Unofficial School Board Meeting Minutes

Unofficial Minutes of Regular Meeting - March 25, 2019

The Board of Trustees - Athens Independent School District    

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Athens Independent School District was held Monday, March 25, 2019, 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, Mr. Eric Smith, Mrs. Kari Wilmeth Mrs. Gina Hunter, Mr. Eugene Buford, Mr. Freddie Paul, Mrs. Alicea Elliott

Members absent: None

Also present were: Jami Ivey, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability; Ginger Morrison, Director of Federal Programs & Human Resources; Tony Brooks, Director of Technology; Barry Choate, Director of Operations; Brooke Brock, Director of Special Populations; Cathy Kirkland; Lisa Howell, BAE Principal; Nikki Mason, SAE Principal; Kendra Hensley; Tim Hensley; Kristi Gore Stewart; Chris House; Henry C. Tracy, AHS Principal; Shannon Pursley; Tony Sikes; Jason Iglehart; Claudia Stiles, CAE Principal; Jennifer Nicholson; Emily McGraw; Randy Jones, Chief Financial Officer; Jennifer Livingston; Nicole Cornish; Jen Risinger, AMS Principal; Margaret Richardson; Jake Shirley; Zac Harrell, Athletic Director; Dr. Janie Sims, Deputy Superintendent; Gail Carnes, Executive Assistant; and Blake Stiles, Superintendent.

 

II. Invocation was given by Mr. Eugene Buford.

 

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

 

IV. Information Items

A. Administrative Report - Calendar of Upcoming Events

Superintendent Blake Stiles gave the Board of Trustees a list of the upcoming events for Athens ISD and informed them the boys and girls soccer teams were going into the bi-district playoffs this week. He also mentioned that the student in the bus/train accident would be back in school this week. He informed the Board AISD had advertised and should receive bids on surplus property on April 10th.

 

V. Action Items

A. Consider Addition of Staff for Expanded Early Childhood Program

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mr. Eric Smith that trustees approve the addition of a Pre-K3 program for three year olds and the hiring of staff for the program, not to exceed two certified teachers and two paraprofessionals as presented. Motion carried 7:0.

 

VI. Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of the Regular Meeting Held on February 25, 2019 and the Special Meeting

Held on March 7, 2019

B. Financial Statements for the Month of February 2019

C. Instructional Materials Allotment & TEKS Certification

D. Consider Revised Resolution of Athens ISD Adopting the Use of the New Voting

System for May 4, 2019 Election

Motion was made by Mrs. Alicea Elliott and seconded by Mrs. Kari Wilmeth that the consent agenda items be approved as presented. Motion carried 7:0.

 

VII. Executive Session Discussion

A. Consideration of Administrator Contracts for 2019-2020 - Texas Gov't Code 551.074

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

At 6:12 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 7:23 p.m.

 

VIII. Open Session - Executive Session Action

A. Consideration of Administrator Contracts for 2019-2020 - Texas Gov't Code 551.074

At the January 24, 2019 regular board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved to delegate to Mr. Blake Stiles, Superintendent, and Dr. Janie Sims, Deputy Superintendent, final authority for

selection of personnel beginning February 1, 2019. The following administrator contracts have been approved:

Assistant Superintendent of

Curriculum, Instruction, & Accountability

Jami Ivey

2 Year

12 Month

Chief Financial Officer

Randy Jones

1 Year

12 Month Non-Chapter 21

Directors

Brooke Brock

2 Year

12 Month

 

Barry Choate

Ginger Morrison

Tony Brooks

2 Year

2 Year

1 Year

12 Month

12 Month

12 Month

Communications Coordinator

Toni Clay

1 Year

10½ Month Non-Chapter 21

Principals

Lisa Howell

2 Year

12 Month

 

Jennifer Risinger

2 Year

12 Month

 

Claudia Stiles

2 Year

12 Month

 

Henry Tracy

2 Year

12 Month

Associate Principal

Cathy Kirkland

1 Year

12 Month

 

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

At the January 24, 2019 regular board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved to delegate to Mr. Blake Stiles, Superintendent, and Dr. Janie Sims, Deputy Superintendent, final authority for selection of personnel beginning February 1, 2019. The following employment professional contracts have been approved:

Dale Walker

Stephanie Harrell

Alix Brite

Kodi Jackson

Kristi Walker

Kolton Bragg

 

IX. Audience Participation

No one signed up to speak prior to the meeting.

 

 

 

X. Adjourn

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.

 

 


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