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May 19, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

May 14, 2014

Newcastle ISD Board of Trustees



Monday, May 19, 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. 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. Oath of Office/Bruce Bailey, Carla Short and Election of Officers for the 2014-2015 Board Term
    2. Consideration of Policy Update 99 (LOCAL) policies (See attached List of Codes)
    3. Consider revisions and possible actions related to EIF (LOCAL) Academic Achievement and Graduation.
    4. Consider approval of the Combined Audit Proposal and Engagement Letter from Cameron Gulley.
    5. Consider approval of the Big 4 Educational Services Cooperative Shared Services Arrangement.


  1. Discussion/Information Item
    1. Review Goals from Goal Setting Meeting
    2. Brandon Bailey Basketball Shootout – Saturday, May 24th
    3. STAAR Results as we know them for this year
    4. Discussion of the possible sale of portable building/storage units and possible addition to bus barn for storage.
    5. Discussion of Staff Insurance Premiums
    6. Junior High/High School Graduation – Select Board Members for Presentation of Diplomas
    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. Personnel
      1. Volleyball Coach
      2. Janitor/Homebound position


  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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