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From Weatherford Independent School District
"Agenda of Regular Meeting
The Board of Trustees
Weatherford Independent School District
A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Weatherford Independent School District will be held August 9, 2012, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the District Services Building, 1100 Longhorn Drive, Weatherford, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.
Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
Persons in attendance at the meeting may request and complete a form to be submitted to the Board President no later than five minutes prior to the meeting. This provides the individual with the opportunity to address the Board on any subject except personnel. Public participation is limited to the OPEN FORUM portion of the meeting and the audience may not enter into discussion or debate matters being considered by the Board at any other time during the meeting. The Board will allot up to 30 minutes for this portion of the agenda with no presentation to exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views to the Board. Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board may not deliberate, discuss, or make any decision on any subject not on the agenda.
1. Call to order Roll Call: Certification by the President that, "The Provisions of Section 551.041 Sub Chapter C, Government Code as Amended by the 73rd Legislature have been complied with in connection with public notice of this meeting and a quorum is present."
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Mission Statement The mission of the Weatherford ISD is to teach, challenge, and inspire each student in a safe, nurturing environment to succeed in the global community.
4. Read and approve the July 19, 2012 Regular Board Meeting minutes.
6. OPEN FORUM:
7. Superintendent's Report/Communications and Information
A. Hear Leading Indicator Process (LIP) report. The Leading Indicator Process (LIP) for the Weatherford ISD is reported to the Board to reflect progress toward the accomplishment of the five Strategic Goals in the WISD 2008-2013 Strategic Plan. Also, included for the Board’s information is a summary report for the Monthly LIP Report. The Board LIP Summary Report contains the total number of data elements reported for each LIP measure, a summary of the number of data elements reported that are coded red, yellow, or green, whether a Mid-Course Correction was reported, and a reference page number in the LIP report where the data are located.
B. Hear report from Weatherford ISD Branding Committee. At the May 10, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting, board members adopted the primary and secondary images of a new Weatherford ISD logo. Following that adoption, a WISD Branding Committee was formed to launch the new image(s). A report follows that details the committee’s timeline for branding Weatherford ISD.
C. Review Board Meeting time tracking data. The WISD Board of Trustees revised Board Policy BE (LOCAL) as part of their work with the Center for Reform of School Systems’ (CRSS) program for Mid-Urban Texas School Boards called Reform Governance in Action (RGA). The purpose of BE (LOCAL) is to provide the Board with a standard for highly effective and efficient Board meetings that focus on student achievement. It is the intention of the Board to meet the outlined standards and described processes in the policy. The Board uses a time tracking system at every Board meeting to track the amount of time spent on the following: student achievement & reform governance items, other governance items, miscellaneous items, public speakers, recognitions, and preparation time. Time tracking data for the previous six months are attached for the Board’s review.
D. Hear the Child Nutrition Department’s Work System Review. An annual review of the Community Relations Department Work System has been completed. A written report is included and highlights the following categories: System Description, System Integrity, System Measures that Matter, System Performance, Recommendations for Changes in System and/or Policy, and System Innovations. A summary of the material will be presented at the meeting by Jerolyn Goodman, Director of Child Nutrition.
8. Consent Items
A. Discuss and Consider:
1. Tax report for June 2012;
2. Comparison of revenues and expenditures to budget;
3. Investment report;
4. Cash position by bank account;
5. General Budget Amendments #10; and
6. Approval of Parker County 4-H as an extracurricular activitiy and three Parker County Extension Agents as adjunct faculty members.
7. Approval of listed personnel as PDAS Appraisers for the 2012-2013 school year and of the Appraisal Calendar/Timeline.
9. Board Activities
A. Discuss future agenda items.
10. Unfinished Business
A. Consider revisions to Board Policy FMG (Local) on second reading. Local Board Policy FMG currently requires Board of Trustee approval before students may travel out of the state. This policy has been revised to show Board of Trustees delegation of approval authority to the Superintendent. Information has also been included to require each trip to have clearly defined educational goals.
11. New Business
A. Consider agreement for the purchase of attendance credits. Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code requires school districts above a statutory wealth per weighted average daily attendance (WADA) threshold of $319,500 to conduct a process of wealth equalization whereby tax dollars are recaptured by the state. WISD’s wealth per WADA as determined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for school year 2012-2013 exceeds that threshold at a projected $356,588. To accomplish this process of wealth equalization, a contractual agreement between TEA and the District is required. That contract is entitled “Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credits” which must be approved by the Board and submitted before September 1, 2012.
B. Consider proposed tax rate for publication and date and time for the Public Hearing for the 2012-2013 Budget and Tax Rate. As part of the Truth in Taxation guidelines, the Board is required to approve the proposed tax rate for publication and set the date and time of the public hearing to discuss the 2012-2013 budget and tax rate. The Business Office is currently working with the CAD office to finalize the data for the notice. The notice will be presented to the Board at the meeting.
C. Consider Compensation and Benefits Plan for 20012-2013. Board Policy DEA (Local) states “the Superintendent shall recommend to the Board for approval compensation plans for all District employees. Compensation plans may include wage and salary structures stipends, benefits, and incentives.” The Superintendent is recommending a compensation plan for the 2012-2013 school year to include the Addendum regarding a one-time lump sum payment as recommended by staff.
D. Closed Session per Texas Government Code.
1. Personnel (Sec. 551.074)
E. Reconvene from Closed Session for action relative to items considered during Closed Session.
If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the Board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E. Before any closed meeting is convened the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting."