Region XV Gifted/Talented Teacher of the Year (Jamie Highsmith)
     • Deborah Lopez - Santa Rita Elementary

7. Consider Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting of December 16, 2003 and the Special Board Meetings of December 2, 2003 and December 9, 2003 - approved

8. Consider Bills and Accounts and Financial Statements for December 2003--approved

9. Reports

(a) Central Bakery Report (Kim Carter)
(b) Facilities/Finance Committee Report - Agenda and
Minutes for December 15, 2003 (Tim Archer)
(c) Membership Report - Monday, January 5, 2004
(d) 2003-2004 Third Six Weeks Average Daily Attendance Report

10. Consent Agenda Items--approved

(a) Consider Accepting Donations (Hope Flores)
      (1) Donation - Playground Equipment for Bonham Elementary School
      (2) Donation - 19 Books (1 for each elementary)

11. Action Agenda Items

(a) Consider Adjusting Elementary Attendance Zones
(b) Consider Recommendations of Facility Task Force Regarding School Consolidations
(c) Consider Authorizing Continuation of Long Range Facilities Planning
(d) Consider Phase I Recommendation

A presentation on items (a)-(d) was given by Dr. Arnold Oates, Facilities Planner Public comment was given by Bob Paschal, Nicholas Urteaga, Joaquin Cervantes, Cookie Roberts, Sabino Garcia, Ray Zapata, Ella Mae Johnson, Denise Barber,
Bobby Lacy, Chris Trubenstein, Ralph Powell, Al Celaya, Miranda Coffey, Glenn Hayes, and Girard Gallegos.

(e) Consider 2002-2003 Audit Report (Denise Huffman)--approved
(f) Consider Awarding Contract for RFP 759 - Curriculum and Instruction
    Materials (Steve Van Hoozer) - approved
(g) Consider Changes to Board Policy EIC(Local) - Second Reading
    (Joanne Rice) - approved
(h) Consider Transfer Policy FDB(Local) - First Reading (Eddie Heath)
(i) Consider Naming the Southwest Elementary (Steve Van Hoozer) -
8 names were submitted for consideration: DeZavala, Juan Seguin,
Lamar, Parker, Sam Houston, Southwest, Susanna Dickinson, and
Twin Mountains. A decision was not made on the new name.
(j) Consider Matters Related to Teachers' Writing Curriculum (Tim Archer)
(k) Consider Use of Paperless Agenda - This involves using laptop computers
at school board meetings. The board decided to get more details before
making a decision.

(l) Consider Resolution Authorizing a Self-Funded Health
Insurance Plan(Pattie Jackson) - approved
(m) Consider District Recommendations for School Year 2003-2004(Gov't Code 551.074)(Gloria Baird) - approved
(n) Consider Board Operating Procedures - no changes were made
(o) Consider Annual Board Meeting Calendar of Dates and Activities
for 2003-2004 - no changes were made

12. Announcements

  • Regular School Board of Trustees Meeting
    Tuesday, February 17, 2004, 5:30 p.m.,
    SAISD Board Room

13. Adjournment

Prepared by Jamie Highsmith, Public Information Officer