Board Work Session
August 4, 2005

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1.   RECOGNITIONS

      A. The Board will recognize Cy-Fair High School students Adam Amberg and Joseph Wozny, National Gold Scholastic Writing Award winners. (Monday) Presenter: Becky Parsons

      B.   The Board will recognize general counsel, Marney Collins Sims, selected as a “Rising Star of Texas Law” in the 2005 Texas Super Lawyers periodical. (Monday) Presenter: David Anthony

      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

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 an update of the West Orange Cove Lawsuit. (Thursday) Presenter: Marney Collins Sims View Agenda

      B.   The administration will report on the results of the management review of the Maintenance Department of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. (Thursday) Presenter: Rayyan Amine, John Fourqurean, Archie Hayes View Agenda

      C. The administration will report on legislative issues, State Board of Education, Texas School Alliance and the Fast Growth School Coalition activities.   (Thursday/Monday) Presenter: George Hobson, Cheryl Salyards View Agenda

      D. The administration and Dr. John Wilson, Executive Director of the Harris County Department of Education Center for Safe and Secure Schools, will report on the results of the district's participation in the ALERT Grant. (Monday) Presenter: Leonard Brautigam, Dr. John Wilson

      E.   The administration will provide a written report on the end-of-year academic performance of elementary students for the 2004-2005 school year. Presenter: B. Willis View Agenda

     

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 Evening High School Program to be held at Windfern High School for the 2005-2006 school year. Presenter: Mary Jadloski View Agenda

      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

            1.   #05-06-8322RFP, Food Service Portable Serving Line Equipment

            2.    #05-07-8338R-RFP, Charter Bus Service Annual Contract

            3.   #05-07-8339R, Roof Repair and Rehabilitation Annual Contract

      C. The Board will consider approving bids and contracts paid from Bond funds to the recommended vendors as follows:
Presenter: George Hobson, Harold Rowe, Pam Wells, Colleen Wells View Agenda

            1.   # 05-06-8308, Wrestling Mats and Racks

            2.    #05-06-8323R-FP, Walkway Canopy Annual Contract

            3.    #05-07-8337RFP, Digital Video Security System and Installation

      D. 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

      E.   The Board will consider approving the minutes of the June 29, 2005, special-called meeting. Presenter: Cindy Wright View Agenda

 

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 endorsing the candidacy of Manuel Guajardo, Jr. for TASB Board of Directors, Region 4, Position B.
Presenter: David Anthony View Agenda

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

            1.   BDB (LOCAL) BOARD INTERNAL ORGANIZATION: Internal Committees – (local revision)

            2.   CLB (LOCAL) BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT: Maintenance –       (TASB revision)

            3.   DAA (LOCAL) EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVES: Equal Employment Opportunity – (local revision)

            4.    DH (LOCAL) EMPLOYEE STANDARDS OF CONDUCT (TASB revision, Update 75)

            5.   DHB (LOCAL) EMPLOYEE STANDARDS OF CONDUCT: Harassment – DELETE

            6.   DHC (LOCAL) EMPLOYEE STANDARDS OF CONDUCT: Sexual Harassment/Sexual Abuse – DELETE

            7.   DHC EXHIBIT EMPLOYEE STANDARDS OF CONDUCT: Sexual Harassment/Sexual Abuse -  DELETE

            8.   DIA (LOCAL) EMPLOYEE WELFARE: Freedom from Harassment (TASB new policy—ADD)

            9.   EC (LOCAL) SCHOOL DAY--DELETE

            10. FB (LOCAL) EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY (revision)

            11. FFF (LOCAL) STUDENT WELFARE: Student Safety (TASB revision)

            12. FFH (LOCAL) STUDENT WELFARE: Freedom from Harassment (TASB revision)

            13. FNC (LOCAL) STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Student Conduct (TASB revision,       Update 75)

            14. FNCE (LOCAL) STUDENT CONDUCT: Telecommunications Devices – DELETE

            15. FNCJ (LOCAL) STUDENT CONDUCT: Sexual Harassment/Sexual Abuse - DELETE

            16. FNCJ EXHIBIT STUDENT CONDUCT: Sexual Harassment/Sexual Abuse – DELETE EXHIBIT

            17. FNCL (LOCAL) STUDENT CONDUCT: Harassment – DELETE

      C. The Board will consider approving the preliminary remarketing memorandum related to the $25,500,000 Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Unlimited Tax   Adjustable Rate Schoolhouse Bonds, Series 2002B.   Presenter: George Hobson View Agenda

      D. The Board will consider adopting a resolution authorizing the issuance of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Tax Anticipation Notes, Series 2005 in the amount of $20,000,000.00. Presenter: George Hobson View Agenda

      E.   The Board will consider approving the Memorandum of Understanding between Harris County Juvenile Board and the Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. to participate in the JJAEP for the 2005-2006 school year. Presenter: Leonard Brautigam View Agenda

      F.   The Board will consider approving the naming of the director, curriculum and instruction (middle school). [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] Presenter: Betty Rennell View Agenda

      G. The Board will consider approving the study leave of absence for two paraprofessionals. Presenter: Betty Rennell View Agenda

      H. The Board will hear a Level III appeal under Policy DGBA (LOCAL) regarding the termination of employment of a custodian, John Nguyen. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] Presenter: Betty Rennell View Agenda

 

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

      B.   The Board will discuss the superintendent's goals, duties and evaluation. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.] Presenter: Board Members View Agenda

 

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

 


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