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Archived Meeting Minutes

Prepared by Jamie Highsmith, Public Information Officer

November 19, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by President
Julia Stout. The invocation was given by Terry Bader.

The Crockett Elementary Webelos Den Cub Pack 22 gave the Presentation of Colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the regular meeting of Nov. 5, 2002 were approved.


~Lake View Girls Cross Country Team (2nd at State)

~District Site-Based Decision Making Committee

~Roger Garcia, Certified TX School Business Specialist

~SAISD nurses involved in the Immunization Care Van Project

Bills and Accounts and Financial Statements for October 2002—approved.

No public comment was given.


a) 2001-02 AEIS Report—presented by Joanne Rice. She emphasized “closing the gap” and the fact that the four-year drop-out rate is down 1%. SAT and ACT scores are above state average.

b) Update on available bond funds for Southwest Elementary—presented by Hope Flores. Approx. 8.8 million will be available in bond funds.


A) RFP #701—carpet

B) RFP #701—janitorial

C) RFP #711—athletic supplies (spring sports)

D) Approval of donations:

~Paperback books and thesauri from HEB for Glenn JH English Dept

~Cash donation from River Crest Hospital for Pride Rally for grades 1-6 ($1,600.00)

~Cash donation from Fuentes Downtown Café to pay for Rio Vista 6th grade visit to the Vietnam Moving Wall ($45.00)


a) Firm to appeal state comptroller’s annual property value study—we will stay with the firm we have previously employed

b) Guaranteed max price for Southwest Elementary—7.5 million dollars, presented by Gary McClure. The project currently includes 75,000 sq. ft.—approved

c) Dedication of funds for FF & E for the Southwest Elementary project—2 million is recommended to be set aside—approved

d) Resolution for Safe Routes to Schools—TxDOT grant to build sidewalks for safe passage zones at Lincoln--approved

e) Reinstatement of Building/Finance Committee— Re-establish a building/finance committee and have only one board meeting a month--approved

f) Proposed amendment for district official budget: general fund--approved

g) Raising substitute teacher pay from $52 to $60—approved

h) District mission, revision, vision, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, long-range goals—presented by Dr. Pugh, based on district site-based committee work—approved

i) Naming the LVHS Auditorium for Mr. Herschel Duckworth—3rd Reading—approved

j) 2nd Reading of TASB Policy Update 68—approved

k) 2nd Reading of Board Policy FDA—approved

l) Legal Services—presented by Kelli Karczewski, attorned—we averaged 92 hours per month last contract year and 87 hours per month this contract year. Dr. Pugh recommended purchasing 1000 hours @ $150 per hour--approved

m) Action resulting from consultation with attorney-- none


November 25, 2002—Board Workshop 5:30 PM at Region XV

Next board meeting—December 17, 2002 5:30 PM

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM.