Agenda of Regular Meeting

The Board of Trustees

Midlothian

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Midlothian will be held August 19, 2013, beginning at 6:30 PM in the L.A. Mills Administration Complex.

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.

1.

CALL TO ORDER

A.

Announcement by the presiding officer that a quorum of Board members is present, that the meeting has been duly called, and that notice of the meeting has been posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551

B.

Invocation

C.

Pledge of Allegiance

2.

PUBLIC MEETING TO SET THE TAX RATE

3.

PUBLIC COMMENT

4.

CONSENT AGENDA: ACTION ITEMS

A.

Minutes

1.

July 15, 2013 - Regular Meeting

B.

District Administrative Representatives for ARD Meetings

C.

Budget Amendment(s)

D.

Approval of Gifts and/or Donations

E.

4-H Resolution for 2013-2014 Adjunct Faculty Agreement

F.

Local District Update

1.

Policy Revision: GBBA and GBB (Follow-up to Update 97)

2.

DEC(LOCAL) Sick Leave Bank

3.

EI (LOCAL) - Academic Achievement

G.

Bids/Requests for Proposals/Purchase Orders

1.

Paper Bid

2.

District Copier Contracts

H.

Create a Board Committee to Review & Provide Input for MISD's Multi-purpose Stadium's Press Box Administrative Suite Rules and Procedures

I.

North Central Texas Council of Government School Resource Officer Amended

Grant Resolution

5.

DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

A.

Closed Session, Texas Government Code 551.071, Consultation with Attorney

B.

Consider and Take Action to Approve an Order Authorizing the Issuance of Midlothian Independent School District Variable Rate Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds; Levying a Tax and Providing for the Security and Payment Thereof; Providing for the Award of the Sale Thereof in Accordance with Specified Parameters; Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of a Purchase Contract, a Paying Agent and Delivery of a Purchase Contract, a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement, a Remarketing Agreement, a Tender Agent Agreement and an Escrow Agreement Relating to such bonds; Approving the Preparation of an offering memorandum; and Enacting Other Provisions Relating Thereto

C.

Consider Contracting Services for a Demographer

D.

Consider Adoption of the 2013 - 2014 Tax Rate

E.

Consider RFQ for District Phone System Upgrade

F.

Consider MISD Tax Reinvestment Zone Alignment Agreement (TIRZ) Board Representative

G.

Consider Creation of a Community Development Coordinator Position

H.

Consider 2013 - 2014 Sports Park Budget

I.

Consider 2011 Bond Projects: Midlothian Heritage High School (Phase 1)

1.

Consider Midlothian Heritage High School Fencing Options

J.

Consideration of Personnel, Texas Government Codes 551.074

1.

Consideration of Personnel, Texas Government Codes 551.074 - Resignations, Terminations, and Non-renewals of Professional Employees, Employment, Leaves of Absences, Personnel Issues

2.

Employment

3.

Resignations of Professional Employees

4.

Leaves of Absence

5.

Consider Superintendent Insurance Package (School Attorney Recommended Adjustments as a Result of the Affordable Care Act to Avoid District Penalties)

6.

Consider Change in Superintendent's Annual Contract Beginning and Ending Dates (School Attorney Recommended Adjustments, No Change in Salary)

7.

Consider Recommendation for Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations

K.

Students, Texas Government Code 551.082, 551.0821

1.

Discipline Issues

2.

Non-Discipline Issues

L.

Action, if any, on Items Discussed in Closed Session

M.

Superintendent's Report and Announcements

1.

Business Reports

2.

Information from TASB, TASA, TEA and Other Organizations

a.

September 27-29, 2013 - TASB/TASA Convention, Dallas

b.

January 3-4, 2014, Schlechty School Board Conference, Four Seasons Austin

3.

Items for Next Regular and/or Special Board Meetings

a.

August 26, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - Joint City/School Meeting - Midlothian Conference Center

b.

September 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - Regular Meeting

1.

Y Contract and Update

2.

Consider Purchase of Band Uniforms and Instruments

3.

Midlothian Education Foundation Report for 2012 - 2013

4.

Public Hearing - Overview of School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas)

5.

Interlocal Cooperation Contract Between Ellis County and MISD

6.

Adoption of Tax Rates

7.

STAAR / AYP / TAKS Update

8.

Vehicle Bid

9.

Bank Signature Card Resolution(s)

10.

Ellis County Appraisal District (ECAD) Board of Director's Vote

c.

October 21, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. - Regular Meeting

1.

Operation Reports

2.

Professional Turnover Rates

3.

Discipline Report

4.

Highly Qualified Report

d.

November 18, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. - Regular Meeting

If, during the course of the meeting covered by this Agenda, the Board of Trustees should determine that a closed meeting or session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Agenda or as soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this Agenda as the School Board may conveniently meet in such closed meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:

Texas Government Code Section:

551.071 Private consultation with the board’s attorney.

551.072 Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.

551.073 Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations.

551.074 Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.

551.075 To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or

to ask questions.

551.076 Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel, or devices.

551.082 Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel.

551.0821 Discussing personally identifiable information about a public school student.

551.083 Considering the standards, guidelines, terms, or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employees groups.

551.084 Excluding witnesses from a hearing.

Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the school Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed meeting or session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either:

(a) in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of

the public meeting; or

(b) at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice thereof; as the

School Board shall determine.