Board Work Session
April 5, 2007

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1.   RECOGNITIONS

      A.   The Board will recognize students from Hamilton MS who received national awards in the National Space Day competition. (Thursday)
Presenter: Greg Zureich [View Agenda Item]

      B.    The Board will recognize high school students who are participating in the Board Shadowing project. (Monday)
Presenter: Mary Smith

      C. The Board will recognize the annual top volume buyer from the CFISD Livestock Show. (Monday)
Presenter: Dirk Goldsmith, Laurence Binder

      D. The Board will recognize volunteer and business partner district and state Texas Association of Partners in Education award winners. (Monday)
Presenter: Pam Scott

      E.   The Board will recognize athletes from the Cy-Fair High School girls basketball team for winning district and region championships and advancing to state finals. (Monday)
Presenter: Larry Peil, Ann Roubique

      F.   The Board will recognize athletes for first and second place finishes at the state swim meet. (Monday)
Presenter: Larry Peil, Christina Hughes, Ashley Adkins

      G. The Board will recognize Cy-Fair High School athletes for first and second place finishes at the state wrestling meet. (Monday) Presenter: Larry Peil, John Banas

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

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

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

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 report on the administrative assignment or promotion for the naming of the principals for Tipps Elementary and Wilson Elementary Schools , Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, and the Director for Curriculum and Instruction for Special Populations. (Monday)
Presenter: Debbie Emery, Deanna Swenke

      B.   The administration will report on the progress of the bond study process. (Monday)
Presenter: Pam Wells

      C. The administration will provide a written report on an update of the Random Student Drug Testing program. Data from Grant Year 1 ( October 1, 2005- September 29, 2006 ), and Grant Year 2 ( October 1, 2006- April 1, 2007 ) will be provided.
Presenter: Roy Garcia, Nancy Rose [View Agenda Item]

      D. 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: Cheryl Salyards, George Hobson [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 bids and contracts to the recommended vendors.
Presenter: George Hobson, Harold Rowe, Pam Wells, Colleen Wells [View Agenda Item]

            1.      #06-12-9089RFP, Internet Filtering System Annual Contract

            2.      #07-01-9399RFP, Stop Loss Insurance

            3.       # 07-01-9410 , Janitorial Supplies Annual Contract

            4.       #07-02-9415RFP, Food Production Warehouse Freezer Repair

            5.      # 07-02-9417 , HVAC Variable Frequency Drives Annual Contract

            6.      #07-02-9430R, Upgrade of Ansul Fire Extinguisher Systems

            7.      # 07-02-9431 , Athletic Equipment for Hopper Middle School

            8.      # 07-02-9432 , Medical and Clinic Equipment

            9.      # 07-02-9436 , Audio Visual Furniture and Equipment Annual Contract

            10.     # 07-02-9438 , Food Production Central Packaging Film #2 Contract

            11.    #07-02-9447RFP, Desktop Computers Annual Contract

      B.   The Board will consider approving the construction contract paid from bond funds to the recommended contractor as follows.
Presenter: Roy Sprague [View Agenda Item]

            1.   Package A-2007, Miscellaneous Renovations at Holmsley Elementary, Labay and Cook Middle Schools and Falcon Annex.

      C. 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]

      D. The Board will consider rescinding its acceptance of the proposal submitted by Patient Choice RX for the district’s Prescription Benefits Management Plan and reject all proposals submitted pursuant to Request for Proposal #06-10-9062RFP.
Presenter: George Hobson, Becky Knight [View Agenda Item]

      E.   The Board will consider approving the sale of district furniture and equipment through a surplus Internet auction to be held in May 2007.
Presenter: Marty Edwards [View Agenda Item]

      F.   The Board will consider approving the student transfer status of district schools for the 2007–2008 school year.
Presenter: Dave Schrandt [View Agenda Item]

      G. The Board will consider approving a waiver request to TEA limiting the number of foreign exchange students for Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. to twenty-four (24) students for each of the following three years: 2007–2008, 2008–2009, 2009–2010.
Presenter: Dave Schrandt, Deanna Swenke [View Agenda Item]

      H. The Board will consider approving a request for a Texas Education Agency expedited waiver that will allow the district to be reimbursed for the purchase of a non-state adopted textbook for use in  Photography II-IV.
Presenter: Deanna Swenke, Sarah Sanders [View Agenda Item]

      I.    The Board will consider approving a request for a Texas Education Agency expedited waiver to modify the schedule of classes on TAKS/TAAS/TAKS-I and field test days, as needed, during the 2007-2008  school year.
Presenter: Deanna Swenke, Pam Wells, Cheryl Salyards [View Agenda Item]

      J.    The Board will consider approving on second reading additions, deletions or revisions to district policy.
Presenter: David Anthony, Deanna Swenke [View Agenda Item]

            1. BJA (LOCAL) SUPERINTENDENT: Qualifications and Duties

            2. EHBL (LOCAL) SPECIAL PROGRAMS: High School Equivalency

            3. EK (LOCAL) TESTING PROGRAMS - delete

      K. The Board will consider approving the leave of absence for Nola Jensen for the purpose of pursuing research as deemed beneficial to the district.
Presenter: Debbie Emery, Teresa Hull [View Agenda Item]

      L.   The Board will consider approving the minutes of the March 5, 2007 , regular 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 the district's Annual Action Plan designed to carry out the goal priorities established for 2007-2008.
Presenter: Deanna Swenke [View Agenda Item]

      B.   The Board will consider approving the external auditors, Hereford , Lynch, Sellars and Kirkham, P.C., to perform the annual audit of the district’s financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 .
Presenter: George Hobson, Carol Oman [View Agenda Item]

      C. The Board will consider approving on first reading additions, deletions or revisions to district policy.
Presenter: Deanna Swenke [View Agenda Item]

            1. EHBB (LOCAL) SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Gifted and Talented Students

      D. The Board will consider approving the naming of Elementary School No. 48 and Elementary School No. 49.
Presenter: David Anthony [View Agenda Item]

      E.   The Board will consider authorizing the Superintendent or Designee to enter into a miscellaneous professional service contract related to Package A-2007, Miscellaneous Renovations at Holmsley Elementary, Labay and Cook Middle Schools and Falcon Annex up to the amounts listed below.
Presenter: Roy Sprague [View Agenda Item]

            1. HVAC System Testing and Balance: up to $31,000.00

      F.   The Board will consider authorizing the Superintendent or his designee to finalize and execute an access and maintenance agreement with David Huffines regarding portion of the Millsap ROPES course area. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.071 and Section 551.072.]
Presenter: Marney Collins Sims, Pam Wells, Marty Edwards [View Agenda Item]

      G. The Board will consider approving the Agreement for Joint Financing and Construction of Phase I Stormwater Detention Improvements and Related Facilities with Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 166 and 257, Legacy/Monterey Homes, L.P., and Blue Sky L.Y. Properties, LLC. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.071 and Section 551.072.]
Presenter: Roy Sprague, Marney Collins Sims [View Agenda Item]

      H. The Board will consider approving the granting of a 0.490 acre Access Easement to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 374 for the 130 acre multi campus site at Fry Road and Cypress North Houston. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.071 and Section 551.072.]
Presenter: Roy Sprague [View Agenda Item]

      I.    The Board will consider approving a settlement agreement with James M. Lassiter resolving the condemnation lawsuit, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD v. Lassiter, et al., cause number 864040, in the County Civil Court at Law No. 1, Harris County, Texas [This matter may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Texas Gov. Code § 551.071].
Presenter: Marney Collins Sims [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 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]

      B.   The Board will discuss and receive legal advice from the general counsel regarding suggested revisions to local policies in the “D” personnel series [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.071].
Presenter: Marney Collins Sims, Teresa Hull [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]

CLOSING
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