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October 16th, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

October 12, 2017


Newcastle ISD Board of Trustees



Monday October 16, 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. Public Hearing on School FIRST, financial accountability rating system


  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 consider 2017-2018 Campus Plan

    2. Resolution of nomination for Young County Tax Appraisal Board of Directors

    3. Consider SHAC committee recommended changes to the Student Drug Testing Policy


  1. Discussion/Information Items

    1. TASB Risk Management Fund Contribution & Coverage Summary for Dec 1, 2017 through Nov 30, 2018

    2. Federal REAP (Rural Education Achievement Program) funds for this year $24,201

    3. Update on Emergency training

    4. Level II Teambuilding training dates

    5. Discuss current student cell phone policy and possible changes

    6. Information Updates – Facilities; Financial; Personnel; Enrollment; Transportation;


  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. Student Discipline



  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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