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Merkel ISD School Board
July 17, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
Jul 21 2014 - 01:19:00 pm

MERKEL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Minutes

Of

Regular Meeting

July 17, 2014

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

The Merkel Board of Education met for a regular meeting on July 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Members present were:  Todd Yaddow, Teresa Teaff, O.C. McKeehan, Kyle Doan, Bill Palmer and Delbert Russell.  Lynn Hays was absent from the meeting.  Bill Hood, Superintendent, was also present for the meeting.

 

Others Present:  Angie Bloodworth, Bryan Allen, Gaylon Brnovak, Ernest Munoz and John Cornelius.  Please see attached list for other visitors.

 

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

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 17, 2014 board meeting.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan entered the meeting at this time.

 

The board agreed to follow up on concerns presented and get back to the Tye City Council.

 

Financial Update was presented by Angie Bloodworth.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills in the amount of $250,501.89.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Todd Yaddow made a motion to approve amending the budget in the amount of $32,500.00 from function 53 to function 11 .  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Kyle Doan made a motion to approve Merkel ISD substitute pay increase as presented:  Substitute pay for an aide $65.00, substitute pay for non-certified teacher $70.00, and substitute pay for a certified teacher $75.00.  O.C. McKeehan seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Teresa Teaff made a motion to approve the Student Code of Conduct for 2014-2015 as presented.  Bill Palmer seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Mr. Hood informed the board that he had accepted the resignation of Shelly Mullins.

 

O.C. McKeehan made a motion to employ Judee Carrillo, Donna Lang, and Jessalyn Woods on a 10 month, probationary teacher contract for the 2014-2015 school year.  Teresa Teaff seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

Bill Palmer made a motion to employ Cody Blair on a 10 1/2 month, dual probationary, teacher/coach contract for the 2014-2015 school year.  Todd Yaddow seconded the motion.  The motion carried 6 for and 0 against.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

 

 

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Board President

 

 

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Board Secretary

 

July 23, 2014 Called Meeting Agenda
Jul 17 2014 - 12:53:00 pm

Merkel Independent School District

Called Board Meeting

July 23, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Called Board Meeting held on Wednesday, July 23, 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.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

3.

Construction Update with Andrew Hawkins, Architect and Representatives from 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  Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

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July 17, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
Jul 09 2014 - 01:23:00 pm

Merkel Independent School District

Regular Board Meeting

July 17, 2014

6:30 PM

AGENDA

Merkel ISD Conference Room

 

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Regular Board Meeting held on Thursday, July 17, 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 Meeting

 

3.

Open Forum/Public Comments

 

4.

Financial Update

 

A.

Discussion of Financial Update

 

B.

Action of Current Billings

 

C.

Budget Amendments

 

5.

Tye City Council Request to Address Board Concerning Proposed Donation of Tye School Property

 

6.

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

 

7.

Substitute Teacher Pay

 

8.

Student Code of Conduct for 2014-2015

 

9.

Superintendent's Report

 

A.

Preliminary Results of FIRST (Financial Integrity Ratings System of Texas) for 2012-2013 Data

 

B.

Set Date for August Meeting

 

C.

Set Date for Public Hearing on Setting Tax Rate and Budget for 2014-2015

 

10.

Personnel

 

A.

Resignations

 

B.

Contract Offerings

 

11.

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, July 14, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

For the Board of Trustees

William L. Hood         

 

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