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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 January 25, 2019 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 meetings, 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. 551.071, .072, 073, .074, .076, .082, .0821, .083, .084, or .089. 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):

BOARD AGENDA
for January 25, 2019 Meeting

1.   Call to Order

2.   Introduction of Audience

3.   Recognition of the TSBVI School Board Members (Bill Daugherty)

4.   Recognition of Retiring TSBVI Staff (Joseph Muniz)

5.   Recognition of the 2019 TSBVI Outstanding Direct Care and Outreach Staff Members (Joseph Muniz)

6.   Public Comments/Open Forum

7.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes of November 15 and 16, 2018 Board Meetings (Joseph Muniz)

8.   Report from the Finance Committee (Michael Garrett)

      a. Consideration of approval of board policies: 

          BJCD-E Procedures for Appraisal of Superintendent (amend)
          CH (TSBVI) Purchasing and Acquisition (amend)
          CHC Purchasing (delete)
          CNA (TSBVI) Transportation Management: Student Transportation (amend)
          CNC (TSBVI) Transportation Management: Transportation Safety (amend)
          DBAA (TSBVI) Employment Requirements and Restrictions: Criminal History (amend)
          DBD (TSBVI) Employment Requirements and Restrictions: Conflict of Interest (amend)
          DF (TSBVI) Termination of Employment (amend)
          DFBA Term Contracts: Suspension/Termination During Contracts (amend)
          DK (TSBVI) Assignments and Schedules (amend)
          DNAA Accountability: Appraisal of Noncontract Employees (review)
          DNB (TSBVI) Performance Appraisal: Evaluation of Campus Administrators (amend)
          DP (TSBVI) Personnel Positions (amend)
          GBA Public Information Program: Access to Public Information (amend)
          GKB (TSBVI) Community Relations: Advertising and Fundraising in the Schools (amend)
          GKD (TSBVI) Community Relations: Use of School Facilities (amend)

      b.   Consideration of approval of Investment Report

      c.   Consideration of adoption of a resolution regarding the review of the investment policy and strategies of TSBVI

      d.   Consideration of approval of receipt of gifts and donations of over $500

      e.   Consideration of approval of request for expenditure of gifts and donations

      f.   Review of budget reports

           -- Operating Budget Expenditure Report
           -- Legacy Revenue Budget Report
           -- Legacy Operating Expenditure Budget Report

9.   Report from the Program Committee (Lee Sonnenberg)

      a. Consideration of approval of board policies:

          AIB (TSBVI) Performance Reporting (amend) 
          BQ (TSBVI) Planning and Decision-Making Process (amend) 
          BR (TSBVI) Reports (amend) 
          EF Instructional Resources (amend) 
          EFB Instructional Resources (amend) 
          EHAD Basic Instructional Program: Elective Instruction), amend 
          EIC (TSBVI) Academic Achievement: Class Ranking (amend) 
          EKB (TSBVI) Testing Programs: State Assessment (amend) 
          EMG (TSBVI) Miscellaneous Instructional Policies: Animals in the School (amend) 
          FBA (TSBVI) Equal Educational Opportunity: Service and Guide Animals (amend) 
          FJ Student Fundraising (amend) 

      b. Update from the Social Media Committee

10. Public Discussion of TSBVI’s 2017-2018 Annual Report (Joseph Muniz) 

11. Status Report on Action Plans in the 2018-2019 School Improvement Plan (Bill Daugherty)

12. Discussion and Consideration of Approval of Board Operating Procedures (Susan Morrison)

13. Report from the Superintendent

      a. Legislative activities

      b. Campus activities

14. Discussion of Future Board Meeting Topics and Scheduling of Training Sessions (Joseph Muniz)

15. Report from the Personnel Committee (Mary Alexander)

      a. Consideration of approval of the hiring process for a new internal auditor for TSBVI:

          -- Timeline for posting the Internal Auditor position
          -- Approval of salary for the Internal Auditor
          -- Timeline and process for conducting interviews
          -- Timeline and process for selecting and hiring

16. Consideration of Superintendent’s Performance Appraisal (Joseph Muniz)

17. Announcements

18. Adjournment