Grand Prairie Independent School District

Regular
Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:30 PM
Board Room at the Education Center, 2602 South Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas
1. 5:30 P.M. - CALL TO ORDER
2. RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION
For the purpose of consideration of matters for which closed or executive sessions are authorized by Title 5, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code §(.071-084), whereupon the Superintendent, at the request of the President of the Board of Education, will present for the Board's discussion the following matters:
A. Board Discussion of Personnel Matters under § 551.074: Employment, Retirement(s), Termination(s)/Proposed Termination(s), Proposed Nonrenewal(s), Request(s) for Leave of Absence, Request(s) for Extended Leave Without Pay, Resignation(s), Reassignment(s), Job Abandonment, Proposed Extension of Probationary Contract(s), Proposed Suspension Without Pay, Administrator Contract Recommendations, Non-Administrator Contract Recommendations
B. Discussion of Real Property under § 551.072.
C. Consultation with legal counsel regarding and/or involving pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer or on a matter which the School District's legal counsel determines should be confidential including contract negotiations in accordance with Government Code, § 551.082, § 551.0821, § 551.087, and § 551.071, respectively; School Finance Litigation; Castro v. GPISD, DC-18-06947
3. RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION
A. Action as a Result of Closed Session
4. INVOCATION
Pastor Shawn Paschal
Inglewood Baptist Church
5. PLEDGE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG AND TEXAS FLAG
6. RECOGNITION OF SPECIAL GUESTS
7. OPEN FORUM FOR AGENDA ITEMS
8. ADOPT AGENDA
9. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes from Previous Meetings
1. June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019 Minutes
2. June 26, 2019
June 26, 2019 Minutes
B. Personnel: Routine Action
1. Employment, Retirement(s), Termination(s)/Proposed Termination(s), Proposed Nonrenewal(s), Request(s) for Leave of Absence, Request(s) for Extended Leave Without Pay, Resignation(s), Reassignment(s), Request(s) for Temporary Disability, Job Abandonment, Proposed Extension of Probationary Contract(s), Proposed Suspension Without Pay, Administrator Contract Recommendations, Non-Administrator Contract Recommendations
2. District of Innovation Teaching Permit Requests
3. Employ Powell Elementary School Principal
C. Regular Reports of the Superintendent
1. Revenue and Expenditure Report
Revenue and Expenditure Report
2. Purchasing Contracts
Purchasing Contracts
3. Tax Collection Report
Property Tax Report
4. Quarterly Investment Report
Quarterly Investment Report
5. Budget Amendment #11
Amendment #11
D. Board Travel
10. ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider Approval of Student Out-of-State Travel to the WLTI (Washington, D.C. Leadership Training Institute)
Presenter: Mr. Winston Minix
Action Sheet Student Travel Request
WLTI Information and Assignments
B. Consider Approval of the 2019-2020 Student Handbook
Presenter: Dr. Vern Alexander
Action Sheet 2019-2020 Student Handbooks
Changes to Handbook
C. Consider Approval of Board Travel to the 2019 TASA/TASB Convention and Designate a Delegate and Alternate to the 2019 TASB Delegate Assembly
Presenter: Dr. Susan Hull
Action Sheet TASA/TASB Convention and Delegate Designation
D. Consider Approval of the Purchase (Lease) of Technology Devices for Campus Instruction
Presenter: Mr. Robb Welch and Mr. Chris Gasaway
Action Sheet Purchase (Lease) of Technology Devices
E. Consider Approval of 2019-2020 Compensation Plan
Presenter: Mr. Robb Welch
Action Sheet 2019-2020 Compensation Plan
F. Consider Teacher Resignations/Contract Abandonment
Presenter: Dr. Susan Hull
Action Sheet Teacher Contract Abandonment
G. Consider Taking Action on Employee Contracts
Presenter: Dr. Susan Hull
Action Sheet Employee Contracts
11. INFORMATION ITEMS
A. House Bill 3 Update
Presenter: Ms. Teri Wilson
Action Sheet HB3 Update
B. 2019-2020 Budget Update
Presenter: Mr. Robb Welch
Action Sheet 2019-2020 Budget Update
C. Review of Board Agenda Calendar
Presenter: Superintendent and Board of Trustees
Action Sheet Board Agenda Calendar
Board Agenda Calendar
12. OPEN FORUM FOR NON-AGENDA ITEMS
A. Persons attending the meeting may request an Open Forum Sign-Up Card. The card must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Board President or designee prior to the meeting being convened. This second Open Forum allows individuals to address the Board on any subject, except personnel and individual/specific students.  Any personnel concern should be brought directly to the attention of the Superintendent prior to the meeting.  Speakers will be limited to five (5) minutes.  When more than one individual wishes to address the same topic, the Board President may ask the group to appoint one spokesperson.
13. COMMENTS FROM INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS
A. Board of Trustees expressions of thanks, congratulations, and condolences.
14. ADJOURNMENT
15. ACTION ITEM