The Board of Trustees of San Saba ISD held a regular meeting on Monday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Administration Office. President, Kim Kirk, called the meeting to order and established a quorum with Board member Michael Deans absent. Assistant Superindent, Michael Bohensky gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.The following are the Students of the Month for December: Elementary, Jaedah Lambert; Middle School, Brenna Chambers; High School, Clayton Perry.The employees recognized were Carrie Bush, Elementary and Diane Woods, Middle School. Leigh Ann Glaze, Superintendent, reported on the following:A. There will be a special meeting on Friday December 23rd at noon for staff and teachers to finalize the Bond and Building program and the next Board Meeting will be Monday, January 9th at 6 p.m. B. The Middle School hosted the academic UIL with over 800 students.C. Distributed information of the upcoming holiday schedule and went over the Board calendar of events.D. The Summer Feeding Program has been mandated again by the state. A letter of waiver has been submitted because there has been no support in the past.E. Mike Nelson, Project Engineer and Superintendent Glaze met with city officials for building permits, procedures, closing streets and etc.The following Consent Agenda was approved:a. The regular and executive meeting minutes of November 14th and special bond election canvass meeting, November 17th.b. Two amendments to the 2011-2012 budget.c. Allow and pay bills.d. The financial report.e. Accepted the $850 donation from the Booster Club.Assistant Superintendent, Michael Bohensky reported on the CSCOPE; Benchmarks; Semester Exams; Gizmos for Science and the CSCOPE Conference coming up; High School improvements and the Elementary AYP progress.Ron Griener, Government Capitol representative, gave information for the Bond to build a new elementary school and other improvements. Kay Shackelford, Elementary School Principal, reported an enrollment of 313; and an attendance rate of 96.87%; the Elementary UIL contest in Coleman; the 3rd graders visited Longhorn Caverns and the 4th graders went to the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin; Eleven staff members attended the Conscious Discipline Training 12-03; Fourteen of the 22 available volunteers have helped to support instruction, facilitate trips and activities and furnish classroom material; upcoming events are Benchmarks Tests in preparation for the upcoming STAAR test.Vicki Key, Middle School Principal, reported an enrollment of 189; and an attendance rate of 96.25%; The MS One-Act play was in Hamilton on December 1st; The MS hosted the academic UIL on December 8th with over 800 attending; December 9th was the Regional band tryouts in Brady and on December 10th band students went to Ballinger to play in the Regional Band; The basketball program report; Principal Key is currently at the Lamar Principal’s academy.Woody Martin, High School Principal, reported an enrollment of 198; and an attendance rate of 96.67%; STAAR tests; Benchmarks are used to diagnose where students are and what might need to be adjusted; UIL Literary event; The mentoring program has provided some opportunities for students to connect with a trustworthy adult either in our school or in the community; Wednesday, December 14th will be the PRIDE trip to LakelineMall in Leander for 84 students; preparing for the STAAR exam; there have been Staff Walk-throughs to help Raise The Bar; the bottom line is to have improvement in instruction and in student successes.The Board took action on the following Old Business:1. Re-adopted the revised local policies EIA, EIC, and EIE.2. Second reading of Legal and Local - CDA, CV, DFBB, EFAA, FFH, FO changes and revisions.3. Approved the District Improvement Plan - state and federal mandates and some local programs adjusted.The annual review of investments information will be available for public viewing at each of the campuses and the office.Action was taken on the following New Business:a. Will continue the Goods in Transit Option.b. Accepted the 2010-2011 Audit report by Patrick Kline.c. Randy Henderson, from the San Saba County Appraisal District gave information for the need of a new employee, asking for $10,000 from SSISD. After discussion, there was a motion to amend the budget and provide the funding; however, there was no second to the motion and board member Kevin Shahan abstained. d. Adopted Construction Management at Risk selection criteria and relative weights used to rank prospective contractors and approved Mike Nelson, Architect.e. Authorized Superintendent Glaze to solicit requirements for proposals from Construction Managements at Risk.f. Adopted the prevailing wage rate for San Saba County.g. Adopted International Building Code 2006 City Codes.President, Kim Kirk adjourned the meeting and announced a short break before the Executive Session.