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  • 08.23.21

    Posted by Cecelia Jones on 8/23/2021

    7:07 pm -

     

    7. Reports of the Superintendent -

    A. Little Elm ISD Athletics - Michael Young - new uniform reveal

    6. Superintendent spotlight

    B. Community Partnership Award - D3 Salon for their continued support of the Back to School Bash

    Citizen input - 

    Jenny - in support of the Governor's support of choice when it comes to masks.

    Seth - he addressed the board about racism, segregation as it pertains to CRT - and how he doesn't want his kids to hear it in the classroom.

    George - spoke about his opposition to ethnic studies

    Jennifer - thank you for supporting Governor's order. Her opposition to ethnic studies.

    Jerry - spoke in opposition to CRT - masks and his opposition to it.

    Tom - spoke against masks, and ethnic studies

    Jerod - spoke against masks and its effectiveness

    Julie - spoke against critical race theory and ethnic studies. Favorable of the District's direction of masks being optional.

    Another speaker spoke in favor of the governor's mask order

    Kyle - spoke in opposition to masks

    Christy - spoke in favor of the choice of wearing a mask.

    Melinda - spoke in opposition of masks

    Zack - spoke in opposition of masks and CRT

    Michael - spoke in opposition to masks

    Christina - spoke in favor of providing a safe and healthy environment for all kids. Favor of wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID.

    Michael - spoke against masks

    John - spoke against masks

    6. Superintendent Spotlight

    C. Introduction of New Executive Director of Special Populations Lesa Shocklee

    D. CUTX Smart Branch - going into LEHS this school year. The functioning bank will be operated by students.

    7. Reports of the Superintendent

    B. Curriculum and Learning Update - Dr. Cyndy Mika - 

    Prep the Pack

    Meet the teacher

    Convocation

    enrollment for the first four days -- currently at 8,098

    SAFELobo site, COVID active cases dashboard

     

    9. Approval of Minutes A. Consider approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes - July 19, 2021 Presenter: Sonia S. Flores 5 6 7 1 B. Consider approval of Special Meeting Minutes - August 5, 2021 Presenter: Sonia S. Flores C. Consider approval of Special Meeting Minutes - August 16, 2021 Presenter: Sonia S. Flores

     

    Approved all meeting minutes 

     

    10. Action Items

    A. Consider approval for Nominations for DCAD Board of Directors Presenter: G. David Montemayor - The Board recommends approval of the Resolution Concerning the Board of Directors of Denton Central Appraisal District. vote passed

    B. Consider approval of TASB Official Delegate Presenter: G. David Montemayor

    Dr Monique Thompson was nominated to be the representative -

    The alternative is Alex Flores

    vote passed

    C. Consider approval for Nomination to the NSBA Advocacy Institute Presenter: DeLeon English - Pulled

    D. Consider approval of Act on Delegation of Authority to Approve the Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credit (Netting Chapter 48 Funding) Presenter: Shay Adams

    recapture payment - will do so again next year. Specific procedure and requires board approval - vote passed

    E. Consider approval to Designate Officer to Calculate Tax Rate for Little Elm ISD Presenter: Shay Adams

    new ruling with calculation of new tax rate - vote passed

    F. Consider approval of Order Authorizing Redemption of Bonds Presenter: Shay Adams

    issuing new bonds and take advantage of the market - RESOLUTION CALLING CERTAIN OUTSTANDING BONDS FOR REDEMPTION; AUTHORIZING THE DEPOSIT OF FUNDS WITH THE PAYING AGENT/REGISTRAR; AND RESOLVING OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO. - vote passed

    G. Consider approval of Adoption of Budget for 2021-2022 Presenter: Shay Adams

    vote passed

    H. Consider approval of Adoption of Tax Rate for 2020-21 Presenter: Shay Adams

    The Administrative recommends the approval of the following proposed tax rate for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year:  Maintenance and Operations: $0.9603 per $100 of taxable assessed property values  Interest and Sinking: $0.47 per $100 of taxable assessed property values  Total tax rate of $1.4303 per $100 of taxable assessed property values I move that the Board approve the proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 as follows:  Maintenance and Operations: $0.9603 per $100 of taxable assessed property values  Interest and Sinking: $0.47 per $100 of taxable assessed property values  Total tax rate of $1.4303 per $100 of taxable assessed property values

    vote passed

    I. Consider approval of Notice of Intent to Change the Fiscal Year Start Date Presenter: Shay Adams - The Administration recommends approval of changing Little Elm ISD’s fiscal year start date to July 1 beginning with the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

    One time injection to the budget, better for campuses as they prepare for a new year

    vote passed

    J. Consider approval of TASB Risk Management Fund Presenter: Shay Adams

    Property, Automobile, School Liability 2020-2021=$742,930 / 2021-2022=$776,054 Increase=$33,124

    Workers’ Compensation 2020-2021=$102,454 / 2021-2022=$98,258 Decrease=$4,196

    Privacy & Information Security 2020-2021=$2,500 / 2021-2022=$3,250 Increase=$750

    Unemployment Compensation 2020-2021=$97,612 / 2021-2022=$72,232.88 Decrease=$25,379.12

    Violent Acts (NEW in 2021-22) = No Charge TOTAL 2020-2021=$945,496/2021-2022=$949,794.88 Total Increase=$4,298.88

    vote passed

    K. Consider approval of Financial Reports - June 2021 Presenter: Jesse Wyse - vote passed

    Consent - A through I vote passed

    Item C was pulled - on Employee handbook - vote passed

    12. Board President Comments - Thank you to those who came out to speak.

    13. Board comments - 

    Thompson - Thank you to Cecelia for working with CUTX

    Olson - thank you to the start of a school year, thank you to the community

    Blackwood - thank you to the community for watching

    Myers - discuss citizen input - would like to

    Flores - ask for workshop on hot topic items.

    14. Superintendent Comments - thank you to the team, great dialogue tonight, great feedback from the community, email response has been welcomed and responded to by Mr. Gallagher - doing our best to make decisions for every single person in the District. Lastly to say thank you to our students for a first week back at school. Thank you to our classroom teachers and everything you do to ensure our students are having the best.

    Closed the meeting 9:50

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