6/19/2017 AISD Board Meeting Notes

June 19, 2017, Meeting Follow Up

1.     Ceremonial Oath of Office for District 6 Trustee – Geronimo Rodriguez Jr.

2.     Public Comment

  • All 30 slots filled; many constituents speaking on topics related to bond projects at Eastside Memorial, L.C. Anderson High, and LASA as well as he Mueller Middle School

3.      Public Hearing

  • No speakers signed up to speak on the 17-18 Budget & Tax Rate or the flexible schedule for Travis & Lanier

4.     Consent Agenda & Considerations

  • Translation & Interpretation Services pulled for a separate vote – Trustee Anderson discussed concern about paying these contracted employees more than district employees
  • Approved the sale of district properties valued at $11.8 million
  • Consent Agenda passed unanimously after brief discussion

5.     Superintendent’s Report

  • Adoption of the recommended FY2018 Budget
    • Approved $1.45 billion budget and tax rate, giving employees a 1.5% raise.
    • Recapture is expected to be $534 million this year, the district will use $54 million from reserves to cover costs
  • Adoption of an order calling a 2017 Bond Election
    • Extensive discussion on the importance of keeping the bond below $1 billion to prevent an increase of the tax rate
    • Multiple amendments to include projects at Blazier and Cowan, as well as a new Northeast middle school built on Mueller land, all failed because they caused the bond to exceed $1 billion
    • Trustees approved bond projects but delayed formal vote until next week