A Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Denver City Independent School District was held Tuesday, September 17, 2019, beginning at 6:15 PM in the Board Room of the Denver City Independent School District, 501 Mustang Ave. Denver City, TX.
Those members present included Brad Woosley, David Mitchell, Jess Roberts, Russell Dial, Edgar Salazar, and Cody Williams. Member absent was Danny Escalante.
School Personnel included Gary Davis, Lauren Wheeler, LaChrisa Rains, Scott Burkett, and Brad Friesen.
Visitors Present were Clinton Bowman, Kendra Duncan, Kanda Varela, Naomi Sanchez, Magda Dorante, and Armando Sanchez.
Board President Brad Woosley called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag and Texas Flag was led by Brad Woosley followed by Superintendent Davis leading the invocation.
During Public Discussion Mr. Scott Burkett and Mr. Brad Friesen presented two of their students for their recent achievements. Senior Kanda Varela will be representing DCHS at the National Skills USA Convention in Washington. The Convention started on Thursday, September 19. Aldo, 2018 graduate, Naomi Sanchez, is the first student from Denver City to earn a college scholarship through the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation for robotics.
A motion was made and unanimously approved for the minutes of the Public Hearing and the Regular Meeting of August 12, 2019.
The following information items were presented for perusal of the Board: Financial Report, Investments, Un-reconciled Cash Position Report, Recapture Report, Enrollment Report, and Utilities Report.
With school architect Craig Wallace being absent, Superintendent Davis updated the Board on present bond projects. He stated that the East parking lot along with updates in the JW Jones noted this area has been completed along with the JW Jones updates. Work continues on the main parking lot in front of the High School with an anticipated completion date of October 7. At that time a Ribbon Cutting sponsored by the Denver City Chamber of Commerce will take place.
Moving on into the agenda Business Manager LaChrisa Raines informed the board they would not need to approve a budget Amendment.
A motion was made and unanimously approved to approve the 2019-2020 School Year Supplement/Not Supplant Statement of Exemption.
Because of an error in the minutes dated July16, 2019 a motion was made to correct those minutes. The original minutes were as follows; “Motion was made by Cody Williams and seconded by Danny Escalante to approve the contract to purchase attendance credits (formerly known as Option 3).” The minutes should have read as follows –“For the 2019-2020 school year, we delegated contractual authority to obligate the school district under Texas Education Code (TEC) §11.1511(c)(4) to the superintendent, solely for the purpose of obligating the district under TEC, §48.257 and TEC, Chapter 49, Subchapters A and D, and the rules adopted by the commissioner of education as authorized under TEC, 49.006. This included approval of the Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credit or the Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credit (Netting Chapter 48 Funding).” The motion carried unanimously.
Moving on to personnel items a motion was made approve the New Hires. This included Mary Ann Escalante-YCFL, Gladys Davila-Dodson, Isaac Diaz-Transportation. Also acted on were the resignations of Calli Rosas-YCFL, Sylvia Stephens-DCHS, and Ana Solis-Transportation.
A motion was then made for the board to go into a closed session to discuss a possible raise for Superintendent Davis.
When they came out of Executive Session a motion was made and unanimously approved to give Davis the same percentage raise as all other employees of the district. His new salary will become effective on October 1. No further details were released.
And in the last item on the agenda Davis reported on the following:
Preliminary FIRST 2018-2019 Rating
Regular October board meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 6:15 PM
DCHS Open House/Ribbon Cutting for the new High School October 7, 2019
There being no further business, the motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 6:57 PM.