Board Meeting
March 16, 2006

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1.   RECOGNITIONS

      A. The Board will recognize Sarah Sanders, K-12 Visual Arts Coordinator, as the 2005-2007 president-elect of the Texas Art Education Association. (Thursday 03/16/06) Presenter: Deanna Swenke View Agenda Item

      B.   The superintendent will make remarks and announcements including the honors and achievements earned by staff and students in recent weeks. (Thursday 03/16/06) 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. (Thursday 03/16/06) 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. (Thursday 03/16/06) Presenter: Kelli Durham View Agenda Item

4.   REPORTS
The following items may be considered at both the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting and the Regular Board Meeting.

      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

      The following items may be considered at both the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting and the Regular Board Meeting.

      A. The Board will consider approving the following additional summer opportunities for students: ESL Enrichment, New Arrival Program Summer School, 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: Laurence Binder, Mary Jadloski View Agenda Item

      B.   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.      # 06-01-8791, Library Books, Publications and Media Supplies Annual Contract

2.      # 06-01-8792, Vocational Lab Supplies, Equipment, and Housewares Annual Contract

3.      # 06-01-8793, Special Education Supplies and Equipment Annual Contract

4.      # 06-01-8794, Sheet Music Annual Contract

5.      # 06-01-8795, Hand-Held Radios Annual Contract

6.      # 06-01-8800, Physical Education Supplies Annual Contract

7.      # 06-01-8801, Band Uniforms for Cy-Fair High School

8.      #06-01-8805RFP, Concession Beverages for Pridgeon Stadium and the Richard E. Berry Center Stadium and Arena Contract

9.      # 06-01-8806, Toilet Tissue Annual Contract

10.    # 06-01-8807, Automotive Hardware and Fasteners Annual Contract

11.    # 06-01-8810, Turnstiles

12.    # 06-02-8815, Athletic Equipment

      C. The Board will consider approving construction proposals and contracts paid from bond funds to the recommended contractors as follows: Presenter: Roy Sprague View Agenda Item

            1.      #06-01-8788R-FP, Package E-2006, Miscellaneous Renovations @ Hamilton, Truitt and Thornton Middle Schools and Miscellaneous Renovations @ Hairgrove, Metcalf, Reed and Sheridan Elementary Schools

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

      E.   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, 2006. Presenter: George Hobson, Carol Oman View Agenda Item

      F.   The Board will consider approving the sale of district furniture and equipment through two district surplus Internet auctions held March 17 through March 27, 2006 and April 10 through April 19, 2006. Presenter: H. D. Chambers View Agenda Item

      G. The Board will consider authorizing the administration to negotiate and finalize an Interlocal Agreement calling for a joint election on May 13, 2006 with the North Harris County Regional Water Authority in accordance with the terms and conditions as discussed in open session. Presenter: H. D. Chambers View Agenda Item

      H. The Board will consider authorizing the administration to negotiate and finalize an Interlocal Agreement calling for a joint election on May 13, 2006 with the Spencer Road Public Utility District in accordance with the terms and conditions as discussed in open session. Presenter: H. D. Chambers View Agenda Item

      I.    The Board will consider authorizing the administration to negotiate and finalize an Interlocal Agreement with Harris County for the rental of election equipment for the May 13, 2006 trustee election in accordance with the terms and conditions as discussed in open session. Presenter: H. D. Chambers View Agenda Item

      J.    The Board will consider approving on second reading revisions, additions or deletions to the following district policies:
Presenter: Debbie Emery, Deanna Swenke View Agenda Item

            1.   FB (LOCAL) – EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

            2.   FL (LOCAL) – STUDENT RECORDS

            3.   FL (EXHIBIT) – STUDENT RECORDS

            4.   FNCF (EXHIBITS) – STUDENT CONDUCT: Alcohol and Drug Use

            5.   FNF (LOCAL) – INTERROGATIONS AND SEARCHES

      K. The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 13, 2006, regular meeting. Presenter: Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

      L.   The Board will consider approving the minutes of the February 18, 2006, special-called meeting. Presenter: Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

      M. The Board will consider approving the minutes of the March 2, 2006, special-called meeting. Presenter: Cindy Wright View Agenda Item

6.   ACTION ITEMS - NON-CONSENSUS

      The following items may be considered at both the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting and the Regular Board Meeting.

      A. The Board will consider approving an order authorizing the issuance of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Unlimited Tax Schoolhouse and Refunding Bonds, Series 2006; authorizing the advance refunding of certain outstanding obligations and the execution and delivery of an escrow agreement and the subscription for and purchase of certain escrowed securities; and containing other matters related thereto. Presenter: George Hobson, Frank McCreary, Ryan O'Hara View Agenda Item

      B.   The Board will consider approving the dissolution of the 401(a) Employee Retention/Incentive Plan. Presenter: George Hobson, Becky Knight View Agenda Item

      C. The Board will consider approving the student transfer status of district schools for the 2006-2007 school year. Presenter: Dave Schrandt View Agenda Item

      D. The Board will consider approving the long-range plan priorities for 2006-2007. Presenter: Deanna Swenke View Agenda Item

      E.   The Board will consider approving on first reading the following district policy: Presenter: David Anthony View Agenda Item

            1.  BBD (LOCAL) Board Members: Training and Orientation (new)

      F.   The Board will consider approving the contract award for the construction of High School No. 9 and Elementary School No. 46 to be located on the 130 acre multi-campus site at Fry Road and Cypress North Houston. Presenter: Roy Sprague View Agenda Item

      G. The Board will consider a proposed resolution outlining the public necessity and purpose for condemnation of approximately 10.58 acres of land located east of Greenhouse Road, legally described as Track 1L in Abstract 905, WCRR Company Survey, Section 19, Block 2, in Harris County, Texas, for construction of a new high school site, and approval, authorization and/or ratification of all action necessary by the administration to acquire the tract of land. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.071.] Presenter: Marney Collins Sims View Agenda Item

      H. The Board will consider approving the superintendent’s contract recommendations for school year 2006-2007 of teachers and paraprofessionals as presented in the Staff Recommendation Report (March, 2006). [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] Presenter: Betty Rennell View Agenda Item

      I.    The Board will consider a Level III discipline appeal of a Level II decision made by the Discipline Review Committee involving Alas S., a high school student in Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D.  [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.071 and 551.082.] Presenter: Leonard Brautigam View Agenda Item

7.   BOARD DISCUSSION

      The following items may be considered at both the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting and the Regular Board Meeting.

      A. The Board will discuss and receive legal advice from the general counsel regarding a possible amendment to the District’s delinquent tax collection contract [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.071.] (Monday 03/13/06)  
Presenter: Marney Collins Sims View Agenda Item

      B.   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

      The following items may be considered at both the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting and the Regular Board Meeting.

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


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