Unofficial School Board Meeting Minutes

 

Unofficial Minutes of Regular Meeting - December 20, 2021

The Board of Trustees - Athens Independent School District    

 

 


A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Athens Independent School District was held Monday, December 20, 2021, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Administration Building Board Room, 104 Hawn Street, Athens, Texas.

 

I. Call to Order/Certify Notice/Establish Quorum

Mr. Eugene Buford, President of the Board of Trustees, announced a quorum of Board Members was present and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Members present: Mr. Eugene Buford, Mrs. Gina Hunter, Mr. Chris House, Mrs. Margaret Richardson, Mr. Freddie Paul, Mrs. Alicea Elliott

Members absent: Mr. Bryan Barker

Also present were: Ginger Morrison, Assistant Superintendent of School Operations; Brooke Brock, Director of Special Populations; Tony Brooks, Technology Director; Jami Ivey, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability; Barry Choate, Executive Director of Maintenance & Operations; Allen Carroll; Cathy Kirkland, Director of Federal Programs; Howard and Sharon Calloway; Randy Jones, Chief Financial Officer; Toni Clay, Communications Coordinator; Zac Harrell, Athletic Director; Corporal Dwayne Ranes; Sergeant Dustin Cook; Gail Carnes, Executive Assistant and Dr. Janie Sims, Superintendent.

 

II. Invocation was given by Mrs. Gina Hunter.

III. Pledge of Allegiance was given to the national and state flags.

 

IV. Audience Participation

Robert Becker signed up to speak about next year’s calendar. He stated concerns for people traveling before Christmas and the block scheduling for classes.

 

V. Action Items

A. Consider Approval of Chapter 313 Appraised Value Limitation Application

Michael Camden with Ryan, LLC, provided information about the Forest Grove solar project that will be on property entirely within Athens ISD. He also provided an application overview. Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mrs. Margaret Richardson that trustees approve the application for appraised value limitation on qualified property as presented. Motion carried 6:0.

B. Consider Approval of 2022-2023 School Calendar

After a lengthy discussion, motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mrs. Gina Hunter that trustees approve the 2022-2023 school calendar as presented. Motion carried 6:0.

 

VI. Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of the Regular Meeting Held on November 29, 2021

B. Financial Statements for the Month of November 2021

C. Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Report

Motion was made by Mr. Freddie Paul and seconded by Mrs. Alicea Elliott that the consent agenda items be approved as presented. Motion carried 6:0.

 

VII. Executive Session Discussion

A. Employment/Resignations of Contract Employees - Texas Gov't Code 551.074

 

At 7:00 p.m., the Board President announced that trustees would adjourn to executive session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code and/or Education Code

concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act. Should any final action, final decision, or final

vote be required, then the final action, final decision, or final vote shall take place in open session. The Board returned to open session at 8:15 p.m.

 

VIII. Executive Session Action – Open Session

A. Employment/Resignations of Contract Employees - Texas Gov't Code 551.074

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mrs. Margaret Richardson that trustees approve the professional personnel contract for: Sharon Langley. Motion carried 6:0.

 

IX. Adjourn

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

 

                                               

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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