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August 22, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda

August 18, 2016

Newcastle Independent School District




Monday, August 22, 2016 – 7:10 P.M.

Newcastle School Community Room

505 Washington Avenue, Newcastle, Texas 76372


  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. Open Forum:  Hearing of individuals and committees


  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

  2. Action Items:  

    1. Review and consideration of End of Year 2015-16 Budget Amendments

    2. Review and consideration of 2016-17 Newcastle ISD Budget

    3. Consider ordinance to set 2016-17 NISD Tax Rate

    4. Consider new substitute pay scale

    5. Consider legal services agreement between Newcastle ISD and Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

    6. Consideration of Policy Udate 106, affecting local policies (see attached list)


  1. Discussion Items:

    1. First Day of School Information

    2. Discuss 2016 Accountability Summary

    3. Discuss Board Training Dates for 2016-2017

    4. Discuss becoming a District of Innovation

    5. Discuss the financial compliance report from TEA, year ending Aug 2015

    6. Discuss progress on roofing project

    7. Information Updates – Facilities; Financial; Personnel; Enrollment; Transportation; Activities


  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. 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.

The notice for this meeting was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act on Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am.                                        Ty Spitzer for the Board of Trustees


(LOCAL) Policy Action List

NEWCASTLE ISD (252902) – Update / LDU 106





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