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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 1, 2018, 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):

 June 1, 2018 Meeting

1. Call to Order

2. Introduction of Audience

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

4. Public Comments/Open Forum

5. Consideration of Approval of Minutes of April 6, 2018 Board Meeting (Joseph Muniz), pages 4-16

6. Report from the Finance Committee (Michael Garrett)

a. Oath of Office for reappointed board member Michael Hanley

b. Consideration of approval of board policies: pages 17-119

CDC (TSBVI) Other Revenues: Gifts and Solicitations (amend), pages 42-43
CE (TSBVI) Annual Operating Budget (amend), pages 44-45
CFA Accounting: Financial Reports and Statements (amend), page 46
CHB (TSBVI) Purchasing and Acquisition: Petty Cash Accounts (amend), pages 47-48
CKA Safety Program/Risk Management: Inspections (amend), pages 49-52
CPAB Office Communications: Mail and Delivery (amend), page 53
CRF (TSBVI) Insurance and Annuities Management: Unemployment Insurance Policy (amend), pages 54-55
DED (TSBVI) Holidays (amend), pages 56-58
DHB Employee Standards of Conduct: Report to State Board of Educator Certification (adopt), pages 59-63
DHF (TSBVI) Employee Standards of Conduct: Fraudulent Action Against TSBVI (amend), pages 64-66
DI (TSBVI) Employee Welfare (amend), pages 67-69
DIA (TSBVI) Employee Welfare: Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (amend), pages 70-73
DMBA (TSBVI) Special Programs Training: Training Related to Visual Impairment (amend), pages 74-75
GKC Community Relations: Visitors to the School (amend), pages 118-119

c. Consideration of approval of Investment Report, pages 120

d. Consideration of approval of receipt of gifts and donations of over $500, pages 121-123

e. Consideration of approval of request for expenditure of gifts and donations, pages 121-123

f. Review of budget reports

  • Operating Budget Expenditure Report, pages 124-135
  • Legacy Revenue Budget Report, page 136
  • Legacy Operating Expenditure Budget Report, pages 137-138

g. Report on Nolan County Farms

7. Report from the Program Committee (Joseph Muniz)

a. Oaths of Office for newly appointed board members

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
  • Consideration of approval of “Unhushed” sexual education curriculum, pages 139-141
  • Consideration of approval of recommendations of the Instructional Materials Committee, page 142

d. Report from Outreach Program Director, Cyral Miller

  • Update from Outreach

8. Report from the Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee (Joseph Muniz)

a. Consideration of approval of board policies: pages 17-119

BBA (TSBVI) Board Members: Appointments/Qualifications (amend), pages 22-24
BBBD (TSBVI) Electioneering (adopt), pages 25-26
BBC (TSBVI) Board Members: Vacancies (amend), pages 27-29
BBE Board Members: Authority (amend), pages 30-32
BED (TSBVI) Board Meetings: Public Participation (amend), pages 33-35
BG Board Self-Evaluation (adopt), page 36
BJA (TSBVI) Superintendent: Qualification and Duties (amend), pages 37-41
GBA Public Information Program: Access to Public Information (amend), pages 76-94
GBAA Information Access: Requests for Information (amend), pages 95-117

b. Report from the Internal Auditor (Kemp Long)

  • Consideration of approval of Internal Audit Plan, page 143

9. Report from the Personnel Committee (Joseph Muniz)

a. Consideration of approval of internal auditor evaluation instrument, pages 144-149

10. Consideration of Approval of New Contract Staff (Bill Daugherty), page 149a

11. Consideration of Approval of Appraisers for the Teacher Appraisal Process (Bill Daugherty), page 150

12. Consideration of Approval of the Agency Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2023 (Bill Daugherty), page 151

13. Review of 2018-2019 Annual Improvement Plan (Bill Daugherty), page 152

14. Discussion of Development of Board Operating Procedures (Susan Morrison)

15. Report from the Superintendent, pages 153-154

a. Campus visitors
b. Campus activities

16. Consideration of Approval of Dates for 2018-2019 Board Meetings and Training Dates and Discussion of Summer 2018 Board Meeting (Bill Daugherty), pages 155-156

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

18. Appointment of Board Committee Members, Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons (Board President), pages 157

19. Announcements

20. Adjournment