June 16, 2015 Regular Meeting Agenda
06/11/2015

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

June 16, 2015

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

D.

Quarterly Financial Report

 

5.

Construction Update with W.B. Kibler Construction Company and Architect, Andrew Hawkins

 

6.

Award Depository Contract for 2015-2017

 

7.

Memorandum of Understanding with Taylor county Learning Center for 2015-2016

 

8.

Workers Compensation for 2015-2016 School Year

 

9.

Temporary Superintendent Hiring Authority

 

10.

Budget Workshop for 2015-2016

 

11.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Preliminary STAAR/EOC Testing Results for 2015

 

B.

School Resource Officer

 

C.

Set Date for July Board Meeting

 

12.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

13.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

Bryan W. Allen

 

__________________________________

 


May 19, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
05/21/2015

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

May 19, 2015

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on May 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Lynn Hays, Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow, Russ Holloway, Kyle Doan and O.C. McKeehan.  Bill Palmer was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth,  Bryan Allen, Tammy Nall, John Cornelius, Casey Hodges and Brack Jones.  Please see attached list for other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

The new board members, Russ Holloway, Kyle Doan and Delbert Russell were sworn in.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to leave the trustee member positions as follows:  Delbert Russell, President, Todd Yaddow, Vice President, and Kyle Doan, Secretary.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to approve the minutes from the Merkel ISD Board meeting held on April 23, 2015.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $221,044.78.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Construction update was presented at this time.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve a Resolution authorizing the sale of real property as presented.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to accept the annual report of the School Health Advisory Committee.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to permit all students who have completed graduation requirements, either by passing all courses and required state tests or by the recommendation of a student’s Individual Graduation Committee, to participate in 2015 graduation ceremonies.

 

 

 

Mr. Allen informed the board that he had accepted the resignations of Gayle Maxey and Christi Houghton.

           

Lynn Hays made a motion to employ Janeigh Stalling on a 10 month, probationary teaching contract. Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to employ Heather O’Malley on a 10 month, dual probationary teacher/coach contract.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to employ Casey Hodges and Jennifer Englert on an 11 month, multi-year, Administrative Contract.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 7:37 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 8:00 p.m.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


May 19, 2015 Regular Meeting Agenda
05/15/2015

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

May 19, 2015

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Reorganization of School Board and Officers

 

3.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

4.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

5.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

Construction Update with W.B. Kibler Construction Company and Architect, Andrew Hawkins

 

7.

Resolution Authorizing the Sale of Real Property

 

8.

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Annual Report

 

9.

Graduation Requirements in regards to SB 149

 

10.

Budget Workshop for 2015-2016

 

11.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

12.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

A. Summer Leadership Institute
        San Antonio - June 11 - 13
        Fort Worth - June 18 - 20

 

B.

Graduation - Friday, May 29, 7:00 p.m.

 

C.

June Board Meeting

 

13.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

14.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________

 


April 23, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
04/27/2015

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

April 23, 2015

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on April 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow,  Russ Holloway, O.C. McKeehan and Lynn Hays.  Kyle Doan was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:   Angie Bloodworth, Bryan Allen, Brack Jones, John Cornelius and Tammy Nall.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 24th, and March 27th, 2015 board meetings.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $212,698.20.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to participate with the city of Merkel to update and extend the water line that will supply the new elementary not to exceed $50,000.00.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the request for new band uniforms not to exceed $28,500.00.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve new School Breakfast and Lunch Prices for 2015-2016 as follows:         
                         
Pre-K – 5   $2.15

                        6-12                 $2.40

                        Paid Breakfast $1.25

                        (reduced prices .30 cents for breakfast and .40 cents for lunch)

O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to approve Health Special Risk Inc. student insurance quote as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the District Improvement Plan for 2014-2015.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

 

The Board went into executive session at 8:07 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 8:34 p.m.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted the resignations of  Cynthia Cox, Richard Gammon, William Farrar, and Cheryl Wheat, she is retiring.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to offer term contracts to certified personnel at Merkel Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year as presented.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to offer probationary contracts to certified personnel at Merkel Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year as presented.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to offer term contracts to certified personnel at Merkel Intermediate, Merkel Middle/Junior High, and Merkel High School for the 2015-2016 school year as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to offer probationary contracts to certified personnel at Merkel Intermediate, Merkel Middle/Junior High, and Merkel High School for the 2015-2016 school year as presented.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to extend an 11 month, one year term contract, as Assistant Principal for the 2015-2016 school year to Cody Martin.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to extend a 12 month, multi-year, Administrative Contract, beginning on July 1, 2015 through June 30th 2017 to William Joseph O’Malley.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion for Merkel ISD to accept bids on Tye School Facilities for 30 days after being posted.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for a and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


April 23, 2015 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/17/2015

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

April 23, 2015

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Construction Update with W.B. Kibler Construction Company and Architect, Andrew Hawkins

 

6.

New Water Line for New Elementary Facility

 

7.

Request for Band Uniforms

 

8.

School Breakfast and Lunch Prices for 2015-2016

 

9.

Student Athletic/Accident Insurance

 

10.

Revised District Improvement Plan for 2014-2015

 

11.

Real Estate Appraisal

 

12.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

13.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Baccalaureate/Graduation

 

B.

Banquets

 

C.

TASB/ESC Region 14 Spring Workshop - Thursday, May 14 - 5:00 to 9:00

 

D.

Summer Leadership Institute - San Antonio - June 11-13
                                                  Fort Worth - June 18 - 20

 

E.

UIL Academic and Athletic Regional Qualifiers

 

F.

May Board Meeting Date

 

14.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings for Certified Personnel for 2015-2016

 

15.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, April 20,2015 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________

 


March 27, 2015 Called Meeting Minutes
03/30/2015

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

March 27, 2015

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:  Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow.  Russ Holloway was absent from the meeting.  

 

Others Present:   Bryan Allen – See attached list for other visitors

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to offer a two year, twelve month administrative contract to Bryan W. Allen as the Merkel ISD Superintendent.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:04 a.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


March 24, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
03/25/2015

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

March 24, 2015

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on March 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, Bill Palmer, Russ Holloway, O.C. McKeehan, Kyle Doan and Delbert Russell.  Lynn Hays was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Brack Jones, and Bryan Allen

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 19th and March 5th 2015 board meetings.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

Financial Update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $174,422.24.   O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to cancel the school board election for May 9, 2015.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to table the request for band uniforms.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to delete item 3 Policy DB (LOCAL) Employment Requirements and Restrictions.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to adopt the Instructional Material Allotment and TEKS Certification for 2015-2016 as presented.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve the 2015-2016 school calendar as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to approve waiver for 3 staff development days in lieu of instruction as presented.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

 

Board reviewed the Safety and Security Audit as presented.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion that the May 8th and May 25th bad weather days would be used as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.

 

The board went into executive session at 7:59 p.m.

 

The board came out of executive session at 8:52 p.m.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted resignation from Alan Campbell.  He will be retiring at the end of the school year.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


March 27, 2015 Called Meeting Agenda
03/23/2015

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

March 27, 2015

10:00 AM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Friday, March 27, 2015 , at 10:00 AM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish that a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Superintendent's Contract for Bryan Allen

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________

 


March 24, 2015 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/19/2015

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

March 24, 2015

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

D.

Quarterly Financial Report

 

5.

Construction Update with W.B. Kibler Construction Company and Architect, Andrew Hawkins

 

6.

Cancellation of School Board Election for May 9, 2015

 

7.

Request for Band Uniforms

 

8.

Policy DB (LOCAL) Employment Requirements and Restrictions

 

9.

Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification for 2015-2016

 

10.

School Calendar for 2015-2016

 

11.

Waiver for Staff Development Days in Lieu of Instructional Days for 2015-2016

 

12.

District Security/Safety Audit Report Conducted by ESC Region 14

 

13.

Discuss Use of Facility for Daycare

 

14.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

15.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

TASB Region 14 ESC Spring Workshop - Thursday, May 14 - 5:00 - 9:00 P.M.

 

B.

2015 Summer Leadership Institute - San Antonio - June 11-13

 

C.

Utilize Bad Weather Days of May 8, 2015 and May 25, 2015 to Make Up for Instructional Days Missed on February 27, 2015 and March 5, 2015

 

D.

Set April Board Meeting Date

 

16.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

17.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________

 


March 5, 2015 Called Meeting Minutes
03/06/2015

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

March 5, 2015

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on March 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:  Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow.  Russ Holloway was absent from the meeting.  

 

Others Present:   Bryan Allen and William O’Malley

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Board went into executive session at 6:12 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 9:18 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to name Bryan Allen as the Lone Finalist for the Merkel ISD Superintendent Position.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


March, 5, 2015 Called Meeting Agenda
03/02/2015

Merkel Independent School District

Called Meeting

March 5, 2015

6:00 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Meeting held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 , at 6:00 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish that a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Interview Applicants for the Superintendent's Position

 

4.

Discuss and Act on the Selection of Individual as the Finalist to be Considered for Hiring as the Superintendent of Schools

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 9:15 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________

 


February 19, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
02/24/2015

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

February 19, 2015

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on February 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:    Russ Holloway, Lynn Hays, Kyle Doan, Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan was absent from the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:   Brack Jones, Tammy Nall, Casey Hodges, Bryan Allen and Angie Bloodworth.  

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the minutes of January 29, 2015 board meeting.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum –  No Comments

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $250,116.74.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

The board went into executive session at 7:18 p.m.

 

The board came out of executive session at 10:09 p.m.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted the resignation of Peggy Prevost and Delbert Dearing as they are retiring effective at the end of the year.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to extend a 12 month, multi-year, Administrative Contract, through June 30th, 2017, to Angie Bloodworth and Bryan Allen.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to extend a 12 month, multi-year, Athletic Director/Teacher/

Coach contract, through June 30th, 2017, to John Cornelius.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to extend a one-year, term contract, as Cafeteria Director for the 2015-2016 school year to Bronwyn Campbell.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to extend an 11 month, multi-year Administrative Contract, through June 30th, 2017, to Tammy Nall and Brack Jones.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to extend an 11-month, one year term contract, as Assistant Principal for 2015-2016 school year to Casey Hodges.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:55 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


February 19, 2015 Regular Board Meeting Agenda
02/16/2015

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

February 19, 2015

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Construction Update with W.B. Kibler Construction and Architect, Andrew Hawkins

 

5.

Meet With City Manager Concerning New Water Line to New Facility

 

6.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

7.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

8.

Set Date for March Board Meeting

 

9.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

C.

Administrative Evaluations

 

D.

Administrative Contracts for Principals, Athletic Director and Other Administrative Personnel

 

10.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


January 20, 2015 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
01/30/2015

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

January 29, 2015

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on January 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:    Todd Yaddow,  Kyle Doan, Bill Palmer, Lynn Hays,  Delbert Russell and O.C. McKeehan.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:   Bryan Allen, John Cornelius, Tammy Nall and Angie Bloodworth.   Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to appoint Russ Holloway to fill board vacancy, Place 4.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to amend the minutes of the December 18, 2014 regular meeting to include Annual Announcement of Board Training as presented.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2014 regular meeting.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $174,107.97.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to accept the Order Authorizing the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of Merkel Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2015; Authorizing the Amount, the Interest Rates, Price, Redemption Provisions and Terms Thereof and Certain Other Procedures and Provisions Related Thereto; and Containing Other Matters Related Thereto.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against and 1 abstained.  Russ Holloway abstained from the vote.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to call for a School Board Election on May 9, 2015 for places currently held by Delbert Russell (Place 1), Kyle Doan (Place 2) and Russ Holloway (Place 4) two year unexpired term.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to enter into a joint contract for election services with Taylor County Elections Office, the City of Tye, and the City of Merkel for the May 9, 2015 elections.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to adopt Campus Plans for 2014-2015 as presented.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve Title I Compacts for Merkel Elementary and Merkel Intermediate as presented.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion the approve Policy Update 101 as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the waiver request for a modified schedule for state assessment testing days as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve the letter of intent regarding educator appraisals as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 8:15 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 10:20 p.m.

 

Mr Hood informed the board that he had accepted the resignation of Whitney Chovanetz effective at the end of this school year.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to accept a letter of resignation announcing the retirement of Bill Hood effective June 30, 2015.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:28 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


January 29, 2015 Regular Board Meeting Agenda
01/27/2015

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

January 29, 2015

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Appointment to Fill Board Vacancy Position

 

3.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

4.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

5.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

Order Authorizing the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of Merkel Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2015; Authorizing the Amount, the Interest Rates, Price, Redemption Provisions and Terms Thereof and Certain Other Procedures and Provisions Related Thereto; and Containing Other Matters Related Thereto

 

7.

Construction Update with W.B. Kibler Construction and Architect, Andrew Hawkins

 

8.

Call for School Board Election on May 9, 2015 for Places Currently Held by Delbert Russell (Place 1), Kyle Doan (Place 2) and two year unexpired term (Place 4)

 

9.

Joint Resolution to Enter in to a Joint Contract for Election Services for 2015 Between Merkel ISD and City of Merkel and City of Tye

 

10.

Campus Plans and Title I Compact for 2014-2015

 

11.

Policy Update 101, affecting (LOCAL) policies (see attached list of codes)

 

12.

Waiver Request for Modified Schedule/State Assessment Testing Days

 

13.

Letter of Intent Regarding Educator Appraisal Project for School Year 2015-2016

 

14.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

15.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

School Board Recognition Month

 

B.

Spring Sport Schedule

 

C.

Set Date for February Meeting

 

16.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

C.

Superintendent's Evaluation

 

D.

Superintendent's Contract

 

17.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, January 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


December 18, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
12/19/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

December 18, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

6:00 p.m. – Public Hearing was held for the 2013-2014 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

Public Hearing adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on December 18, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, Bill Palmer and Todd Yaddow.  O.C. McKeehan was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Ernest Munoz, and Bryan Allen.  Please see attached list for other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve the minutes from the Merkel ISD Board meetings held on November 20th, 2014.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to accept the 2013-2014 Annual Financial Report as presented by Gerald Rodgers of James Rodgers and Company, PC.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to accept sample #2 for brick of the new building.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $166,870.33   Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to amend the budget in the amount of $100,000.00 for a new bus.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood reported that all board members have exceeded their number of hours for board training in 2014.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to accept inter-local agreement with the West Texas Food Service Cooperative with ESC Region 17 as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to hire James E. Rodgers and Company, PC to perform the annual financial report for Merkel ISD for the 2014-2015 school year.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 8:00 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 9:10 p.m.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


December 18, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
12/15/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

December 18, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

6:00 P.M. Public Hearing to Discuss Merkel ISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report for 2014)

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Audit for 2013-2014 School Year by James Rodgers and Company, PC

 

5.

Construction Update with Representatives from W.B. Kibler Construction Company and Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

6.

Financial Update

 

A.

Quarterly Financial Report

 

B.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

C.

Action on Current Billings

 

D.

Budget Amendments

 

7.

Board of Trustees Report of Board Training Hours Acquired for 2014-2015

 

8.

Interlocal Agreement for the West Texas Food Service Cooperative with ESC Region 17

 

9.

Selection of auditor for School Year 2014-2015

 

10.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

11.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Merkel Elementary, Intermediate, Middle & Junior High School District UIL Results

 

B.

Next Board Meeting - January 29, 2015

 

C.

Distribute Superintendent's Evaulation Forms

 

12.

Executive Session - Discussion of Upcoming Superintendent's Evaluation

 

13.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

14.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, December 15,  2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


November 20, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
11/21/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

November 20, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

6:00 p.m. - Public Hearing was held for elements of school improvement plans for Merkel Elementary and Merkel Intermediate.

Public Hearing adjourned at 6:24 p.m.

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on November 20, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, Bill Palmer, Kyle Doan, Delbert Russell and O.C. McKeehan.   Lynn Hays was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Bryan Allen, Brack Jones, Ernest Munoz and Gayle Maxey.  Please see attached list for others present.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 21, 2014 regular board meeting.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No comments.

 

Construction update was given by W.B. Kibler Construction Company and Andrew Hawkins, Architect.

 

Financial Update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $249,204.21   Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that100% of the personnel at each campus has met the Highly Qualified criteria according to the “No Child Left Behind” qualifications.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve the Merkel ISD Textbook Committee as presented.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the “Data Analysis, Needs Assessment, and Improvement Plan” as drafted by the “Campus Leadership Team” and in compliance with Texas Accountability Intervention System and Texas Education Code 39.106 (b) procedures and requirements for Merkel Intermediate School and Merkel Elementary School.  These Improvement Plans are subject to quarterly review and revisions by the Campus Leadership Team and the Board adoption of the plan is subject to future necessary changes without future Board approval.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion for a Trustee request for personnel reports – Leaves and Absences.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board the board that he had accepted the resignation of Netta Hart at mid-term.

 

The Board went into executive session at 7:44 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 8:08 p.m.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


Novemer 20,2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
11/17/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

November 20, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

6:00 P.M. - PUBLIC HEARING FOR ELEMENTS OF THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR MERKEL ELEMENTARY AND MERKEL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Construction Update with Representatives from W.B. Kibler Construction Company and Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

5.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified Report

 

7.

Textbook Committee for Textbook Adoptions for 2015-2016

 

8.

Data Analysis, Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan for Merkel Elementary and Merkel Intermediate School for 2014-2015

 

9.

Consider Trustee Request for Personnel Reports

 

10.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

11.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Team Building Opportunities

 

B.

Board Training

 

12.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

13.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


November 20, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
11/17/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

November 20, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

6:00 P.M. - PUBLIC HEARING FOR ELEMENTS OF THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR MERKEL ELEMENTARY AND MERKEL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Construction Update with Representatives from W.B. Kibler Construction Company and Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

5.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified Report

 

7.

Textbook Committee for Textbook Adoptions for 2015-2016

 

8.

Data Analysis, Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan for Merkel Elementary and Merkel Intermediate School for 2014-2015

 

9.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

10.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Team Building Opportunities

 

B.

Board Training

 

11.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

12.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


October 21, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
10/22/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

October 21, 2013

Merkel ISD Conference Room

PUBLIC HEARING was held at 6:00 P.M.  on MISD “FIRST” rating.

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on October 21, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, O.C. McKeehan, Lynn Hays, Bill Palmer, and Delbert Russell.  Kyle Doan was absent from the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth,  Brack Jones, Tammy Nall, Ernest Munoz, Bryan Allen and John Cornelius.   Please see attached list for others present.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the minutes from September 23rd , 2014  board meeting. Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $335,953.39.   Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to grant adjunct faculty status to Kit Horne, Jane Rowan and Robert Pritz, county extension agents.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

The board set dates for the November and December regular meetings for November 20, 2014 and December 18, 2014.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board he had accepted the resignation of Ashlen Thornberry.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to employ Brittany Wilson under an employee agreement through the end of the school year.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


September 23, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
10/15/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

September 23, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on September 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Kyle Doan, Todd Yaddow, Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, and Lynn Hays.   O.C. McKeehan was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:   Angie Bloodworth, Ernest Munoz, Brack Jones, Bryan Allen, and John Cornelius.  See attached list for other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to accept the resignation of Board Trustee, Teresa Teaff.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays approved the minutes of August 14th, August 21st, and August 28th, 2014 board meetings.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – Recognized Bree Garner for her reserve grand champion pig at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $41,434.20.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against. 

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve Policy Update 100 as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to exempt eligible honor courses from the No Pass No Play requirement as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve overnight trips as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

The board went into executive session at 7:46 p.m.

The board came out of executive session at 8:01 p.m.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


October 21, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
10/15/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

October 21, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

Public Hearing Concerning "FIRST" Rating - 6:00 P.M.

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Construction Update with W.B. Kibler and Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

5.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

Grant Adjunct Faculty Status for County Extension Agents

 

7.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

8.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Principals Month

 

B.

Team Building Opportunities

 

C.

TASB Legal Seminar - November 13

 

D.

Set Date for Public hearing for TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report)

 

E.

Set Dates for November and December Board Meetings

 

9.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

10.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


September 23,2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
09/17/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

September 23, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Resignation of Board Trustee

 

3.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

4.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

5.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Quarterly Reports

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

D.

Action on Current Billings

 

6.

Construction Update with W. B. Kibler Construction Company and Andrew Hawkins Architect

 

7.

Policy Update 100, Affecting (LOCAL) Policies (see attached list of codes)

 

8.

Eligible Honor Courses Exempt From No Pass-No Play

 

9.

Overnight Trips

 

10.

Principals' Reports

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

11.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Legal Seminar - Thursday, November 13 - ESC 5 hours credit

 

B.

Set Date for FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) Public Hearing

 

C.

Set Date for October Meeting

 

12.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

13.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, September 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


August 28, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
08/29/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

August 28, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on August 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, Delbert Russell, Bill Palmer, Lynn Hays,

O.C. McKeehan and Kyle Doan.  Teresa Teaff was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak and Angie Bloodworth

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the 2014-2015 budget at the function level with revenues of $12,971,120.00 and expenditures of $12,828,143.00.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to adopt an ordinance to set the tax rate for 2014-2015 school year at $1.04 for Maintenance and Operations and $0.275 for Interest and Sinking for a total tax rate of $1.315.  This ordinance is in writing and passed by the board on August 28, 2014.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve budget amendments as presented.  Please see attached:

O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the monthly bills in the amount of $371,129.88.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


August 28, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
08/25/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

August 28, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Public Forum Concerning Budget and Tax Rate for 2014-2015

 

3.

Adoption of Budget for 2014-2015

 

4.

Adoption of Ordinance Setting Tax Rate for 2014-2015

 

5.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, August 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


August 21, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
08/25/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

August 21, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on August 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:    Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m.

 

Open Forum –No Comments

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to accept the guaranteed maximum cost of $15,209,325.00 with W. B. Kibler for the new elementary school construction project.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:27 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary


August 21, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
08/18/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

August 21, 2014

5:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 , at 5:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Update with W. B. Kibler Construction Company

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


August 14, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
08/11/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

August 14, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action of Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Teacher Appraisal Calendar for 2014-2015

 

6.

(LOCAL) Policy EIC Academic Achievement:  Class Ranking

 

7.

Resolution of the Board to Suspend Portions of EIE (LOCAL) Academic Achievement:  Retention and Promotion

 

8.

House Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement Survey Ratings

 

9.

Homecoming Proposal

 

10.

Student Handbook for 2014-2015

 

11.

Construction Workshop with W.B. Kibler and Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

12.

Fuel Bids

 

13.

Budget Workshop for 2014-2015

 

14.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Special Called Meeting to Set and Adopt Budget and Adopt Tax Rate for 2014-2015 School Year for August 28, 2014

 

B.

Set Date for September Board Meeting

 

15.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

16.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


July 31, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
08/04/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

July 31, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on July 31, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:  Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow.   Lynn Hays was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:   Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum –No Comments

 

Ed Portier and Joe Spoon discussed price of building project.  Options were discussed with Andrew Hawkins, architect and the construction firm.  The board will meet again soon.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


July 31, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
07/24/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

July 31, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Update with Andrew Hawkins, Architect and Representatives from W. B. Kibler Construction Company

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, July 28th, 2014 @ 9:00a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


July 23, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
07/24/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

July 23, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on July 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow, Bill Palmer, Teresa Teaff and O. C. McKeehan.  Kyle Doan and Lynn Hays were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak.  See attached list of other visitors.  

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

 

Open Forum – No comments

 

Construction update was presented.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


July 17, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
07/21/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

July 17, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on July 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Todd Yaddow, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan, Kyle Doan, Bill Palmer and Delbert Russell.  Lynn Hays was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Bryan Allen, Gaylon Brnovak, Ernest Munoz and John Cornelius.  Please see attached list for other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 17, 2014 board meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan entered the meeting at this time.

 

The board agreed to follow up on concerns presented and get back to the Tye City Council.

 

Financial Update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $250,501.89.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve amending the budget in the amount of $32,500.00 from function 53 to function 11 .  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve Merkel ISD substitute pay increase as presented:  Substitute pay for an aide $65.00, substitute pay for non-certified teacher $70.00, and substitute pay for a certified teacher $75.00.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to approve the Student Code of Conduct for 2014-2015 as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted the resignation of Shelly Mullins.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to employ Judee Carrillo, Donna Lang, and Jessalyn Woods on a 10 month, probationary teacher contract for the 2014-2015 school year.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to employ Cody Blair on a 10 1/2 month, dual probationary, teacher/coach contract for the 2014-2015 school year.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

 

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


July 23, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
07/17/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

July 23, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Update with Andrew Hawkins, Architect and Representatives from W. B. Kibler Construction Company

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


July 17, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
07/09/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

July 17, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action of Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Tye City Council Request to Address Board Concerning Proposed Donation of Tye School Property

 

6.

Construction Update with W. B. Kibler and Architect, Andrew Hawkins

 

7.

Substitute Teacher Pay

 

8.

Student Code of Conduct for 2014-2015

 

9.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Preliminary Results of FIRST (Financial Integrity Ratings System of Texas) for 2012-2013 Data

 

B.

Set Date for August Meeting

 

C.

Set Date for Public Hearing on Setting Tax Rate and Budget for 2014-2015

 

10.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

11.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


June 17, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
06/23/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

June 17, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on June 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Lynn Hays, Todd Yaddow, Delbert Russell, O. C. McKeehan and Bill Palmer. Teresa Teaff and Kyle Doan were absent from the meeting Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Bryan Allen, Ernest Munoz and Gaylon Brnovak.  See attached list for other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum – Chuck Downs requested that the Tye City Council be put on the agenda next month to discuss Tye School property.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the minutes from the Merkel ISD Board meeting held on May 20, 2014.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $187,201.36.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to enter into an agreement with Taylor County Learning Center for mandatory or discretionary expulsion to JJAEP.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to delete Assistant Principals from personnel required to live in the district according to (LOCAL) Policy DB.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to accept workers compensation proposal from School Comp. for the 2014-2015 school year workers compensation insurance carrier.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he has accepted resignations from Clesta Boone, Ryan Dollar, Amy Dollar, Jeana McLaughlin, Caitlin Phillips, Cole Riggan, and Jessica Riggan.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to employ Kimberly Assenmacher, LaTosha Barnes, Margaret Moore, Jackie Naron, Ashlen Thornberry, Cynthia Cox, William Farrar, and Stephanie Phillips on a 1 year, 10 month, probationary teacher contract.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to employ Brandon Lee on an 11 month, 1 year, dual probationary teacher/coach contract.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


June 17, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
06/12/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

June 17, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action of Current Billings

 

C.

Quarterly Financial Report

 

D.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Memorandum of Understanding with Taylor County Learning Center for 2014-2015

 

6.

(LOCAL) Policy DB Employment Requirements and Restrictions

 

7.

Worker's Compensation Proposals

 

8.

Budget Information for 2014-2015

 

9.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Preliminary End-of-Course and STAAR Testing Results for 2014

 

B.

Special Called Meeting for July 9, 2014

 

C.

Set Date for July Board Meeting

 

10.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

11.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Thursday, June 12, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

                                                                                                _____________________________ 


May 20,2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
05/21/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

May 20, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on May 20, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Lynn Hays, Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow, Teresa Teaff, Bill Palmer, Kyle Doan and O.C. McKeehan.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Gaylon Brnovak, Ernest Munoz, Bryan Allen and Brack Jones.  Please see attached list for other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

The new board members, Lynn Hays, Bill Palmer and O.C. McKeehan were sworn in.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to leave the trustee member positions as follows:  Delbert Russell, President, Todd Yaddow, Vice President, and Kyle Doan, Secretary.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the minutes from the Merkel ISD Board meeting held on April 24, 2014.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $246,533.72.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to change money managers from Eagle Asset Management (which is a short term government security) to Gannett, Welsh, and Kotler, LLC (which is a municipal fixed income investment).  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to raise the school lunch prices as presented.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to accept the annual report of the School Health Advisory Committee.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to approve Policy EIF (LOCAL) Academic Achievement as presented.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 7:20 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 7:40 p.m.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted the resignations of the following:

                        Kimberli Brackett – 2nd grade teacher

                        Melinda Cook – MMS Science

                        Amanda Corley – HS Science

                        Julie Jackson – MES Kindergarten

                        Kayce McElreath – MES Special Ed

                        Judy Rutledge – MES Aide

                        Betsy Stanaland – MJHS 7th Reading/Coach

           

Todd Yaddow made a motion to employ Casey Hodges on an 11 month, term contract as Merkel High School Assistant Principal.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to employ Whitney Chovanetz and Holley Cornelius on a 10 month, probationary teaching contract. Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to employ Richard Gammon on a 10 ½ month, dual probationary teacher/coach contract.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to employ Renee Carey on an 11 month, term contract as a Certified Counselor.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to employ Clinton Morgan on an 11 month, dual probationary teacher/assistant band director contract.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


May 20, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
05/15/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

May 20, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Reorganization of School Board and Officers

 

3.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

4.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

5.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Budget Amendments

 

C.

Action on Current Billings

 

6.

School Lunch Prices for 2014-2015

 

7.

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Annual Report

 

8.

Policy EIF (LOCAL) Academic Achievement -- Graduation

 

9.

Budget Workshop for 2014-2015

 

10.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Events

 

D.

Campus Activities

 

11.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Summer Leadership Institute - San Antonio, June 19-21

 

B.

Graduation - Friday, May 30 - 7:00 p.m.

 

C.

June Board Meeting

 

12.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

13.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, May 16, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


April 24, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
04/25/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

April 25, 2013

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on April 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow,  Kyle Doan, and Lynn Hays.  O. C. McKeehan and Teresa Teaff were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak, Angie Bloodworth, Bryan Allen, Brack Jones, Ernest Munoz, Adam Bloodworth and David Acevedo.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 19, March 24, March 28, April 2, and April 9th, 2014 board meetings.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $273,870.82.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to amend the budget in the amount of $25,000.00 as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve Health Special Risk Inc. student insurance quote as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve Policy Update 99, affecting (LOCAL) policies as presented.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve a waiver for Staff Development Days in lieu of Instructional days for 2014-2015 as presented.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve the 2014-2015 school calendar as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against

 

The Board went into executive session at 7:23 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 9:08 p.m.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted the resignations of Lisa Britt and Adam Bloodworth.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to offer an, 11 month, multi-year Administrative contract beginning August 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016 to Tammy Nall.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against. 

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to offer a one year, 11 month, dual probationary teacher/coach  contract to Steven Gray.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to offer a one year, 10 ½ month, dual teacher/coach term contract to Adam Bloodworth.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to offer a 10 month, term teaching contract to Daryl McEwen.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 3 for and 2 against.  Todd Yaddow and Lynn Hays voted against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to offer probationary and term contracts to certified personnel for the 2014-2015 school year as recommended by campus principals.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:17 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


April 24, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/17/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

April 24, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Student/Athletic Accident Insurance

 

6.

Construction Upddate with W. B. Kibler Construction Company

 

7.

Policy Update 99, affecting (LOCAL) policies (See Attached list of Codes)

 

8.

Waiver for Staff Development Days in Lieu of Instuctional Days for 2014-2015

 

9.

School Calendar 2014-2015

 

10.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Events

 

D.

Campus Activities

 

11.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Baccalaureate/Graduation

 

B.

Board Training Update

 

C.

SLI - San Antonio - June 19-21, 2014

 

D.

Banquets

 

E.

UIL Academic & Athletic Regional Qualifiers

 

F.

May Board Meeting Date

 

12.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings for Certified Personnel for 2014-2015

 

13.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


April 9, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
04/10/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

April 9, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on April 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow, O. C. McKeehan, Teresa Teaff and Bill Palmer. Kyle Doan and Lynn Hays were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak, Ernest Munoz, Brack Jones, and Bryan Allen.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum – No comments

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to employ John Cornelius on a 12 month, multi-year, Athletic Director/Teacher/Coach contract beginning on April 21, 2014 through June 30, 2016.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

The board met with the architect and construction firm representative.  They discussed the proposed plan, made modifications, and finalized plans as presented.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary


April 2, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
04/04/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

April 2, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on April 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:    Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak and Bryan Allen

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Open Forum –No Comments

 

The board interviewed two applicants for the Merkel ISD Athletic Director Position.

 

The board went into executive session at 8:28 p.m.

 

The board came out of executive session at 9:08 p.m.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to employee Jennifer Dement on a 10 month, dual probationary teacher/coach contract.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary


April 9, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
04/04/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Special Called Meeting

April 9, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Special Called Meeting held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Workshop with Architect and Construction Firm

 

4.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

C.

Contract for Head Football Coach/Athletic Director

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________

March 28, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
04/01/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

March 28, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on March 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays and O. C. McKeehan.  Teresa Teaff was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Bryan Allen.  

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum –  No comments

 

The board interviewed three applicants for the Merkel ISD Athletic Director Position.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


April 2, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
03/28/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

April 2, 2014

6:00 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 , at 6:00 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Interviews for Football Coach/Athletic Director Position

 

4.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


March 24, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
03/25/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

March 24, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

 

A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD 6:00 P.M. – CONCERNING DONATING TYE SCHOOL PROPERTY TO THE CITY OF TYE

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on March 24, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, Bill Palmer, Lynn Hays, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan, Kyle Doan and Delbert Russell.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth and Gaylon Brnovak.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 24th and February 26th  2014 board meetings.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

Financial Update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

O.C. Mckeehan made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $171,041.03.   Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve payment of 2012 invoice to Turf and Soil Management.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against and 1 abstained.  Todd Yaddow abstained from the vote.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to make a budget amendment to pay off air conditioning units as presented.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve the resolution for the donation of real property concerning Tye Elementary School to the City of Tye.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against and 1 abstained.  Teresa Teaff abstained from the vote.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to cancel the school board election for May 10, 2014.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adopt the Instructional Material Allotment and TEKS Certification for 2014-2015 as presented.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted resignations from Jana Eckert, Robbie Hicks, Kieth Mullins and Carla Smets.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


March 28, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
03/25/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

March 28, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Friday, March 28, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Interviews for Football Coach/Athletic Director Position

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


March 19, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
03/20/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

March 19, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on March 19, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:    Delbert Russell, Lynn Hays, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan, Bill Palmer and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting. Kyle Doan was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Ernest Munoz, Brack Jones and Gaylon Brnovak.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Open Forum –None

 

The board met with the architect and construction firm representative.  They discussed the proposed plan, made modifications, and will meet again on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

 

The board went into executive session at 7:53 p.m.

 

The board came out of executive session at 8:24 p.m.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


March 24, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/19/2014

March 24, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Monday, March 24, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

Public Hearing at 6:00 P.M. Concerning Donating Tye School Property to the City of Tye

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Quarterly Financial Report

 

C.

Action on Current Billings

 

D.

Board Approval for Invoice from 2012 to Turf and Soil Management for Grass Seed

 

E.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Resolution Authorizing the Donation of Real Property Concerning Tye Elementary School Being Donated to the City of Tye

 

6.

Cancellation of School Board Election for May 10, 2014

 

7.

Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification for 2014-2015

 

8.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Events

 

D.

Campus Activities

 

9.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

TASB Region 14 ESC Spring Workshop - Thursday, May 15 - 5:00 - 9:00 P.M.

 

B.

2014 Summer Leadership Institute - San Antonio - June 19-21

 

C.

Set April Board Meeting Date

 

10.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

11.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


March 19, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
03/05/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Special Called Meeting

March 19, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Special Called Meeting held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Workshop with Architect and Construction Firm

 

4.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, March 7, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


February 26, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
02/27/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

February 26, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on February 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:   Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting. Lynn Hays was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak, Brack Jones, Ernest Munoz, Kieth Mullins, and Bryan Allen.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.

 

Open Forum –No Comments

 

The new drawings were discussed with the board, school personnel, the architect and a representative of the construction firm.  Modifications were suggested and a board meeting to further develop the plans was set for March 19, 2014.

 

The Board went into executive session at 7:43 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 8:47 p.m.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


February 24, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
02/26/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

February 24, 2014

MISD Conference Room

A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD – 2012-2013 TEXAS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE REPORT WAS GIVEN AT 6:00 P.M.

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on February 24, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:    Teresa Teaff, Lynn Hays, Kyle Doan, Bill Palmer, O.C. McKeehan, Delbert Russell and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak, Brack Jones, David Acevedo, Ernest Munoz, Adam Bloodworth, Kieth Mullins, Gayle Maxey and Angie Bloodworth.  

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the minutes of January 30, 2014 and February 13, 2014 board meetings.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum –  No Comments

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $207,985.10.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve the District Improvement Plan as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to attend school on bad weather days of April 18th and May 26th to make up for cancelled days of December 6th, 2013 and February 3rd, 2014.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to approve the waiver in lieu of missed instructional days as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

The board went into executive session at 7:05 p.m.

 

The board came out of executive session at 8:38 p.m.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted the resignation of David Acevedo effective at the end of the year.  He has accepted a position with another school district.  Mr. Hood has also accepted the resignation of Nancy Hogan effective at the end of the school year.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to extend a 12 month, multi-year, Administrative Contract, through June 30th, 2016, to Angie Bloodworth and Bryan Allen.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to extend a 12 month, multi-year, Athletic Director/Teacher/

Coach contract, through June 30th, 2016, to Kieth Mullins.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to extend a one-year, term contract, as Cafeteria Director for the 2014-2015 school year to Bronwyn Campbell.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to offer an employment agreement to Gaylon Brnovak for the 2014-2015 school year.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to extend an 11 month, multi-year Administrative Contract, through June 30th, 2016, to Ernest Munoz and Brack Jones.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to extend an 11-month, one year, term contract, as Teacher/ Assistant Principal for 2014-2015 school year to Delbert Dearing.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to extend an 11-month, one year term contract, as Assistant Principal for 2014-2015 school year to Adam Bloodworth.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


February 26, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
02/20/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Special Called Meeting

February 26, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Special Called Meeting held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Workshop with Architect and Construction Firm

 

4.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


February 24, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Agenda
02/20/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

February 24, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Monday, February 24, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

Public Hearing at 6:00 P.M. to present TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report)

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

District Plan for 2013-2015

 

6.

Use of Bad Weather Days to Make Up for Missed Instructional Days

 

7.

Waiver in Lieu of Missed Instructional Days 

 

8.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Events

 

D.

Campus Activities

 

9.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

District 3-3A in Football, District 6-3A in Basketball

 

B.

Set Date for March Board Meeting

 

10.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

C.

Administrative Evaluations

 

D.

Administrative Contracts for Principals, Athletic Director and Other Administrative Personnel

 

11.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


February 13, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
02/14/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

February 13, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on February 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow, Lynn Hays, Bill Palmer and O. C. McKeehan.  Teresa Teaff and Kyle Doan were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak, Brack Jones, Ernest Munoz and Angie Bloodworth.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

 

Open Forum –  No comments

 

The board received preliminary cost estimates for the project from the construction firm.  The board spent the rest of the meeting revising and making modifications to the drawings with the architect.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


February 13, 2014 Special Called Meeting Agenda
02/10/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Special Called Board Meeting

February 13, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Special Called Board Meeting held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Workshop with Architect and Construction Firm

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, February 10, 2014, @ 10:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


January 30, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
01/31/2014

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

January 30, 2014

MISD Conference Room

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on January 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:    Teresa Teaff, Todd Yaddow,  Kyle Doan, Bill Palmer, Lynn Hays,  and Delbert Russell. O.C. McKeehan was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:   David Acevedo, Ernest Munoz, Brack Jones, Kieth Mullins, Adam Bloodworth,  Bryan Allen, Gaylon Brnovak, and Angie Bloodworth.   Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2013 regular meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum –  No Comments

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $225,765.44.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve the Order Authorizing the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of Merkel Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2014; Authorizing the Amount, the Interest Rates, Price, Redemption Provisions and Terms Thereof and Certain Other Procedures and Provisions Related Thereto; and Containing Other Matters Related Thereto.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to set a $200.00 per day late charge for sub-contractors.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to call for a School Board Election on May 10, 2014 for places currently held by Bill Palmer (Place 5), Lynn Hays (Place 6) and O. C. McKeehan (Place 7).  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to enter into a joint contract for election services with Taylor County Elections Office, the City of Tye, and the City of Merkel for the May 10, 2014 elections.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 8:02 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 8:23 p.m.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adopt Campus Plans for 2013-2014 as presented.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to approve Title I Compacts for Merkel Elementary and Merkel Intermediate as presented.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 9:27 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 11:58 p.m.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to extend the Superintendent’s present contract on a twelve month basis for 1 year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2016.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against and 1 abstained.  Bill Palmer abstained from the vote.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12: 05 a.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


January 30, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
01/23/2014

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

January 30, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Order Authorizing the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of Merkel Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2014; Authorizing the Amount, the Interest Rates, Price, Redemption Provisions and Terms Thereof and Certain Other Procedures and Provisions Related Thereto; and Containing Other Matters Related Thereto

 

6.

Construction Update with Architect and Construction Company

 

7.

Call for School Board Election on May 10, 2014 for Places Currently Held by Bill Palmer (Place 5), Lynn Hays (Place 6) and O.C. McKeehan (Place 7)

 

8.

Joint Resolution to Enter in to a Joint Contract for Election Services for 2014 Between Merkel ISD and City of Merkel and City of Tye

 

9.

Tye Property Proposal

 

10.

Campus  Plans and Title I Compact for 2013-2014

 

11.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Events

 

D.

Campus Activities

 

12.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

School Board Recognition Month

 

B.

Spring Sports Schedules

 

C.

Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and Junior High District UIL Results

 

D.

Set Date for February Board Meeting

 

13.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

C.

Superintendent's Evaluation

 

D.

Superintendent's Contract

 

14.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


December 16, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
12/18/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

December 16, 2013

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on December 16, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, and O.C. McKeehan.  Todd Yaddow and Teresa Teaff, were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Gaylon Brnovak, Brack Jones, Bryan Allen, Krystal Woolard, Adam Bloodworth, Bill Palmer and David Acevedo.  

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:38 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to appoint Bill Palmer to fill Place 5 vacated by Russ Holloway.  O.C.McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the minutes from the Merkel ISD Board meetings held on November 14th and November 21st  2013.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to go with the 2 story option for the new elementary facility.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion for the new facility to be for Pre-K thru 5.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to accept the 2012-2013 Annual Financial Report as presented by Gerald Rodgers of James Rodgers and Company, PC.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $199,664.03.   O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adopt resolution of reimbursement to pay Andrew Hawkins $23,719.50 for architectural services rendered to date.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to amend the budget in the amount of $23,719.50.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood reported that Kyle Doan, O.C. McKeehan, Delbert Russell, and Todd Yaddow exceeded the required board training hours for 2013-2014.  Lynn Hays exceeded the required board training hours but did not receive the Level 2 training.  Teresa Teaff met the required board training hours except for the Level 2 training. 

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to renew inter-local agreement with the 2014-2015 West Texas Food Service Cooperative with Region 17 as presented.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to adopt Policy Update 98 as presented.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to hire James E. Rodgers and Company, PC to perform the annual financial report for  Merkel ISD for the 2013-2014 school year.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 9:15 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 9:37 p.m.

 

The board was informed by Mr. Hood that he had accepted the resignation of Krystal Woolard as elementary principal effective December 20, 2013.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to offer Krystal Woolard a 10 month, term teaching contract for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to offer Ernest Munoz an eleven month, multi-year term contract, beginning January 6, 2014 through June 30th, 2015.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:37 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


December 16, 2013 Regular Board Meeting
12/13/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

December 16, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Monday, December 16, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Appointment to Fill Board Vacancy Position

 

3.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

4.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

5.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

Board of Trustees Report of Board Training Hours Acquired for 2013-2014

 

7.

Interlocal Agreement for the West Texas Food Service Cooperative with Region 17 ESC

 

8.

Policy Update 98, affecting (LOCAL) policies (see attached list of codes)

 

9.

Bond Sale Preview

 

10.

Construction Project Update

 

11.

Audit for 2012-2013 School Year by James Rodgers and Company, PC

 

12.

Selection of Auditor School Year 2013-2014

 

13.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

14.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Set Date For January Board Meetings

 

B.

Distribute Superintendent's Evaluation Forms

 

15.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

C.

Contract Offering for New Elementary Principal

 

16.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


November 21, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
11/22/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

November 21, 2013

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on November 21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, Russ Holloway, Teresa Teaff, Kyle Doan and O.C. McKeehan.   Lynn Hays and Delbert Russell were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Gaylon Brnovak, David Acevedo, Brack Jones, Krystal Woolard and Gayle Maxey.  Please see attached list for others present.

 

Todd Yaddow, Merkel ISD Board Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 22, 2013 regular board meeting.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – Todd Yaddow thanked the faculty for their hard work on the bond election.  Russ Holloway resigned as School Board Trustee effective immediately.

 

Financial Update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $239,377.30.   O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that100% of the personnel at each campus has met the Highly Qualified criteria according to the “No Child Left Behind” qualifications.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to accept the Coca Cola proposal as presented.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to cast 217 votes for Mike Barber for the Board of Directors for the Jones County Appraisal District.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to cast 28 votes each for Yvonne Batts, David Copeland, Cecil Davis, Ken Le Fevre, and John Stearns for the Taylor County Appraisal District Board of Directors.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the Merkel ISD Textbook Committee as presented.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve the “Data Analysis, Needs Assessment, and Improvement Plan” as drafted by the “Campus Leadership Team” and in compliance with Texas Accountability Intervention System and Texas Education Code 39.106 (b) procedures and requirements for Merkel Intermediate School and Merkel Elementary School.  These Improvement Plans are subject to quarterly review and revisions by the Campus Leadership Team and the Board adoption of the plan is subject to future necessary changes without future Board approval.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Andrew Hawkins, architect, and representatives from W. B. Kibler Construction Co. presented approximate timelines for the construction project and obtaining staff input.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to give Mr. Hood the authority to contract for a soil test and survey.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 8:09 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 8:21 p.m.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


November 21, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
11/18/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

November 21, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

6:00 P.M. - Public Hearing for Elements of the School Improvement Plan for Merkel Elementary and Merkel Intermediate


1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Discuss Timelines and Construction Update with Architect, Andrew Hawkins and W.B. Kibler Construction Company

 

6.

No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified Report

 

7.

Coca-Cola Proposal

 

8.

Jones County Appraisal District Ballot for Board of Directors

 

9.

Taylor County Appraisal District Ballot for Board of Directors

 

10.

Textbook Committee for Textbook Adoptions for 2014-2015

 

11.

Data Analysis, Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan for Merkel Elementary and Merkel Intermediate Schools for 2013-2014

 

12.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

13.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Team Building Opportunities

 

B.

Set Date for December Meeting

 

14.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

15.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


November 14, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
11/15/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

November 14, 2013

6:00 p.m.

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on November 14, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:    Russ Holloway, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting. O. C. McKeehan and Teresa Teaff were absent from the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  None

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion that the following votes were cast for the election on November 5, 2013, as follows: 

                                                                                    For                  Against

                                                Early Votes                156                  45

 

                                                Election Day              266                  193

 

                                                Total                           422                  238

for the issuance of $14,000,000.00 Bonds for the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of school buildings, and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against

Russ Holloway made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:07 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


November 14, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
11/08/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

November 14, 2013

6:00 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 , at 6:00 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Canvass and Certify the Results of the Bond Election held on November 5, 2013

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, November 11, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


October 22, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
10/23/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

October 22, 2013

Merkel MJHS/MMS Library

PUBLIC HEARING was held at 6:00 P.M. 

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on October 22, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, O.C. McKeehan, Lynn Hays, Russ Holloway, Teresa Teaff and Delbert Russell.  Kyle Doan was absent from the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth,  Brack Jones, David Acevedo, Gayle Maxey and Krystal Woolard.   Please see attached list for others present.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the minutes from September 24th and October 7th 2013 board meetings. Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $391,910.47.   O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to grant adjunct faculty status for County Extension Agents.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

The Board went into executive session at 6:48 p.m.

 

The Board came out of executive session at 7:05 p.m.

 

Andrew Hawkins, architect, presented revised drawings of proposed PK-6 complex.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary


October 22, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
10/17/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

October 22, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel Junior High Library

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel Junior High Library, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

Public Hearing Concerning "FIRST" Rating - 6:00 p.m.

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Grant Adjunct Faculty Status for County Extension Agents

 

6.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

D.

Events

 

7.

Review Revised Construction Plans with Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

8.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Team Building Opportunities

 

B.

TASB Legal Seminar - November 12

 

C.

Set Date for November Meeting

 

9.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

10.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, October 18, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


October 7, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
10/08/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

October 7, 2013

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on October 7, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:    Delbert Russell,  Lynn Hays, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan, Kyle Doan, Russ Holloway and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

 

Open Forum – The board interviewed Waldrop Construction, The Crowe Group, and W.B. Kibler Construction Co.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to negotiate a contract between W. B. Kibler Construction Co. and Merkel ISD for Construction Manager at Risk contingent upon passage of bond election.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:32 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


October 7, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
10/02/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

October 7, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Monday, October 7, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Interviews for Construction Manager at Risk

 

4.

Selection of Construction Manager at Risk

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, October 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


September 24, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
09/25/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

September 24, 2013

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on September 24, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Kyle Doan, Todd Yaddow, Russ Holloway, Delbert Russell, Teresa Teaff and Lynn Hays.   O.C. McKeehan was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak, Angie Bloodworth, David Acevedo, Krystal Woolard, Brack Jones, Bryan Allen, Adam Bloodworth and Gayle Maxey.  See attached list for other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays approved the minutes of August 20th, August 26th, August 29th, 2013, and September 10th, 2013 board meetings.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum –  Lynn Hays wanted to thank all administration for a job well done, hearing positive things from the community about MISD

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $431,661.48.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 1 against.  Todd Yaddow voted against this motion.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to nominate Mike Barber for Jones County Appraisal District for board of directors.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to grant a local waiver for teaching the constitution as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to exempt eligible honor courses from the No Pass No Play requirement as presented.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve requests for early graduation as presented.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve overnight trips as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

The board went into executive session at 7:13 p.m.

The board came out of executive session at 7:45 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________


September 24, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
09/19/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

September 24, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Quarterly Report

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

D.

Action on Current Billings

 

5.

Taylor County Appraisal District Nominees for Board of Director

 

6.

Jones County Appraisal District Nominees for Board of Directors

 

7.

Local Waiver for Teaching the Constitution

 

8.

Eligible Honor Courses Exempt From No Pass-No Play

 

9.

Request for Early Graduation

 

10.

Overnight Trips

 

11.

Principals' Report

 

A.

Enrollment

 

B.

Attendance

 

C.

Campus Activities

 

12.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Legal Seminar -Tuesday, November 12 - ESC 9:00 - 3:30 5 hours credit

 

B.

Set Date for FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) Public Hearing

 

C.

Set Date for October Meeting

 

13.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

14.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, September 20, 2013 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


September 10, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
09/11/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

September 10, 2013

MISD Conference Room

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on September 10, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow,  Kyle Doan, Russ Holloway, and Lynn Hays.  Delbert Russell, O.C. McKeehan, and Teresa Teaff were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:   Gaylon Brnovak.   Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Todd Yaddow, Merkel ISD Board Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum –  No Comments

 

The board met with John Blackburn from Government Capital to discuss getting information to the public concerning the bond election and setting up public meetings. 

 

The board also met with Andrew Hawkins concerning revised drawings for Pre-K – 6 campus which includes a band hall, gym and cafeteria to accommodate Pre-K-8 grade students.

 

The board set up time lines for evaluating, interviewing and selecting a construction manager at-risk.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


September 10, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
09/06/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

September 10, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Meet With Andrew Hawkins, Architect and John Blackburn, Financial Adviser Concerning Revised Drawings and Information for Public Meetings.

 

4.

RFQ for Construction Manager Time Line

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


August 29, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
08/30/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

August 29, 2013

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on August 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, Teresa Teaff, Delbert Russell, Russ Holloway,

Lynn Hays and Kyle Doan.  O.C. McKeehan was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak and Angie Bloodworth

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the 2013-2014 budget at the function level with revenues of $11,893,271.00 and expenditures of $11,893,271.00.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adopt an ordinance to set the tax rate for 2013-2014 school year at $1.04 for Maintenance and Operations and $0.015 for Interest and Sinking for a total tax rate of $1.055.  This ordinance is in writing and passed by the board on August 29, 2013.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to increase overall budget of cafeteria, function 35 as presented. Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:52 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


August 26, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
08/27/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

August 26, 2013

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on August 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:    Russ Holloway, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum –No Comments

 

Lynn Hays made an order calling a bond election to be held by the Merkel Independent School District, for the amount of 14 million dollars Making Provision for the Conduct of the Election, and Resolving Other Matters Incident and Relating to Such Election. Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to enter into an Inter-local agreement between Jones County and Merkel ISD to conduct November election.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Russell Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


August 29, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
08/26/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

August 29, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Public Forum Concerning Budget and Tax Rate for 2013-2014

 

3.

Adoption of Budget for 2013-2014

 

4.

Adoption of Ordinance Setting Tax Rate for 2013-2014

 

5.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, August 26, 2013 at 12:00 noon

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


August 20, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
08/26/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

August 20, 2013

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on August 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:    Teresa Teaff, Todd Yaddow, Kyle Doan, Russ Holloway, O.C. McKeehan, Delbert Russell and Lynn Hays were present for the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak, Angie Bloodworth, and Krystal Woolard. Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and established that a quorum was present.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the minutes of July 23, August 6, and August 13, 2013 board meetings.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments  

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $157,836.26.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to adopt budget amendments as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to enter into an agreement with Government Capital Securities as Financial Advisors for the district as presented.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Taylor County Learning Center as presented.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adopt the Teacher Appraisal Calendar for 2013-2014 as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adopt the Merkel ISD Student Code of Conduct for 2013-2014 as presented.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to table Tye property proposal.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against and 1 abstained from the vote.  Teresa Teaff abstained.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


August 26, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
08/21/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

August 26, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Monday, August 26, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

An Order Calling a Bond Election to be Held by the Merkel Independent School District, Making Provision for the Conduct of the Election, and Resolving Other Matters Incident and Relating to Such Election.

 

4.

Interlocal Agreement Between Jones County and Merkel ISD to Conduct November Election

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


August 20, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
08/16/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

August 20, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Agreement with Government Capital Securities as Financial Adviser for the District

 

6.

Memorandum of Understanding with Taylor County Learning Center for 2013-2014

 

7.

Teacher Appraisal Calendar for 2013-2014

 

8.

Student Code of Conduct for 2013-2014

 

9.

Budget Workshop for 2013-2014

 

10.

Tye Property Proposal

 

11.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

School Board Training - Distance Learning Level I Training - Legislative Update - September 11 or September 16 - 2 hours credit 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

B.

Set Date for Special Called Meeting for Calling for a Bond Election 

 

C.

Special Called Meeting to Set and Adopt Budget and Adopt Tax Rate for 2013-2014 School Year for August 29, 2013

 

D.

Set September Board Meeting Date

 

12.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

13.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Friday, August 16, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


August 13, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
08/16/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

August 13, 2013

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on August 6, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:  Todd Yaddow,  Lynn Hays, Kyle Doan and Russ Holloway.  Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Delbert Russell were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Open Forum – No one spoke.

 

Josh Blackburn with Government Capital Securities discussed what he and his firm could do for the district concerning a bond election.  Discussed the financial services they offer in selling bonds and services to promote a bond election.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


August 13, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
08/08/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

August 13, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Presentation by John Blackburn, Government Capital Securities

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


August 6, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
08/07/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

August 6, 2013

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on August 6, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:    Russ Holloway, Delbert Russell, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

Andrew Hawkins presented preliminary facility drawings.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to inter into a contingency contract with Andrew Hawkins.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Gaylon Brnovak held a budget workshop for the trustees.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary


August 6, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
08/01/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

August 6, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Meeting with Andrew Hawkins Concerning Preliminary Plans for PK-6 Facility

 

4.

Contingency Contact with Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

5.

Budget Workshop for School Year 2013-2014

 

6.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


July 23, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
07/24/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

July 23, 2013

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on July 23, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Todd Yaddow, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays and Delbert Russell.  Russ Holloway was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Gaylon Brnovak, and David Acevedo.  Please see attached list for other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 20, June 27th, and July 12th 2013 board meetings.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Open Forum – No Comments

 

Financial Update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $371,947.36.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve moving $32,000.00 from function 53 to function 11 for laptop purchases.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to adopt resolution of the board regarding hazardous traffic conditions as presented.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to accept fuel bid from Cooper Oil Company for the amount of 14.5 cents above rack price.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to accept TASB’s Property & Casualty Insurance bid of $56,165.00 as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to increase substitute pay as presented:  Substitute pay for an aide $58.00, substitute pay for non-certified teacher $61.00, and substitute pay for a certified teacher $66.00.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

The board went into executive session at 7:23 p.m.

 

The board came out of executive session at 7:40 p.m.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to employee Kimberli Brackett on a 10 month, probationary teacher contract for the 2013-2014 school year.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to offer a part time employment agreement to Gayle Maxey for the 2013-2014 school year.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to employ Betsy Stanaland on a 10 month, dual probationary, teacher/coach contract for the 2013-2014 school year.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

 

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


July 23, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
07/18/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

July 23, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Preliminary Results of FIRST (Financial Integrity Ratings System of Texas) for 2011-2012

 

6.

Resolution of the Board Regarding Hazardous Traffic Conditions

 

7.

Fuel Bids

 

8.

Property & Casualty Bids

 

9.

Substitute Teacher Pay

 

10.

Contingency Contract With Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

11.

Budget Workshop for 2013-2014 School Year

 

12.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Senior Exit Survey Results

 

B.

Set Date for August Board Meeting 

 

C.

Set Date for Public Hearing on Setting Tax Rate and Budget for 2013-2014

 

13.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

14.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

 


July 12, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
07/15/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

July 12, 2013

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on July 12, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, Teresa Teaff, Delbert Russell and Russ Holloway. 

O. C. McKeehan, Lynn Hays and Kyle Doan were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  David Acevedo

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 12:03 p.m.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he has accepted resignations from Clay Barnett, Donnie Riggan, and Katie Widener.

 

Russ Holloway made a motion to employ Kyle Lovorn on an 11 month, dual probationary teacher/coach contract.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to employ Sierra Lovorn on a 10 month probationary contract.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to employ Jeana McLaughlin on a 10 month probationary teacher/coach contract. Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Russ Holloway seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:20 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


July 12, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
07/09/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

July 12, 2013

12:00 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Friday, July 12, 2013 , at 12:00 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

1.

Head Girls' Basketball Coach

 

2.

Other Contract Offerings

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 12:00 noon

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


June 27, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
07/08/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

June 27, 2013

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on June 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Delbert Russell, Todd Yaddow, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays and O. C. McKeehan.  Teresa Teaff and Russ Holloway were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum –  Andrew Hawkins discussed needs assessment concerning Merkel Elementary and Merkel Intermediate campuses.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he has accepted letter of resignation from Renee Waggoner.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to employ Shelbe Adkins on a 10 month dual probationary teacher/coach contract.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to employ Caitlin Phillips on a 10 month probationary teaching contract.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to employ Denise Cope on a 10 month term teaching contract.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


June 20, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
06/25/2013

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

June 20, 2013

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on June 20, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Lynn Hays, Todd Yaddow, Teresa Teaff,  and Kyle Doan.  Delbert Russell, O. C. McKeehan and Russ Holloway were absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth and Gaylon Brnovak.

 

Todd Yaddow, Merkel ISD Board Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the minutes from the Merkel ISD Board meeting held on May 23, 2013.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Financial update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $257,092.18.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve Student/Athletic Insurance Renewal with Health Special Risk, Inc. as presented.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to approve the waiver for low attendance days as presented.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the waiver for timeline for Accelerated Instruction as presented.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adopt Policy Update 97 as presented.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to terminate Inter-local Agreement between Merkel ISD and Trent ISD for transportation services.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he has accepted resignations from Mandi Mullins, Jeremy Mullins, and Cathy Malone.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to employ Drew Barnard on a 10 1/2 month, dual probationary teacher/coach contract.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to employ Rocky Reed an 11 month dual term teacher/coach contract.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to employ Katie Toliver on a 10 month probationary contract as school nurse.  Kyle Doan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

 


June 27, 2013 Called Meeting Agenda
06/24/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

June 27, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Facility Planning and Needs Assessment

 

4.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

5.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

__________________________________


June 20, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
06/17/2013

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

June 20, 2013

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)

 

1.

Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action on Current Billings

 

C.

Quarterly Financial Report

 

D.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Student/Athletic Insurance Renewal

 

6.

Waiver for Low Attendance Days

 

7.

Waiver for Timeline for Accelerated Instruction

 

8.

Southwest Consortium Drug Testing Results for 2012-2013

 

9.

Policy Update 97, Affecting Local Policies (see attached list)

 

10.

Interlocal Agreement Between Merkel ISD and Trent ISD for Transportation Services

 

11.

Budget Workshop for 2013-2014 School Year

 

12.