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Summary of regular meeting of Bonham ISD Board of Trustees
By Bonham ISD
Jul 2, 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, June 24, 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 6:01 p.m. by Chance Roberts. A quorum was present.

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

Myles Galyon arrived at 6:03 p.m.

Members Absent: None

2. Invocation - Chance Roberts

3. Pledge of Allegiance - Led by Board Members

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

4. Tell Me Something Good

Presenter: All Board Members

Sean Floyd quoted Justin Forsett, keynote speaker from Summer Leadership Institute, “If you’re too big to serve, you’re too small to lead."

Chance Roberts echoed Mr. Floyd and liked the SLI speaker - he attended several good classes and enjoyed the 100% attendance by the board members. He stated Coach Prock told him that Coach Fish has been named by Dave Campbell as one of the Top 40 under 40 to watch.

5. Public Comment

Jay Minton addressed the Board regarding the traffic on Nolan Ashmore Way. Mr. Minton feels that public traffic should be stopped on school district property. He also gave the Board options for stopping public traffic and repaving.

6. 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 There will not be separate discussion of these items unless a Board member requests that an item be withdrawn for individual consideration.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 May 2019

B. Consider approval of financial statements and bills payable for May 2019

C. Consider approval of Minutes

D. Consider approval of purchase over $50,000 as per CH(LOCAL)

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

Motion carried 7-0.

7. Reports to the Board

A. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Written Report

Presenter: Faith Ann Cheek

B. Superintendent Report

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

1. Average Daily Attendance Update - At the end of May 2019, the enrollment count was 1844.

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

2. Average Daily Attendance Update - At the end of June 2019, the enrollment count was 1843.

Bonham High School had the best attendance in June with 96.82%.

3. TASA/TASB Convention - Sept 20-22, 2019 in Dallas

4. Convocation - August 8, 2019 at 9 a.m.

5. Open Positions

8. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve nominations for Region 10 position on the TASB Board of Directors

Presenter: Chance Roberts

No action taken.

9. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve final budget amendment

Presenter: Alicia Lang

Motion made by LaTonia Arris and seconded by Sean Floyd to approve final budget amendment.

Motion carried 7-0.

10. Public Hearing 2019-2020 Budget

Presenter: Alicia Lang

Ms. Lang presented the Board/Public with a PowerPoint on the 2019-2020 budget. This presentation has also been posted to the Bonham ISD website.

11. Consider and possibly approve 2019-2020 Budget as presented

Presenter: Alicia Lang

Motion made by Sean Floyd and seconded by LaTonia Arris to approve the 2019-2020 budget, as presented.

Motion carried 7-0.

12. Executive Session

The Board entered into Executive Session at 6:32 p.m.

The Board returned to Open Session at 7:21 p.m.

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

1. Employment Recommendation: BHS Principal

2. New Employment Contracts Issued - Morgan Tindel (ARD Facilitator ~ FCSSA), Jacqueline Washer (Speech Assistant ~ FCSSA), Valerie Mistrot (Resource/Inclusion Teacher ~ LHR), Melaina Kampfer (4th Grade Teacher ~ IWE), Bradley Fulton (Teacher/Coach ~ BHS), Cynthia Berg (Reading Teacher ~ LHR), Heather Hicks (Counselor ~ FO), Tristen Robertson (Spanish Teacher ~ BHS), David Lopez (Teacher/Coach ~ BHS)

3. Non-Contracted New Hires - Valeria Gonzalez (Head Start Family Advocate ~ BI), Matthews Adams (Custodian ~ FO), Amanda De Matos (Paraprofessional ~ FO), Sandra "Sue" Landis (Paraprofessional ~ LHR), Jade Adkins (Paraprofessional ~ FO)

4. Retirees ~ Linda McClung-Bruring (Teacher ~ LHR), Michael Hoops (Transportation), Melissa Daniels (Transportation)

5. Reassignments - Tracey Burris (Office Secretary ~ FO), Ryan Prock (Athletic Director/DAEP), Mattie Winkels (Life Skills Teacher ~ LHR), Elvia Hernandez (Head Start Bilingual Aide ~ BI), Trinity Trammell (Computer/Network Technician), Mike Barkley (Technology & Network Administrator), Conan Humphrey (Transportation Director), Phyllis Mosley (Asst. SpEd Director ~ FCSSA), Stacey LaBelle (Paraprofessional ~ FO), Tammy Wheless (Paraprofessional ~ IWE), Kay Eskue (Accounts Payable Clerk), Lauren Dickson (Campus Secretary ~ BHS), Denise Gist (Cafeteria), Cristy Johnson (Cafeteria)

6. Resignations Accepted - Jessica Tracy (Instructional Aide ~ FO), Amanda De Matos (Teacher ~ BHS), Heather Fields (Life Skills Aide ~ FO), Aaron Stiefer (Instructional Aide ~ LHR), Melissa Rich (Counselor ~ FO), Tonja Arrambide (FCSSA Aide ~ FO)

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

C. Review of various legal-related documents

D. Pursuant to Govt Code 551.074, discussion of personnel matters pertaining to evaluations, duties and performance of central office administrators

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

Motion made by Sean Floyd and seconded by Randy Pendergrass to approve new high school principal.

Motion carried 7-0.

14. Action Item - Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the superintendent search process

Discussion of posting position or hiring search firm.

LaTonia Arris recommended posting position with applicants then reviewed by the Board. Suggestions on minimum qualifications from Board Members include Master’s Degree, Superintendent Certification, minimum 10+ years’ experience in public education, five years’ minimum experience in campus and/or central administration, residency requirement to live within the District within one year of hire. Resumes will be sent by email to Debbie Horton. Do not contact Board Members. Sean Floyd suggested adding having a sense of humor or ability to maintain high morale.

Motion made by Myles Galyon and seconded by Jason Fox to post the Superintendent position.

Motion carried 6-1.

Jeri Lea Johnson opposed.


By unanimous consent, the Board adjourned at 7:39 p.m.