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March 21st, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda

March 17, 2016

Newcastle ISD Board of Trustees



Monday, March 21, 2016 – 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:

  2. 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 7, 2016

    2. Opening of sealed bids for reroofing Ag shop, Ag shop storage building, woodshop, cafeteria, bus barn and small storage building.

    3. Consideration of Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification, 2016-2017

    4. Consider revising the school calendar for 2015-16

    5. School calendar for 2016-17

    6. Consider applying for (6) early release waiver days for the next three school years


  1. Discussion/Information Item

    1. Spring TASB/Region 9 Board Workshop—Monday, April 18, 2016   4:30 –9:15

    2. Discuss Special meeting date for roof bids and April Board meeting date

    3. Discuss 2015-2016 Accreditation Status

    4. Discuss Continuing Disclosure Report from Government Capital

    5. Discuss expected tax value decreases for 2016 and effect on M&O and I&S collections

    6. Discus I&S account and the investment of the I&S escrow

    7. UIL District alignment for Volleyball, Cross Country, Spring Sports and Academics

    8. 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. 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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