DENISON ISD DEPARTMENTS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DISD School Board Agenda

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The Denison ISD Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month (in most cases). Please refer to the School Board Meeting Calendar page to verify meeting dates.

 

The Denison ISD Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 pm in the Bruce T. Hibbett Board Room in the Denison ISD Administration Building located at 1201 S. Rusk. The meetings are open to the public.  

DENISON ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES

DENISON ISD BOARD NEWS

Denison Independent School District

1201 S. Rusk Avenue, Denison, TX 75020

July 27, 2021

Published for DISD employees in the week following school board meetings.

 

NOTE: Attachments for agenda items can be viewed by visiting the Board of Trustees agenda site at  Board Book - Denison ISD Meetings

 

Denison ISD Board of Trustees President Bob Rhoden called to order the Regular Meeting of the Denison ISD Board of Trustees on July 27, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bruce T. Hibbitt, Jr. Board Room of the Administration Building, located at 1201 S. Rusk in Denison, Texas.  The Pledge Allegiance to the Flag was followed by the invocation by Dr. David Kirkbride. Board member Shelle Cassell presented an overview of the role of DISD Board Trustees who work diligently to serve and meet the educational needs of more than 4,500 Denison ISD students: “As a Denison ISD board of trustees, we are here to set goals, listen to reports, approve budgets & contracts and make policy for the district. It is not the role of the board to make day-to-day operational decisions. The management and day-to-day operations of the district are the responsibility of the Superintendent. We have policies and procedures in place to resolve concerns and issues. This is a public meeting of the board of trustees, not a meeting of the public. Prior to this meeting, board trustees received information related to items on tonight’s agenda. Agenda items will not necessarily be handled in the order listed on the notice. The meeting is open to all who wish to attend and hear the matters discussed.”  Minutes from the previous meeting were approved.  The Board of Trustees approved all routine business. During the board comments, Board vice-president Becky Russell said she took her grandkids on a tour of all of the Denison campuses and shared with them all the good things that Denison ISD stands for. Board secretary Linda Flemming shared with the board the Alumni Association’s billboard project and brick sales fundraising promotion. More information can be found at www.denisonisd.net. Board member Scott Marr stated excited about the new school year and ready to get things rolling. Board president Bob Rhoden said we found out last year that our staff can be highly flexible and, whatever we have thrown at us this year we can handle.Board member Shelle Cassell said she is very proud of our food service crew. They have worked very hard all summer preparing and delivering meals that have fed students and our community. Dr. Scott says COVID has changed our minds regarding what the beginning of the school year will look like. Our primary goal is simply to keep our students safe. Administrators will be assessing what the start of school will look like as the COVID numbers continue to rise. With no public comments, the meeting proceeded as scheduled.

 

2021-2022 GENERAL OPERATING BUDGET – FIRST DRAFT

Assistant superintendent Randy Reid presented the first draft of the 2021-2022 General Operating Budget. The Board of Trustees approved the proposed 2021-22 General Fund, Food Service Fund and Debt Service Fund second draft budgets as presented.

SEE ATTACHMENTS

 

CONSIDER PROPOSED TAX RATE TO SUPPORT THE 2021-2022 BUDGET

A public meeting must be held prior to the Board approving the 2021-2022 budget and tax rate. A Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate must be published at least 10 days and not more than 30 days prior to the public meeting. In order to publish the notice, the Board is required to vote on the proposed tax rate that will be included in the notice. The tax rate that is being proposed is $1.2895, which includes a maintenance and operations tax rate of $.9603 and a debt service tax rate of $.3292. The Board of Trustees approved a proposed maintenance and operation tax rate of $.9603 and a debt service tax rate of $.3292 for a total tax rate of $1.2895. SEE ATTACHMENTS

 

SET MEETING FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS 2021-2022 SCHOOL BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE

A public meeting must be held prior to the Board approving the 2021-2022 budget and tax rate. The Board must set and announce the date, time, and place of the meeting. The Board of Trustees set the meeting for the public hearing to discuss the 2021-2022 budget and proposed tax rate on August 17, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the board room located at 1201 S. Rusk, Denison, Texas. SEE ATTACHMENTS

 

REQUEST TO BROADCAST YELLOW JACKET VARSITY FOOTBALL GAMES

KMKT, the voice of the Yellow Jacket football program for over thirty (30) years, this

team of Broadcasters do a great job of promoting Yellow Jacket football. The relationship with KATY Country has been outstanding. Attached is the agreement extending KMKT’s rights to the broadcast through the 2024-2025 season. The Board of Trustees approved the new four-year extension. SEE ATTACHMENTS

 

TEXAS TEACHER EVALUATION AND SUPPORT SYSTEM

The following attachments deal with the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support

System (T-TESS) procedures and timeline. The T-TESS calendar outlines the

timeline that will be adhered to by district appraisers when conducting teacher

appraisals. Also included is a list of the administrators who have been certified as

appraisers for the district. The Board of Trustees approved the T-TESS calendar and

appraisers. SEE ATTACHMENTS     

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: DOUGLASS DISTRIBUTING YELLOW JACKET FUEL PUMP PROMOTION

Bill Douglass, Chairman of the Board of Douglass Distributing was present to brief the Board on their new Yellow Jacket fuel pump promotion fundraiser.

 

REPORT: DENISON ISD SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN

The Board heard a report on the 2021-2022 Denison ISD Safe Return To School plan.

 

REPORT: DISD 2021 STAAR RESULTS

Attached are Denison ISD’s 2021 STAAR summary comparison reports. Results presented show a comparison of Denison ISD and statewide results as well as a comparison of Denison ISD’s 2019 and 2021 results. Due to COVID 19, the STAAR assessment was not administered in 2020. SEE ATTACHMENTS

 

REPORT: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, ESSER III FEDERAL GRANT

Denison ISD plans to apply for the American Rescue Plan, ESSER III Federal Grant in

the amount of $5,512,868 and the CRRS ESSER II Federal Grant in the amount of

$3,682,024. The proposed expenditures and budgets are attached. SEE ATTACHMENTS

 

REPORT: MAYES AND HYDE PARK PRESENTATION BOARD MEETING CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The Board heard a report on the status of the bond program construction progress at the Mayes Elementary and Hyde Park Elementary campuses.

 

PERSONNEL REPORT

The follow resignations were accepted, effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Joshua Kelly-Special Education Journey, Denison High School

  • Jessica Jakovac-Special Education Resource, Terrell Elementary School

  • Phillip Scheibmier-Algebra, Denison High School

  • Nicholas Stubbs-Autism, Terrell Elementary School

The following employees have been hired for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Lori Akins-Special Education Journey, Denison High School

  • Michael Bizzell-Study Skills/Coach, Denison High School

  • Whitney Jones-PE/Coach, B. McDaniel Intermediate School

  • Tifney Kelly-PE/Coach, Scott Middle School

  • Kathy Lathen-U.S. History, Denison High School

  • Courtney Lovell-Math Teacher, Scott Middle School

  • Daphryne Manning-American Sign Language, Denison High School

  • Candace Pridemore-Art Teacher, Denison High School

  • Staci Schneider-AVID/ESL Teacher, Denison High School

  • Tevis Viers-Special Education Resource Teacher, Terrell Elementary School

  • Jeffery Wade-Study Skills/AVID/Coach, Denison High School

  • Bryan Williams-Chemistry/IPC/Coach, Denison High School

There being no further business, Board president Bob Rhoden adjourned the meeting.