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Key Agenda Items

Board Of Education Meeting Agenda

January 18, 2018

*More details on each item can be found below the list.

  • Campus Turnaround Plans for Year Two Improvement Required Campuses
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Fund for the Sports Field at Carter Woodson K-8 School
  • 2018-2019 Panel of Law Firms to Provide Legal Services
  • Onsite Benefits Administration Services
  • Donations for Districtwide and School-Specific Programs
  • Grant Funds in Support of Districtwide and School-Specific Programs
  • Vendor Awards for Purchases over $100,000
  • Resolution Declaring Intention to Reimburse Project Expenditures
  • Penalty on Tax Year 2017 Delinquent Taxes for HISD
  • Expenditure for the Run-off Election on December 9, 2017 for HISD Districts I and III
  • Board’s Quarterly Self-Evaluations
  • Proposed Revisions Board Policy on Fiscal Management Goals and Objectives – First Reading
 

Impact (I), Leadership (L), Equity (E), Stewardship (S), Collaboration (C)

Campus Turnaround Plans for Year Two Improvement Required Campuses (E, I, L)

The Year Two Improvement Required (IR) campuses must develop and submit a Turnaround Plan that describes a two-year plan that will produce improvements in student outcomes. The Board must approve the resolution to approve campus turnaround plans for Bonham ES, Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (PreK – 8), Madison HS, and Washington HS.

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Fund for the Sports Field at Carter Woodson K-8 School (E, I, L)

The Board must ratify the use of the TIRZ Fund for the repair of damages and unsafe conditions for the sports field at Carter Woodson K-8 School.

2018-2019 Panel of Law Firms to Provide Legal Services (E, I, L)

The Board is asked to waive requirements under the district’s Teacher Appraisal and Development System (TADS) for annual evaluations due to the challenges presented by COVID-19. The waiver would carry over previous evaluation ratings for teachers who scored high on the performance criteria last year or during their progress conference this year. This would also waive required walkthrough observations.

Onsite Benefits Administration Services (L)

HISD offers multiple medical plan options and voluntary benefit programs for their employees who work half-time or more. The Board must authorize the superintendent to negotiate and execute a contract with THCP, LLC for onsite benefits administration services.

Donations for Districtwide and School-Specific Programs (S, L)

All donations greater than $5,000 must be approved by the HISD Board of Education.

Donors: Harvard ES PTA; Sideline Interactive; Hoosier Road ES; HISD Foundation on Behalf of Multiple Anonymous Donors; Bethesda United Methodist Church; McKesson Specialty Health; Making It Better; the City of Houston, administered by the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment (CASE) for Kids

Grant Funds in Support of Districtwide and School-Specific Programs (S, L)

All grant funds greater than $5,000 must be approved by the HISD Board of Education.

Grantors: TEA Reading to Learn Teacher Stipends; Dairy MAX, Inc.; U.S. DOE; Region 4 Education Service Center; VH1 Save the Music Foundation; TEA

Vendor Awards for Purchases over $100,000 (S, L)

The Board needs to approve vendor awards greater than $100,000.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the Single Audit Report for the 2016 – 2017 Fiscal Year (S, L)

All school districts in Texas must be audited annually by a firm certified with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. The Board previously approved the contract with Deloitte & Touche, LLP for the audit of financial records for the fiscal year ended on June 30, 2017. Two audit reports have been prepared: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (fiscal year-end financial schedules) and the Single Audit Report (auditors’ report on the district’s internal control structure and compliance with federal regulations). The Board must approve these two reports.