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Bonham ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting Sept. 20
By Bonham ISD
Sep 19, 2021
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Bonham, Texas -- A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Bonham ISD will be held September 20, 2021, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Bonham ISD Administration Center, 1005 Chestnut Street, Bonham, TX 75418.


One or more board members may attend the meeting via video conference pursuant to Texas Government Code § 551.127.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.


1.       Call to Order

2.       Invocation - Dr. LaTonia Arris

3.       Pledge of Allegiance:  Led by Joey Sparks, Izabella Van Pelt, Rylie Holley, Shannon Johnson, Cy Cochran, Ty Jacobs, Ali Smith, Ashlynn Rodriguez, Haydan Lowrey, Tabatha Richards, Emma Dyer, Bryleigh Bridenthal,  Andrew Green, Trey Washington, Alana Wilder, Anily Moya, JaQoya Bush, Aniyah Van Buren, Clara Jaime, Alayla Dady, Jamal Jimminez, Ian Daniel, Luis Amaya-Cano, Ayden Harris, Zachary McAdams, McKenzie Ramirez, Murray Storm, Dylan Zuniga.
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

5.       Employee and Student Recognition:  Paige Trello (Paraprofessional ~ BHS);  Jonna Spiller (Teacher ~ BHS);  Grady Hicks ~ FO; Haydan Lowrey ~ IW Evans;  Addyson Gilstrap ~ LH Rather; Avian McCain ~ BHS; Jordan Passanisi ~ BHS

6.       Public Comment

7.         Information Item - Financial Update

8.       Action Item - Consider, discuss, and possibly approve the amended budget

9.       Public Hearing - Tax Rate

10.   Action Item - Consider, discuss and possibly approve adoption of Tax Rate

11.   Consent Agenda

A.      Consider, discuss and possibly approve meeting minutes

B.      Consider, discuss and possibly approve tax credits, supplements and delinquent tax collection for July and August

C.      Consider, discuss and possibly approve financial statements and bills payable for August

D.      Consider, discuss and possibly approve instructional materials

12.   Reports to the Board

A.      Assistant Superintendent Written Report

B.      Chief Financial Officer Written Report

C.      Director of Operations Written Report

D.      Athletic Director Written Report

E.       Bailey Inglish Principal Written Report -

F.       Finley-Oates Principal Written Report -

G.      I.W. Evans Principal Written Report -

H.      L.H. Rather Principal Written Report -

I.         Bonham High School Principal Written Report -

J.         Superintendent Report

1.        ADA Report -

a.        At the end of  August 2021, the enrollment count was 1899.  Finley-Oates Elementary School had the best attendance in August with 94.42%.

2.        Open Positions

3.        TASA/TASB Convention; September 23 - 26, 2021; Dallas Convention Center

4.        Legislative Update Training 

13.   Information Item - Facility Update

14.   Information Item - Discussion regarding current COVID-19 cases and District COVID Protocols.

15.   Information Item - BISD Assessment Calendars and Data Reporting Schedule

16.   Information Item - 2021 Accountability Reports (Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster)

17.   Action Item - Consider, discuss and possibly approve FCAD nominations

18.   Action Item - Consider, discuss and possibly approve the Interlocal Agreement with Rockwall ISD for shared services of Garlinda Rush, Regional Food Service Trainer/ Consultant. 

19.   Action Item - Consider, discuss and possibly approve the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Shared Services Arrangement with Greenville ISD

20.   Action Item - Consider, discuss and possibly approve two full-time instructional aides for FCSSA classrooms

21.   Action Item - Consider, discuss and possibly approve revisions to DEC(LOCAL)

22.   Executive Session

A.      Pursuant to sections 551.071, Texas Government Code, consultation with District’s legal counsel concerning legal and procedural issues concerning Level Three grievance complaint by Jana Garner

B.      Pursuant to sections 551.074 and 551.082, Texas Government Code, Level Three hearing and Board deliberations regarding grievance by Jana Garner, to include complaint against Superintendent.

C.      Pursuant to Texas Government Code section § 551.0821, deliberations involving a public school student where personally identifiable information about the student will be revealed in the deliberations. - TEA Waiver for Remote Homebound Instruction

D.      Pursuant to Texas Government Code section § 551.074, discussion of personnel matters pertaining to evaluations, duties, terminations, replacements, reassignments, hiring, and additions to the staff

1.        New Hires: Brandi Elmore (Teacher ~ LH Rather);  Callie Ramer (Ard Facilitator ~ FCSSA);  Gerald Henderson (Aide ~ BHS);  Kellie Baker (Ard Facilitator ~ FCSSA); Kristen Hester (Child Nutrition); Shambreca Wood (Custodian ~ I.W. Evans);

2.        Reassignments: Charmayne Scott (Front Office Secretary ~ Admin); Stephanie Avery ( Instructional Technology & Software Specialist ~ Admin); Charles Williams (Custodian ~ LH Rather); Tori Whitlock (Student Support Advisor ~ LH Rather); 

3.        Resignations: Carolee Ellis ~ FO; Jana Garner ~ Admin; Kerry Fox ~ IW Evans; Kymberly Newton ~ BHS;

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

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

A.      Consideration and possible action concerning Level Three employee grievance by Jana Garner

B.      Action Item - Consider authorizing Superintendent or designee to apply for a TEA Remote Homebound Instruction waiver for the student identified in Executive Session.