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 Wednesday,, at 6:30 p.m. at Judson Performing Arts Center, 9443 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Lambert, Board President. Mr. Lambert declared that a quorum was present. Notice of this meeting was posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter551 The meeting was audio tape recorded. Board Members Present: Absent: Visitors: Lambert, Lehmberg, Wills, Garibay, Maas, Terrell, Salas None Central Office Staff: Constanzo, Owens, Neumeyer, Rodriguez, Sansom, Elizondo, Gangawer, Hoffmann, Moreno, Clements, Weaver, Bertoia, Nott, May, Arnold, Tanner, Ponder, Fisher, Iredale, Moore, Macune, Fisher, Gabbard, Robb, Jahn School Personnel: Orozco, D. Zolkoski, Springston, Barnhart, Brown, McFalls, Sundt, Welch, Schulze, Boelter, C. Rutledge, Drum Agenda Item 1 a. Roll Call b. Establishment of Quorum c. Introduction of Staff d. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation e. Invocation News Media: Others: Agenda Item 2 Recognitions a. Judson High School Cheerleaders b. National Merit Finalists c. Judson High School Academic Decathlon Team Flinn Babb, Ofsdahl, Adair, Schneider, Morales, Sturrock Mr. Lambert opened the meeting, and introduced the board members to the audience. Dr. Constanzo introduced administrative staff to the audience. Malcom Timmons, a fourth grade student from Olympia Elementary led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States and to the Texas Flag. Mr. Lambert offered a moment of silence. Agenda Item 2a- The Judson High School Cheerleaders earned First Place at the United Cheer National Championship. They were presented with certificates. REGULAR MEETING Page Two
2 Agenda Item 2 Continued - d. Judson Health Occupations Students of America e. Judson High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America f. Judson High School All State Choir Members g. Judson High School All State Band Members Agenda Item 2b- Nicholas Wigle, and John Fronimos were named National Merit Finalists. Both were presented with certificates Agenda Item 2c- Judson High School Academic Decathlon Team members were Regional winners in recent competition. They were presented with certificates. Agenda Item 2d- The Health Occupations Students won the Area I Spring Conference and advanced to the State Conference to be held in Houston in April. Agenda Item 2e- The Judson High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America were Regional winners. Agenda Item 2f- Several Choir members were named to the All-State Choir. Agenda Item 3 Acknowledgment of Visitors Agenda Item 2g- Judson High School Band members won All-State, Area and Region title. Mr. Robert Potts, a Miller s Point parent, stated that he wants his children to attend Kitty Hawk Middle School rather than Woodlake Hills Middle Schools as proposed by the attendance boundary proposal. Mr. Giles Babb shared with the Board his preference of having a Pre-k through 8 th grade proposal. Mr. Hap Welch stated that he served on the middle school boundary committee and felt that the committee worked hard and came up with a fair proposal. Mr. Gilbert Morales stated that Judson s Annual Report was not accurate. He also felt that the District did not have enough nurses and certified speech therapists. Page Three Agenda Item 4 -Approval of Minutes
3 a. Regular Board Meeting of January 21, 2004 b. Special Called Board Meeting of January 7, 2004 c. Curriculum Committee meeting of December 17, 2003 Agenda Item 5 Financial Information/Reports a. Consider Approval of Financial reports of Revenues and Expenditures to include, but not limited to Federal Report, Food Service, Fund Report, Tax Collection Report, Construction Report b. Bids (1) Athletic Equipment, Bid # Agenda Item 6 Reports/Information/Introduction/Discussion Items a. Administration 1. Band Uniforms 2. ROTC Pad 3. Board Policy Update Police Report 5. Construction Report 6. Superintendent s Report 7. Future Agenda Items b. Board 1. Reports 2. Items of Interest Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Mr. Salas, that the minutes of the regular board meeting of January 21, 2004, the Special called Board meetings of January 7, 2004, and the Curriculum Committee Meeting of December 17, 2003, be approved. By Roll Call Vote, Motion carried Agenda Item 5a- Motion by Mrs. Lehmberg, second by Ms. Garibay, that the Board approve the financial report as presented. By Roll Call Vote, Motion carried Agenda Item 5b- Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Ms. Garibay, that the Athletic Equipment bid for the new Middle School be approved as presented. By Roll Call Vote, Motion carried Agenda Item 6a-1 Mr. Terrell asked for a variance. Board members asked when the actual estimate would be available. Administration stated that the high school is looking for washable material to save money. Mr. Terrell asked that the uniforms be bought at the best price. Mr. Maas asked for the administration to try to negotiate. Agenda Item 6a-2 Dr. Constanzo stated that a pad was recommended. Mr. Owens stated that it would be costly. Mr. Wills stated that he obtained an estimate of $1.12/sq. ft. Board members asked that the administration bring forward a better proposal. Agenda Item 6a-3 Mr. Lambert inquired about language in board policy update 72 addressing policy DEA indicating that TRS dollars would be available for employees to spend on health care. Mr. Elizondo responded that this option would only take place if funding was allocated for that venue. Mr. Maas asked inquired whether policy CS is imposing more stringent measures on pipelines. Mr. Owens stated he would research and report back. Page Four Agenda Item 6 Continued - Agenda Item 6a-4
4 No comments. Agenda Item 6a-5 Mr. Maas asked what the status was of the larger construction projects. Mr. Moreno reported on the middle school project and stated that the school would be completed by August 9. The Hopkins administrative building would be ready for occupancy on the fist day of school. The high school project was on target. Agenda Item 6a-6 It was decided to take a break at 8:27 p.m. Returned to open session at 8:37 p.m. Dr. Constanzo gave a report on the boundary line recommendations. He stated that two additional plans were being considered in addition to the five presented earlier. He proposed that the District would provide shuttle bus service for Kitty Hawk students from the Miller s Point attendance area. This service would be available for students that would be grandfathered. The bus service would be available from Miller s Point elementary school to Kitty Hawk. Mr. Maas stated that a work session should be held to review all plans. Mr. Terrell stated that the Long Range Planning Committee would address the boundary proposals. Dr. Constanzo reported that contract renewals, hiring teachers unassigned, calendars, and the naming of the high school would be future agenda items. He also presented the Board with a sub-pay comparison. Mr. Lambert stated that he would like to see an increase in sub-pay of $5/day in the next year s budget. Page Five Agenda Item 6 Continued - Agenda Item 6b-1 Mr. Maas, Construction Committee chair, stated that the committee would look at the construction report at the next meeting.
5 Mr. Salas, Curriculum Committee chair, stated that the next curriculum meeting would be on March 24 th, at 5 p.m. Mr. Terrell stated that a Long Range Planning Committee meeting would take place on the 24 th of February at 6 p.m. Finance Chair, Mr. Wills, stated that the Finance Committee would bring back the issue of the transportation report and curriculum. Mr. Maas informed board members that he and Mrs. Lehmberg attended the Distinguished Educator reception and that he brought greetings from the Board. Mr. Lambert stated that the Hispanic Chamber keeps inviting him to meetings, but that these meetings are at 8 a.m. in the morning and he is unable to attend at that time. He asked Dr. Constanzo to ask for meeting times to be after work hours. Agenda Item 7 Approval of Action Items (Possible Consent Agenda) a. Consider Approval of Innovative Course for Changing Lives b. Consider Approval of the Leadership in Fitness Training Program c. Consider Approval of Color and Mascot for new Middle School d. Consider Approval of Delinquent Tax Attorney Contract e. Consider Approval of Investment Policy CDA f. Consider Approval of Resolution approving Independent Sources of Instruction relating to Investment Responsibilities g. Consider Approval of Personnel Report (1) Administrative Appointment (A) Director of Facility Planning Agenda Item 7 Continued - Motion by Mr. Salas, second by Mr. Maas, that the Board approve agenda items 7c, and 7e, as consent agendas. By Roll Call Vote, Motion passed Agenda Item 7a - Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Mrs. Lehmberg, that the Board approve the innovative course for Changing Lives as presented. By Roll Call Vote, Motion passed Agenda Item 7b - Motion by Ms. Garibay, second by Mr. Salas, that the Board approve the L.I.F.T. program as presented. By Roll Call Vote, Motion carried Page Six Agenda Item 7d - Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Mr. Salas, that the Board approve the law offices of James Brister for the collection of Delinquent Taxes. By Roll Call Vote, Motion passed
6 Agenda Item 7f- Motion by Mr. Terrell, second by Mr. Wills, that the Board approve the investment policy as presented. By Roll Call Vote, Motion carried Agenda Item 8 Closed Session a. Pursuant to Section of the Texas Govt. Code, Consultation with the District s attorney, regarding Ginna Saldivar, Individually and as Next Friend of Kaleb Lopez vs. Judson ISD, No b.pursuant to Section of the Texas Govt. Code, Consultation with the District s attorney, regarding Linda Gonzalez vs. Maria M. Gomez, No c. Pursuant to Section of the Texas Govt. Code, Consultation with the District s attorney, regarding Cesar Rodriguez vs. Patricia Zavorski, No Entered closed session at 9:54 p.m. Purpose: Texas Govt. Code, Chapter 551, Section: Present:.071 Consultation with District attorney.074 Discussion of Personnel Lambert, Maas, Terrell, Salas, Lehmberg, Garibay, Wills, Constanzo, DeLos Santos Returned to open session at 10:37 p.m. by order of president with no voiced objections. Agenda Item 7g- Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Mrs. Lehmberg that the personnel report and update be approved as presented. By Roll Call Vote, Motion passed Agenda Item 9 Agenda Items resulting from closed session discussions a. Consider and take possible action regarding Ginna Saldivar, Individually and as Next Friend of Kaleb Lopez vs. Judson ISD, No b. Consider and take possible action regarding Linda Gonzalez vs. Maria M. Gomez, No c. Consider and take possible action regarding Cesar Rodriguez vs. Patricia Zavorski, No Motion by Mr. Maas, second by Mr. Terrell, that the attorney pursue items 9a, 9b, and 9c as discussed in closed session. Page Seven Agenda Item 10 Adjournment There being no further agenda items, the meeting was adjourned by order of President Lambert with no voiced objections. Meeting adjourned at 10:39 p.m.