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October 25, 2022

Co-Chair Amberly Tanner called the meeting to order at 4:17 p.m. 

The meeting was attended by:

Michael Griffin – Administration Mary Kay Barnhart – Beck Elem.

Aaren Burnett – Curtis Elem.

Kristina Clark – Clara Love Elem.

Jennifer Dodd – Byron Nelson HS

Sandy Dougherty – Sendera Ranch Elem.

Cody Drake – Lance Thompson Elem.

Kristen Evans – Berkshire Elem.

Amy Finn – Nance Elem.

Kim Garrett Northwest HS

Logan Hatla – Cox Elem.

Missy Hutson – Administration

Heidi Kaminski – Medlin MS

Jeanna Lawrence – Tidwell MS

Julianna Lockard – Seven Hills Elem.

Colleen Main – Hughes Elem

Norma Meyers – PTA Council President

Kim Morgan – Prairie View Elem.

Sunshine Olson - Administration

Amanda Piper-McClure – Administration

Rebecca Pohly – Adams MS

Fawn Rohrer – Lakeview Elem.

Heather Rogers – Hatfield Elem.

Erika Scheffe – Eaton HS

Angela Scott - Administration

Melissa Shawn – Administration

Mandy Smiley – Haslet Elem.

Lauren Smith – Pike MS

Shannon Sprowls – Granger Elem.

Amberley Tanner – Steele Early College HS

Jennifer Washam – Justin Elem.

Joe Washam – Community

Keirstin Wood - Community

Marie Yost – Wilson MS

Katie Yowell – Thompson Elem.

Administrative (Non-Voting)  Personnel

Bobby Aucoin – Administration 

Kim Barker – Administration 

Cara Carter – Administration

Eric Drewery – Administration 

Logan Faris - Administration

Micah Gierkey - Administration

Christie Hobbs - Administration

Tim McClure – Administration 

Kitty Poehler - Administration

Anthony Tosie – Administration

Dr. Michael Griffin gave a brief summary of the agenda for the meeting.

Dr. Stephanie Espinosa went over a concern that was brought up about the calendar for the 2023 – 2024 school year, student’s not being off the day of the elections on November 7. Several concerns were discussed regarding the elections and having students on campus that day. Stephanie is going to bring the concerns up to the Executive Director’s and cabinet and let everyone know if there is anything else that needs to be discussed.

Dr. Espinosa reviewed the law regarding our ESL students and gave an overview of our current ESL student numbers. She discussed a need for a Napoli exception waiver and ESL waiver, the committee voted to file waiver with TEA. Amberly took a vote and there was a majority vote to file the waiver with TEA.

Tim McClure presented a synopsis of what the Long-Range Planning Committee has done thus far in their process. They’ve had four meetings so far and will have another three meeting before bringing their recommendations to the board in January. He highlighted the areas of our district that are growing at an exponential rate and some of the projects they are considering. To follow along with the committee’s work, you can visit www.LRPCThe LRPC consists of Administration, Teachers, Parents and Community Members.

Mr. McClure gave an update on the door audit process and the safety and security implementations mandated made by the State. Three campuses have been audited by the State, we passed at all three.

Anthony Tosie went over our communication tool, ParentSquare and how it works. He touched on the features of ParentSquare and how a campus can easily use it to keep their parents and community updated on what’s happening at their student’s school. He also shared that staff need to be sure and give a written description for any photo that is shared to meet ADA requirements.

Dr. Griffin discussed the Legislative priories that are being developed by Administrator’s and the Board. The legislature reconvenes January 10, 2023. Items they are working on are below.

  • School finance and recapture
  • School vouchers
  • Assessment and Accountability o STAAR being redesigned
    • District accountability will be graded on first year redesign.
  •  Election requirements –
    • Super majority requirement for bonds to pass
    • Bond elections held only in November
    • Ballot language • Local decision making

Early voting is open, and Dr. Griffin encouraged everyone to go vote.

Amberly Tanner thanked everyone for attending and adjourned the meeting.