1 Unofficial and Unapproved JUDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting The Board of Trustees of the Judson Independent School District met in a regular session on Thursday,, at 7:10 p.m. at the Judson District Office Board Room, 8012 Shin Oak, Live Oak, Texas The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Adair, 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: Visitors: Adair, Maas, Terrell, Ohnheiser, LaFoille, Salas Wills Central Office Staff: Constanzo, Owens, Neumeyer, Rodriguez, Sansom, Elizondo, Gangawer, Hoffmann, Clements, Sumrall, Alberts, Bertoia, Iredale, Moore, Ponder, Riojas, Iredale, Musick, May, Robb, Fisher, Weaver, Sheffler, Oliver, Herbold, Jahn Agenda Item 1 a. Roll Call b. Establishment of Quorum c. Introduction of Staff d. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation e. Invocation Agenda Item 2 Presentations/Recognitions a. Student Recognitions School Personnel: News Media: Others: Kunczt, Barnhart, Arnell, Beahm, Rastellini, Borrego, Brown, Ruffin, Williams, Sundt, McFalls, Wacker, Barnhill, Shannon, Sheffler, Flinn Cymbalist, Salinas, Babb, Stakes, Reid, Mrs. Owens, Fields, Ofsdahl, Harris, Rachuig, Anderson, Overby, Coleman, Inmon Mrs. Adair opened the meeting by reading a prepared statement. Bradley Santulan, a fifth grade student at Coronado Village Elementary, led the audience into the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States and to the Texas Flag. Mrs. Adair offered a moment of silence. Mrs. Adair asked Board members to introduce themselves to the audience. Dr. Constanzo introduced administrative staff to the audience. Mr. Hoffmann introduced all students to be recognized by the Board of Trustees. All students received a certificate. Page Two
2 Agenda Item 2 Continued National Achievement Scholarship Program Semifinalists National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists 3. National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students 4. Crestview and Franz Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners b. VIA Plan of Future Agenda Item 3 Public Notice School FIRST Mr. Tuggey from VIA addressed the Board in regards to the upcoming election which would require a quarter cent tax increase for San Antonians to bring in funds for much needed upgrades and increased routes for VIA. Dr. Constanzo asked Mr. Owens to present the FIRST rating Judson ISD received from TEA. Mr. Owens gave a power point presentation reflecting the District s financial status including fund balance. Mr. Lopez inquired about what the fund balance was currently. Agenda Item 4 Acknowledgment of Visitors Mr. Barnhill informed the Board that Crestview and Franz students were planning to have a walk for diabetes and invited members to attend. Mr. Ponder addressed the Board regarding the past and future bond issues. He also asked to have a waste and abuse program in place to avoid tax dollars being spent unwisely. Mr. Wacker asked that the District continue to utilize the Red and Gray campus after Wagner will open and until a second four year high school can be build to accommodate students. He cited several positive aspects to continuing the current split until another four year high school can be built. Mr. Harris addressed the Board regarding the plans current board members propose and cited that it was the same plan that was in place when he was on the board. He also complimented the administration on their effort to hire minority staff members. He also asked board members to make themselves more accessible via addresses. Page Three
3 Agenda Item 4 Continued - Ms. Whitehouse addressed the Board regarding the proposed start times for the students and the effect on additional time teachers have to work. Mrs. Waldele also addressed the Board regarding the proposed start time for high school students. She felt that it was a good change for high school students to start later since they tend to go to bed late and want to sleep in. Agenda Item 5 Financial Information/Action Items a. Consider Approval of Financial Reports of Revenues and Expenditures to include, but not limited to, Federal Reports, Food Service Reports, Fund Reports, Tax Collection Report, and Construction Report b. Consider Approval of First Quarter Budget Amendment Agenda Item 5a - Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. Maas that the financial reports be approved as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Agenda Item 5b - Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mrs. Ohnheiser to approve budget amendment as presented. Mr. Lafoille amended motion to increase the dollar amount at Park Village allotted to purchase playground equipment, Mrs. Adair second the motion. Mr. LaFoille, Mr. Salas, Mrs. Adair voted Yes for the amendment, Mr. Terrell, Mr. Maas, Mrs. Ohnheiser voted No. Vote on original motion was unanimous. Agenda Item 6 Consider and Approve Consent Agenda Items a. Consider Approval of Minutes for Regular Board Meeting on September 16, 2004, and Special called Board meeting of September 30, b. Consider Approval of Tax Roll c. Consider Approval of Bexar County 4-H as an extracurricular activity for purpose of youth participation in projects, events, and activities d. Consider Approval of Bexar County Extension Director, or her designee who meets all necessary criteria to be recognized as adjunct staff members and that students participating in 4H/Extension educational activities be counted in attendance for Foundation School Program purposes Agenda Item 6a, 6b - It was decided to vote for agenda items 6a and 6b as consent items. Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. Terrell that consent agenda items 6a, and 6b be approved as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Agenda Item 6c, 6d - Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. LaFoille to approve agenda item 6c and 6d as consent agenda items. Motion carried unanimously. Agenda Item 6e - Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. Terrell to approve agenda item 6e. Page Four Agenda Item 6 Continuede. Consider Approval of Resolution for Judson Motion by Mr. Terrell, second by Mr. LaFoille to table
4 Business Partnership Coordinator to serve as Education Foundation Executive Director, and in this capacity to use District materials, supplies, equipment and personnel in the planning, promoting and staging of Foundation Fundraising events f. Consider Approval for Start and End Times for school year the motion until appropriate information is presented to the Board for a maximum of 60 days. Mr. Salas withdrew his original motion. Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. Terrell to table it item. Motion carried unanimously. It was decided to take a recess at 9:16 p.m. Returned to open session at 9:28 p.m. Agenda Item 6f - Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Mr. Terrell to leave start times as they are now. Mr. Maas, Mr. Terrell, Mr. Salas voted Yes, Mr. LaFoille, Mrs. Ohnheiser, Mrs. Adair voted No. Motion failed. Motion by Mr. LaFoille, second by Mrs. Ohnheiser to accept the administration s recommendation to change the start times as presented by superintendent. Mr. LaFoille, Mrs. Adair, Mrs. Ohnheiser voted Yes, Mr. Maas, Mr. Terrell, Mr. Salas voted No. Motion failed. Agenda Item 7 CLOSED SESSION a. Pursuant to Sect of the Texas Govt. Code, Discussing Personnel; regarding superintendent s contract provisions b. Pursuant to Sect of the Texas Govt. Code, Discussing Personnel, regarding new hires, resignations, administrative appointment and extension of contracts for associate superintendents and principals c. Pursuant to Sect , of the Texas Govt. Code, Discipline of a Public School Child, regarding appeal of an expulsion Entered Closed Session at 9:56 p.m. with no voiced objection. Purpose: Texas Govt. Code 551 Section: Present:.074 Personnel, Disciplining a student Adair, Ohnheiser, Maas, Salas, LaFoille, Terrell, Constanzo, Inmon, Sansom some of the time Mr. Maas left during closed session. Returned to open session at 11:32 p.m. Page Five Agenda Item 8 CONSIDER AND TAKE ACTION FROM CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. LaFoille that the Board uphold the expulsion by administration, but that
5 c. Consider and take possible action on Appeal of student expulsion it be not for 163 days, but for 30 days and allow student to go to the Alternative School. Mr. Salas, Mr. LaFoille, Mrs. Adair voted Yes, Mrs. Ohnheiser voted No. Motion passed. Entered back into closed session with no voiced objection at 11:35 p.m. Purpose: Texas Govt. Code 551 Section: Present:.074 Personnel, t Adair, Ohnheiser, Salas, LaFoille, Inmon, Constanzo some of the time Returned to open session at 1:30 a.m. Agenda Item 8a - a. Consider Approval of superintendent s contract provisions Agenda Item 8b - Consider Approval of Personnel Report to include new hires, resignations, administrative appointment and extension of contracts for associate superintendents and principals Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. Terrell, to authorize an addendum to the superintendent s contract regarding the funds given to the superintendent for insurance and to allow the superintendent to acquire insurance on his own provided the Board is provided with proof of use, and also to authorize the Board President to sign the addendum. Motion passed unanimously. Motion by Mr. Terrell, second by Mr. LaFoille, that the Board table the item until a meeting with all Board members present can be held. Mr. Salas made a motion to amend motion to approve the principals. Motion failed. On the motion to table the item, Mr. Terrell,Mr. Salas, Mrs. Adair voted Yes, Mrs. Ohnheiser, Mr. LaFoille voted No. Motion carried.. Agenda Item 9 Adjournment Page Six There being no further agenda items, the meeting was adjourned by order of President Mrs. Adair with no voiced objections. Meeting adjourned at 1:38 a.m.