Agenda of Regular Meeting

The Board of Trustees

Midlothian

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Midlothian will be held September 16, 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.

PRESENTATION

A.

WOW Presentation - Irvin Elementary

3.

PUBLIC COMMENT

4.

CONSENT AGENDA: ACTION ITEMS

A.

Minutes

1.

August 19, 2013 - Regular Meeting

2.

August 26, 2013 - Joint City/School Meeting Minutes

B.

Budget Amendment(s)

C.

Approval of Gifts and/or Donations

D.

TEA Class Size Waiver for 2013-2014

E.

Authorization for Superintendent to Hire Teaching Positions Between October 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013.

F.

Midlothian High School STAAR / EOC / TAKS Update

G.

Texpool Investment Pool Resolution

H.

First Public / LoneStar Resolution

I.

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

J.

Bids/Requests for Proposals/Purchase Orders

1.

Vehicle Bid(s)

5.

DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

A.

Designation of Official Voting Delegate and Alternate to TASB Delegate Assembly

B.

Consider Contracting Services for a Demographer

C.

Consider Computer and Supply Bids

D.

Consider Purchase of Band Instruments

E.

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

1.

Protective Fencing for Ball (Football and Soccer) Stoppage on to FM 1387

F.

Students, Texas Government Code 551.082, 551.0821

1.

Discipline Issues

2.

Non-Discipline Issues

G.

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

1.

Employment

2.

Resignations of Professional Employees

3.

Leaves of Absence

4.

Personnel

H.

Action, if any, on Items Discussed in Closed Session

I.

Superintendent's Report and Announcements

1.

Information from TASB, TASA, TEA and Other Organizations

a.

September 26 - 29, 2013 - TASB/TASA Convention, Dallas

b.

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

c.

May 10, 2014- Trustee Election Day

d.

May 19, 2014 - Education Showcase

2.

Business Reports

3.

Items for Next Regular and/or Special Board Meetings

a.

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

1.

Y Contract Renewal

2.

Joint School Board / Student Council Meeting

3.

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

4.

Annual Investment Report

5.

Annual Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013

6.

Inter-local Cooperation Contract Between Ellis County and MISD

7.

Texas Comptroller Gold Leadership Circle

8.

Highly Qualified Report

9.

Operational Reports and Athletic Reports for 2012-2013

10.

School Health Advisory Council

11.

Professional Turnover Rates

12.

Discipline Report

13.

TEA: Class Size Waiver (if needed)

14.

Update on Athletic Procedures

15.

Fund Balance Designations

16.

RFQ for District Phone System

17.

Consider Director for Food Service Bids

b.

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

c.

December 9, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. - Special Student Recognition Meeting

d.

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

e.

February 24, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Joint School Board/City Council Meeting

6.

ADJOURNMENT OF 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.