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Summary of regular meeting of Bonham ISD Board of Trustees
By Bonham ISD
Mar 4, 2019
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Summary of Regular Meeting
The Board of Trustees
Bonham ISD

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Bonham ISD was held Monday, February 25, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Bonham ISD Administration Center, 1005 Chestnut Street, Bonham, Texas 75418.

1. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at the Bonham ISD Administration Building at 6:00 p.m. by Chance Roberts. A quorum was present.

Members present for the meeting: LaTonia Arris, Sean Floyd, Jason Fox, Myles Galyon, Jeri Lea Johnson, Chance Roberts, and Kelly Trompler, Acting Superintendent

Members Absent: Randy Pendergrass

2. Invocation - LaTonia Arris

3. Pledge of Allegiance led by F/O second graders:, Emma Cabrera, William Carcamo, Jack Cheek, Noah Coker, Kane Hatfield, Chelsea Hinds, Brady Hinson, Kamy Lentz, Alison Renteria, Cami Rich, Amory Richardson, Dipika Shah, Bentley Tadlock and Colton Walker

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

4. Employee and Student Recognition: Admin Staff of the Month - Blanca Martinez; Students of the Month - Maddy Haggard (FO); Colby Taylor (IWE); Jackson Abbott (LHR); Nikolas Spiller (BHS) (BG II)

5. Recognition of Choir Students Competing at State: Ema Freud (12th grade), McKenna Pate (10 grade) and Gianna Buffalo (10th grade)

Presenter: Anna Waller

6. Tell Me Something Good (BG II)

Presenter: All board members

Sean Floyd congratulated the drill team who had competitions over the last two previous weeks and won over 18 team and personal awards

Myles Galyon congratulated the FFA kids that went to shows over the month of February and wished them good luck on the one coming up in Houston; also congratulated the basketball boys as they did excellent and really made the school proud

Jeri Lee Johnson loved seeing the artwork from the 9 students participating in the Visual Arts and Scholastic event as they did a beautiful job; kudos to the basketball team as they had some really exciting games

Chance Roberts received a call from the Bonham Battalion Chief, after today’s small fire at Finley-Oates; the Chief stated that from the time the alarm went off to when the fire department got there, 3 ˝ minutes, he was met by a school employee advising him that every child was out of the building and accounted for in their designated area. “That’s a pretty huge undertaking and am proud to know that within a 5-minute span we can evacuate 500 kids to where they are supposed to be. Accolades to your campus.”

7. Public Comment - None

8. 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 and possibly approve Meeting Minutes

B. Consider approval of substitutes: Laci Lightfoot, Shirhonda Benjamin, Ashley Hall, Sandra Coffey

C. Consider approval of Fannin County Head Start Grant

D. Consider approval of Fannin County Head Start Community Assessment Plan

E. Consider approval of Fannin County Head Start Self-Assessment

F. Consider approval of interlocal agreement

G. Consider approval of financial statements and bills payable for January 2019

H. Consider approval of budget amendment & transfers

I. Consider approval of tax credits, supplements and delinquent tax collections for January 2019

J. Consider approval of Instructional Materials

K. Consider approval of employment contracts and salary for Angie Richardson, FCSSA Director, and Sarah Burkhalter, FCSSA Diagnostician

Motion made by Jason Fox and seconded by Sean Floyd to approve items in consent agenda.

Motion carried 6-0.

9. Reports to the Board

A. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Written Report

Presenter: Faith-Ann Cheek

B. Chief Financial Officer Written Report

Presenter: Alicia Lang

C. Director of Operations Written Report

Presenter: Bill Wakefield

D. Athletic Director Written Report

https://www.smore.com/evcdg

Presenter: Harold Colson

E. Bailey Inglish Principal Written Report

https://www.smore.com/xn2j3

Presenter: Rory Hilliard

F. Finley-Oates Elementary Principal Written Report

https://www.smore.com/wpm6g

Presenter: Mary Lou Fox

G.  I.W. Evans Principal Written Report

https://www.smore.com/425mk

Presenter: Karli Fowler

H.  L.H. Rather Principal Written Report

https://www.smore.com/ysua0

Presenter: Traci Daniel

I. Bonham High School Principal Written Report

https://www.smore.com/kfgq2

Presenter: Ryan Prock

J. Acting Superintendent Report

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

1. ADA Report -

a. At the end of January 2019, the enrollment count was 1887.

I.W. Evans Intermediate School had the best attendance in January with 96.02%.

2. Telehealth is a service that will bring a pediatric nurse practitioner, via a teleconference, into three of our school clinics. We will place one at Bailey Inglish, one at Finley-Oates and one at I.W. Evans. High school kids could be brought over to Finley-Oates and Jr. High kids could walk over to I.W. Evans. All our students would be able to utilize this service.

Parents will have to enroll and we will get all information out once the equipment is in place. This is at no cost to the school and includes all equipment and training. We hope to have this up and running by the end of March or first part of April.

K. Public Hearing: Results of the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) and Safe School Report for BISD

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

Mrs. Trompler presented the Board/Public with the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) and Safe School Report for BISD.

L. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve Draft C as the 2019-2020 Bonham ISD Calendar

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

Motion made by Sean Floyd and seconded by Myles Galyon to approve Draft C as the 2019-2020 Bonham ISD Calendar.

Motion carried 6-0.

M. Action Item - Discussion and possible action regarding AP/Dual Credit requirements as outlined in EIC(LOCAL)

Presenter: Kelly Trompler / Ryan Prock

Mrs. Trompler cleared up confusion on the current policy and procedures, therefore no new action taken.

N. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve additional personnel unit for DAEP Principal

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

Motion made by LaTonia Arris and seconded by Jason Fox to approve an additional personnel unit for DAEP Principal.

Motion carried 6-0.

10. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve budget amendment for increase of bus driver pay with necessary budget amendment

Presenter: Bill Wakefield

Motion made by Sean Floyd and seconded by Jeri Lee Johnson to approve a budget amendment increase of $23,000 for bus driver/monitor salary increases, benefits for the remaining 66 days and a driver, with necessary budget amendment.

Motion carried 6-0.

11. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve election officials for the May 4, 2019 Board of Trustee Election

Presenter: Chance Roberts

Motion made by Jason Fox and seconded by LaTonia Arris to approve the following election officials for the May 4, 2019 Board of Trustee Election; Elaine Ashlock, BISD Election Judge; Linda Vaught and Kristi Bradshaw, Alternate Judges; Barbara Oliver, BISD Election Clerk and Jana Garner and Debbie Horton, Early Voting Clerks.

Motion carried 6-0.

12. Executive Session

The Board entered into closed session pursuant to Executive Session A at 7:02 p.m.

The Board returned to Open Session at 7:44 p.m.

Chance Roberts yielded the duties of presiding officer to Vice President, LaTonia Arris.

LaTonia Arris yielded the duties of presiding officer to Secretary, Sean Floyd.

Sean Floyd agreed to assume the duties of presiding officer over these matters.

Dr. Faith-Ann Cheek requested grievances be heard in open session.

Under section 551.074, Texas Government Code, where a complaint is against a specific public officer or employee the requirement to take a matter out into open is contingent on whether the subject of that grievance wants it in open.

Secretary, Sean Floyd asked each Board member named in the grievances if they would like the grievance against them to be heard in open or closed session.

Chance Roberts replied, “I do not, closed.”

Jason Fox replied, “closed.”

LaTonia Arris replied, “closed, please.”

The complainants did not request the grievance against them be heard in open session, as such, the hearing in this matter will be heard in closed session.

The Board entered into closed session pursuant to Executive Session B at 7:48 p.m.

The Board returned to Open Session at 10:55 p.m.

Dr. LaTonia Arris, Jason Fox and Chance Roberts were not present during this deliberation.

A. Pursuant to section 551.071, Texas Government Code, consultation with Board’s legal counsel regarding legal and procedural issues concerning DGBA (Local) grievances filed by Assistant Superintendent against school board members

B. Pursuant to section 551.074, Texas Government Code, hearing regarding DGBA (Local) grievances filed by Assistant Superintendent against school board members and deliberations on same

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

1. Resignations: Amber Howery (Transportation), Sherri Barkley (Transportation)

13. Information Item - Report of personnel matters

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

15. Action Item - Consideration and possible action regarding DGBA (Local) grievances filed by Assistant Superintendent against school board members

Motion made by Jeri Lee Johnson and seconded by Myles Galyon to accept the findings of special counsel, Bill Armstrong, regarding the grievances against Randy Pendergrass, Chance Roberts, Dr. LaTonia Arris and Jason Fox and deny the requested remedies of Dr. Faith Ann Cheek, other than the remedy of no retaliation consistent with Board policy.

It was further moved that the Board place on the agenda for a future Board meeting discussion of Board member duties and responsibilities.

Motion carried 3-0.

Chance Roberts, Jason Fox and Dr. LaTonia Arris abstained.
Presiding officer duties were returned to President, Chance Roberts.

16. ADJOURNMENT

By unanimous consent, the Board adjourned at 10:58 p.m.