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Bonham ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting April 15
By Bonham ISD
Apr 15, 2019
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Notice is hereby given that on Monday, April 15, 2019, 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 April 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM.


1. Call to Order

2. Invocation - Jeri Lea Johnson

3. Pledge of Allegiance - Led by BI Pre-K: Jaxon Barrett, Aubrey Cabrera, Ayden Cabrera,Gabriel Chavez, Wade Dickson, Paisley Douglas, Brynli Douglas, Wyatt Dyer, Jayla Eguia, Kashley Fox, Guadalupe Garcia, Bianca Godoy, Jaxon Greathouse, Aryanna Hasten, Kaylee Holliday, Kylee Holliday, Melvin Holly, Monique Holly, Samuel Holly, Tessa Holly, Emma Horsely, Kambri Kelso, Coleson Lawson, Conner Lightfoot, Kinsler Logan, Blake Luttrell, Daxton McDermott, Declan Milam, Maison Milner, Isaac Nevarez-Aguilar,Tandilynn Pierce Wheatley, Edgar Rodriguez, Luis Rosas, Avery Shepherd, Jakabrion Thomas, Titus Turpin, and Bryn'lee White

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

4. Employee and Student Recognition: Staff of the Month – Tina Callahan (BI);Paraprofessional of the Month - Tiffany Milam (BI); Students of the Month: SamanthaHodge and Randal White (BHS); Hunter Haglund (LHR); Audrey Fowler (IWE);and Aaliyah Frias (FO)

5. Tell Me Something Good

Presenter: All members

6. Public Comment

7. 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 shallbe adopted under a single motion and vote.

A. Consider approval of Minutes

B. Consider approval of tax credits, supplements and delinquent tax collection for March 2019

C. Consider approval of financial statements and bills payable for March 2019

D. Consider approval of budget amendment and transfers

E. Consider approval of Allotment and TEKS Certification

F. Consider approval of list of instructional materials

G. Consider approval of revisions to DC (LOCAL)

H. Consider approval of standby election judge/clerk

I. Consider approval of job description evaluation tools

8. Reports to the Board

A. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Written Report

Presenter: Dr. 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

Presenter: Dr. Harold Colson

E. Bailey Inglish Principal Written


Presenter: Rory Hilliard

F. Finley-Oates Principal Written Report

Presenter: Mary Lou Fox

G.  I.W. Evans Principal Written Report

Presenter: Karli Fowler

H.  L.H. Rather Principal Written Report

Presenter: Traci Daniel

I. Bonham High School Principal Written Report

Presenter: Ryan Prock

J. Acting Superintendent Report

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

1. Average Daily Attendance Update - At the end of March 2019, the enrollment count was 1861.

L.H. Rather Junior High School had the best attendance in March with 96.13%

2. Open Positions

3. Steaks for Success - Soccer, Tennis, Golf and Track

4. Board Member Candidate Forum - Sponsored by IWE PTO and KFYN Radio onApril 18, 2019, 6-8PM - BHS Auxiliary Gym

5. Principal Appreciation Day - May 1, 2019

6. Teacher Appreciation Week - May 5-11, 2019; National Teacher Day - May 7, 2019

7. TASB School Board Spring Workshop - May 14, 2019 at Texas A&M Commerce

8. Staff Awards Luncheon - Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:30 AM - BHS Auxiliary Gym

9. BHS Graduation - Friday, June 7, 2019 @ Warrior Stadium

9. Action Item - Discussion and possibly approve revisions to the Board Team OperatingProcedures (TOPS)

Presenter: Chance Roberts

10. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve calling special meeting for canvassing ofelection returns for May 13, 2019

Presenter: Chance Roberts

11. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve Independent Auditor for financial audit

Presenter: Alicia Lang

12. Information Item - Report of training hours obtained by members of the Board

Presenter: Chance Roberts

13. Executive Session

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

1. 2019-2020 Professional Contract Renewals

2. Resignations Accepted: Maria Taylor (Teacher ~ BHS), Falicia Hightower(Custodian ~ FO), Vickie West (Child Nutrition), Jennifer Holt (Teacher ~ LHR)

B. Consider acting superintendent recommendations regarding employment and contractstatus of Assistant Superintendent contracts and professional contracts pursuantto Government Code 551.074

C. Consultation with District’s legal counsel regarding potential litigation concerningLaDainian Tomlinson Academy; pursuant to section 551.071, Texas Government Code

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

15. 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.