Thursday, August 4, 2016

Week of August 8

August is Here
August 5 - 7 is Tax Free Shopping Weekend
August is here, and many of our students are in full swing with activities.  Athletic teams have started 2 a days.   Band has begun their practices, and registration is happening at BRMS and BRHS.  The teachers return on Monday, August 15, and school starts on August 22.  We hope that you are ready.  Be sure to go to to stay informed.

Check out our New Website
Blue Ridge ISD has a new website (CLICK HERE), and it launched this week.  Special thanks go to Amy Hopkins, Kimberly Fritchman, Stephanie McPherson, Katie Pelzel, and Melissa Stiney for all of their hard work in putting it together.  Check it out to stay up to date and informed.

Our Teachers are Leading the Learning!!!
Many of our teachers were at the Revolutionizing Learning Conference in Royse City last week.  Click the link in the tweet below to see our awesome teachers presenting.

Board Meeting
Below is the agenda for our regular board meeting for Monday, August 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the BRISD Administration Building.

1. Call to Order and Announcement by the Board whether a quorum is present, that the meeting has been posted for the time and manner required by law.

2. Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer

3. Public Participation as allowed by BED(LOCAL)

4. Special Presentations
       A. BRISD Website

5. Consent Agenda
       A. Review and Consider Minutes from the July 11, 2016 board meeting
       B. Finance/Close of July Business
       C. Discuss and take possible action regarding approval to adjust the 15-16 General Fund Budget
            1. Add fund 429 to 15-16 budget for new PK Grant
            2. Adjust function 81 to cover construction expenses for 2015-2016
       D. Approve MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Collin County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program

6. Closed Session 551.074
       A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, deliberation regarding Duties of a Public School Official
       B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee

7. Reconvene from executive session for action relative to items covered during executive session.

8. Action Items
    A. Review and approve “Policy Update 105"
    B. Discuss and consider the sale of property located at Ridgetop CT, co-owned with the City of Blue Ridge
    C. Endorse candidate for TASB Board of Directors
    D. Review and consider Construction Bid Process
    E. Discuss and consider a Public Meeting Date for Budget and Proposed Tax Rate
    F. Discuss and consider the date to adopt the 2016-2017 budget and tax rate
    G. Discuss and take possible action regarding 2016-2017 Property, Liability, and Fleet insurance proposal(s) as presented for approval of 2016-2017 policy period.
    H. Discuss and consider approval of Kenneth Maun, Tax Assessor Collector, 2016 collection rate will be 100%.

9. Discussion Items
     A. STAAR 3-8 Scores
     B. Contract for Appeal and Audit Services

10. Superintendent Comments
     A. Revolutionizing Learning Conference
     B. TASA/TASB conference
     C. Enrollment Update
     D. Policy Update - Possible Special Board Meeting on October 11

11. Adjournment

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