The Board of Trustees of San Saba ISD held a regular meeting on Tuesday, August 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Administration Office. President, Kim Kirk, called the meeting to order and established a quorum with all board members present. Kevin Shahan gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Superintendent, Leigh Ann Glaze, gave the following information:
A. The next Board meeting will be Monday, September 12th at 6 p.m.
B. A few minor staff calendar changes were made.
C. A list of the Back to School events was discussed.
D. Football tickets for Board members was announced.
E. Gave an update on summer maintenance.
F. Filed an Accountability appeal.
G. Cscope Conference date was noted.
H. Listed the upcoming Board dates.
I. The New Distance Learning Equipment from Infonet RUS grant is installed.
J. Discussed the report of meeting with architect and builder and next steps to be implimented for a bond election.
K. Discussed the Senate 100.
L. Will make adjustments in 2012 because of delay of Foundation School Program payments.
M. Scheduled Sept. 14 & 21 for Team Building to set new goals; meet in HS library at 6 p.m.
N. The Small School Conference is in Austin, Sept. 30th, Oct. 1 & 2.
The following Consent Agenda was accepted and approved:
a. The regular and executive session minutes from July 19, 2011.
b. Amended the 2010-2011 budget.
c. Pay bills presented to Board.
d. The financial report given to Board.
e. Accepted 6 transfers.
f. Reclassified transportation expense.
Assistant Superintendent, Michael Bohensky, reported on curriculum for the new school year; a group of 18 from SSISD attended the Cscope Conference in San Antonio Aug. 2 - 4th. 6,000 teachers attended this conference; discussed STAAR , GPA, and determining credit.
A detailed report was given to the Board by the Principals, and they also commented on the following:
Kay Shackelford, Elementary Principal, reported an increase in students this year - with 320 expected; will implement new incentives; the Service Center is supplying what they need; getting ready for the new school year.
Middle School Principal, Vicki Key, reported on getting ready for school to start; Middle School has 4 new teachers; plans to implement no O’s; and Cscope curriculum.
High School Principal, Woody Martin, reported on plans for the coming school year; new incentive program, mentoring and Academic programs will be implemented.
The Board approved Policy Update 90 affecting local policies, including STAAR. and to revise Graduation policy regarding Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Honor Graduates.
Action was taken on the following New Business items:
1. Approved the annual Telephone Retainer with Schwartz and Eichelbaum.
2. Discussed the Waiver From Payment in lieu of taxation for the Housing Authority of the City of San Saba.
3. Discussed the San Saba County Appraisal District Inter-Local Agreement through 2013.
4. Reviewed Board Policy for Minimum Fund Balance.
5. Reviewed Resolution Committing Fund Balance, Assigning Fund Balance & GASB 54.
6. Approved San Saba County Extension Agents as Adjunct Faculty for the 2011-2012 school year.
7. The majority vote 6-1 approved ordering a November Bond Election. Michael Deans voted against the Bond.
President, Kim Kirk adjourned the meeting, with a short break before an Executive session.
During the Executive session, the Board approved a FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) to Myia Stewardson and hired Chelci Rodriguez, Ele/K teacher and accepted two resignations with regrets from Jeff Rankin and Sara Garcia.