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January 19th Board Meeting Agenda

January 15, 2015

Newcastle ISD Board of Trustees



Monday, January 19, 2015 – 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. Review and consideration of Investment Policies- Resolutions CDA(LEGAL),CDA(LOCAL)
  2. Review and consideration of Joint Election Agreement and Contract for Election Services
  3. Consider “leveraged funds” to the City of Newcastle for their 2015-2016 CDBG Project for waste water improvements
  4. Consider applying for “low attendance waiver” for December 19, 2014


  1. Discussion/Information Item


  1. May 10, 2014 Board of Trustees Election Update
  2. Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) rating
  3. Textbook Committee for the adoption of Math 9-12, Social Studies K-12 and Fine Arts
  4. Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) Public Hearing in February
  5. Discuss annual financial and compliance report (AFR) from TEA
  6. School Report Card 2014
  7. 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. Superintendent Appraisal and consideration of contract renewal


  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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