Unofficial School Board Meeting Minutes

 

Unofficial Minutes of Regular Meeting - April 25, 2022

The Board of Trustees - Athens Independent School District    

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Athens Independent School District was held Monday, April 25, 2022, 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, Mr. Chris House, Mrs. Margaret Richardson, Mrs. Alicea Elliott, Mrs. Gina Hunter, Mr. Bryan Barker, Mr. Freddie Paul

Members absent: None

Also present were: Jami Ivey, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability; Randy Jones, Chief Financial Officer; Ginger Morrison, Assistant Superintendent of School Operations; Cathy Kirkland, Director of Federal Programs; Brooke Brock, Director of Special Populations; Nikki Mason, SAE Principal; Barry Choate, Executive Director of Maintenance & Operations; Byron Kelley; Lisa Howell, BAE Principal; Sarah Jane Brown; Jennifer Risinger, AMS Principal; Becky Rogers; Amy Wood; Claudia Stiles, CAE Principal; Nicole Cornish, AHS Principal; Zac Harrell, Athletic Director; Caryn Wilbanks; Dorian Byrd; Ben Fierbaugh; Cage Hill; Ben Ralston; Officer Dwayne Ranes; Gail Carnes, Executive Assistant and Dr. Janie Sims, Superintendent.

 

II. Invocation was given by Mr. Eugene Buford.

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

 

IV. Audience Participation

Byron Kelley and Sarah Jane Brown signed up to speak about the Baxter School property. They would like the Board to sign a reversionary right release so they can sell the property.

 

V. Announcement of Board Members Training Hours

Board President Mr. Eugene Buford read aloud and presented to Board members their annual accrual of board member continuing education training hours and the TASB continuing education requirements. All members have exceeded the required hours of training. The completion of the required annual training is an obligation and expectation of any Board member under SBOE (State Board of Education) rule.

 

VI. Information/Discussion Items

A. Administrative Report – Campus Data

Campus principals and Jami Ivey, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability, gave an overview of academic growth, learning conditions, intervention strategies and incentives on all campuses.

B. SHARS Billing Company Change

Brooke Brock, Director of Special Populations, shared with the Board a change in the Medicaid SHARS billing system that will streamline the process and provide more time to spend with serving the students of our district.

 

VII. Action Items

A. Consider Out of State Student Travel for FBLA

Motion was made by Mr. Chris House and seconded by Mrs. Alicea Elliott that trustees approve the out of state student travel for AHS FBLA members to attend and compete at the National Leadership conference June 29-July 2, 2022 as presented. Motion carried 7:0.

B. Consider Approval of Proclamation 2022 Textbook

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mr. Bryan Barker that trustees approve the adoption of Good-Heart Wilcox publishing for the high school health textbook for 2022-2023 school year as presented. Motion carried 7:0.

C. Consider Expenditures Over $50,000 – Bruce Field Enhancement Proposals

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mr. Chris House that trustees approve the proposal from DGJD, Inc. for the Bruce Field enhancements in the amount of $908,100. as presented. Motion carried 7:0.

D. Consider Approval of Budget Amendment

Motion was made by Mr. Chris House and seconded by Mrs. Alicea Elliott that trustees approve the budget amendment and related transfer for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to fund the Bruce Field enhancement project as presented. Motion carried 7:0.

 

VIII. Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of the Regular Meeting Held on March 28, 2022

B. Financial Statements for the Month of March 2022

C. Quarterly Investment Report

D. Instructional Materials Allotment & TEKS Certification

Consent agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

 

IX. Executive Session Discussion

A. Consideration of Professional Contracts for 2022-2023 - Texas Gov't Code 551.074

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

C. Private Consultation with the District's Attorney - Texas Gov't Code 551.071

D. Discussion of Real Property - Texas Gov't Code 551.072

At 7:07 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 9:11 p.m.

 

X. Executive Session Action – Open Session

A. Consideration of Professional Contracts for 2022-2023 - Texas Gov't Code 551.074

Motion was made by Mr. Bryan Barker and seconded by Mr. Chris House that trustees approve the following professional contracts. Motion carried 7:0.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A TERM CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Brad Adair

Reagan Adair

Carla Adkins

Holly Allen

Olivia Allred

Cindy Baker

Julie Behnke

Julie Booth

Chrystane Bowie

Elizabeth Boyd

Mindy Boyle

Sandra Carter

Kandyce Carver

Sara Chamblee

Jennifer Clarke

Rebekah Craig

Heather Davis

Jacqueline Davis

Johanna Davis

Kara Davis

Meagan Dykman

Robin Edlin

Bernitha Enoch

Santresa Epps

Sherrilyn Ewing

Sunshine Feagins

Beatrice Fitzgerald

Lisa Ford

Natalie Foster

Adriana Galvan

Annette Graham

Megan Gross

Alejandro Guzman

Audrey Haley

Chelsey Hall

Rebecca Hall

Kimberly Hanson

Stephanie Harrell

Carla Hawkins

Katherine Horton

Sandy Howard

Katie Iglehart

Chera Lambright

Sandy McPherson

Grethel Martinez

Shaunda Miles

Virginia Miranda

Guillermina Morales

Debbie O’Rear

Wendy Ottaberry

Rachel Paris

Breeona Parnell

Lori Rainwater

Trina Riquelme

Jessica Rives

Sarah Robb

Amanda Robinson

Lyndsey Robinson

Erica Rodriguez

Karla Rodriguez

Adonica Smith

Karey Smith

Brandi Spencer

Angela St. Valentine

Anete Swisher

Karol Taylor

Norma Thompson

Jessica Tidmore

Zulema Torres

Cody Walker

Allison Whatley

LaTeisha Whitehead

Maegan Williams

Sarah Willy

Rachel Wimberley

 

Robin Allen

Lisa Ard

 

Aaron Austin

Robert Becker

Amy Bellah

Kayla Benton

Michael Black

Brittany Bostick

Desmond Bowie

Devon Bowie

Shagayla Bowie

Alix Brite

John Miles Brown

Jarret Buchholtz

Kaitlin Buchholtz

Joshua Burks

Aaron Carroll

Allen Carroll

Kenna Carroll

Tammy Clemmons

Sam DeShazo

Danielle Ellis

Casey Enox

Daniel Fears

Seruwaia Groom

Mark Hall

Caitlin Handorf

Tobie Herrington

Ami Hickmon

Julie Hill

Madison Hope

Amanda Huffer

Sanetta Johnson

Cynthia Kling

Bruce Lazarini

Audrey Marshall

Edward Medvecky

Juan Moreno

Stephen Morman

Andy Nguyen

Cynthia Pace

Carson Paroline

Alyssa Reiss

Steven Reiss

Stacey Risko

Anthony Risner

Chase Rives

Bridget Scott

Matthew Spears

Kayla Stanley

Rose Steele

Alicia Taylor

Cliff Thompson

Paul Walden

Phyllis Walker

Melissa Weenink

Edward Wilbanks

Ashley Williamson

Bradley Yudizky

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A SECOND YEAR PROBATIONARY CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Jamie Ackerman

Ramona Agesen

Gerald Anthony

Melanie Autry

Karla Burke

Matthew Butterfield

Lauren Carnes

Magen Carver

Sherry Childress

Elizabeth Clayton

Mark Crumbliss

Frank Duyka

Brittani Gannon

Erasmo Garcia

Rosa Garcia

Jesse Green

David Haresnape

Kimberly Haresnape

Victoria Hendricks

Breonna Jackson

Tanya Johnson

Lawrence Jones

Natasha Julian

Emilee Lowe

Tiffany Lowe

Laura Lunsford

Syche Martin

Travis McDonald

Monica Mikel

Adrion Smith

Christi Smith

Brianna Stephens

Elizabeth Van Orden

Ragan Wangler

Lezlie Wiederhold

Walter Willis

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A THIRD YEAR PROBATIONARY CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Jordan Carnes

Katherine Gillings

Luke McGowan

Taylor Reinke

Gene Swartzenberg

Megan Walker

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PERMIT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Makayla Busch

Maria Cerrillo

Jamie Cruz

Demi Cumby

Jamie Dozier

Cody McCleary

LaJaErica Moore

Troy Pike

Audrey Shipley

Holden Sparks

David Stentz

Michael Taylor

Caryn Wilbanks

Polly Williams

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A TERM CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Crystal Langley

Stephanie Wynne

Andrea Patterson

Tami Mason

Maureen Bogowitz

Amy Wood

Becky Rogers

Cheri Mahan

Staci Phillips

Christine Johnson

Deidre Pool

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A PROBATIONARY CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Sarah Davidson

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A SECOND YEAR PROBATIONARY CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Michelle Lee

Jamie Metcalf

Angela Womble

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A TERM CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Heather Cain

Jessica Clark

Lindsay Conner

Amelia Hernandez

Carissa Hunter

Sheri Leamon

Veronica Melendez

Cherry Sumrall

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A TERM CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

Vanessa Bledsoe

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A NON-CHAPTER 21 CONTRACT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

David Alexander

Josey Vaughan

 

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

As stated in Policy DC (LOCAL) under Employment of Contractual Personnel: The Board retains final authority for employment of contractual personnel; however, from April 1 to August 31, the Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority to employ contractual personnel. The Superintendent shall inform the Board of any persons hired under this authority. The following professional personnel contracts have been approved:

Rebecca Lopez

Daylyn Harris

Rebekah Wagley

Linda Mills

Anne Trowbridge

Kimberly Morales

Jennifer Taylor

Wendy Jones

Sarah Hunter

Christi Lee

Jacquelyn Kennedy

Ryan Turney

Rebecca Habibelahian

Mara Bojalil-Martinez

Wyatt Santos

Damien Granado

The following resignations have been approved:

Flint Bigham

Preston Hamm

Lisa Rosenberg

Nicolas Rosenberg

Mackey Ward

Kolton Bragg

Jolisa Turner

Evreda Cepeda

Darris Turner

Hailey Tucker

Karah Capps

Amy Kelley

Beatrice Blaylock

Jodie Babb

Becky Emerson

Susana Garcia

Carol Immel

Blythe Stanley

Elizabeth Strickland

Julie Axum

Rebekah Sanchez

 

C. Private Consultation with the District's Attorney - Texas Gov't Code 551.071

No action taken.

D. Discussion of Real Property - Texas Gov't Code 551.072

No action taken.

 

XI. Adjourn

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m.

                                               

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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