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Board of Trustees

Jerry Christian, President
Nita Patrick, Vice President
Valerie Jones, Secretary

Ronda Huffstetler

A.D. Jenkins

Nancy L. Jones

Randy Stipes

May 19, 2008

Board Seats New Members, Elects Officers

The IISD Board of Trustees certified the election of two trustees and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Mark Whittington administered the oath of office. In the election May 10, Nancy L. Jones was elected to Place 1 and A.D. Jenkins was elected to Place 2.

Trustees also elected officers for the coming year. Jerry Christian, Place 6, was elected president; Nita Patrick, Place 5, will serve as vice president; and Valerie Jones, Place 4, will be secretary.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Mark Whittington administered the oath of office to trustees Nancy L. Jones and A.D. Jenkins. 

Trustee Jerry Christian recognized outgoing Trustee Michael Hill for his service to the IISD Board of Trustees.

Trustee Randy Stipes recognized outgoing Trustee Barbara Cardwell for her service to the IISD Board of Trustees.

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Dinkelkamp Honored as Teacher of the Month

Terry Dinkelkamp, instructional technology specialist at Davis Elementary School, was honored as Teacher of the Month for May.

Originally from Spokane, Washington, Dinkelkamp joined the staff at Davis in 1999. He graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial education and holds a master’s degree in applied technology training and development from University of North Texas.

Trustee Valerie Jones congratulates Teacher of the Month Terry Dinkelkamp, instructional technology specialist at Davis Elementary School.

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Sturdy Recognized as Employee of the Month

Shawn Sturdy, secretary to the director of elementary teaching and learning, was recognized as Employee of the Month for May. A graduate of Nimitz High School, Sturdy has served Irving ISD for four years.

In addition to her duties at the Administration Building, Sturdy is active in the Stipes Parent-Teacher Association and the Irving Association of Educational Office Professionals.

Trustee Nita Patrick congratulates Employee of the Month Shawn Sturdy, secretary to the director of elementary teaching and learning.

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National Merit Students Recognized

Eight IISD seniors were honored for having been named National Merit Semi-finalists, Finalists, or Scholars, and five students were honored for being named National Hispanic Scholars. Students are Zachary Nowell, Irving High School; Jonas Beyene, Dylan Cowart and Jonathan Mascorro, MacArthur High School; Austin Christenberry, Amanda Peralta, Kevin Perkins, Maria Sanchez, and Emarric Zipper, Nimitz High School; and Hien Nguyen and Mukund Ramesh, The Academy of Irving ISD.

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In Other Business, Trustees:

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Approved Minutes of Noon Work Session and Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 5, 2008.

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Approved financial statement for March 2008.

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Approved Resolution & Order # 07-08-22 authorizing May amendment to the 2007-2008 budget increasing the total budgeted revenue to $271,271,783 and increasing total appropriations to $273,713,829.

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Approved Resolution & Order # 07-08-23 authorizing supplements to Irving ISD tax rolls.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-149 authorizing the removal of certain uncollectible delinquent personal property tax accounts from the tax rolls.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-150 acknowledging the IISD Investment Policy has been reviewed and revised as required by Public Funds Investment Act.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-151 authorizing broker dealers to sell securities to Irving ISD as recommended by investment committee.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-152 accepting proposal for school nurses’ software from Nurse’s Aide LLC for a total first year cost of $44,234; $35, 434 from operating funds for the software and $8,800 from bond funds for the required server computer.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-155 accepting bid for moveable stage lights for the IISD fine arts department from Barbizon Lighting at a cost of $38,977.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-156 accepting bid for 225 MacArthur High School band uniforms and 20 color-guard uniforms from Fruhauf Uniforms, Inc., at a total cost of $72,700.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-157 authorizing purchase of 51 additional elementary science kits from Carolina Biological Supply Company as a sole-source purchase at a total cost of $28,782.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-158 authorizing purchase of elementary science kits and durable materials from Delta Education through The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative, The BuyBoard, at a total cost of $85,224.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-159, an agreement between Irving ISD through Austin Middle School, Crockett Middle School, Houston Middle School, Lamar Middle Schools and Kick Drugs Out of America Foundation for KICKSTART programs.

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Approved Vision 2020 Grant application for $239,737 in order to build capacity to participate in the Texas Virtual School Network and provide students opportunities to take online courses through the network.

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Approved School Leadership Grant application for $3,250,850 from U.S. Department of Education to assist in the development, enhancement or expansion of innovative programs to recruit, train and retain principals and assistant principals.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-160 authorizing continuation of professional services with the Epic Learning Program for Irving High School, MacArthur High School, Nimitz High School, The Academy of Irving ISD and Union Bower Center for Learning at a cost of $169,750.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-161 accepting construction documents phase for The Academy of Irving ISD bond construction project reflecting an estimated cost of $16,538,795.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-162 accepting construction documents phase for MacArthur High School bond construction project reflecting an estimated cost of $12,885,273

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-163 establishing a school board meetings schedule and approving other matters related to the subject.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-164 accepting proposal for 3,500 HP model DC5800 desktop computers at a cost of $1,697,150.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-165 accepting Guaranteed Maximum Price of $3,652,628 for sitework, foundation, and structural steel for MacArthur High School bond construction project.

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Approved Resolution # 07-08-166 awarding contract to Corgan Associates, Inc., for 2007 Phase I Bond Projects – Package C, consisting of renovations and/or additions to John Haley Elementary School, Keyes Elementary School, Townley Elementary School, Hanes Elementary School, Ratteree Career Development Center, and Irving Schools Stadium at a total cost of $15,916,299.

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Received Administration’s selection of three participants in the UTA Field-Based Urban Collaborative for School Leadership in 2008-2009. Participants are Chris Barnes, Lively Elementary School; Cynthia Erwin, Good Elementary School; and Eric Ogle, Union Bower Center for Learning.

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Discussed intent to apply for federal funding through No Child Left Behind 2008-2009 for the following programs: Educating Disadvantaged Children, Migrant Education, Teacher and Principal Training & Recruiting, Instructional Technology Training, English Language Acquisition, and Safe & Drug Free Schools and Communities.

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Receive report on one-to-one laptop revisioning project resulting from leadership team meetings at each IISD high school.

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Approved the election and resignation of personnel.

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Board Calendar

June 2008

5 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
5

Baccalaureate
Calvary Church, 7:00 pm

6 Teacher Workday
6

Graduation Ceremonies (Friday, June 6)

   • The Academy 3:30 pm
   • MacArthur High 7:30 pm
7

Graduation Ceremonies (Saturday, June 7)

   • Irving High 10:00 am
   • Nimitz High 2:00 pm
16 Board of Trustees Meeting
Administration Building,  7 pm
30 Board of Trustees Meeting
Special Called Meeting to Approve Bids for Academy Construction
Administration Building,  7 pm

July 2008

4 Holiday (July 4th)
21 Board of Trustees Meeting
Administration Building,  7 pm

August 2008

4 Board of Trustees Meeting
Administration Building,  7 pm
25 Back to School
First Day of School for 2008-2009
25 Board of Trustees Meeting
Administration Building,  7 pm

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