The Lindsay Independent School District Board of Trustees met May 19 in a regular called meeting to conduct business for the school district.
Action taken during the meeting included:
The board recognized students and presented certificates of recognition for their participation in girls and boys track, tennis, golf, softball and FFA judging teams.
The board recognized outgoing member Tammy Bezner for her service to Lindsay ISD and the community as a member of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Curry thanked Mrs. Bezner for her three years of service and presented her with a plaque of appreciation.
Mary Pearson addressed the board, expressing her concerns about exemptions to final exams.
She asked the board to review the current policy and guidelines, specifically absences due to medical reasons.
The Board canvassed the results of the May 10 election. Results were: Vicki Thurman 260 votes; Cory Maydew 219 votes, Jennifer Worth 132 votes; Tommy Haverkamp 283 votes. The proposition authorizing the board to purchase attendance credits from the state with local tax revenues passed. The final returns were: 351 votes for and 11 votes against.
235th District Judge Janelle Haverkamp administered the oath of office to Vicki Thurman, Cory Maydew and Tommy Haverkamp for the office of the Lindsay ISD Board of Trustees.
The board elected officers for the 2014-15 year. Tommy Haverkamp was re-elected President, Chris Hundt was re-elected Vice-President and Julie Martin was elected secretary.
The board approved the minutes for the April 21, 2014 meeting and the general operating checks and financial reports for April as presented.
Athletic Director Charles Boles discussed end of year awards, upcoming summer camps, physicals for the 2014-15 year and results of baseball, softball and track post season.
Director of Finance & Support Services DeAnne Page presented the proposed 2014-15 budget. She also reported that an interest and sinking CD was re-opened May 7 in the amount of $75,000 for 12 months at .55 percent interest. Textbook adoption for 2014-15 for K- 6 math and science is complete. She also reported on an upcoming General Operating CD maturing that will be renewed and Erate. The new tablets for all district employees have arrived and been distributed. Mrs. Page also reported that all the fiber lines have been run by Nortex Communications in preparation for the switch from Skybeam on July 1. 10. High School Principal Robert Haynes gave reports on state UIL academics, the upcoming awards banquet, color day, final exams and graduation.
Elementary Principal Amber Fuhrmann updated the board on end of year class field trips and the awards ceremony for her campus.
Superintendent Nora Curry gave the board updates on summer work, the plat and survey for school property, the safety and security audit reports, staff professional development opportunities over the summer and upcoming graduation and board training opportunities. She also reviewed the House Bill 5 Compliance Report. Summer hours for the business office (June & July) will be Monday – Thursday, 7am-5pm and closed on Fridays.
The board approved the terms of engagement with Hankins, Eastup, Deaton, Tonn & Seay for the June 30, 2014 audit at an estimated fee of $14,000.
The board approved the 2014-15 Supplemental Pay Scale as presented.
The board approved Budget Amendment #5 as presented.
The board approved Budget amendment #3 of the 2014-15 year as presented.
The board approved the Future Ready Teacher Initiative program at a cost of $19,850.
The board approved the district not charge a transfer fee for students for the 2014-15 school year.
The board approved May 29 as an early release day.
The board entered into Executive Session as Authorized by Government Code, Chapter 551,
Subchapters D and E at 8:53 pm.
The board returned to open meeting to take any action deemed necessary upon discussion in the closed meeting at 10:23 p.m.
The Board approved a one year probationary contracts for fourth grade Math & Science Teacher Hannah Lemoine and Theatre/Speech/Debate/One Act Play Teacher Scott Tipton.
The board approved all current transfer students & current students whose status changed to transfer for the 2014-15 school year.
The board denied the transfer request of new applicants as recommended.
The meeting adjourned at 10:25 p.m.
All board members were present.