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Bonham ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting July 15
By Bonham ISD
Jul 12, 2019
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Notice is hereby given that on Monday, July 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.
551.072Discussing 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 SchoolBoard 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 July 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM.


1. Call to Order

2. Invocation - Jeri Lea Johnson

3. Pledge of Allegiance led by Board Members

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

4. Tell Me Something Good

Presenter: Board Members

5. Public Comment

6. 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 Meeting Minutes

B. Consider approval of tax credits, supplements and delinquent tax collection for June2019

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

D. Consider approval of KFYN Radio broadcasting area games

E. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve purchase over $50,000 as perCH(LOCAL) with necessary budget amendment for TASB RMF insurance coverage

F. Consider approval of Instructional Materials

7. 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. Superintendent Report

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

1. Convocation - August 8, 2019; serving begins at 8:00 a.m. at BHS

2. Date for Team of Eight training and/or developing Board Goals for 2019-2020 school year

3. New Staff Reception on August 20, 2019 @ 5:30 PM in Administration Boardroom

4. Open Positions

8. Information Item - 2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

9. Action Item - Discussion and possible action regarding Nolan Ashmore Drive

10. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve pay scales for teachers, counselors and librarians

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

11. Action Item - Additional Personnel Unit

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

12. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve TASB-initiated localized updates: Policy Update 113, affecting local policies (full update packet under the Extras tab)

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

13. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve TASB Board of Directors nomination

Presenter: LaTonia Arris

14. Executive Session

A. Pursuant to section 551.074, Texas Government Code, Level Three appeal hearing regarding GF (Local) grievance by Randy Pendergrass regarding District employee (Assistant Superintendent)

B. Pursuant to section 551.071, Texas Government Code, consultation with Board’s legal counsel regarding legal and procedural issues concerning Level Three GF (Local) grievance appeal

C. Pursuant to Texas Gov Code sec 551.074, discussion and consideration of applicants forsuperintendent of schools

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

1. New Employment Contracts Issued - Miriam "Panchi" Scown (Principal ~ BHS),Trenton Sir Louis (Teacher/Coach ~ BHS)

2. Non-Contracted New Hires - Michael Maxam (Bus Driver), Jimmy Burton (Bus Driver), Lisa Queen (Bus Driver)

3. Reassignments - Christy Davis (Substitute to BI Instructional Aide), Ashley Spencer(Substitute to BI Instructional Aide), Amanda De Matos (FO Instructional Aide to LHR Teacher)

4. Resignations Accepted - Emily Johnson (Math Teacher ~ BHS), Cathie Ary (Counselor ~ LHR), Kimberly Teague (Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher ~LHR), Vince Morgan (Teacher/Coach ~ BHS)

E. Information Item - Report of personnel matters pertaining to reassignments andresignations accepted

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

16. Action Item - Consideration and possible action regarding Level Three GF (Local)grievance filed by Randy Pendergrass regarding District employee (Assistant Superintendent)


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.