The Board of Trustees of the Panhandle Independent School District met in regular session at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2018. Members present were John Smith, Derek Heck, Steve Ford, Nick Kuehler, Jason Davis, Kevin Brinkley and Jason Jeffers. School personnel present were Blair Brown, Gary Cates, Brandi Brame, Kristi Wagner and Jamie Moore.
John Smith gave the invocation after the board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
No concerns were expressed during the public comments/audience participation time.
Mrs. Brame and Mrs. Wagner gave a presentation on a recently developed Suicide Threat Protocol. The protocol provides the procedures needed to manage a suicide threat situation.
Blair Brown presented his Superintendent’s Report.
a. As of Jan. 18, there were 699 total students enrolled in Panhandle’s school system
• Elementary - 324 students
• Junior High - 163 students
• High School - 212 students (including 3 in PASS)
b. Future agenda items were identified
c. The December financial reports, check payments and cafeteria financials were reviewed
d. The annual employee appreciation banquet was set for Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m.
e. The next regular board meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21
f. The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) fall report was presented
g. Results of the Junior High UIL Meet were presented. PJH won the district academic meet
h. The purchase of new band uniforms was discussed
i. Possible sale of a PISD property was discussed
The board approved the Order of Election for the May 5, 2018 Trustee Election. Jason Davis, Steve Ford and Nick Kuehler will complete their three-year terms as board members this year.
The board approved the consent agenda, including minutes of a previous meeting and two donations. Bobbie
Sue and Dwayne Baker generously donated to the girls’ basketball activity fund. Kevin Brown made a generous donation to support the powerlifting meet.
The 2018-2019 school calendar was approved as presented.
The board discussed the PISD vehicle fleet, assessed the needs and approved the purchase of two new buses.
The board approved the contract of Superintendent Blair Brown to be extended through June 2021.
There being no further agenda items, the meeting was adjourned at 8:39 p.m. by order of the president with no voiced objections.