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March 17, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

March 18, 2014

Newcastle ISD Board of Trustees



Monday, March 17, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

Newcastle School Community Room

 505 Washington Avenue Newcastle, Texas 76372


The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on the meeting notice.)


  1. Call to Order


  1. Announcement by chairman that a quorum is present, that the meeting has been duly called and that the notice of the meeting has been duly posted for time and manner as required by law.


  1. Hearing of appeals/grievances/complaints


  1. Consent Agenda:
    1. Minutes of previous meetings 
    2. Payment of bills
    3. Statement of district operations
    4. Summary of monthly tax collections
    5. Monthly/Quarterly Investment Report including daily rates and earnings
    6. Necessary amendments to budget


  1. Action Items:
    1. Consideration of Cancellation Order for Board of Trustees Election May 10, 2014
    2. Consideration of School Calendar for the 2014-2015 School Year
    3. Consideration of Expedited and General State Waiver Application for 3 Staff Development Days and 6 Early Release Days for 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17
    4. Consideration of Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification, 2014-2015



  1. Discussion/Information Item
    1. Spring TASB/Region 9 Board Workshop—Monday April 28, 2014 –4:30 –9:15
    2. Discuss Goal Setting Date With Region 9: (Mon, March 31, Thurs, April 3, Mon, April 21 or Tues, April 22)
    3. Other Reports – Enrollment, Facilities, Transportation, Student Activity Schedule




  1.  Closed Session: A closed session may be held under the provision of Texas Government Code, Chapter 551 including but not limited to Section 551.071, Section 551.072, Section 551.076, Section 551.082(a), and Section 551.083.


  1. Consideration of Teacher Contract Renewals for 2014-2015 School Year


  1.  Reconvene from closed session for action relative to items considered during closed session.


  1. Adjournment


If, during the course of the meeting, any discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the Board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Tex. Gov’t. Code, Chapter 551, Sub-chapters D & E.




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