Editor’s Note: The following minutes have not been approved by the Board of Trustees. The White Deer News is not responsible for typographical errors, but has only formatted the minutes to its space and style requirements.
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the White Deer Independent School District was held on Dec. 15, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the White Deer Administration Building, 601 Omohundro, White Deer, Texas.
Members present were Joe Don Brown, Brad Haiduk, Jim Bob Mitchell, Blaine Bolton and Kane Barrow. Also in attendance were Karl Vaughn, Denise Adams, Debra Cook, Billy Boone, Rex Beck, Vince Viaille and Paul Jasin of Specialized Public Finance.
Board Member Shane Grange arrived at 7:05 p.m. Board Member Terry Harrah was absent.
After a quorum was established, the meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Brad Haiduk. The prayer was offered by Mr. Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the agenda of the Dec. 15, 2014, regular board meeting. Second by Mr. Barrow. Motion carried 5-0-0.
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the minutes of the Nov. 17, 2014, regular board meeting. Second by Mr. Bolton. Motion carried 5-0-0.
No one was in attendance at open forum.
Board President, Brad Haiduk read the names and hours of Board Member training set forth by the Texas Education Code. The standard training hours are as follows:
•Brad Haiduk: 17.75 hours, met
•Jim Bob Mitchell: 17.75 hours, met
•Terry Harrah: -0- hours, not met
•Blaine Bolton: 19.50 hours, met
•Shane Grange: 13.00 hours, met
•Joe Don Brown: 17.75 hours, met
•Kane Barrow: 19.75 hours, met
Mr. Mitchell moved that the Board of Trustees of White Deer ISD adopt the Order authorizing the issuance and sale of White Deer Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2014; levying a tax and providing for the security and payment thereof; approving the sale of the bonds; approving the purchase agreement; and enacting other provisions relating thereto. Second by Mr. Brown. Motion carried 5-0-0.
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Selection Committee including Darla Forney, Karl Vaughn, Board of Trustees and architects from Lavin. The Selection Committee will meet Dec. 29, 2014, at 7 p.m. to evaluate and rank each submission in relation to the criteria set forth in the RFQ. Second by Mr. Barrow. Motion carried 5-0-0.
Mr. Barrow moved to nominate Chris Rapstine to serve a two-year term (2015-2016) on the Carson County Appraisal District Board of Directors. Second by Mr. Mitchell. Motion carried 5-0-0.
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Board Request for Information form for the reporting of newly required PEIMS data pursuant to TEC Section 11.1512. Second by Mr. Barrow. Motion carried 6-0-0.
Mr. Bolton moved to hold a public hearing to discuss our District AEIS report on Feb. 16, 2015, at 6:30 pm. Second by Mr. Brown. Motion carried 6-0-0.
Mr. Barrow moved to accept the bid from Vibra Whirl to apply a Blue structural re-spray on our track and associated track event areas. Second by Mr. Grange. Motion carried 6-0-0.
High School Principal, Darla Forney, reported that Junior High competed well at the UIL Events Contest. LDE teams of Public Relations and AG Advocacy advanced to Area Contest and placed ninth and 12th.
Elementary Principal, Billy Boone, discussed 1-to-1 tablet classrooms. He has been working with Michael Keough and WTAMU to receive a grant to create a 1-to-1 tablet classroom. The amount from WTAMU will enable us to receive approximately 24 android tablets. This amount would not allow us to make one entire grade 1-to-1. Mr. Keough, who will be helping conduct the research for WTAMU, contacted several area businesses to see if they would be willing to help donate to the research grant. K&K has donated to the school in the amount of $1200, which will enable us to purchase 14 additional android tablets. Bringing our total to 38. This will enable us to make fourth grade entirely 1-to-1 and even allow us to distribute some additional tablets to other grades. Elementary students competed well at the UIL Events Contest.
Athletic Director, Rex Beck, discussed football. White Deer Bucks had three players make First Team All- District, three Second Team All-District and two Honorable Mention. White Deer Bucks also had five players make Academic All-District. White Deer hosted its first Annual White Deer Basketball Tournament Dec. 11-13. The varsity boys and girls basketball teams will be participating in the Canadian Basketball tournament Dec. 29 and 30.
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the 2014-2015 State Compensatory Education Policy and Procedures Manual as presented. Second by Mr. Barrow. Motion carried 6-0-0.
Business Manager, Denise Adams presented budget reports.
The Board reviewed the Master Card statement.
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the accounts payable checks as presented. Second by Mr. Bolton. Motion Carried 6-0-0.
Mrs. Adams presented the finance reports including accounts payable, cash report, financial reports (budget to actual), the quarterly investment report and the K&K donation.
Superintendent, Karl Vaughn discussed:
•New employees, Amie Daily, custodian and Gracie Germany, bus driver and part time custodian.
•We have a vacancy in the maintenance department and a part-time secretary position at the elementary.
•White Deer ISD will be distributing smoked turkeys on Dec. 18 from 2 to 4 at the Admin to all employees.
•Technology: Increase need for more bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 50 Mbps.
•Progress on Bond project including design and timelines.
There being no further business, motion by Mr. Mitchell, second by Mr. Barrow to adjourn at 8:45 pm.