The Board conducted a public hearing in accordance with Texas Education Code 39.053 to discuss the District’s educational performance on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) during its’ regular February 20th board meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Board Room.
1 The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom
with the following members present: Chrisco Bragg, Thomas Harvey, Jimmy Hamilton, Skype connection,
Bill Mason, Jr., Jeff Cater, and Tam Hearnsberger
Board members absent: Ronnie Belrose
Guest(s) Present: Jay Wilson and Jason Stanley
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present: Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance;
Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal; Donna Vergo, Human
Resources; Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal; Terri Gray, Jr. High Principal;
Kathy Carrington, Special Education Director; Mark Bonner, Maintenance Director; Steven McCann, Women’s
Chrisco Bragg, President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
2 The invocation was led by Chrisco Bragg, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America
by Bill Mason, Jr., and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Jeff Cater.
3 Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were: None
4 Report and Information items:
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback
4.2 Texas Academic Performance Report Hearing
4.3 2017-2018 Revenue Projection
4.4 Dual Credit College Course Agreement for 17-18 School Year
4.5 Review policy on grading – entering grades – Parent portal – timing
4.6 Survey of graduates
4.7 TASB Localized Update 107
5 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Bill Mason, Jr., and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the previous meetings
minutes. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.2 It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the transfer policy
(attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.3 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Bill Mason, Jr., to approve the 2016-2017 budget
amendments (attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.4 No Action taken the meeting is as scheduled on March 27th at 6:00 p.m.
6 The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government
Code Section 551.074 at 8:04 p.m. on February 20, 2017
6.1 Texas Government Code Section 551.074 - Discussing personnel
a. Resignations and Retirements
b. Principal & Assistant Principal contracts
c. Special Education Director contract
d. Athletic Director contracts
e. Personnel positions and assignments
f. Terms of Superintendent Contract and evaluation
7 The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 11:05 p.m. on
February 20, 2017. Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
7.1 a. No action
b, c, d. It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to continue Jimmy Jackson’s,
Terri Gray’s, Sherry Scruggs’ and Bert Coan’s, Kathy Carrington, Wade Lawson, Steven McCann
contracts for one (1) year with an annual salary increase to be considered at annual budget time.
Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
e. No Action
f. No Action
8 Chrisco Bragg, Board President, ask for items to be placed on the next board agenda.
Goals for Superintendent
9 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD
– March 27th at 6:00 p.m.
10 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 11:08 p.m.