A Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Denver City Independent School District were held Tuesday, November 19, 2019, beginning at 6:15 PM in the Board Room of the Denver City Independent School District, 501 Mustang Ave. Denver City, TX.
Those in attendance were Brad Woosley, Jess Roberts, David Mitchell, Cody Williams, Danny Escalante, and Edgar Salazar. Board member Russell Dial was out of town on business and was not in attendance.
School Personnel in attendance included Gary Davis, Lauren Wheeler, and LaChrisa Rains.
Kendra Duncan and Clinton Bowman were two visitors in attendance.
Board President Brad Woosley called the Public Hearing to order at 6:15 PM and led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag and Texas Flag. Edgar Salazar led the invocation.
Business Manager LaChrisa Rains explained that every year the District must hold a Public Hearing and review the findings of the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. She explained that the primary goal of FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of the school district’s financial resources and the rating and management reports must be disclosed and reviewed in a public meeting.
She went on to explain that Denver City ISD received a Passing Rating. She addressed the School FIRST Annual Financial Management Report. This report includes the following: the district’s financial management performance rating provided by TEA, the district’s financial management performance under each indicator for the current and previous year’s financial accountability ratings, and required disclosures addressed by the Commission of Education.
There were no public comments.
At 6:20 PM, motion was made by Edgar Salazar and seconded by Cody Williams to adjourn the public hearing. The motion carried unanimously.
Board President Brad Woosley called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:21 PM.
There was no public discussion.
Motion was made by Jess Roberts and seconded by Danny Escalante to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 15, 2019. The motion carried unanimously.
The following information items were presented for perusal of the Board: Financial Report, Investments, Un-reconciled Cash Position Report, Recapture Report, Enrollment Report, Excalibur Report, Transportation, and Utilities Report.
Superintendent Davis presented the board with a progress report and presented highlights on the construction of the new high school and performing arts center. As of November 19, 2019, only a punch list and some paving remain.
Motion was made by Danny Escalante and seconded by David Mitchell to allow the administration to reimburse the bond account from fund balance in the amount of $550,000 to reconcile anticipated technology and furnishing costs. The motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Edgar Salazar and seconded by Jess Roberts to approve the FIRST Rating and Financial Management Report as presented by the administration. The motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Jess Roberts and seconded by Cody Williams to approve the following transfer students: Nathaniel Escoto, Isaiah Lopez, Jazmin Lopez, Chandler Maynard, Anthony Murrieta, Milka Murrieta, Ramon Murrieta, Daniel Ontiveros, Gage Parrish, Leslie Saldana and Jacob Wilson. The motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Cody Williams and seconded by Danny Escalante to renew the interlocal agreement to continue purchasing from The West Texas Coop Agreement. The coop allows the district to purchase products at a reduced cost to the district because of volume purchasing from the vendor. The motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Jess Roberts and seconded by Edgar Salazar to approve the Bilingual Annual Review as presented by Curriculum Director, Taunya Campbell at the previous board meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by David Mitchell and seconded by Cody Williams to have Danny Escalante serve on the Yoakum County Appraisal District instead of Russell Dial. The motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Cody Williams and seconded by Edgar Salazar to approve New Hires Debbie Trinidad and Raegan Garcia as well as Resignations from Mary Galvan and Paul Fuston. The motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Davis reported on the following:
Superintendent Evaluation Forms will be sent to board members via Survey Monkey
Regular December board meeting – Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Superintendent Evaluation during December 17th meeting
There being no further business, motion was made by Cody Williams and seconded by Danny Escalante to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 PM. The motion carried unanimously.