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May 21, 2018, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Recommended Budget and Employee Compensation Plan; Board Officer Selection

 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. Attendance waivers for select campuses
  • Business & Finance
    1. Contracts for heating, ventilation, air conditioning rental equipment
    2. Amendment to a Contract for residential treatment center services for students with disabilities
    3. Resolution regarding hazardous traffic conditions for 2018-19 school year
    4. 3rd Quarterly Budget Amendment Reports for the months of Jan., Feb., and March 2018
    5. Approval of meal price increase
  • Facilities
    1. Contract for HVAC at Baranoff ES
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of Principal of Travis Heights
    2. AISD 2018-19 Employee Compensation Plan as agreed through consultation with Education Austin
    3. Appointment of Chief Officer of School Leadership
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Interlocal Agreement Between AISD and UT for the district’s 2017 -2022 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Early Phase Grant

9:05 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • Presentation of Recommended FY2018-19 Budget

9:35 PM Executive Session

10:35 PM Board Officers

  • Consider and take appropriate action to select board officers

Austin Independent School District School Board. https://www.austinisd.org/board

April 30, 2018 Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

  • All 30 slots filled
    • Many spoke in support of the Chinese Language Program at Kealing MS
      • Education Austin organized teachers and staff to speak on what respect means to them
      • Themes ranged from a livable wage, culturally responsive practices, and valuing teacher input

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations:

3.      Superintendent’s Report:

  • Preliminary Budget
  • Enormous pressure on budget from recapture. 33% of the district’s total budget is sent back to the state.
  • Administration is currently negotiating a raise for teachers and staff with Education Austin. The result may alter budget projections.

 

April 30, 2018, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Preliminary Budget, Mendez T-STEM Coalition Partnership

 7:40 PM   Public Comment

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

8:50 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Mendez and T-STEM Coalition 1882 Partnership Agreement
    2. Instructional materials allotment and TEKS Certification, 2018-19
  • Business & Finance
    1. Contracts for remanufactured bus engines, investment services, water treatment services, and short-term funding products & services
  • Facilities
    1. Contract for installation of & lease of portable classroom buildings, repair & replacement of selected roof areas, HVAC and electrical renovations at Bowie HS, and renovations at Burger Center
    2. Approval of contract to update the District’s construction project development manual and electric utility easement at Lucy Read
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of Principal of Kiker ES, Cunningham ES, St. Elmo ES, and Summitt ES
    2. Appointment of AISD Chief of Police
    3. AISD Police Department compensation structure
  • Policy
    1. TASB Policy Update 109
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Amendment and Addendum to Agreement with City of Austin regarding installation of parking meters on Stephen F. Austin Blvd.
    2. Memorandum of Understanding with OnRamps Program at UT

9:25 PM Superintendent’s Report

  • Presentation of FY2018-19 Preliminary Budget

Austin Independent School District School Board. https://www.austinisd.org/board

March 26, 2018 Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

  • All 30 slots filled
    • Many speakers concerned with potential school closings at Norman ES and Mendez MS

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations:

  • Consent Agenda passed unanimously
  • Consent Items pulled for a separate vote (architectural and engineering contracts), passed 7-0-1, Trustee Mathias abstained
  • Items pulled from the dais for a separate vote
    • Norman & Sims Modernization
    • Contract for Desktop and Laptop Computers
      • Approved 8-0-1, Trustee Cowan abstained
      • Trustee Anderson raised concern that this contract limited teachers’ technology choices
    • Appointment of Operations Officer for AISD
      • Approved 8-0-1, Trustee Gordon abstained
      • Rationale shared with board member regarding appointment -This is a new position the district has created to take some pressure off of Nicole Conley as her work with the Public School Finance Commission continues. This person is uniquely qualified to assist with workload associated with bond projects due to their strong finance and construction background. An entire department was streamlined in order to justify spending on such a position.
      • Newly hired Austin ISD executive to oversee his current employer

Austin Independent School District School Board. https://www.austinisd.org/board

March 26, 2018, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Vote deciding whether to give $25 million in renovations to Norman ES

7:40 PM   Public Comment

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

8:50 PM Consent Agenda

  • Academics & Curriculum
    1. Norman and Sims Modernization
    2. SY 17-18 Late Start and Low Attendance Day Waivers
  • Business & Finance
    1. Contract for toner, ink cartridges, desktop, laptop computers, & mobile device cases
  • Facilities
    1. Contracts for construction manager-at-risk firms for Ann Richards, Bowie HS, Eastside HS/International HS, New Southeast ES, and New Southwest ES projects
    2. Contracts for additions and renovations at Reilly, Ridgetop, Odom, Mills, & Davis ES
    3. Contract for fire suppression systems in data centers at Reagan & Crockett HS
  • Human Resources
    1. Employment Contract Renewals for 2018-2019
    2. Appointment of Operations Officer for AISD
  • Policy
    1. Proposed amendments to DEC, Compensation & Benefits, Leaves and Absences
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Contract for architectural firm selected for Bowie HS Modernization Project & Bond Program Targeted Projects

February 26, 2018 Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

  • All 30 slots filled
    • Norman Elementary stakeholders spoke in opposition to school consolidation
    • Speakers spoke for and against changing school names
    • Mendez MS stakeholder urged Superintendent to clarify whether the school was closing
      • Cruz said that their intent is to keep the school open, but it’s up to TEA if the school fails to meet standards this year

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations

  • Consent Agenda passed unanimously
  • Items for a separate vote
    • Agreements with UT for 2018 UT PREP Summer Program passed 7-0-2, Trustee Gordon and Elenz abstained
    • Agreements with the City of Austin for Social Services and provision of PEG Capital Funding passed 8-0-1, Trustee Wagner abstained
    • Contract for architecture/engineering design services for the new administration center given to Page Architects, Trustee Mathias recused himself because of affiliation with one of the firms and Trustee Cowan was off the dais

3.      President’s Report

  • Board president Kendall Pace read a statement regarding the school shooting in Florida and AISD’s commitment to safety

4.      Superintendent’s Report

Austin Independent School District School Board. https://www.austinisd.org/board

February 26, 2018, Regular Board Meeting

KEY ITEMS: Consideration of school name changes

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. Turnaround plans for Burnet MS
    2. Agreement with School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, School for the Deaf, and AISD
  • Business & Finance
    1. 2nd quarterly budget investment and tax reports for Oct. – Dec. 2017
    2. Resolutions to accept funds from the Governor’s office for Victims of Crime Act of 1984 Grant Program & Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
    3. Contract amendment for speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists and educational consultants
    4. Contract for campus wireless network, uninterruptible power supply upgrades, and power management software
    5. Agreement with Bartlett ISD, Brady ISD, Frost ISD, Schulenberg ISD, Smithville ISD, and Wharton ISD to develop dyslexia and autism programs
  • Facilities
    1. Contract for renovations to Ortega ES, Crockett HS, Travis HS, Pillow ES, Rodriguez ES, & Odom ES
    2. Approval of 2017 Bond program on-call consultant contracts
    3. Contract for construction audit services for 2017 AISD Bond
  • Human Resources
    1. Appointment of Principal of Ann Richards, Eastside Memorial HS
    2. Appointment of Executive Director of Construction Management and Facilities
  • Policy
    1. TASB Policy Update
  • Items for Separate Vote
    1. Agreement with UT for 2018 UT PREP Summer Program
    2. Agreement between City of Austin and AISD for Social Services, Parent Support Specialist, provision of capital funding to be used for facilities and equipment expenditures
    3. Contract for architecture/engineering design services for the new administration center

9:05 PM President’s Report

  • School Safety announcement

9:10 PM Superintendent’s Report 

  • Consideration of possible school name changes
  • Name change policy