From left: Bill Mason, Jr, Thomas Harvey, Brandon Neal, Ryan Fuller, Chrisco Bragg, Tam Hearnsberger, Jeff Cater, and Ronnie Belrose
May 29, 2019 - The Joaquin ISD School Board met May 28, 2019 in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present: Chrisco Bragg (arrived at 6:24 p.m), Ronnie Belrose, Tam Hearnsberger, Thomas Harvey, Brandon Neal, Bill Mason, Jr and Jeff Cater. No Board Members were absent. Guests present were Jeff Hamilton, Ryan Fuller, Mindy Fuller, Drew Fuller, and Kate Fuller. Joaquin ISD employees present were Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Donna Vergo, Human Resources; Jennifer McCann, Administrative Assistant; and Terri Gray, JH/HS Principal.
Ronnie Belrose, Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
2. The invocation was led by Phil Worsham, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Bill Mason, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Jeff Cater.
3. Audience Participation –
4. Report/Information items:
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance
4.2 2019 Preliminary Property Values
4.3 Shelby County ARB decision on JW Power Co. Property Value Appeals
4.4 Shelby County Appeal of Enbridge Energy Co/Texas Eastern Application for Pollution Control Exemption
4.5 Proposed revisions to the JISD Local Policy DC – Employment Practices, Employment of noncontractual personnel
5. Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Bill Mason, and seconded by Brandon Neal to approve the previous meetings minutes. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.2 It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to approve 18-19 Budget amendment (attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.3 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger and seconded by Ronnie Belrose, to approve resolution to extend Depository Contract with American State Band (formerly Texas State Bank)(attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.4 It was moved by Ronnie Belrose, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve moving the June regular board meeting date from Monday 17th to the Monday 24th. 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 at 6:34 p.m. on May 28, 2019.
§551.071 Private consultation with the board’s attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter.
§551.074 Appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee
§551.129 A governmental body may use a telephone conference call, video conference call, or communications over the Internet to conduct a public consultation with its attorney in an open meeting of the governmental body or in a private consultation with its attorney in a closed meeting of the governmental body.
6.1.1 Discussion of making a hiring decision on the sole finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools
6.1.2 Resignations and/or Retirement
6.1.3 Hiring of: a. Teacher(s)
Ryan Fuller with his family
7. The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 6:46 p.m. on May 28, 2019. Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
7.1 It was moved by Jeff Cater and seconded by Brandon Neal, to hire Mr. Ryan Fuller as the Superintendent of Schools of the Joaquin Independent School District effective on July 1, 2019 and to authorize the terms of the contract with Mr. Fuller; with the authorization of the Board President and Board secretary to sign the Superintendent employment contract for the District. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
7.2 Resignation and/or Retirement – No Action
7.3 It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve a probationary contract for Caitlyn Marion subject to assignment. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
8. Chrisco Bragg, Board President, asked for items to be placed on the next board agenda.
9. Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD - June 24th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
10. With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 6:47 p.m.