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October 15th, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

October 10, 2018


Newcastle ISD Board of Trustees



Monday October 15, 2018 – 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 2018-2019 Campus Plan

    2. Consider adding policy EHDB (LOCAL) for credit by examination with prior instruction

    3. Consider approval of changes made to EIC(LOCAL) policy

    4. Consider changing school calendar to create a half day testing training for staff in the Fall instead of Spring semester.

    5. Consider changing October 19th to an early release day due to travel to Savoy with JH and HS football


  1. Discussion/Information Items

    1. Harper Perkins board brief on completion of Ag project

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

    3. Federal REAP (Rural Education Achievement Program) funds for this year $23,000

    4. Level III Teambuilding training dates

    5. 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. 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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