Recognition of National Sodexo Award- Del Valle High School Child Nutrition Staff
Karen Kovach recognized the Del Valle High School Child Nutrition Staff for receiving the National Sodexo Award.
Recognition of Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT) Poster Contest 1st Place winner Raymond Gonzales, 4th grade student
Humberto Araiza recognized Raymond Gonzales for winning the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT) Poster Contest.
In March 2018, several posters for the TAPT poster contest were received at Transportation. The theme for the posters was: “My School Bus: the Safest Form of Student Transportation.” Transportation employees voted on each poster to represent Del Valle ISD at the local Centex Meeting. The selected posters from Centex were submitted to TAPT to compete in the State division in Corpus Christi Texas. Raymond Gonzales, from Creedmoor Elementary, was selected as the first place winner in category II for TAPT. Raymond was recognized at the State Capitol on October 15, 2018 during School Bus Safety Week where he received a trophy and a $250 gift card.
Recognition of Rosemary Salazar for CTSBO Certification
Dr. Celina Bley recognized Rosemary Salazar for achieving CTSBO Certification.
The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) offers classes for all members to achieve three levels of certification: Certified Texas School Business Specialist (CTSBS) Certified Texas School Business Official (CTSBO) Registered Texas School Business Administrator (RTSBA). Rosemary Salazar, Business Office Accounts payable specialist, was recognized for successfully completing the requirements to earn the Certified Texas School Business Official (CTSBO). Applicants are required to complete a set number of training classes to earn certification and will also be required to complete continuing profession education credits in order to maintain their certification.
Consider and Act on District Improvement Plan (DIP) Performance Objectives
The Board approved the DIP Performance Objectives.
Dr. Villerot asked the Board to consider and act on the District Improvement Plan (DIP) Performance Objectives.
The 2018-2019 performance objectives for the District Improvement Plan (DIP) are based on the district’s comprehensive needs assessment and identified goals. During the past and current academic school years, Campus Advisory Teams (CATs) developed comprehensive needs assessments and performance objectives that align with Board goals, Superintendent goals, and anticipated State 2018-19 performance targets. This information, along with the district’s comprehensive needs assessment was used by cabinet, district leadership, and the District Advisory Team to develop the DIP. This information was subsequently presented to the District Advisory Team for feedback and approval. The DIP will undergo continued revisions throughout the academic year as new performance data becomes available. The data will be reviewed, analyzed, and interpreted during scheduled District Advisory Team Meetings involving campus and district staff. These meetings will be devoted to identifying priority needs and providing supports that will assist campuses with positively impacting student growth. Per Texas Education Code 11.251, “the board shall annually approve district and campus performance objectives.”
Consider and Act on Texas Education Agency Maximum Class Size Waiver
The Board approved the Maximum Class Size Waiver.
Dr. Tamey Williams-Hill asked the Board to Consider and Act on Class Size Waivers.
A waiver must be submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for every kindergarten through fourth grade classroom in which the student-teacher class ratio is greater than 22:1. The waiver application for the 2018-2019 academic school year is available on the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL). At this time, Baty Elementary School has one first grade bilingual classroom for which the district will need to apply for a waiver. The classroom size is 24 students. The Departments of Human Resources and Curriculum and Instruction staff will continue to monitor classroom sizes and will continue to bring any new class size waiver updates as the school year progresses.
Consider and Act on Budget Amendment #6 for 2018-2019 General Fund Budget
The Board approved Budget Amendment # 6 – General Fund 2018-2019.
Dr. Celina Bley asked the Board to consider and act on Budget Amendment # 6- General Fund 2018-2019.
This amendment includes the following:
-Transfer of $2,350- Employee Conference/Travel- CTE
-Allocation of $30,000- Demolition of Structures on 54 acre tract of land off Ross Road- Construction and Planning
Total allocation from fund balance of $30,000.00.
Consider and Act on Permission to Change Method of Project Delivery from CSP to Buy Board for Del Valle ISD Beverage Line Refresh
The Board approved changing the method of Project Delivery from Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) to Buy Board for Del Valle ISD Beverage Line Refresh.
Mr. Bill Myers asked the Board to consider and act on changing the method of Project Delivery from CSP to Buy Board for Del Valle ISD Beverage Line Refresh
In April 2018 the Board approved permission to bid for the Beverage Line Refresh at Ojeda MS, Del Valle MS, Dailey MS, and 9th Grade Center using CSP as the method of Delivery. One bid was received that was 60% greater than the approved budget of $205,705. A Buy Board vendor was contacted and the district received a price of $210,375. In October, the Board approved the new Child Nutrition Corrective Action Document (CAD) providing $329,000 for this item. The district will move forward with the Buy Board vendor Mission Restaurant Supply and get this project completed over the upcoming holiday breaks in November and December.
This is being funded with the 240 Child Nutrition Account from the Child Nutrition Corrective Action Plan.
Consider and Act on Board Advocacy Priorities
The Board approved the Board Advocacy Priorities.
President Rebecca Birch asked the Board to consider and act on approving the Board Advocacy Priorities.
The Del Valle Board Legislative subcommittee prepared a list of legislative priorities for the upcoming 86th Session of the Texas Legislature.
The Board approved action items that were discussed during Closed Session.
Board Meeting videos are available online at http://delvalleisdtx.swagit.com/board-meetings/