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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 May 31, 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 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):

BOARD AGENDA
for May 31, 2019 Meeting



1.     Call to Order

2.     Introduction of Audience

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

4.     Recognition of Former Outreach Director, Cyral Miller (Joseph Muniz)

5.     Recognition of Retiring Superintendent William Daugherty (Joseph Muniz)

6.     Public Comments/Open Forum

7.     Report on Activities at the Learning Resource Center Including a Tour of the Center (Bill Daugherty)

8.     Consideration of Approval of Minutes of April 4 and 5, 2019 Board Meetings (Joseph Muniz), pages 4-15

9.     Report from the Finance Committee (Michael Garrett)

a. Consideration of approval of board policies: pages 16-111

    CBB (TSBVI) State and Federal Revenue Sources: Federal (amend), pages 29-39

    CFA (TSBVI) Accounting: Financial Reports and Statements (amend), pages 40-41

    CK (Exhibit) Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit (adopt), pages 42-43 

    CKFB (TSBVI) Risk Management: Return to Work Program (amend), page 44 

    DAA (TSBVI) Employment Objectives: Equal Opportunity Employment (amend), pages 45-54

    DFE (TSBVI) Termination of Contract: Resignation (amend), pages 55-57 

    DH (TSBVI) Employee Standards of Conduct (amend), pages 58-64

    DHE Employee Standards of Conduct (amend), pages 65-68

b. Consideration of approval of Investment Report, page 112

c. Consideration of approval of receipt of gifts and donations of over $500, pages 113-116

d. Consideration of approval of request for expenditure of gifts and donations, pages 113-116

e. Review of budget reports, pages 117-123

    Operating Budget Expenditure Report, pages 117-120

    Legacy Revenue Budget Report, page 121 

    Legacy Operating Expenditure Budget Report, pages 122-123

 

10.   Report from the Program Committee (Lee Sonnenberg)

a. Consideration of approval of board policies: pages 16-111

    EHBE (TSBVI) Special Programs: English as a Second Language Education (ESL), (amend), pages 69-75

    EHDC Alternative Methods for Earning Credit: Credit by Examination without Prior Instruction (amend), pages 76-80

    EMB Miscellaneous Instructional Policies: Teaching About Controversial Issues (review), page 81

    FDB (TSBVI) Admissions: Transfers and Classroom Assignments (amend), pages 82-84

    FFH (TSBVI) Student Welfare: Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (amend), pages 85-92

    FFH (Exhibit) Student Welfare: Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment and (TSBVI) Retaliation (adopt), page 93

    FFHA (TSBVI) Student Welfare: Sexuality (amend), pages 94-97

    FNCC Student Conduct: Prohibited Organizations and Hazing (amend), pages 98-100

b. Report from Curriculum Director, Debra Sewell, pages 124-125

    Curriculum Department projects

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

    Short-term Program attendance

    Summer Programs update

d. Report from Comprehensive Programs Principal, Miles Fain

    School Health Advisory Council’s activities and recommendations

11.   Report from the Personnel Committee (Mary Alexander)

a. Consideration of approval of board policies: pages 16-111

    BJCE (TSBVI) Superintendent: Dismissal/Nonrenewal Suspension without Pay (amend) pages 20-22

    BJCG (TSBVI) School Superintendent: Retirement or Resignation (amend), page 23

    BP (TSBVI) Administrative Regulations, page 24-25

    BQA (TSBVI) Planning and Decision-Making Process: Schoolwide Committee (amend), pages 26-28

    GRA (TSBVI) Relations with Governmental Entities: State and Local Governmental Authorities (amend), pages 101-104

    GRAA (TSBVI) State and Local Governmental Authorities: Law Enforcement Agencies (amend), pages 105-111

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

    Timeline and process for posting the Internal Auditor position

    Consideration of salary range for the Internal Auditor 

    Timeline and process for conducting interviews, selecting, and hiring

12.   Consideration of Approval of New Contract Staff, page 126

13.   Consideration of Approval of Superintendent’s Campus Housing Agreement (Joseph Muniz), pages 127-135

14.   Review of 2019-2020 Annual Improvement Plan (Bill Daugherty), page 136

15.   Report from the Superintendent, page 137

a. Legislative update
b. Campus activities

16.   Consideration of Approval of Dates for 2019-2020 Board Meetings and Training Dates and Discussion of Summer 2019 Board Meeting (Bill Daugherty), page 138

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

18.   Announcements

19.   Adjournment