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April 22, 2019 Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

  • All 30 slots filled
    • Speakers voiced concerns about the 1% pay raise for teachers being too low and leaving out classified staff
    • Speakers brought up issues with dual language implementation
    • Speakers expressed hope that AISD’s new Equity Officer would have the authority to make necessary changes

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations

  • Consent Agenda passed unanimously
    • Appointment of the Principal of Cook ES, LBJ ECHS, Murchison MS, and Travis ECHS
  • Items Pulled for Separate Vote
    • Various maintenance agreements approved 8-0-1, Trustee Wagner abstained
    • Agreement with UT to designate AISD as sub-award recipient for grant to provide Writers Workshops in Elementary Bilingual Classrooms approved 8-0-1, Trustee Elenz abstained

3.      Superintendent’s Report

  • Preliminary Budget for 2019-2020
    • See proposed budget increases and decreases here.
    • Workshops for the public to attend:
      • Academics and Economic Opportunity Panel
        • This panel will focus on the district’s academic priorities and responses to the changing economic landscape in Central Texas
        • Wednesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 pm @ Alternative Learning Center
      • Equity and School Community Benefit Panel
        • This panel will focus on how the district can continue to meet community needs and how the reinvention process presents an opportunity to increase equity in the district.
        • Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8 pm @ Dobie Middle School

 

April 22, 2019, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget & Multi-Year Stabilization Plan

 6:50 PM   Public Comment

  • Up to 30 members of the community may speak for 2 minutes

 8:00 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. 2018-19 Service agreement between AISD and Con Mi Madre
  • Business & Finance
    1. Software for Special Education, 504 and related services
    2. Resolution for the approval of Travis Central Appraisal District Real Estate Acquisition
    3. Monthly Budget Amendment Reports for the Month of March 2019
    4. Interlocal Agreement between AISD and A&M AgriLife Extension Service Programs
  • Facilities
    1. AISD to contract with Drenner Group P.C. for real estate entitlement and land use consulting
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of Principal of Cook ES, LBJ ECHS, Murchison MS, and Travis ECHS
  • Policy
    1. Proposed Amendments to Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) policy
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Approval of Utility Easement Agreements at TA Brown ES, Menchaca ES, and Bowie HS
    2. Grant Agreement between AISD and UT: Development and Implementation of Writers Workshop in Elementary Bilingual Classrooms

8:30 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • Presentation of FY 2019-20 Preliminary Budget and Multi-year Stabilization Plan

 

March 25, 2018 Meeting Follow Up

1. Public Comment

  • All 30 slots filled
    • Speakers voiced opinions for and against the renaming of Sidney Lanier HS
    • AISD employees spoke out against a reorganization of the Academics & SEL departments

2. Consent Agenda & Considerations

  • Consent Agenda Items 8.1 – 10.1; 10.3 – 12.2 passed unanimously, including:
    • Contract with United Way for early childhood services; Statesman Article
    • Appointment of the Principal of Williams ES
  • Items Pulled for Separate Vote
    • Agreement with the City of Austin to provide funding for the startup costs for pre-K classrooms for 3 year-olds. City of Austin has agreed to give AISD up to $80,000 for furniture, curriculum and supplies. Read the agreement here.
      • Passed 8-0-1, Trustee Wagner abstains because of her work with the City of Austin
    • Agreement with UT for teacher and administrator prep programs passed 8-0-1, Trustee Elenz abstains because of her work with UT

3. Superintendent’s Report

March 25, 2019, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: School Renaming, Dual Language Implementation Report

 7:25 PM   Public Comment

  • Up to 30 members of the community may speak for 2 minutes

 8:35 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Contract with United Way of Austin for Early Childhood Innovation Initiative under SB 1882
    2. 2019 Instructional Materials Adoption Recommendations
    3. Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification for SY 2019 -20
  • Business & Finance
    1. Contract for air conditioning, heating maintenance, and repair services and enterprise backup system
    2. Software for Special Education, 504, and related services
    3. Monthly Budget Amendment Report for February 2019
  • Facilities
    1. Contract for renovations at Anderson HS, Kealing MS, Martin MS, and Pecan Springs ES
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of Principal of Williams ES
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Interlocal Agreement with City of Austin regarding funding for start-up costs for PK3 classrooms
    2. Interlocal Agreement with the UT Austin for 2019 UT PREP Summer Program
    3. Memorandum of Understanding of Austin ISD and UT Department of Education Leadership and Policy for Principalship Preparation and Residency

9:05 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • Dual Language Program, see report analyzing Dual Language implementation
  • School Name Changes (Possible Actions)

February 24, 2019 Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

  • All 30 slots were filled
    • Most speakers signed up to address the board’s vote on updating the scope and sequence of Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations

3.      President’s Report

  • Austin ISD will be hiring a new Equity Officer and drafting an equity policy

4.      Superintendent’s Report

  • Trustee LaTisha Anderson made a motion to rename Reagan Early College High School, Northeast Early College High School. The motion was approved 8-1-0; Trustee Teich opposed citing that the community doesn’t want this change and the high cost associated with name changes. Trustee Mathias also asked the board to turn its attention to west Austin schools with Confederate namesakes like Lamar MS and Austin HS.
  • Board approves Reinvention Roadmap for repurposing, consolidations, boundaries and better facilities unanimously, see timeline & story from Austin American Statesman.

February 25, 2019, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Superintendent’s School Consolidations Update

7:25 PM   Public Comment

  • Up to 30 members of the community may speak for 2 minutes

 8:35 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. MOU with ACC for Ready, Set, Teach Program
    2. Human Sexuality and Responsibility Scope and Sequence Revision for Grades 3 – 8
      1. The Board is putting out a request for proposals for human sexuality and responsibility curriculum that will “include the most current scientifically accurate information regarding child and adolescent health issues, contraception, and accurate information on failure rates, and risk reduction of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV,” as required by Board policy.
  • Facilities
    1. Contract for construction manager-at-risk firms for school modernization projects
    2. Contract for renovations at Allison ES, Akins HS, Casey ES, Highland Park ES, Kealing MS, Mathews ES, Odom ES, and Pleasant Hill ES
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of the Executive Director for Special Education for Austin ISD
  • Policy
    1. TASB Policy Update 112, see BoardDocs Agenda Item 15.1 for all changes am

 9:05 PM President’s Report

  • Equity Policy Update

9:10 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • African American History Month (Statement)
  • School Name Changes (Possible Action)
  • Reinvention Roadmap for Repurposing, Consolidations, Boundaries and Better Facilities, see draft timeline here (Action)

Feburary 4, 2019 Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment:

  • Only 22 of 30 slots were filled
    • Many speakers addressing changes to sex education curriculum, school renaming, and Celebration Church.

2.      Public Hearing: Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

  • 2017-2018 TAPR data was released in December 2018 providing school-level performance and demographic data. Check out your school’s TAPR here.
  • No one signed up to speak

3.      Consent Agenda & Considerations

  • Consent Agenda passed unanimously
  • Board approved 2019 – 2020 Instructional Calendar 8-0-1
    • Austin ISD adopts 2019-20 school calendar. Here’s what changed – Statesman
    • Trustee Mathias abstained after discussion of including formal recognition of days celebrating Hispanic leaders on the calendar, as with Martin Luther King Day. Response was that the calendar was only to show days off from school.
    • 2020 Graduation will be taking place between Friday May 22, 2020 and Thursday, May 28th, 2020 coinciding with the end of school.

February 4, 2019, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS:  Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) 

7:25 PM   Public Comment

  • Up to 30 members of the community may speak for 2 minutes

8:35 PM Public Hearing – 2018 Annual Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

9:05 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    • SY2019-20 Instructional Calendar
  • Business & Finance
    • Amendment to Contract for Residential Treatment Center Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Facilities
    • Contract for construction/renovations at Lee ES, Walnut Creek ES, Reilly ES, Jordan ES, Houston ES, Hill ES, and O. Henry MS
    • Resolution of AISD regarding acquisition of property for modernization of Doss ES and Norman ES
  • Human Resources
    • MOU with Stephen F. Austin State University for Educator Preparation Program
    • MOU between AISD and Texas A&M University for ALEC Teacher Education Program
    • MOU between AISD and the University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany) for Student Exchange Program
  • Items for Separate Vote
    • Approval of an Electric Utility Easement Agreement for Menchaca ES and Govalle ES

 

November 26, 2018 Meeting Follow Up

1. Swearing in of New Trustees

  • District 1: LaTisha Anderson
  • District 4: Trustee Kristin Ashy
  • At-Large: Runoff Election

2. Public Comment

  • 20 slots were filled, remaining slots filled by waitlist
  • Speakers voiced support for renaming Fulmore after Sarah Lively
  • Teachers spoke in opposition to increasing class sizes and reducing planning time

3. Consent Agenda & Considerations

  • Consent Agenda items 11.1 to 14.3 passed unanimously 7-0-0
  • Consent Agenda items 15.1 to 15.3 passed 7-0-1; Trustee Elenz abstained
    • Various interlocal contracts between AISD and UT
  • Item 10.1 Adoption of Instructional Materials Adoption Committee; Board voted to move item to next meeting to give administration time to increase number of Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALTs) on the committee 7-1-0; Trustee Mathias opposed. He was adamant that this would slow down the process of delivering new materials.

4. Superintendent’s Report

  • School Name Changes
    • Board voted to rename Allan campus after Anita Ferrales Coy 6-1-1; Trustee Teich opposed and Trustee Ashy abstained
    • Read about Allan Renaming Committee’s process and recommendation here
    • Trustees chose not to make motions for renaming other schools so there were no other votes.
  • Budget Priorities
    • If the status quo of declining enrollment and increasing recapture continues, reserves will be exhausted in the next few years. CFO, Nicole Conley Johnson Anticipates a $60 million budget shortfall next year.
    • AISD’s Budget Priorities are that Every Child Will:
      • Thrive in exemplary schools
      • Read on level by 3rd grade
      • Excel with exceptional teachers
    • Budget Stabilization Task Force to deliver their recommendations on Dec. 14
    • Austin ISD faces unpopular options to fix budget: closing schools and redrawing boundaries

November 26, 2018, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS:  Swearing in New Board Members, School Name Changes, & Budget Priorities

 7:25 PM Items Pertaining to Board Elections

  • Recognition of Outgoing Board Members
  • Administration of Oath of Office for Positions 1, 4, 6, and 7

 8:20 PM   Public Comment

  • Up to 30 members of the community may speak for 2 minutes

9:30 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Selection of 2019 Instructional Materials Adoption Committee Members
  • Business & Finance
    1. 2018 Tax Levy
    2. 1st Quarterly Budget Amendment Reports for July – September 2018
    3. 1st Quarterly Budget, Investment and Tax Reports for July – September 2018
    4. Monthly Budget Amendment Reports for October 2018
    5. Contract for Interlocal Agreement with North East ISD
    6. External Financial Audit for 2017 – 2018
    7. Amendment and renewal of Agreement with Central Health for MAP Program
    8. Approval of MOU for Children’s Mental Health Partnership of Travis County
  • Facilities
    1. Contract for renovations at Martin MS, roof improvements at Palm ES, and repair and violation remediation for stormwater facilities
  • Human Resources
    1. Routine personnel actions
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Interlocal Cooperation Contract between AISD and UT Heart of Texas Writing Project
    2. Interlocal Cooperation Contract between AISD and UT for Professional Education
    3. Interlocal Agreement with UT Austin Latino Research Initiative for Nepo Club Program

10:00 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • School Name Changes, read the Task Force’s criteria
  • Budget Priorities and Staffing Guidelines

10:30 PM Executive Session (closed)

  • Board will consider and take appropriate action concerning board secretary vacancy

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