Board Meeting
March 8, 2004

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Special Recognitions/Acknowledgements/Announcements

 

Tom Strother View Agenda Item

 

4.

The Board will recognize Langham Creek High School senior Kevin Kalra, named Top High School Volunteer of the Year and a State Honoree in the 2004 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. (Monday)

 

 

 

 

Bill Quillen View Agenda Item

 

5.

The Board will recognize the director, Jed Ragsdale, and head choir director, Cathy Wafford, from the Langham Creek High School Men's Varsity Choir for the choir's selection to perform by the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention. (Monday)

 

 

 

 

Pam Wells View Agenda Item

 

6.

The Board will recognize Cheryl Salyards, Ed.D., for her induction into the Hall of Honor by the Texas Council of Administrators for Special Education. (Monday)

 

 

 

 

Pam Wells View Agenda Item

 

7.

The superintendent designee will make remarks and announcements including the honors and achievements earned by staff and students in recent weeks. (Monday)


Board Comments

 

Board Members View Agenda Item

 

8.

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)


Citizen Participation

 

Kelli Durham View Agenda Item

 

9.

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)

 

Reports

 

George Hobson and Becky Knight View Agenda Item

 

10.

The administration will report on the status of Cigna Health Insurance and renewal. (Monday)

 

 

 

 

Pam Wells and Albert Arechiga III View Agenda Item

 

11.

The administration and the chairperson of the School Finance Study Committee will report on the committee's progress. (Monday)

 

 

 

The following written reports have been transmitted to the Board:

 

12.

The administration will report on revenues generated through the district's surplus inventory Internet auction held January 17, 2004, through January 28, 2004. View Agenda Item

 

 

 

 

13.

The administration will report on legislative issues, State Board of Education, Texas School Alliance, and the Fast Growth School Coalition activities. View Agenda Item

 

Action Items

Proposed Consensus Items

 

Carolyn Spillane and B. Willis View Agenda Item

 

14.

The Board will consider approving the 2004 summer school plans for elementary, middle school, and high school.

 

 

 

 

Deanna Swenke View Agenda Item

 

15.

The Board will consider approving the District Textbook Committee's recommendations for 2004-2005.

 

 

 

 

David Sanders View Agenda Item

 

16.

The Board will consider approving tax refunds of $500 or greater for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and/or Harris County Education District.

 

 

 

 

George Hobson, Harold Rowe, Pam Wells, and Colleen Wells View Agenda Item

 

17.

The Board will consider approving bids and contracts for the recommended vendors as follows:
#03-09-7269R Telephone, data and video cabling, and repair services annual contract
#03-09-7305 Food Service small wares
#03-09-7307 Food Service cleaning supplies
#03-09-7308 Food Service paper goods
#04-01-7595 Kiln repair parts and service annual contract
#04-01-7596 Library books, publications and media supplies annual contract
#04-01-7597 Sheet music annual contract
#04-01-7598 Art paper contract

 

#04-01-7599R-RFP Landscape maintenance services annual contract
#04-01-7603 Valves and fittings annual contract
#04-01-7604 Vocational lab supplies, equipment, and housewares annual contract
#03-01-7605 Physical Education supplies annual contract
#03-01-7606 Special Education supplies and equipment annual contract
#04-01-7607RFP Janitorial chemical proportioning systems request for proposal annual contract
#03-01-7608R Marquee sign for Langham Creek High School
#03-01-7612 Letter jackets annual contract
#04-01-7615 Library furniture annual contract

 

 

 

 

George Hobson and Colleen Wells View Agenda Item

 

18.

The Board will consider approving resolutions to participate in the following four interlocal cooperative purchasing programs: 1) The Cooperative Purchasing Network; 2) Texas Local Governmental Statewide Purchasing Cooperative; 3) Texas Building & Procurement Commission; and 4) Harris County Department of Education.

 

 

 

 

George Hobson and Carol Oman View Agenda Item

 

19.

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, 2004.

 

 

 

Proposed Non-Consensus Items

 

Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

 

20.

The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 6, 2004, special-called meeting.

 

 

 

 

Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

 

21.

The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 7, 2004, special-called meeting.

 

 

 

 

Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

 

22.

The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 9, 2004, regular meeting.

 

 

 

 

Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

 

23.

The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 12, 2004, special-called meeting.

 

 

 

 

Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

 

24.

The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 20 and 21, 2004, special-called meeting.

 

 

 

 

Dave Schrandt View Agenda Item

 

25.

The Board will consider approving the student transfer status of district schools for the 2004-2005 school year.

 

 

 

 

Deanna Swenke View Agenda Item

 

26.

The Board will consider approving the long-range plan priorities established for 2004-2005 at the goal-setting workshop.

 

 

 

 

Debbie Emery, George Hobson, Deanna Swenke and Pam Wells View Agenda Item

 

27.

The Board will consider approving on first reading revisions to the following policies:
BBG (Local) Board Members Compensation and Expenses (Update 71, revised)
BQ (Local) Planning and Decision-Making Process (Update 71, new LDU)
DEE (Local) Compensation & Benefits Expense Reimbursement (Update 71, new)
DLB (Local) Work Load: Required Plans and Reports (Update 71, new)
FDC (Local) Admissions - Homeless Students (Update 71, new)
FDD (Local) Admissions - School Safety Transfers (Update 71, new LDU)
FFAC (Local) Health Requirements and Services - Medical Treatment (Update 71, revised)
FNG (Local) Student Rights and Responsibilities: Student and Parent Complaints (Update 71,
revised)

 

 

 

 

Roy Sprague View Agenda Item

 

28.

The Board will consider approving the construction contract award to Pepper-Lawson, Inc. in the amount of $50,999,000.00 for High School No. 8 and the new Carlton Center to be located on the 182 acre multi-campus site on Spring Cypress and Skinner Roads.

 

 

 

 

Roy Sprague View Agenda Item

 

29.

The Board will consider approving the construction contract award to Collier Construction, Inc. in the amount of $8,675,000.00 for LaFaye Johnson Lee Elementary School (Elementary School No. 41) to be located on West Little York east of North Eldridge Parkway.

 

 

 

 

Roy Sprague View Agenda Item

 

30.

The Board will consider approving the construction contract award to Turner Construction, Inc. in the amount of $9,025,000.00 for Thomas M. Danish Elementary School (Elementary No. 42) to be located on Fallbrook Drive west of FM 1960.

 

 

 

 

Roy Sprague View Agenda Item

 

31.

The Board will consider approving the contract award recommendation for the construction of the Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center and new Athletic Stadium.

 

 

 

 

Betty Rennell View Agenda Item

 

32.

The Board will consider approving personnel recommendations, inclusive of appraiser certifications, employments, resignations, retirements, promotions, terminations, termination of probationary teacher contracts, discharges, leaves of absences, and the naming of the Director of Athletics. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.]

 

 

 

 

Betty Rennell View Agenda Item

 

33.

The Board will consider approving the superintendent designee's contract recommendations for school year 2004-2005 of teachers as presented in the 2004-2005 Staff Recommendation Book and in the superintendent designee's memorandum of March 4, 2004 to: 1) issue probationary and term contracts for teachers; 2) issue probationary contract 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 teacher(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. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.]

 

 

 

 

Betty Rennell View Agenda Item

 

34.

The Board will consider approving the superintendent designee's contract recommendations for school year 2004-2005 of non-teaching professional staff as presented in the superintendent designee's memorandum of March 4, 2004 to: 1) renew term contracts; 2) issue one-year term and probationary contracts; 3) issue one-year (annual) contracts; 4) not extend existing two-year term contracts; 5) terminate probationary contracts; 6) non-renew term and one-year (annual) contracts; 7) reclassify current non-teaching professional staff under contract, and 8) accept the resignations and/or retirements of non-teaching professional staff from contracts as presented in the superintendent designee's memorandum of March 4, 2004. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.]

 

 

 

 

Betty Rennell View Agenda Item

 

35.

The Board will consider approving the superintendent designee's contract recommendations for school year 2004-2005 of paraprofessionals as presented in the 2004-2005 Staff Recommendation Book and in the superintendent designee's memorandum of March 4, 2004 to: 1) issue one-year (annual) contracts to paraprofessionals; 2) non-renew one-year (annual) contracts to paraprofessionals; and 3) accept resignations and/or retirements of paraprofessionals on one-year (annual) contracts. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.]

 

 

 

 

Elneita Hutchins-Taylor, Deborah Stewart and Gary Kinninger View Agenda Item

 

36.

The Board will consider a Level III discipline appeal of a Level II decision involving Jasmine A., a middle school student in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.082 and Section 551.0821.]

 

 

 


Board Discussion

 

Board Members View Agenda Item

   

37.

The Board will discuss the Preliminary Projections for the 2004-2005 Budget.

 

 

 

   

 

Board Members View Agenda Item

 

38.

The Board will discuss the West Orange Cove Consolidated School District vs. Alanis litigation, which challenges the public school finance system in Texas. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.071.]

 

 

 

 

Board Members View Agenda Item

 

39.

The Board will discuss the sale, purchase, or receipt of donated property. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.072 and Section 551.073.]

 

 

 

 

Board Members View Agenda Item

 

40.

The Board will discuss the selection of a candidate for superintendent of schools and related issues. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.]

Superintendent's Briefing

 

Pam Wells View Agenda Item

 

41.

The superintendent designee will provide information to the Board on the following:

        Spring Break - March 15-19, 2004

        TAKS Testing

        Graduation Plans

        Road-e-o

43. The Board will consider naming the finalist for superintendent of schools. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] View Agenda Item

 


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