Russell Independent
January 27, 2020 6:00 PM
Russell Independent Regular Board Meeting
I. Call To Order
Rationale

Mr. Whitt called the Regular Meeting of the Russell Independent Board of Education to order at 6:00 p.m.

I.A. Moment of Silence
Rationale

Mr. Whitt led those in attendance in a Moment of Silence.

I.B. Pledge to the United States Flag
Rationale

Mr. Whitt led those in attendance in the Pledge to the United States Flag.

I.C. District Mission Statement
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Our mission is to inspire and empower all students to reach their maximum potential: one student, one lesson, one day at a time.

 

Progressing into the future…

Our Students are our top priority.

 Our School Family plays a crucial role in student development, achievement, and success.

 Our Parents are supportive partners and are essential in the advancement of each student.

 Our Community shares our desire to develop highly skilled and productive citizens.

 Our Technology enables our students to reach beyond the classroom.

 Our Culture inspires leadership and excellence.

 Our Academics focus on rigorous standards and global success.

II. Public Comment on the District Wellness Program
III. Adopt the Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #67198 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the agenda passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

IV. Delegations
Rationale

Procedures for Addressing the Board of Education

The Russell Independent School District Board of Education encourages attendance at meetings of the Board of Education.  The Board of Education understands that from time to time the public may wish to share opinions with them at these meetings.  Procedures for speaking to the Board of Education are detailed below:

 

·      Those who wish to address the Board of Education must sign the Delegation sheet provided prior to each Regular Meeting.  This sheet can be found beside the Board Agenda on a podium near the entrance of the room.

 

·      Generally, in the first ten minutes of the Meeting, the Board Chair will ask for delegations.  At this time please state your name, the name of the organization or group that you are representing, and the subject that you would like to address.  Please keep in mind that issues regarding a specific school should be shared with Principal and/or Site Based Decision Making Council, as that is the governing body for that school.

 

·      Individuals may address the Board of Education for a maximum of 5 minutes, as determined by the Board Chair.

 

·      The Board Chair reserves the right to intervene in order to maintain order and to ensure the expedient conduct of the Board’s business.

 

·      Comments to the Board should be stated in a professional manner.  Accusations and/or disparaging remarks about individuals will not be permitted. 

V. Recognitions/Achievements/Reports
VI. Notification of Personnel Matters
VII. Board Of Education Officers Election
VII.A. Chair
Actions Taken

Order #67199 - Motion Passed:  Nomination of Judy Ledford for School Board Chair beginning at the conclusion of the January 27, 2020 Board Meeting through the conclusion of the January 2021 School Board Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VII.B. Vice-Chair
Actions Taken

Order #67200 - Motion Passed:  Nomination of Terry Vest for School Board Vice Chair beginning at the conclusion of the January 27, 2020 Board Meeting running through the conclusion of the January 2021 School Board Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

VII.C. Secretary
Actions Taken

Order #67201 - Motion Passed:  Nomination of M. Sean Horne for Board Secretary beginning at the conclusion of the January 27, 2020 Board Meeting running through the conclusion of the January 2021 School Board Meeting. passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

VII.D. Treasurer
Actions Taken

Order #67202 - Motion Passed:  Nomination of Dennis Chambers for Board Treasurer beginning at the conclusion of the January 27, 2020 Board Meeting running through the conclusion of the January 2021 School Board Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII. Regular Business
VIII.A. Approval of Minutes of the December 16, 2019 Regular Meeting and the Special Called Meeting on January 13, 2020
Actions Taken

Order #67203 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the December 16, 2019 Regular Meeting passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

Order #67204 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the minutes from the January 13, 2020 Special Meeting passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

VIII.B. Treasurer's Report
Actions Taken

Order #67205 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Treasurer's Report showing a balance of $7,999,401.94 passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

VIII.C. Payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll
Actions Taken

Order #67206 - Motion Passed:  Approval of payment of Accounts Payable and Payroll passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

IX. Consent Agenda
Actions Taken

Order #67207 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

IX.A. Fundraisers
IX.B. Overnight Trips
IX.C. Rental Applications
IX.D. Student Fees/Field Trips
IX.E. Approval of CSIP Plans and GAP Information for Russell Primary School, Russell-McDowell Intermediate School, Russell Middle and Russell High School
IX.F. Approval of submitted Shortened School Day Waiver
IX.G. Approval of FRYSC School District Assurance Certification 2020-22
X. New Business
X.A. Consider approval of the Draft 2020-2021 Budget for Russell Independent Schools
Actions Taken

Order #67208 - Motion Passed:  Approval of the Draft 2020-2021 Budget for Russell Independent Schools passed with a motion by Ms. Judy Ledford and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

X.B. Consider approval to release $173,769.74 in restricted Building Funds for the Campus Wide HVAC Project 19-273
Actions Taken

Order #67209 - Motion Passed:  Approval to release $173,769.74 in restricted Building Funds for the Campus Wide HVAC Project 19-273 passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

X.C. Consider approval of BG4 for Russell Primary Second Cooling Tower Project 19-254
Actions Taken

Order #67210 - Motion Passed:  Approval of BG4 for Russell Primary Second Cooling Tower Project 19-254 passed with a motion by Mr. John Jones and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.

X.D. Consider approval of BG-5 for Russell Primary Second Cooling Tower Project #19-254
Actions Taken

Order #67211 - Motion Passed:  Approval of BG-5 for Russell Primary Second Cooling Tower Project #19-254 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

X.E. Consider approval of Quicksand Farms Annual Sport Turf Maintenance Contract
Actions Taken

Order #67212 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Quicksand Farms Annual Sport Turf Maintenance Contract in the amount of $13,448 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

X.F. Consider approval of an Architect Invoice in the amount of $77,145.65 for the District HVAC Project
Actions Taken

Order #67213 - Motion Passed:  Approval of an Architect Invoice in the amount of $77,145.65 for the District HVAC Project passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Mr. John Jones.

X.G. Consider approval of Student Accident Insurance Renewal
Actions Taken

Order #67214 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Student Accident Insurance Renewal with Roberts Insurance at a cost of $54,305.60 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

X.H. Consider approval of Security/Access Upgrade Quotes
Actions Taken

Order #67215 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Security/Access Upgrade as quoted less Intercom Systems for Russell Primary, Russell Middle and Russell High Schools at a cost of approximately $107,000 passed with a motion by Ms. Debbie Finley and a second by Ms. Judy Ledford.

X.I. Consider acceptance of the SFCC Offer of Assistance in the amount of $21,875
Actions Taken

Order #67216 - Motion Passed:  Acceptance of SFCC Offer of Assistance in the amount of $21,875 passed with a motion by Mr. Terry Vest and a second by Mr. Sean Whitt.

X.J. Consider approval of Board Member Travel and Training Expenses in 2020 for attendance at District/School Events and/or Training
Actions Taken

Order #67217 - Motion Passed:  Approval of Board Member Travel and Training Expenses in 2020 for attendance at District/School Events and/or Training passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Mr. Terry Vest.

XI. Updates and Information
XI.A. Student Enrollment/Attendance Reports
XI.B. Meeting Reminder-February 24, 2020
XI.C. SBDM Information
XI.D. Cards/Letters
XII. Superintendent's Progress Reports/Updates
XIII. Other Business and Information
XIV. Closing
Actions Taken

Order #67218 - Motion Passed:  Meeting adjournment at 7:06 p.m. passed with a motion by Mr. Sean Whitt and a second by Ms. Debbie Finley.