BOARD BRIEFS Mineral Wells Independent School District A Summary of Actions by the Board of Trustees Board Workshop/Regular Meeting of September 9, 2014 The Board of Trustees met on September 9, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of holding a board workshop/regular meeting. Members present were Joe Ruelas - President, Maria Jones - Vice President, Scott Elder – Secretary, Sunny Gail Lee, and Greg Malone. Scott Aaron and Lauretta Poole were absent. Action Items: 1. Approved the monthly financial reports and accounts payable listing as presented. 2. Approved the Water/Electricity/Gas Reports as presented. 3. Approved the Transportation Mileage Report for August 2014 as presented. 4. Approved the board meeting minutes for August 12, 2014, August 19, 2014, and August 26, 2014 as presented. 5. Approved the 2014-2015 Employee Compensation Changes for salary structure and salary schedule as presented. 6. Approved a Texas Education Agency General State Wavier for class size enrollment at Lamar Elementary. 7. Authorized the superintendent to enter into contract negotiations with the track bidders who present the best value to the district. 8. Closed Session Items: Approved the employment of Charlvit Sangsvang (Travis Teacher/4 Science) effective September 15, 2014. Information Items: 1. Board held a workshop to discuss Bond Planning, Planning for 2014-2015, TEKS Resource – IFD, Employee Compensation Changes, and School Property Disposal. 2. Karyn Bullock, Public Relations Coordinator, recognized Annette and Brian Bennett, Beth Williams, Thelma Boyd, and Debbie Griever of Bennett’s Office Supply and Equipment for their hard work and dedication to the school district. Also, Brian and Annette were recognized for their loyalty to the Mineral Wells Band and Beth for her countless hours of work for the Mineral Wells Theatre department. In addition, they were thanked for their Teacher Appreciation Day held at their store on August 19. They provided refreshments, free giveaways, and expert opinions on the products they carry. 3. Joe Ruelas, Board President, announced that the Board will continue to host different organizations, clubs, etc. in the Ram Stadium Hospitality Deck at halftime during the football season. Mineral Wells Ministers will be hosted on Friday, September 12 and the MW Youth Leaders/Coaches will be hosted on Friday, September 19. Mr. Ruelas reported that board members will be attending the 2014 TASA/TASB Convention scheduled September 26-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. 4. Dr. Gail G. Haterius, Superintendent, reported on the School Enrollment Comparison by date and month. Mineral Wells Junior High was complimented for having an attendance rate of 99.5%, followed by Lamar Elementary with a rate of 98.35%, Travis Elementary with a rate of 97.76%, MWHS with a rate of 97.71%, and Houston Elementary with a rate of 96.63%. 5. Melissa Murphy – Lamar Elementary Principal, Dianna Leggett – Houston Elementary Principal, Kendra Fowler - Travis Elementary Assistant Principal, Wendell Barker - MWJH Principal, and Jon Almeida - MWHS Principal updated the Board on their construction, campus themes, programs, and new procedures for the 2014-2015 school year. 6. Carey Carter, Director of Secondary Education/Assessment/Accountability, presented a report on TEKS Resource, YAG, and IFD. 7. Kelly Wilkerson, Director of Elementary Education/Federal Programs, presented a report on Lead4ward. 8. Dr. Gail G. Haterius, Superintendent, reported that the Board will be provided with monthly construction progress reports and financials. 9. Dr. Gail G. Haterius, Superintendent, reported on the bond refunding that resulted in a present value savings of $974,430.70 for the district over the life of the refunded bonds. The maturity date of the bonds remains at 2036. 10. Dr. Gail G. Haterius, Superintendent, briefly reviewed Local District Update 100. This will be a consideration/action item at the October board meeting. 11. The Board received calendars for September and October. Next Regular Meeting will be on October 14, 2014 This school district and its Career and Technology Education Program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, age or national origin in its educational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI. Este distrito escolar y su Programa Educacional de Carerra y Technologia no discriminan en base a sexo, disabilidad, raza, color, edad u origen nacional en sus programas educativos, actividades, o empleo como lo requie el Titulo IX, Seccion 504 Y Titulo VI.
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