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Joaquin ISD Special Board Meeting Minutes for August

August 11, 2017 - 1 The Joaquin ISD School Board met in regular session August 10, 2017 at 6pm in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present: Chrisco Bragg, Tam Hearnsberger, Thomas Harvey, Jeff Cater and Brandon Neal

Board members absent: Ronnie Belrose and Bill Mason, Jr.

Guest(s) Present: None

Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present:  Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Donna Vergo, Human Resources; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal, Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal

Chrisco Bragg, President, called the meeting to order at 6:03pm.

2 The invocation was led by Chrisco Bragg, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Thomas Harvey, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Tam Hearnsberger.

The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section and §551.074 at 7:49 p.m. on July 7, 2017.

3 Closed Session
3.1 Resignations, hiring and Contracts – Texas Government Code §551.074

a. Resignations
b. Teacher positions    

4 The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 8:38pm on July 7, 2017. Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
4.1.a No Action needed.
4.1.b It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Joe Hooper on one year probationary teacher contracts subject to assignments. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. The vote was 4 for and 1 against (Thomas Harvey).

5 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to approve amendment of the 2017-18 Compensation Plan.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.2 It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the 2017-18 Student Code-of-Conduct.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.  
5.3 It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to approve the sale of surplus items. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.  

6 Report and Information items:

6.1 Review Handbooks (Employee and Student)
6.2 2017-2018 Budget Workshop – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance

7 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
7.1 It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to set the 2017 proposed tax rate as follows: M & O - $1.17 per $100 value and I&S - $.4273 per $100 value for a total of $1.5973 per $100 valuation.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.
7.2 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve 5:30pm, Monday, August 28, 2017, for a public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax rate. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.

8 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD – Monday, August 28th at 5:30pm for a public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax rate and 6pm for a Special Board Meeting. Next regular board meeting is scheduled for August 21, 2017 at 6pm.

9 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn at 8:41pm.