January 24, 2016 - The Joaquin ISD School Board met January 19, 2016 in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present: Jay Dee Cockrell, Charles Leflett, Thomas Harvey, Tam Hearnsberger, Chrisco Bragg(arrived 6:15 p.m.), and Jimmy Hamilton. Board members absent were Ronnie Belrose. Guest present was Amy Kadlecek, Policy Consultant, Texas Association of School Boards. Joaquin ISD Employees present were Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Kathy Carrington, Special Education Director; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal; Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal; Lisa Barton, Teacher; Amanda Freeman, Teacher; Jennifer McCann, Administration Assistant; Trina Hughes, Teacher Mr. Jay Dee Cockrell, President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
2 The invocation was led by Jimmy Hamilton, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Tam Hearnsberger, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Charles Leflett.
3 Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were: None
4 Report and Information items:
4.1 Board Appreciation Month and BETA Club Presentation
4.2 TASB Local Policy Review – Amy Kadlecek, Texas Association of School Board
4.3 Student Transfer Agreement
4.4 Announce Board Training Hours and Attendance
4.5 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback
5 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Jimmy Hamilton, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the previous meetings minutes. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.2 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Chrisco Bragg, to approve District and Campus Goals and Objectives for the 15/16 District/Campus Improvement Plans (attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.3 It was moved by Jimmy Hamilton, and seconded by Charles Leflett, to call for the School Board Election for May 7th for the following: Two – three year terms presently held by Jay Dee Cockrell and Charles Leflett. Harold Irish will serve as the election judge and shall employ clerks as necessary. The election will be held in theJoaquin ISD Boardroom and the Huxley Volunteer Fire Department. Joel Bumback, Jennifer McCann, and Donna Vergo shall serve as early voting clerks to be conducted at the Administration office. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
6 The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section §551.074, §551.127 at 6:47 p.m. on January 19, 2016.
6.1 Enter closed session under Texas Government Codes §551.074, §551.127 (See Attached Code)
6.1.1 On recommendation of the Superintendent to create new positions in the Joaquin ISD
7 The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 7:10 p.m. on January 19, 2016 and took the following actions.
7.1.1 It was moved by Charles Leflett, and seconded by Chrisco Bragg, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation for creating a Women’s Athletic Director position and a Men’s Athletic Director position as assigned by the Superintendent with teaching and coaching assignments. These shall be 12 month contracts for one year beginning July 1, 2016. Mr. Worsham’s assignments are Steven McCann as Women’s Athletic Director/Teacher/Coach and Wade Lawson as Men’s Athletic Director/Teacher/Coach. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
8 Jay Dee Cockrell, Board President, asked for items to be placed on the next board agenda. - Student Transfers for Joaquin
9 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD - February 15th, at 6:00 p.m.
10 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn at 7:13 p.m.