1 Unofficial and Unapproved JUDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Minutes of the Special Board Meeting The Board of Trustees of the Judson Independent School District met in a special called meeting on Thursday,, at 7:06.m. at the Judson ISD District Office Board Room, at 8012 Shin Oak, Live Oak, Texas. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. June Adair, Board President. Mrs. Adair declared that a quorum was present. Notice of this meeting was posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551. The meeting was audio tape recorded. Board Members Present: Absent: Adair, Ohnheiser, LaFoille, Terrell, Salas, Wills, Maas None Visitors: Central Office Staff: Constanzo, Owens, Sansom, Rodriguez, Neumeyer, Hoffmann, Robb, May, Musick, Riojas, Iredale, Weaver, Fisher, Huff, Gangawer, Harber, Ponder,Sumrall, Cortinas, Oliver, Hawkins, Alberts, Clements, Jahn School Personnel: Others: Meeting Called to Order a. Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Introduction of Staff Anglada, Ross-Toren, Williams, Bray Mrs. Maas, Mrs. Owens, Cymbalist, Massey-Williams, Salinas, Inman, Brim, Overby, Hepworth, Villarreal, Wigle, Babb, Elizalde, Flinn, Mrs. Adair, President, opened the meeting and asked Board members to introduce themselves. Dr. Constanzo introduced staff to the audience.
2 Agenda Item 1 Acknowledgment of Visitors Mrs. Massey-Williams stated that she was trying to have a fund raiser for Judson High School students traveling to Washington D.C. and encouraged everyone to contribute. Mr. Harris stated that Mrs. Adair was not micromanaging, but just asking questions. He also addressed hiring minorities and accused other board members of micro-managing. Mr. Alexander also addressed the Board regarding the agenda item removing the board president from position and expressed his support for Mrs. Adair. Mr. Lopez addressed Board to emphasize ethics and evidence on the Board before removing Board president. Page Two Agenda Item 1 Continued - Mrs. Hamilton asked the Board to put aside bickering and fighting and be pro-active to getting to the business and meet the needs of the children of this district. She stated that she was disappointed that it was business as usual. Mrs. Rendon expressed her displeasure of the agenda item asking for the removal of Mrs. Adair. She stated that she observed Mrs. Adair to be inquisitive and concerned for the students of the district. Mr. Toney stated that he was a board member at a district and also give his support for Mrs. Adair. Mr. Fields expressed his philosophy about board members actions based on anger and hatred and stated that he appreciated Mrs. Adair looking after his tax dollars. He stated that he felt the request to change the board officers was a cultural thing. Mr. Simmons also discussed his philosophy about diversity. He stated that he felt it was not okay to attack an individual because of the color of the skin. Agenda Item 2 Consider and take possible action to remove current Board President from position as president and reorganize officers of Board of Trustees Mrs. Adair stated that this item was requested to be placed for the October 25, 2004, board meeting and that because of the nature of the other items on that agenda, she decided, after talking to the attorneys and TEA to place this item at this board meeting which was tonight s meeting. Mr. LaFoille stated that the language of the item as it was placed on the agenda was not what he had requested. Motion by Mr. Salas to remove the item of the agenda
3 failed for lack of second. Motion by Mr. LaFoille to consider the item on the agenda also failed for lack of second.
4 Agenda Item 3 Discussion and Consideration of Length of Contract for Insurance Agent After a report from Mr. Bertoia, Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Mr. LaFoille that the length of the contract for insurance agent to be no longer than February 1, Motion carried unanimously. Page Three Agenda Item 4 CONSIDER AND APPROVE BIDS a. Bid # Replacement of French Drain at Spring Meadows b. Bid # Pre-fabricated Building for Transportation Agenda Item 4a - Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Mr. LaFoille, that the bid for replacement of french drain at Spring Meadows be approved as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Agenda Item 4b - Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. LaFoille, that the bid for a prefabricated building at Transportation be approved as presented. Motion by Mr. Terrell, second by Mr. LaFoille, that the item be tabled for no more than 60 days. Mrs. Adair, Mr. Salas, Mrs. Ohnheiser, Mr. LaFoille, Mr. Terrell voted Yes, Mr. Maas, Mr. Wills voted No. Motion carried. Agenda Item 5 CLOSED SESSION a. Pursuant to Texas Govt. Code , receive legal advice from attorney regarding grievance process b. Pursuant to Texas Govt. Code , Consideration of timeliness for Level III grievance filed by John Owens c. Pursuant to Texas Govt. Code , if applicable, conduct Level III grievance filed by John Owens, and consideration of merits Entered closed session at 8:35 p.m. with no voiced objection. Purpose: Govt. Code 551 Section:.071, Consultation with attorney, Present: Adair, Salas, Ohnheiser, LaFoille, Maas, Wills, Terrell, Inmon, Hepworth Returned to open session at 9:50 p.m. Entered closed session at 9:51 p.m. Purpose: Govt. Code 551 Section:.074 Discussing personnel or to hear grievance Present: Adair, Salas, Ohnheiser, LaFoille, Maas, Wills, Terrell, Inmon, Hepworth, Elizalde Owens, Constanzo, Brim, part of the time
5 Returned to open session at 11:45 p.m. Page Four Agenda Item 6 CONSIDER ACTION FOR ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION a. Consideration of action on timeliness for Level III grievance filed by John Owens b. Consideration of action on Level III grievance filed by John Owens Meeting Adjournment Motion by Mr. Terrell, second by Mr. Maas, that the Board uphold the superintendent s decision at Level II that the grievance filed by John Owens was untimely according to Board Policy DGBA (Local). Mr. Wills, Mrs. Ohnheiser, Mr. Terrell, Mr. Salas voted Yes, Mrs. Adair, Mr. Maas, Mr.LaFoille voted No. Motion carried. There being no further agenda items, the meeting was adjourned by order of President Adair with no voiced objections. Meeting adjourned at 11:47 p.m.