Regular meeting of Bonham ISD Board of Trustees
By Bonham ISD
Aug 20, 2012
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Notice is hereby given that on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 6:00 PM the Board of Trustees of the Bonham School District will hold a Regular Meeting at the Bonham ISD Administration Center, 1005 Chestnut Street, Bonham, Texas 75418. The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda which is attached to and made a part of this Notice.

If during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, the Board of Trustees should determine that a closed session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed session as authorized by the Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice as the School Board may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:
551.071 Private consultation with the board’s secretary.
551.072 Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
551.073 Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations.
551.074 Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.
551.075 To confer with employees of the school district to receive information or to ask questions.
551.076 Considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of security personnel or devices.
551.082 Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel.
551.083 Considering the standards, guidelines, terms, or conditions the board will follow, or will instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups.
551.084 Excluding witnesses from a hearing.
Should any final action, final decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the School Board with regard to any matter considered in such closed session, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall be either:
(a) in the open meeting covered by the Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting; or at a subsequent public meeting of the School Board upon notice as the School Board shall determine.

This notice was released to the news media who had previously requested such notice and an original copy was posted at the Bonham ISD Administration Center on Friday, August 17, 2012, 1:00 p.m.on said date.


1. Call to Order

2. Invocation - Lance Davis

3. Pledge of Allegiance The pledge of allegiance to the Texas state flag is: "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

4. Public Comment

5. Consent Agenda All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted with one motion. They will not be separate discussions of these items unless a Board member requests that an item be withdrawn for individual consideration. The remaining items shall be adopted under a single motion and vote.

A. Consider approval of tax credits, supplements and delinquent tax collection for July 2012.

B. Consider approval of financial statements and bills payable for July 2012.

C. Consider approval of change in Bonham ISD Code of Conduct - extending dismissal time of DAEP from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

D. Consider approval of KFYN to broadcast sports events for Bonham ISD.

E. Consider approval of list of PDAS Appraisers for Bonham ISD

F. Consider approval of Professional Development and Appraisal System Calendar (PDAS) 2012-2013.

6. Approval of Minutes

7. TAX RATE HEARING - Janette Owens; Proposed Tax Rate for 2012-2013 $1.04005 for M&O and $.155 for I&S. Total Tax Rate of $1.19505 (with possible discussion of budget).

8. Reports to the Board

A. Director of Operations Report - Bill Wakefield

B. Athletic Director Report - Cody Bounds

C. Head Start Principal Report - written report

D. Finley-Oates Principal Report - Written report

E.  I.W. Evans Principal Report - Written report

F.  L.H. Rather Principal Report - Written report

G. Bonham High School Principal Report - Written report

H. Superintendent Report

1. Personnel Decisions Per Board Authority Granted on June 2012 - Bill Wakefield, Director of Operations; Pamela Branam, Bilingual Teacher Fannin County Head Start

2. District Convocation will be held Thursday, August 23, at Bonham High School Gymnasium. The program will begin at 8:20 a.m.

3. The Fannin County Appraisal District Public Hearing to be held August 21, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. at 831 W. State Hwy. 56, Bonham, TX. to consider the 2013-2014 Proposed Reappraisal Plan.

4. Extra-Curricular Code of Conduct

5. Board Goals

6. Monica Kissling accepted into the Leadership TASB program

9. Action Item - Consider approval of an ordinance to set the proposed tax rate for 2012-2013. The tax rate for BISD will be $1.104005 for Maintenance & Operations (M&O) and $.155 for principal and interest on debt (I&S). Total tax rate will be $1.19505. - Janette Owens

10. Action Item - Consider approval of the District Improvement Plan - Kelly Trompler Copies were provided to each Board member at the July 26, 2010 meeting.

11. Action Item - Consider approval of workman's compensation company - Janette Owens

12. Action Item - Consider approval for Property Insurance for 2012-2013 - Janette Owens

13. Action Item - Consider approval of TASB Interlocal Participation Agreement - Janette Owens

14. Action - Item - Consider and possibly direct the Superintendent of Schools to conduct a study of the feasibility of adding soccer to the BISD athletic program in 2013-2014. - Dr. Marvin Beaty

15. Action Item - Consider approval of Policy Council Bylaws for Head Start - Chris Rattan

16. Action Item - Consider approval of Fannin County Head Start Campus/Strategic Plan - Chris Rattan

17. Information Item - Gary Rademacher of Huckabee Architectural Engineering Co. will update the IW Evans renovation process.

18. Information Item - Update on delinquent tax collection by Myles Porter and Sydna Gordon from the law firm of Gay, McCall, Isaacks, & Gordon

19. Information Item - Instructional Materials Allotment fund update - Kelly Trompler

20. Information Item - 2012-2013 Employee Handbook - Kelly Trompler

21. Information Item - 2012 AYP - Kelly Trompler

22. Executive Session, Govt. Code 551.074

A. Discuss personnel matters pertaining to evaluations, duties, terminations, replacements, reassignments, resignations, hiring and additions to the staff.

1. Resignations Accepted: Billie Tucker - Aide at I. W. Evans School, Russell Davis - Teacher/Coach at Bonham High School

2. Employment Recommendations

3. Discuss appointing a member of the community to the vacant board position

23. Action Item - Consider approval of items listed in Executive Session.

It is the policy of Bonham Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Bonham Independent School District will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs and services.