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 Feb. 23, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the White Deer ISD Cafeteria, White Deer, Texas.
Members present were Kane Barrow, Blaine Bolton, Joe Don Brown, Shane Grange, Brad Haiduk and Jim Bob Mitchell. Also in attendance were Karl Vaughn, Denise Adams, Rex Beck, Billy Boone, Darla Forney, Paul Jasin with Specialized Public Finance and Wendy Ruthardt.
“A” Honor Roll students in attendance were Justin Tracy, Kaycee Windsor, Claire Crutchfield, Jacey Haiduk, Kayden Smith, Rylee Brown, Merrit Mitchell, Skylar Freeman and Cassidy Crutchfield.
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.
Superintendent Vaughn welcomed the “A” Honor Roll students and parents. President Haiduk presented certificates to the students who made the All “A” Honor Roll.
The Board recessed and reconvened in the Board Room at the Administration Building.
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the agenda of the Feb. 23, 2015, regular board meeting. Second by Mr. Barrow. Motion carried 6-0-0.
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the minutes of the Jan. 15, 2015, special board meeting as presented. Second by Mr. Bolton. Motion carried 5-0-1. Mr. Bolton abstained.
Mr. Bolton moved to approve the minutes of the Jan. 19, 2015, regular board meeting as presented. Second by Mr. Barrow. Motion carried 4-0-2. Mr. Brown and Mr. Mitchell abstained.
No one requested to be on the open forum.
Mr. Jasin, with Specialized Public Finance, was present to initiate the issuance of Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series on behalf of White Deer ISD pursuant to the Nov. 4, 2014 Bond Election.
Mr. Mitchell moved 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 2015; 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 6-0-0.
Mr. Grange moved to call for the board election to be held May 9, 2015. Second by Mr. Bolton. Motion carried 6-0-0.
Mr. Barrow moved to appoint Reva Williams and Janet Grange as election judges for the May 9, 2015, board election. Second by Mr. Mitchell. Motion carried 6-0-0.
Business Manager Denise Adams presented budget reports.
The Board reviewed the MasterCard statement
Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the checks as presented. Second by Mr. Barrow. Motion carried 6-0-0.
Mrs. Adams presented the finance reports including the accounts payable, cash report, financial reports (budget to actual), Area School District’s Fund Balance Report and the 2014 Comptroller Property Value Study Results.
No one attended the public hearing on the 2013-14 TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report). Board members previously received the copy of the 2013-14 TAPR report in December 2014.
Mr. Mitchell moved to give the superintendent the authority to solicit quotes to build a storage building at Buck Stadium. Second by Mr. Grange. Motion carried 6-0-0.
Mr. Bolton moved to approve Green Plains Design for improvements to the practice field. Second by Mr. Barrow. Motion carried 6-0-0.
The Board entered closed session at 8:15 p.m. according to Texas Government Code 551.074 and reconvened in open session at 9:05 p.m.
Mr. Mitchell moved that contracts for Billy Boone, Elementary Principal, Darla Forney, High School/Junior High Principal and Rex Beck, Athletic Director, be renewed. Second by Mr. Brown. Motion carried 6-0-0.
• High School/Junior High.
Superintendent’s Report included:
• Maintenance Report.
• Makeup day for snow day – May 8.
• Update on district vacancies – Head football coach, interviews will begin Feb. 23.
• Board Training Opportunities – PAASB – April 9, 2015, and TASB/WTAMU Spring School Board Conference May 20, 2015.
• Enrollment – 138 high school and 223 elementary.
• Track Update – track material is in Panhandle; 4-6 week lead time before installing
• Bond Update.
• Schoolway App update – we are still working on getting it set up and hopefully it will replace Alertnow completely. One message can be sent via Schoolway and it will automatically post to the White Deer Facebook page.
• Talent Ed & Hire Software – a more effective way to recruit new hires and then track them. It will automatically post to Region 16 job board. The system will allow for automatic scheduling of interviews and automatic reference surveys to be sent out to listed references.
Review of resignations – Terry Cox has notified us he is retiring at the end of the year.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.