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July 31st Board Meeting Agenda

July 09, 2017

Newcastle ISD Board of Trustees



Tuesday July 31, 2017 – 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. Open Forum:


  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. Consider Annual resolution relating to CNA (LOCAL) TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT – STUDENT TRANSPORTATION identifying hazardous routes.

    2. Review and consideration of 2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct    

    3. Consider Teacher appraisal calendar for 2017-2018

    4. Consider policy update for EHDB(LOCAL)

    5. Review and consideration of proposed M&O and I&S tax rates

    6. Consider staff pay increases for 2017-2018

    7. Employment of professional personnel


  1. Discussion/Information Item

    1. Budget Review (Workshop) for 2017-18

    2. Review STAAR/EOC results 2017

    3. Review the 2017-2018 Student Handbook

    4. Review TRS—Active Care Premiums and Benefits 2017-2018

    5. Review District of Innovation Plan

    6. Discuss TASB Risk Management Fund, school liability, property, auto (25% increase in premiums and deductibles)

    7. Discuss Title I, II and IV projected funds for 2017-2018

    8. 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. Consider staff pay increases for 2017-2018

    2. Employment of professional personnel


  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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