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Merkel ISD School Board
August 28, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
Aug 29 2014 - 12:45:00 pm

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

August 28, 2014

MISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on August 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:   Todd Yaddow, Delbert Russell, Bill Palmer, Lynn Hays,

O.C. McKeehan and Kyle Doan.  Teresa Teaff was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak and Angie Bloodworth

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to approve the 2014-2015 budget at the function level with revenues of $12,971,120.00 and expenditures of $12,828,143.00.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to adopt an ordinance to set the tax rate for 2014-2015 school year at $1.04 for Maintenance and Operations and $0.275 for Interest and Sinking for a total tax rate of $1.315.  This ordinance is in writing and passed by the board on August 28, 2014.  Lynn Hays seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve budget amendments as presented.  Please see attached:

O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the monthly bills in the amount of $371,129.88.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Lynn Hays made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

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Board Secretary

 

August 28, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
Aug 25 2014 - 09:02:00 am

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

August 28, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. 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 Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Public Forum Concerning Budget and Tax Rate for 2014-2015

 

3.

Adoption of Budget for 2014-2015

 

4.

Adoption of Ordinance Setting Tax Rate for 2014-2015

 

5.

Budget Amendments

 

6.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, August 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

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August 21, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
Aug 25 2014 - 08:45:00 am

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

August 21, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on August 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:    Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Lynn Hays, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow were present for the meeting. Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Gaylon Brnovak.  Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m.

 

Open Forum –No Comments

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to accept the guaranteed maximum cost of $15,209,325.00 with W. B. Kibler for the new elementary school construction project.  O. C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for and 0 against.

 

O. C. McKeehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:27 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary

August 21, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
Aug 18 2014 - 08:50:00 am

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

August 21, 2014

5:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 , at 5:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. 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 Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Update with W. B. Kibler Construction Company

 

4.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

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August 14, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
Aug 11 2014 - 08:50:00 am

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

August 14, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 , at 6:30 PM in the Merkel ISD Conference Room, of the Merkel Independent School District, at 300 Ash Street, Merkel Texas. 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 Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present

 

2.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action of Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Teacher Appraisal Calendar for 2014-2015

 

6.

(LOCAL) Policy EIC Academic Achievement:  Class Ranking

 

7.

Resolution of the Board to Suspend Portions of EIE (LOCAL) Academic Achievement:  Retention and Promotion

 

8.

House Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement Survey Ratings

 

9.

Homecoming Proposal

 

10.

Student Handbook for 2014-2015

 

11.

Construction Workshop with W.B. Kibler and Andrew Hawkins, Architect

 

12.

Fuel Bids

 

13.

Budget Workshop for 2014-2015

 

14.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Special Called Meeting to Set and Adopt Budget and Adopt Tax Rate for 2014-2015 School Year for August 28, 2014

 

B.

Set Date for September Board Meeting

 

15.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

16.

Adjourn

 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the

board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f).  Before any closed meeting is convened, the

presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.  This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

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July 31, 2014 Called Meeting Minutes
Aug 04 2014 - 02:07:00 pm

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Called Meeting

July 31, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a called meeting on July 31, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Merkel ISD Conference Room.  Members present were:  Bill Palmer, Delbert Russell, Kyle Doan, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan and Todd Yaddow.   Lynn Hays was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:   Please see attached list of other visitors.

 

Delbert Russell, Merkel ISD Board President called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

Open Forum –No Comments

 

Ed Portier and Joe Spoon discussed price of building project.  Options were discussed with Andrew Hawkins, architect and the construction firm.  The board will meet again soon.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for 0 against.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

 

______________________________________

Board President

 

 

______________________________________

Board Secretary