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Special meeting of Bonham ISD Board of Trustees May 16
By Bonham ISD
May 16, 2017
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Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 6:00 PM the Board of Trustees of the Bonham School District will hold a Special 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.
551.072Discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
551.073Discussing negotiated contracts for prospective gifts or donations.
551.074Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.
551.075To 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 publicmeeting; 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 May 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

Agenda of Special Meeting

The Board of Trustees
Bonham ISD

A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Bonham ISD will be held May 16, 2017, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Bonham ISD Administration Center, 1005 Chestnut Street, Bonham, Texas 75418.

A reception will be held prior to the meeting to welcome our new board members and honor our departing board members. The reception will be held in the boardroom of the Administration building beginning at 5:30 PM.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.

1. Call to Order

2. Invocation - Lance Davis

3. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve an order canvassing election returns

Presenter: Lance Davis

4. Oath of Board Members

Presenter: Debbie Horton

5. Action Item - Election of Board Officers for 2017-2018

6. Executive Session

A. Discussion to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment,duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer pursuant to Government Code 551.074

B. Discussion of personnel matters pertaining to evaluations, duties, terminations, replacements, reassignments, hiring and additions to the staff pursuant to Government Code 551.074

1. Employment status of at-will employee under non-chapter 21 contract

7. 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.