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Regular meeting of Bonham ISD Board of Trustees May 22
By Bonham ISD
May 22, 2017
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Notice is hereby given that on Monday, May 22, 2017, 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, TX 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 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM.


1. Call to Order

2. Invocation - Sean Floyd

3. Pledge of Allegiance - Board MembersThe Texas Pledge: "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state underGod, one and indivisible."

4. Recognition of the Bonham Warriors Baseball and Softball Teams

5. Employee Recognition - Teacher of the Month: Jo-Ann Lancaster (BI); Paraprofessional ofthe Month: Patti Shepherd (BI); Students of the Month: Corey Hartwell and Shelby Pratt(BHS); Mason Rodriguez (April) and Joli Kirkpatrick (LHR); Brisa Dougan (IWE); andArihanna Fuller (FO)

6. Tell Me Something Good (BG II)

Presenter: Board Members

7. Public Comment

8. Consent Agenda

All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted with onemotion. There will not be separate discussion of these items unless a Board memberrequests that an item be withdrawn for individual consideration. The remaining items shall be adopted under a single motion and vote.

A. Consider and possibly approve Meeting Minutes

B. Consider approval of bank signatories

C. Consider approval of tax credits, supplements and delinquent tax collection for April 2017

D. Consider approval of financial statements and bills payable for April 2017

E. Consider approval of budget amendment

F. Consider approval of extension of Eligibility Tracking Calculator (ETC) contract

9. Reports to the Board

A. Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Written Report

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

B. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Written Report

Presenter: Faith-Ann Cheek

C. Director of Business Services Written Report

Presenter: Alicia Lang

D. Director of Operations Written Report

Presenter: Bill Wakefield

E. Athletic Director Written Report

Presenter: Tony Johnson

F. Bailey Inglish Principal Written Report

Presenter: Chris Rattan


G. Finley-Oates Elementary Principal Written Report

Presenter: Mary Lou Fox


H.  I.W. Evans Principal Written Report

Presenter: Karli Fowler


I.  L.H. Rather Principal Written Report

Presenter: Traci Daniel


J. Bonham High School Principal Written Report

Presenter: Ryan Prock


K. Superintendent Report

Presenter: Dr. Marvin Beaty

1. Average Daily Attendance Update - At the end of April 2017, the enrollment count was 1825.

L.H. Rather Junior High School had the best attendance in April with 97.13%

2. School Board Spring Workshop - TAMU Commerce

3. BISD Staff Awards Luncheon - Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:45 p.m. Bonham High School Gym

4. BHS Groundbreaking - May 26th at 5:30 PM

5. BHS Graduation - Friday, May 26th, 7:00 p.m. @ Warrior Stadium

6. TASB Summer Leadership Institute - June 15-17, 2017 San Antonio / June 22-24,2017 Ft Worth


7. TASA/TASB Convention - Oct 6-8, 2017 in Dallas


8. Board Training

a. Team of Eight

b. Board Goals

10. Information Item - Budget Workshop

Presenter: Alicia Lang

11. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve new FCSSA positions - BehaviorSpecialist and Diagnostician

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

12. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve TASB-initiated localized Policy Update 108,affecting local policies (complete update packet under the Extras tab)

13. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) on theBonham High School construction project

Presenter: Bill Wakefield / Stantec / WRL

14. Hearing - Level III FNG Parent Complaint

Presenter: Chance Roberts

15. Executive Session pursuant to Board preference

A. Pursuant to §§ 551.074, 551.082 and 551.0821, Texas Government Code, hearing on Level III FNG Parent complaint and deliberations regarding same

16. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve items listed in Executive Session

17. Executive Session

A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code section § 551.074, discussion of personnel matters pertaining to evaluations, duties, terminations, replacements, reassignments, hiring, and additions to the staff

1. Employment Reassignments - Jonna Spiller (BHS Counselor to BHS Teacher), JW Scott (FO Teacher to BHS Teacher), AJ Uland (Asst AD), Suzanne Kennedy (FO Teacher to FO Instructional Coach), Julia Bourcier (FO Counselor to BHS Counselor)

2. Employment Contracts entered into by teacher and superintendent - Justin Abate(LHR ~ Teacher/Coach), Joshua Uland (LHR ~ Teacher/Coach), Brian Lewis (BHS ~Teacher/Coach), Misty Hood (FCSSA ~ Speech Therapist), Teresa Plemmons (BHS~ Teacher), Patrick Mullins (LHR ~ Teacher/Coach), Melissa Rich (FO ~ Counselor),Vince Morgan (Teacher/Coach)

3. Resignations - Michael Burkard (LHR ~ Teacher), Ronda Mahler (IWE ~ Teacher),Elizabeth Joslin (BHS ~ Teacher), Whitney Twitchell (FO ~ Teacher), Brent Cunningham (FO ~ Instructional Aide)

4. Retirements - Barbara Wilson (Cafeteria ~ BHS)

5. Informational New Hires - James Binion (BHS ~ Custodian), Misti Rashotte(Transportation)

6. Employment Contracts entered into by administrator and superintendent - Rodolfo Rodriguez (BI ~ Early Childhood Director), Dorothea Miller (BI ~ Early Childhood Coordinator)

18. Information Item - Report of personnel matters pertaining to reassignments and resignations accepted

19. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve 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.