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Bonham ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting Aug. 20
By Bonham ISD
Aug 20, 2019
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Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, August 20, 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 August 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM.


1. Call to Order

2. Invocation - Chance Roberts

3. Pledge of Allegiance - 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

5. Public Comment

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 discussions 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 July 2019

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

C. Consider approval of meeting minutes

D. 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. Athletic Director Written Report

Presenter: Ryan Prock

D. Director of Operations Written Report

Presenter: Bill Wakefield

E. Superintendent Report

Presenter: Kelly Trompler, Acting

1. Team of Eight Training Dates

2. TASA/TASB Attendees

8. Information Item - Update on Ag Barn

Presenter: Bill Wakefield

9. Action Item - Discussion and possible approval of research into grounds personnel needs

Presenter: Jason Fox

10. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve Student Code of Conduct for 2019-2020

Presenter: Dr. Faith-Ann Cheek

11. Action item - Discussion and possible action on HB 2840 regarding public comment

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

12. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve Bilingual Aide position at Finley-Oates

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

13. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve energy contract

Presenter: Bill Wakefield

14. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve trauma / crisis kits

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

15. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve T-TESS Calendar

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

16. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve T-TESS Appraisers

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

17. Action Item: Consider and possibly approve the 2019-2020 District Improvement Plan

Presenter: Kelly Trompler

18. Executive Session

A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code § 551.074, deliberations regarding selection,contract, duties, and employment of Kelly Trompler as new Superintendent

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

1. New Personnel: Randal "Scot" Billey (Teacher/Coach ~ BHS), Katherine Rozell (BusDriver ~ Transp), Kathryn Barton (Counselor ~ LHR), Laci Adams (Child Nutrition),Jessica Van Meer (Instructional Aide ~ BHS)

C. Resignations Accepted: Jackie Ivers (Teacher ~ BHS), Christy Johnson (ChildNutrition), Tiffany Milam (Instructional Aide ~ BI), Cathy Agan (Instructional Aide ~BHS), Adrianna Yanez (Instructional Aide ~ IWE), Karen Tompkins (Instructional Aide~ LHR)

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

E. Review of legal services

19. Action Item - Consider and possibly approve the selection of Kelly Trompler as Superintendent and approval of proposed contract of employment to be offered to the new Superintendent

Presenter: Chance Roberts

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