January 22, 2018, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: 2018 – 2021 Fiscal Forecast

7:25 PM   Public Comment

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

8:35 PM Public Hearing

  • 2016-17 Annual Report

8:50 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. 2017-18 Service agreement between AISD and Con Mi MADRE
    2. Affiliation agreement between Texas State University School of Social Work and AISD
  • Business & Finance
    1. AISD participation in the Texas Cooperative Liquid Assets Securities System Trust
    2. Service agreement with APIE to provide tutoring services for GEAR UP
    3. Contract for communications and community engagement services for 2017 Bond Program
    4. Agreement with Texas A&M Transportation Institute for Teens in the Driver Seat Program
    5. Contract for program evaluation and strategic budgeting services
    6. Contract for Cisco networking products
  • Facilities
    1. Contract for renovations at Widen ES, Allison ES, Akins HS, Joslin ES, and Zavala ES
    2. Contract for new elevators and accessibility enhancements at Austin HS
    3. Contract for repair of detention ponds at Overton ES, Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, and the Delco Center
    4. Contract for firms selected for Blazier ES, Brown ES, Govalle ES, Menchaca ES, Doss ES, Murchison MS, and new Southwest ES projects
  • Human Resources
    1. Class size exceptions for Fall 2017
    2. SY18-19 Staff Development Minutes Waiver
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Agreement with the University of Texas for UTeach Outreach Programs
    2. Contract for 2017 Bond Program Management

9:20 PM Superintendent’s Report 

  • Approval of the 2018-19 Instructional Calendar
  • Update on bad weather days
  • FY2018- FY2021 Fiscal Forecast

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December 18, 2017, Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

  • Not all 30 slots were filled, many speakers absent
    • AISD Police raised concern about compensation structure—many new hires are making more than experienced police officers, and staffing—officers sometimes monitor large patrol areas alone.
      • Trustees Teich, Wagner, and Anderson asked Superintendent Cruz to give them an update on the AISD Police, as a result
    • Speakers raised concerns about school consolidations/closings

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations:

  • Consent Agenda passed unanimously
    • Trustee Gordon was absent for the entire meeting. Trustee Elenz was absent after Public Comment. Neither participated in any votes.
  • Agreements with UT pass unanimously (IPSI, GEAR UP, and The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue)
  • Agreement with City of Austin on land development ordinance for schools in the Barton Springs Zone passes 6-0-1, Trustee Wagner abstained.

3.      Superintendent’s Report:

  • Discussed frozen schools and transfer procedures for SY 2018-19
  • Board voted to approve the Scorecard to evaluate the superintendent, passed 6-1-0 with Trustee Mathias voting no.

December 18, 2017, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Superintendent’s 17-18 Scorecard, Schools Frozen to Transfers 18-19

 8:00 PM   Public Comment

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

9:10 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Approval of Resolution for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Travis County 4-H
  • Business & Finance
    1. Contract with Vida Clinic for Elementary School Mental Health Centers
    2. Contract with American Institutes for Research for Evaluation Services for Education Innovation and Research Early-Phase Grant
    3. Agreement for the ACC Families as Partners Project
    4. Contract for Architecture/Engineering Design Services
  • Facilities
    1. Selection of Contractor and Award of Contract for Addition/Renovations at Harris ES, Pickle ES, Lee ES, and Barton Hills ES
    2. Approval of 2017 Educational Specifications
    3. Approval of the Additional Use of 2013 Bond Contingency Previously Approved by the Board to Address Additional Critical Facility Needs
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of Principal of Andrews ES, Gullet ES, Joslin ES, Pillow ES
  • Policy
    1. TASB Policy Update 107
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Agreements with UT – Institute for Public School Initiatives for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs & Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue for Technical Assistance in Restorative Practices Implementation for Education Innovation and Research

9:49 PM Superintendent’s Report 

  • Winter Break Message to the Community
  • Schools Frozen to Transfers for SY 2018-19
  • SY 2017-18 Scorecard

9:49 PM President’s Report 

  • Announcement of 2017 Board Continuing Education Credits

November 27, 2017, Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment:

  • 22 of 30 slots filled, speakers voiced support for affordable housing at the Allan Center property and having registered nurses at every campus.

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations:

3.      Superintendent’s Report:

November 27, 2017, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Surplus property sale & purchase of new property for administration building

 7:35 PM   Public Comment

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

8:45 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Child Care Local Match Contribution Agreement
    2. Memorandum of Understanding with ACC to provide preparatory courses
  • Business & Finance
    1. 1st Quarterly Budget, Investment, and Tax Reports for Jul., Aug., & Sept.
    2. Approval of Family Resource Centers
    3. Resolution declaring the following AISD owned land as surplus and authorizing for sale: Baker Center, Doris Drive Land, Tannehill Lane Land, Millett Opera House, and Carruth Administration Center Property
    4. Approval of contract for the purchase of property for a future administrative center
    5. Agreement with Texas A&M Transportation Institute for Teens in the Driver Seat Programs
    6. 2017 Tax Levy
    7. Financial Audit for 16-17
  • Facilities
    1. Award of Contract for Energy Savings Performance, Renovations at Dobie MS, Roof Repair at Houston ES, and Solar Array Installations at Paredes, Galindo, Kocurek, and Boone.
  • Human Resources
    1. Routine personnel actions
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Cooperation Agreement with the City of Austin to financially support Literacy First
    2. Cooperation Agreement between the City of Austin and AISD: use of event space
    3. Approval of CodeNEXT Resolution
    4. Agreement with UT for UTeach Outreach Programs

9:15 PM Superintendent’s Report 

  • Bond Update

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: