October 23, 2017, Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

  • Many speakers voiced support for dual language programming in schools

2.      Public Hearing on Improvement Plans

  • No one signed to up to speak

3.      Consent Agenda & Considerations:

4.      President’s Report

5.      Superintendent’s Report

October 23, 2017, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Consideration of Superintendent’s Evaluation & District ESSA Equity Plan

7:25 PM   Public Comment

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

8:35 PM Public Hearing

  • 2017-18 Targeted improvement plans for Govalle ES, Burnet MS, Martin MS, and Mendez MS

8:50 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Pearson Online & Blended Learning K-12 USA Contract Renewal
    2. Improvement Plan for Govalle Es, Burnet MS, Martin MS, Mendez MS
    3. Innovative Course Approval, EMT
    4. Approval of District’s ESSA Equity Plan
  • Business & Finance
    1. 4th Quarterly Budget, Investment, and Tax Reports for April, May and June 2017
    2. Approval of Agreements for Tutoring, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational & Physical Therapists, Educational Consultants, Restorative Practices for Academics, Translation, Transcription, Sign Language Services, and Residential Treatment Center for Students with Disabilities
    3. FY2018 – 19 Budget Development Calendar
  • Facilities
    1. Selection of Contractor for Renovations at Campbell ES, Covington MS, & Pecan Springs ES
  • Human Resources
    1. Routine personnel actions
    2. Appointment of Executive Director of Human Resource Services
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Building Use Agreement w/ UT Frank Erwin Center for 17-18 Graduation Ceremonies
    2. Approval of Agreement for Heart of Texas Writing Project

9:25 PM President’s Report 

  • Consideration of Superintendent’s Evaluation and/or Contract Amendment

9:30 PM Superintendent’s Report 

  • Dyslexia Awareness Month Update
  • Bond Update
  • Bond Methods of Construction

September 26, 2017, Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment:

  • Most slots filled, comments addressed lack of affordable housing and the effect on student mobility
    • Cruz said that an affordable housing resolution will be discussed at the October work session
  • Speakers also voiced opposition to the bond

2.      Presentation of AISD School Financial Integrity Rating:

  • AISD received a superior financial integrity rating from TEA, the highest rating a school can earn (94 out of 100)

3.      Public Hearing on AISD School Financial Integrity Rating:

  • No one signed up to speak

4.      Consent Agenda & Considerations:

  • Consent agenda passed unanimously
  • Items for Separate Vote
    • Mobile Voting Sites for Bond Vote (motion passed)
      • Trustee Elenz and Trustee Wagner want to include a list of 19 schools to the list of polling places. They passed the motion strongly urging staff to add as many schools from this list as possible. Each mobile polling location costs $1,560 per day.

5.      Superintendent’s Report:

  • Bond Update
    • Cruz spoke about the modernization & reinvention projects the bond will facilitate, highlighting that projects & distribution of money will occur on both sides of I 35
  • Health Services Update

September 25, 2017, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Financial integrity rating presentation, Health services (nurses) update

7:25 PM   Public Comment

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

8:35 PM Presentation of AISD School Financial Integrity Rating 2017

8:45 PM Public Hearing

  • School Financial Integrity Rating 2017

9:15 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Capital City Fund for Education Inc. Grant for AISD (homeless & at-risk students)
    2. Memorandum of Understanding with ACC for Dual Credit Program
  • Business & Finance
    1. Approval of an agreement for a services management system, pasture-raised frozen liquid eggs, & carry-in pizza
  • Facilities
    1. Resolution regarding the use of bond proceeds and providing for the appointment of an oversight committee
  • Human Resources
    1. Routine personnel actions
    2. Proposed termination of professional employee(s) during a probationary contract
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Interlocal agreement with UT Austin for the Argentina Educators Training Program
    2. Advise TX Memorandum of Understanding among Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UT at Austin, and ASID
    3. Services agreement with UT Austin for UTeach Engineering

9:45 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • Bond update
  • Health services update

August 28, 2017, Meeting Follow Up

1.     Public Comment:

2.     Consent Agenda & Considerations:

  • Facilities
  • Items for Separate Vote
    • City of Austin Agreement to provide Family Support Services to Overton ES passed
    • Literacy First program agreement is renewed, trustees asked for evidence that the program is working

3.     Superintendent’s Report:

August 28, 2017, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Preliminary 16-17 accountability results & tax rate adoption

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. Renewal of Agreement w/ Travis County: Software Program for MS Family Resource Centers
    2. Agreements with ACC for Adult Education
    3. Contract & Agreement with Austin State Hospital for 2018
    4. Memorandum of Understanding: ACC for the AISD Construction Trades Academy at Crockett HS & Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Cooperative
    5. 2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct
  • Business & Finance
    1. Budget Amendment Report for August 2017
    2. AISD Authorized Investment Broker/Dealer List for 17-18
    3. Approval of Agreement for Employee Assistance Program, Purchase of Attendance Credits, & Kellogg Foundation Grant / Families as Partners Project
    4. Resolution to accept funds from the Office of the Governor for Body Armor Grant Program
    5. Agreements with Central Health & Travis County regarding services at Overton ES
  • Facilities
    1. Selection of contractor for renovations at Blanton ES and Carruth Administration Center
    2. Approval of delivery method for construction of solar arrays at various AISD facilities
    3. City Council Ordinance & Agreement enabling AISD to redevelop Bowie HS
    4. Resolution of AISD regarding acquisition of property for expansion of Bowie HS
  • Human Resources
    1. Routine Personnel Actions
  • Policy
    1. Proposed amendments to Policy DEC, Compensation & Benefits, Leaves & Absences
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. 2017-2018 Renewal of Agreement with UT for Literacy First
    2. Agreement with the City of Austin regarding Family Support Services at Overton ES

 9:05 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • Opening of Schools Report
  • Preliminary 2017 Accountability Results Update
  • Adoption of Ordinances Setting Tax Rate & Certain Exemptions

 

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

6/19/2017 AISD Board Agenda Preview

June 19, 2017, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Vote on 17-18 budget and calling of November bond

7:40 PM   Public Comment

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

 8:50 PM Public Hearing

  • FY2017-2018 Recommended Budget and Tax Rate
  • Optional flexible school day program for Graduation Prep Academy @ Travis & Lanier

 9:35 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. SY 2016-2017 General staff development & attendance related waiver
    2. TEA Innovative Course Application
    3. Optional flexible school day program for Grad Prep Academy @ Travis & Lanier
  • Business & Finance
    1. Final budget amendment for FY16-17
    2. Approval of an agreement for private nursing, Montessori professional development and materials, charter bus, central warehouse equipment, fine arts & creative learning partnerships, network storage, translation, tree care, and moving services
    3. Adopt a resolution declaring certain AISD-owned property as surplus and authorizing agreements of sale & purchase
    4. Approval of the proposed 17-18 audit plan
  • Facilities
    1. Selection of contractor: demolition of T.A. Brown ES & repair of floors district-wide
    2. Approval of additional services for existing contracts for bond projects
    3. Authorization to use purchasing cooperatives for construction
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of principal of Allison ES & Norman ES
  • Policy
    1. Proposed amendments to FFA, Student Welfare, Wellness and Health Services
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Approval for Heart of Texas Writing Project Dual Language MS Teacher Training
    2. FY 2017-18 Renewal of the facility construction and use agreement between the City of Austin and AISD for the J.J. Pickle ES/ St. John’s Community Center

 10:05 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • Adoption of the recommended FY2018 Budget
  • Adoption of an order calling a 2017 Bond Election

5/22 AISD Board Meeting Notes

May 22, 2017, Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

All 30 slots filled and speakers spoke on a variety of topics including: support for continued funding of the Dual Language program, Alejandro Delgado for District 6 Trustee appointment and need for facility improvements

2.      Public Hearing

  • 2013 Bond Contingency Program Funds Utilization
    • CFO, Nicole Conley asked for board authorization to use funds to deal with smaller facilities contingencies that might arise during the school year

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations

  • Consent Agenda passed unanimously after brief discussion

3.   President’s Report

  • Discussion about adjusting timeline for appointing D6 Trustee in order to have someone in place for graduation ceremonies – ultimately decided to stick with the original timeline in consideration of GACC candidate forum. Candidate interviews on May 30, appointment on June 12

4.      Superintendent’s Report

  • Presentation of the recommended 2017-18 Budget
  • Preview of preliminary FABPAC bond proposal
    • Key takeaways from community engagement sessions
      • Increase communication to non-parents
      • Explain to constituents how bonds can be passed without raising taxes
      • Explain the phasing/timelines of projects more clearly
    • Equity Sub-committee
      • Will develop a white paper on equity to better inform process for successors

5/22 AISD Board Agenda Preview

May 22, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Process for filing D6 vacancy, FABPAC bond discussion, 17-18 budget recommendations & Equity Plan update

7:30 PM   Public Comment

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

 8:40 PM Public Hearing

  • 2013 Bond Contingency Program Funds Utilization

 9:10 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Amendments to ACC agreements for integrated training and education programming/ESL
    2. Proclamation 2017 instructional materials adoption recommendations
  • Business & Finance
    1. Budget, investment, and tax reports for Jan., Feb., and Mar. 2017
    2. Approval of resolution regarding hazardous traffic conditions, agreements for desktop computers, Chromebooks, AVID program, intervention programs for reading and math, and meal price increase
  • Facilities
    1. Selection of contractor for playscapes at Cook, Ortega, Rodriguez, and St. Elmo
    2. Approval of guaranteed maximum price for renovations at Highland Park Elm.
    3. Approval of design for addition and renovations at Mills, Odom, and Rodriguez Elm. School
    4. Selection of Master Planning Consultant
    5. Approval of the use of 2013 Bond Contingency Funds
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of the Principal of Zilker Elm. School
    2. Appointment of the Executive Director of Talent Acquisition & Development
    3. Consultation agreement between AISD and Education Austin: employee compensation
  • Policy
    1. District of Innovation related policies
    2. Proposed amendments to internal audit department charter
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Approval of agreement for transportation services to Earth Camp
    2. State of Texas Interagency Cooperation Contract for UTPrep STEM program

 9:40 PM President’s Report

  • Process for Appointment to fill board vacancy in AISD District 6

 10:10 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • Update on Equity Plan
  • Presentation of the recommended 2017-18 Budget
  • Preview of preliminary FABPAC Bond Proposal