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Regular meeting of Bonham ISD Board of Trustees Nov. 13
By Bonham ISD
Nov 13, 2017
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Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 13, 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, 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 November 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM.


1. Call to Order

2. Invocation - Dr. LaTonia Arris

3. Pledge of Allegiance led by 4th students: Emely Alfaro, Micah Angell, Lexie Baker, Ty Brown, Payton Collins, Jamison Dorris, Cullen Frazier, Anthony Garcia, Dyana Garcia, Connor Haggard, Neisi Hernandez, Lidsy Ibarra, Travis Jacobs, Wade Jonaitis, Tucker Jonas, Gray Lancaster, Dani Martin, McKenzie McKinney, Barbara Meade, Lauren Odom, Jeshua Padilla, Alexis Palacios, Tairy Pedraza, Breanna Perez, Rocio Rodriguez, Anabele Sampson, Jessie Shires, Cody Simpson, Morgan Smithey, Aidan Spencer, Thomas Taylor, Charlie Thompson, Jamar Washburn, and Gabriella White

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

4. Recognition of Donny Wilson, LHR Teacher

Presenter: Traci Daniel

5. Employee and Student Recognition - Teacher of the Month - Tori Whitlock (LHR); Paraprofessional of the Month - Clint Ashlock (LHR); Students of the Month - Brian Brakefield (Finley-Oates), Cassie Godbey (I.W. Evans), Roxanna Campbell and Marco Delgado (L.H. Rather), Lisann Fernandez & Jacob Campbell (BHS)

6. Tell Me Something Good (BG II)

Presenter: Board Members

7. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve financial audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017

Presenter: Alicia Lang

8. Public Comment

9. Consent Agenda

All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted with one motion. There will not be separate discussion 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 October 2017

B. Consider approval of financial statements and bills payable for October 2017

C. Consider approval of Meeting Minutes

D. Consider approval of substitutes: Cheyenne McCartney, Jennifer Barker

E. Consider approval of revised FCSSA Clerical/Specialty/Administrative Pay Scale

10. Reports to the Board

A. Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Written Report

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

B. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Written Report

Presenter: Dr. Faith-Ann Cheek

C. Director of Business Services Written Report

Presenter: Alicia Lang

D. Director of Operations Report

Presenter: Bill Wakefield

E. Athletic Director Written Report

Presenter: Tony Johnson

F. Bailey Inglish Principal Written Report

Presenter: Rudy Rodriguez


G. Finley-Oates 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. ADA Report - At the end of October 2017, the enrollment count was 1872.

I.W.Evans Intermediate School had the best attendance in October with 97.00%.

2. Employee Holiday Open House - December 14th (BG II)

3. December Board Meeting - Bailey Inglish cafeteria

4. Campus Security

5. Furniture for Bonham High School

11. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve Update 109 effecting local policies

Presenter: Dr. Marvin Beaty

Action Item - Consider and possibly approve nominee for Fannin County Appraisal DistrictBoard of Directors

Presenter: Chance Roberts

13. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve giving Superintendent authority to acquiresigned agreements with local businesses regarding Freeport Tax Exemption

Presenter: Dr. Marvin Beaty

14. Information Item - Discuss board self-evaluation

Presenter: Chance Roberts

15. Executive Session

A. Discuss personnel matters pertaining to evaluations, duties, terminations, replacements,reassignments, resignations, hiring and additions to the staff pursuant to Govt. Code 551.074

1. New Hires: Meagan Hubbard (Transportation), Tonja Arrambide (FO ~Paraprofessional), Jennifer Holt (FO ~ Life Skills Teacher)

2. Reassignments: Brandy Nichols (FO ~ Library Aide)

3. Resignations: Michael Holland (LHR ~ Custodian), Gretchen Gayle Shook (BHS ~Teacher), Blanca Hinojos (FO ~ Instructional Aide); Krista Simpson (FO ~ Child Nutrition)

4. Retirements: Bobby Howery (Transportation)

16. 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.