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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired shall be held on June 3, 2016, beginning at

10:15 a.m. in the Board Meeting Room, Building 600, 1100 West 45th Street, Austin, Texas. 

If, during the course of the meeting, any discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed session, the Board shall convene in such closed session in accordance with Texas Government Code, Sec. 551.001, et seq.  Before any such session is convened, the presiding officer shall publicly identify the section or sections of the Code authorizing the closed session.  All final votes, actions, or decisions shall be taken in open session.

The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows (items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice):


for June 3, 2016 Meeting


  1.     Call to Order

  2.     Introduction of Audience

  3.     Recognition of Retiring TSBVI Staff Members (Joseph Muniz) 

  4.     Public Comments/Open Forum

  5.     Report on Baylor College of Medicine Genetic Research Project (Richard Alan Lewis M.D., M.S.)

  6.     Consideration of Approval of Minutes of April 8, 2016 Board Meeting (Joseph Muniz), pages 3-10

  7.     Report from the Finance Committee (Michael Garrett)

a.   Consideration of approval of Investment Report, pages 11-12

b.   Consideration of approval of receipt of gifts and donations of over $500, pages 13-16

c.   Consideration of approval of request for expenditure of gifts and donations, pages 13-16

d.   Review of budget reports, pages 17-25

   8.    Report from the Program Committee (Lee Sonnenberg)

a.   Consideration of approval of board policies:  pages 26-43

CLE            Building, Grounds and Equipment Management:  Flag Displays (review), page 28

FFAA         Wellness and Health Services:  Physical Examinations (amend), pages 29-33

FFAB         Wellness and Health Services:  Immunizations (amend), pages 34-39

FFAB-E     Health Requirements and Services:  Immunizations (delete), pages 40-43

b.   Report from Short-Term Programs Principal, Sara Merritt

    Short-term Program attendance

c.   Report from Comprehensive Programs Principal, Miles Fain

    School Health Advisory Council’s activities and recommendations

d.   Report from Outreach Director, Cyral Miller

    Outreach Forum

 9.     Consideration of Approval of New Contract Staff (Bill Daugherty), page 44

10.    Consideration of Approval of Appraisers for the Teacher Appraisal Process (Bill Daugherty), page 45

11.    Consideration of Approval of the 2016-2017 Annual Improvement Plan (Bill Daugherty), page 46

12.    Consideration of Approval of the Agency Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021 (Bill Daugherty), page 47

13.    Report from the Superintendent, pages 48-49

a.   Texas Education Agency Special Education Program Review

b.   Campus activities

14.     Consideration of Approval of Dates for 2016-2017 Board Meetings and Training Dates and Discussion of Summer 2016 Board Meeting (Bill Daugherty), page 50

15.     Discussion of Future Board Meeting Topics (Joseph Muniz)   

16.     Announcements

17.     Adjournment