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Trustees Discuss Governance Goals, Hazardous Area Designations

The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees held its regular board meeting for July on the evening of the 16th. A recap of the agenda is below.

  1. Call to order. Nelson Minyard and Steve Brown were absent.
  2. Trustee Doyle Woodall gave the invocation.
  3. Verification of compliance with Open Meetings Act.
  4. Report Items

A. Trustees discussed Lone Star Governance Goal 2, Goal Progress Measure 2.2 that measures the percentage of students in Pre-kindergarten who demonstrate proficiency in phonological awareness.


B. Trustees discussed Lone Star Governance Goal 3 that focuses on college readiness in Math and English Language Arts/Reading.

  1. Consent Agenda – The Consent Agenda is a group of routine or previously discussed items approved together at one time.

A. Trustees voted 5-0 to approve minutes of past meetings; bills for payment; Texas Education Agency alternate approver for the superintendent; a low attendance waiver; Region 18 ESC cooperative purchasing program; list of T-TESS and T-PESS appraisers; the calendar for T-TESS and T-PESS appraisals; Memorandums of Understanding with Odessa College for the early college high schools and dual credit courses; an agreement with Communities in Schools; and a contract with College Board.

  1. Action Items

A. Trustees voted 5-0 to approve purchases over $50,000. This month’s list includes two sets of roofing bids (for LBJ Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary and the Chancellor House), and Domino’s pizza for secondary school cafeterias.

B. Trustees voted 5-0 to approve hazardous area designations. The Hazardous Area Designation is defined as an area within two miles of a school with a transportation hazard like railroad tracks or high traffic thoroughfare. Things that would preclude a student from walking to school. With these designations, the school district is eligible to receive an addition 10% funding for transportation.

C. Trustees voted 5-0 to approve the 2019-20 Employee Handbook.

D. Trustees voted 5-0 to approve the 2019-20 Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct.

  1. There was no closed session.
  2. Information items.

The meeting adjourned at 6:51 p.m.