Board Meeting
February 28, 2005

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1. RECOGNITIONS

      A. The Board will recognize Gayle Jones, Aquatic Safety Manager, for receiving the Cindy Hollaran Distinguished Service Award at the Texas Public Pool Council Conference in College Station on January 25, 2005. (Monday) Presenter: Tony Barcelona View Agenda Item

      B.   The Board will recognize students winning first or second place in state competitions for Theater Arts and Media Literacy. (Monday) Presenter: Elizabeth Baron View Agenda Item

      C.   The superintendent will make remarks and announcements including the honors and achievements earned by staff and students in recent weeks. (Monday) Presenter: David Anthony View Agenda Item

 

2.   BOARD COMMENTS

      A. Any Board member may make a comment during this portion of the agenda, without prior posting being required. Comment items may not pertain to the character of any students, staff or Board member and may not be discussed or deliberated upon at this meeting. (Monday) Presenter: Board Members View Agenda Item

3.   CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

      A. Patrons who have duly registered per policy BED (Local) may address the Board regarding matters of concern/interest to the district, other than the character of any student, staff or Board member. The Board may not act upon any matter that is not listed under the Action Item portion of the agenda. The Board will continue with the remaining agenda after the registered patrons have had an opportunity to speak. (Monday) Presenter: Kelli Durham View Agenda Item

4.  REPORTS

      A. The administration will provide a written report on legislative issues, State Board of Education, Texas School Alliance and the Fast Growth School Coalition activities. Presenter: George Hobson, Cheryl Salyards View Agenda Item

5.  ACTION ITEMS – CONSENSUS

      A. The Board will consider approving the following innovative courses: Internetworking Technologies I & II (1-2 credits). Presenter: Carolyn Spillane View Agenda Item

      B.   The Board will consider approving applications for Air Force Junior ROTC courses to be offered at Cypress Creek and Langham Creek High Schools. Presenter: Carolyn Spillane View Agenda Item

      C. The Board will consider approving the following additional summer opportunities for students: ESL Enrichment, TAKS Remediation, Accelerate to Algebra, Moving Up in Math, Connecting to IP&C, Stepping Up in Science, Scholars’ Program (PSAT Prep), Carverdale Summer Reading Program, Willow Green Apartment Tutoring Program, Somerset Apartment Tutoring Program, SAT Prep, Middle School Summer Special Education Reading and Math Program, and High School Summer Special Education Reading and Math Program. Presenter: Carolyn Spillane, Mary Jadloski View Agenda Item

      D. The Board will consider approving the District Textbook Committee's recommendations for 2005-2006. Presenter: Deanna Swenke View Agenda Item

      E.   The Board will consider approving bids and contracts to the recommended vendors as follows: Presenter: George Hobson, Harold Rowe, Pam Wells, Colleen Wells View Agenda Item

            1. #04-12-7901R, Career & Technology Equipment Repair Services Annual Contract

            2. #05-01-8182, Physical Education Supplies Annual Contract

            3. #05-01-8183, Light Bulbs Annual Contract

            4. #05-01-8188, Vocational Lab Supplies, Equipment, and Housewares Annual Contract

            5. #05-01-8191, Special Education Supplies and Equipment Annual Contract

            6. #05-01-8192, Library Books, Publications and Media Supplies Annual Contract

            7. #05-01-8193, Sheet Music Annual Contract

            8. #05-01-8209R-FP, Portable Classroom Buildings at Multiple Campuses

            9. #05-02-8214, Electrician’s Bucket Truck

      F.   The Board will consider approving the tax refunds of $500 or greater for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and/or Harris County Education District. Presenter: David Sanders View Agenda Item

      G. The Board will consider approving the external auditors, Deloitte & Touche, to perform the annual audit of the district’s financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005. Presenter: George Hobson, Carol Oman View Agenda Item

      H. The Board will consider approving the student transfer status of district schools for the 2005-2006 school year. Presenter: Dave Schrandt View Agenda Item

      I.    The Board will consider approving on second reading revisions to the following policies: Presenter: Debbie Emery, George Hobson, Harold Rowe, Deanna Swenke, Pam Wells View Agenda Item

            1. BED (LOCAL) Public Participation (Update 73, revision)

            2. BJCF (LOCAL) Superintendent: Non-renewal (Update 73, revision)

            3. CRF (LOCAL) Insurance & Annuities Management: Unemployment Insurance (Update 73, revision)

            4. DGBA (LOCAL) Personnel-Management Relations: Employee Complaints/Grievances (Update 73, revision)

            5. DGBA (EXHIBIT) Personnel-Management Relations: Employee Complaints/Grievances (Update 73, revision)

            6. EFE (LOCAL) Instructional Resources: Copyrighted Material (Update 73, revision)

            7. EFE (EXHIBIT) Instructional Resources: Copyrighted Material (deletion at Update 73)

            8. EHBB (LOCAL) Special Programs: Gifted and Talented Students (local district revision of existing policy)

            9.   FEA (LOCAL) Attendance: Compulsory Attendance (revision of Update 73 as a local district update)

            10. FM (LOCAL) Student Activities (Update 73, revision)

            11. FNC (LOCAL) Student Rights and Responsibilities: Student Conduct (Update 73, revision)

            12. FNCB (LOCAL) Student Conduct: Care of School Property (deletion at Update 73)

            13. FNCF (LOCAL) Student Conduct: Alcohol and Drug Use (deletion at Update 73)

            14. FNCG (LOCAL) Student Conduct: Weapons (deletion at Update 73)

            15. FNG (LOCAL) Student Rights & Responsibilities: Student & Parent Complaints/Grievances (Update 73, revision)

            16. FNG (EXHIBIT) A, B, C, D, E, F (Update 73, new)

            17. GF (LOCAL) Public Complaints (Update 73, revision)

            18. GKA (LOCAL) Community Relations: Conduct on School Premises (revision of Update 73 as a local district update)

      J.    The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 14, 2005, regular meeting. Presenter: Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

      K.    The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 19, 2005, regular meeting. Presenter: Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

6.   ACTION ITEMS - NON-CONSENSUS

      A. The Board will consider approving the long-range plan priorities established for 2005-2006 at the goal-setting workshop.
Presenter: Deanna Swenke View Agenda Item

      B.   The Board will consider approving on first reading additions, deletions or revisions to the following policies: Presenter: Debbie Emery View Agenda Item

            1. BJA (LOCAL) Superintendent: Qualifications and Duties (district revision)

            2. DEA (LOCAL) Compensation & Benefits: Salaries, Wages, and Stipends (UD73 revision)

            3. DFBB (LOCAL) Term Contracts: Nonrenewal (UD73 revision)

            4. DGA (LOCAL) Employee Rights & Privileges: Freedom of Association (UD73 revision)

            5. DH (LOCAL) Employee Standards of Conduct (UD73 revision)

            6. DK (LOCAL) Assignment and Schedules (UD73 revision)

            7. FDA (LOCAL) Admissions: Interdistrict Transfers (district revision)

            8. FDB (LOCAL) Admissions: Intradistrict Transfers (district revision)

            9. FOAA (LOCAL) Placement in Alternative Educational Setting: Removal by Teacher (delete)

      C. The Board will consider approving an Interlocal Governmental Agreement between Harris County Municipal Utility District 286 and Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. for hike and bike trail improvements at Moore Elementary. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.072.] Presenter: Roy Sprague View Agenda Item

      D. The Board will consider approving the construction contract award for the construction of Elementary School No. 45 to be located on Fry Road and Longenbaugh. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.072.] Presenter: Roy Sprague View Agenda Item

      E.   The Board will consider approving the superintendent’s contract recommendations for school year 2005- 2006 of teachers to 1) issue probationary and term contracts for teachers; 2) issue probationary contracts for a fourth consecutive school year for teachers; 3) terminate probationary contracts for teachers; 4) non-renew term contracts for teachers; 5) give notice of proposed discharge from continuing contracts, with the intent of returning teachers(s) to probationary contract status; 6) discharge teachers on continuing contracts; and 7) accept resignations and/or retirements of teachers on probationary, term, or continuing contracts as presented in the Staff Recommendation Report (February 2005), and the superintendent’s memorandum of February 28, 2005. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] Presenter: Betty Rennell View Agenda Item

      F.   The Board will consider approving the superintendent’s contract recommendations for school year 2005- 2006 of paraprofessionals to 1) issue one-year (annual) contracts for paraprofessionals; 2) non-renew one-year   annual) contracts to paraprofessionals; and 3) accept resignations and/or retirements of paraprofessionals on one-year (annual) contracts as presented in the Staff Recommendation Report (February 2005), and the superintendent’s memorandum of February 28, 2005. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] Presenter: Betty Rennell View Agenda Item

      G. The Board will consider approving personnel recommendations, inclusive of employments, promotions and the naming of the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Administration and the principals for Copeland Elementary and Holmsley Elementary Schools. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] Presenter: Betty Rennell View Agenda Item

7.   BOARD DISCUSSION

      A. The Board will discuss the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.072.] Presenter: David Anthony View Agenda Item

8.   SUPERINTENDENT'S BRIEFING

      A. The superintendent will provide information regarding district events and items of community interest. Presenter: David Anthony View Agenda Item

9.  ADDENDUM

      The Board will recognize Langham Creek High School first place state winners of the National Ocean Science Bowl Dolphin Challenge. View Agenda Item


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