Unofficial School Board Meeting Minutes

Unofficial Minutes of Regular Meeting - April 24, 2017
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 24, 2017, beginning at 6:00 PM in the District Support Center Board Room, 104 Hawn Street, Athens, Texas. 

I. Call to Order/Certify Notice/Establish Quorum

Mr. Robert Risko, 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. Robert Risko, Mrs. Renda Garner, Mr. Steve McElhany, Mr. Bob Spears, Mrs. Jennie Mahmoud, Mrs. Alicea Elliott

Members absent: Mr. Eric Smith

Also present were: Barry Choate, Director of Operations; Randy Jones, Chief Financial Officer; Brooke Brock, Special Populations Director; Jami Ivey, AHS Principal; Cathy Kirkland; Diana Vaughn, Student Services Director; Chera Lambright; Lisa Howell, BAE Principal; Kim Storey; Andrea Patterson; Chelsey Hall; Rolland Hall; Ginger Morrison, AMS Principal; Nikki Mason; Tony Brooks, Technology Coordinator; Toni Clay, Communications Coordinator; Claudia Stiles, SAE Principal; Ward Wilbanks; Tara Rigby; Chief Paul Redic; Beverly Coe; Nicole Cornish; Kim Fowler; Patty Mitchell; Sandy Howard; Leah Rayburn; Sarah Davidson; Cathy Jezek; Gail Carnes, Executive Assistant;and Blake Stiles, Superintendent. 

II. Invocation was given by Mr. Robert Risko. 

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

IV. Recognition of UIL Academic Students

Jami Ivey, AHS Principal, and Nicole Cornish introduced the twenty-one UIL Regional Academic Qualifiers in persuasive and informative extemp speaking, LD debate, social studies, poetry interpretation, calculator applications, number sense, general math, and spelling. The UIL State Champion Cross Examination Team was True Head and Matthew Hernandez. The UIL State Congressional Debate Champion was Matthew Hernandez. The State Bricklaying Champion was Taylor Carson. There were six NSDA National Qualifiers – Matthew Hernandez, Michael Pulver, True Head, Jose Sanchez, Madeline Clay, and Gavin Lott. 

V. Recognize Campus Teachers of the Year and Announce Elementary & Secondary

Teacher of the Year

Toni Clay, Communications Coordinator, introduced the Teachers of the Year from each campus: BAE – Sandy Howard, CAE – Leah Rayburn, SAE – Chera Lambright, AMS – Andi Patterson, AHS – Sarah Davidson. She then announced the Elementary Teacher of the Year for Athens ISD, Chera Lambright, and the Secondary Teacher of the Year for Athens ISD, Andi Patterson. 

VI. Information/Discussion Items

A.Administrative Reports

Middle school principal Ginger Morrison informed the Board of Trustees of activities the middle school students had participated in this Spring with over 100 participating in Track. High school principal, Jami Ivey presented new high school testing data to the Board of Trustees since the last regular meeting. Ms. Ivey also shared more activities and accomplishments for the high school campus.

Superintendent Blake Stiles commented that this has been the best year of students advancing in academics and sports in the six years he has been in Athens ISD. Mr. Stiles also reported that the construction was on schedule and that the three elementary campuses should all be complete by August before the beginning of school. 

VII. Action Items

A. Consider Out of State Student Travel

1. Speech and Debate National Tournament

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mrs. Jennie Mahmoud that trustees approve out of state student travel for six students to attend the National Speech and Debate Association national tournament in Birmingham, Alabama June 17th-24th as presented.Motion carried 6:0.

2.FBLA National Tournament

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mrs. Renda Garner that trustees approve out of state student travel for the Athens and State FBLA Vice President to attend the National FBLA Convention to perform his state officer duties in Anaheim, California June 29th- July 2nd as presented.Motion carried 6:0.

3. SkillsUSA National Competition

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mr. Steve McElhany that trustees approve out of state student travel for Athens SkillsUSA member and State Champion Bricklayer to attend the National SkillsUSA Competition and Convention in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th-23rd as presented.Motion carried 6:0.

B. Consider Renewal of Chartwells Dining Services

Motion was made by Mr. Steve McElhany and seconded by Mrs. Jennie Mahmoud that trustees approve the Amendment Number Two contract renewal for the 2017-2018 school year with Chartwells Dining Services as presented.Motion carried 6:0.

C. Consider Bank Depository Contract for July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019

Proposals were requested for bank depository contracts for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. Proposals were received from Citizens National Bank, First State Bank, and Prosperity Bank. All of the banks are located in Athens. Motion was made by Mr. Bob Spears and seconded by Mr. Steve McElhany that trustees approve the bank depository contract with First State Bank as presented.Motion carried 6:0.

D. Consider Expenditures Over $25,000

1. School Bus Purchase

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mr. Bob Spears that trustees approve the purchase of a yellow school bus from Rush Bus Center in the amount of $87,759.00 as presented.Motion carried 6:0.

2. Activity Bus Purchase

Motion was made by Mrs. Jennie Mahmoud and seconded by Mrs. Renda Garner that trustees approve the extra-curricular / activity school bus from Rush Bus Center in the total amount of $98,398.00 as presented.Motion carried 6:0.

3. Purchase of Equipment - Track Loader

Motion was made by Mr. Steve McElhany and seconded by Mrs. Jennie Mahmoud that trustees approve the purchase of a compact track loader from Athens Tractor and Equipment in the amount of $52,325.52 as presented.Motion carried 6:0.

4. Construction Awards for Concrete Paving, Sprayed on Fireproofing, Stage Curtains and Theatrical

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mr. Bob Spears that trustees approve the award of contracts for construction of additions and renovations to Athens High School, Bel Air Elementary, Central Athens Elementary and South Athens Elementary in the amount of $1,234,901 as presented. Motion carried 6:0.

VIII. Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of the Regular Meeting Held on March 27, 2017

B. Financial Statements for the Month of March 2017

C. Quarterly Investment Report

D. Consider July 24, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Date be Changed to July 31, 2017

Motion was made by Mr. Steve McElhany and seconded by Mrs. Renda Garner that the consent agenda items be approved as presented. Motion carried 6:0. 

IX. Executive Session Discussion

A. Consideration of Professional Personnel Contracts for 2017-2018

B. Employment/Resignations of Contract Employees

At 6:56 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 7:46 p.m. 

X. Open Session - Executive Session Action

A. Consideration of Professional Personnel Contracts for 2017-2018

Motion was made by Mr. Steve McElhany and seconded by Mrs. Alicea Elliott that trustees approve the following professional personnel contracts. Motion unanimously carried. 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A TERM CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Reagan Adair

Holly Allen

Robin Allen

Cindy Baker

Paula Bales

Amy Bellah

Kayla Benton

Elizabeth Boyd

Jamie Brant

Dawn Bratton

Kalli Brunson

Sandra Carter

Kara Catugal

Sara Chamblee

Fonda Cole

Joy Cumby

Jodye Dalrymple

Heather Davis

Valerie DuBose

Angela Eaton

Robin Edlin

Bernitha Enoch

Santresa Epps

Doenye Essary

Sherrilyn Ewing

Jenna Faul

Deborah Fleming

Lisa Ford

Maria Garcia

Keishia Garrett

Kayla George

Stacey Gross

Alejandro Guzman

Audrey Haley

Rebecca Hall

Melissa Hallmark

Kimberly Hanson

Carla Hawkins

Amelia Hernandez

Briana Hope

Amanda House

Sandy Howard

Virginia Keown

Chera Lambright

Daniel Ledesma

Darla McNeeley

Sandy McPherson

Virginia Miranda

Antonia Moreno

Juan Moreno

Barba Nelson

Wendy Ottaberry

Breeona Parnell

Barbara Railsback

Lori Rainwater

Shelley Rasco

Leah Rayburn

Erica Rodriguez

Karla Rodriguez

Karina Salazar

Moises Sanchez

Naomi Slaton

Adonica Smith

Julie Smith

Brandi Spencer

Shelia Spencer

Allison Terrell

Norma Thompson

Audrey Thurston

Jessica Tidmore

Zulema Torres

LaTeisha Whitehead

Sarah Williams

 

Brad Adair

Robert Becker

Michael Black

Maureen Bogowitz

James Bradford

Ricky Brooks

Craig Brown

Shelia Brown

Kaitlin Buchholtz

Meagan Buford

Joshua Burks

Aaron Carroll

Tammy Clemmons

Kim Clopton

Nicole Cornish

James Darby

Sarah Davidson

Mart Graham

Janet Green

Jessica Hemann

Tim Hensley

Tobie Herrington

Julie Hill

Bronte Hirsch

Jeannie Hoffman

Brenda Jackson

Kyle Januszewski

Merritt Johnson

Sanetta Johnson

Jeff Jones

Tammy Jones

Cynthia Kling

Rusty Lay

Stephen Morman

Cynthia Pace

Andrea Patterson

Julie Patterson

Craig Peek

Rose Riley

Stephen Rimler

Adam Ray

Dallas Robertson

Rachele Robertson

Bridget Scott

Cody Smith

Karey Smith

Kim Storey

Samantha Strickland

Cliff Thompson

Jolisa Turner

Ken Walker

Phyllis Walker

Edward Wilbanks

Ashley Williamson

Kelley Wiswell

William Wofford

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A SECOND YEAR PROBATIONARY CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Carla Adkins

Desmond Bowie

Devon Bowie

John Miles Brown

Jarret Buchholtz

Karlee Chandler

Joshua Cheek

Jennifer Clarke

Rebekah Craig

Luz Dunaway

Natalie Foster

Rolland Hall

Caitlin Handorf

Alesia Henderson

Brenda Hennesey

Ethan Herrin

Ami Hickmon

Cody Hines

Harris Hodgkiss

Sarah Hurley

Francene Kennedy

Natalie Kincy

Caitlin Livingston

Grethel Martinez

Jose Mendez

Brenda Meyer

Jonathan Moore

Adriana Ornelas

Deidre Pool

Jamie Poteete

Jessica Price

Amanda Reichmuth

Mistie Sharp

Kelly Stewart

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A THIRD YEAR PROBATIONARY CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Allen Carroll

Ruth Cortez

Kirby Ennis

Jason Faure

Amy Fonseca

Michelle Forsman

Amy Hoffman

Rebekah Kile

Hayley McClenny

Ryan Reeves

Katlyn Roeming

Elizabeth Sillvan

Jennifer Slagle

Alicia Taylor

Kenna Turner

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A TERM CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Thelma Griffin

Vanessa Matschulat

Kelli Allen

Crystal Langley

Tami Mason

Amy Wood

Becky Rogers

Cheri Mahan

Cheryl Lambright

 IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A TERM CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Heather Cain

Lindsay Conner

Terri Easley

Ashley Guerrero

Veronica Melendez

Stacey Risko

Cherry Sumrall

 IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A TERM CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

David Alexander

Erin York

Jennifer Crane

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A PROBATIONARY CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Jessica Clark

 

 IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL BE EXTENDED A NON-CHAPTER 21 CONTRACT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Toni Clay

 

 

B. Employment/Resignations of Contract Employees

Superintendent Blake Stiles announced the following employment professional contracts:

Bree Treadway

Rachel Tuckness

Angela St.Valentine

Karol Taylor

Superintendent Blake Stiles announced the following resignations:

Lauren Vargas

Ashton Elder

Nancy Solomon

Jonathan Ryal

Dennis Parker

Marialice Anders

Cresendo Bush

Judy Forgey

Stephen Henry

Patrick Tinsley

Jessie Little

Karen Jones

 

 

 

XI. Audience Participation

No one signed up to speak prior to the meeting. 

XII. Adjourn

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.


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