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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

August 25, 2008

Parks Honored as Teacher of the Month

Jennifer Parks, art teacher at Lee Elementary School, was honored as Teacher of the Month for August. Parks graduated from Nimitz High School and attended North Lake College. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Texas Woman’s University and began her career in 1991, teaching fifth grade at Good Elementary School. In her second year of teaching, Parks transferred to Lee to teach fifth grade for two more years. She taught fourth grade for three years and then moved to the art teacher position at Lee, which she has held for 11 years.

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Board of Trustees Vice-President Nita Patrick (left) recognizes Teacher of the Month Jennifer Parks

Amick Recognized as Employee of the Month

Marion D. Amick, Jr., security lead in the Security & Operations Department, was recognized as Employee of the Month for August. A former member of the United States Marine Corps, Amick joined Irving ISD in 2006. One of Amick’s most notable accomplishments in IISD includes taking an active role in implementing the Campus Auxiliary Officer Program.

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Board of Trustees member Ronda Huffstetler (left) honors Employee of the Month Marion Amick, Jr.

Kinkeade & Gross Named Teachers of the Year

Melissa Kinkeade and Sharon Gross were announced as 2008-2009 IISD Teachers of the Year. Kinkeade is reading recovery and literacy teacher at Townsell Elementary School and Gross is choral director at Irving High School.  The two teachers were presented plaques and congratulated by the Board of Trustees. A formal recognition ceremony will be held at the Board of Trustees meeting September 2 at Nimitz High School.
  


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oard of Trustees members recognize Melissa Kinkeade, reading recovery and literacy teacher at Townsell Elementary School, for having been named IISD Elementary Teacher of the Year.


Board of Trustees members recognize Sharon Gross, choral director at Irving High School, for having been named IISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.

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The senior chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) from The Academy of Irving ISD was recognized for being awarded Outstanding HOSA Chapter during the organization’s national competition. Back row, from left: Pam Hastings, HOSA advisor; Debra Johnson, HOSA advisor; Jerry Christian, Board of Trustees President; Robbin Wall, Academy principal. Middle row, from left: Sean Diaz, Alan John and Maruf Hossain. Front row, from left: Susan Almasri, Aisha Qureshi, Ankita Krishnan, and Brendalee Menjivar.

In Other Business, Trustees:
bullet Approved minutes of noon work session and regular board meeting on Monday, August 4, 2008.
bullet Approved Financial Statement for June 2008.
bullet Approved Resolution & Order #07-08-30 authorizing August amendment to the 2007-2008 Budget, increasing total budgeted revenue to $276,817,681 and decreasing total appropriations to $274,521,882.
bullet Approved Resolution & Order #07-08-31 authorizing supplements to the IISD Tax Rolls.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-235 of the Board of Trustees of the Irving Independent School District calling certain outstanding Series 2004-A and 2004-B bonds for redemption in the amount of $550,000 prior to final maturity in order to reduce interest costs.
bullet Approved Ordinance #07-08-08 accepting 2008 Irving ISD Tax Roll from Dallas Central Appraisal District.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-09 authorizing anticipated collection rate of 100% for the tax year 2008.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-236 required by Section 44.011 Texas Education Code related to the district falling short of state established expenditure targets.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-237 authorizing purchase of 1,200 ASUS 901 Ultra-Mobile computers and 40 storage carts – for use in elementary and middle schools – through interlocal and cooperative agreements, not to exceed the total purchase cost of $705,186.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-238 authorizing the dual credit agreement-non-IISD faculty contract with Dallas County Community College District – taught by North Lake College (NLC) faculty at NLC – to give IISD students the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-239 authorizing the dual credit agreement-IISD faculty contract with Dallas County Community College District – taught by IISD faculty and North Lake faculty at IISD high schools – to give IISD students the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses and defines how IISD will receive payment for district teachers.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-240 authorizing the contract with Communities in Schools Dallas Region, Inc, for MacArthur High School, Union Bower Center for Learning, Austin, Bowie, Crockett and Houston middle schools, and Brandenburg and Thomas Haley elementary schools in providing direct social services for at-risk students and their families.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-241 authorizing a four-year agreement for services between Educational Testing Service and IISD to provide test items for the district interim assessment program.
bullet Approved recommended members for the District Improvement Committee 2008-2009.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-242 adopting the form of a product provider agreement for the district’s Section 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuities Plan.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-243 accepting design development phase for Hanes Elementary School bond construction project.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-244 accepting design development phase for Ratteree Career Development Center bond construction project.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-245 accepting design development phase for Irving Schools Stadium bond construction project.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-247 authorizing purchase of a renewal license for learning A-Z.com from Learning A-Z Online Curriculum Resources for use in early childhood, elementary and middle schools at a total cost of $63,790.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-249 pertaining to interlocal agreement with City of Irving for security and peace officer services at a cost of $711,014, reflecting an increase of 5.37% from the previous year.
bullet Approved Ordinance #07-08-10 authorizing and adopting the budget for 2008-2009 Fiscal Year; appropriating funds for each department, project, and account.
bullet Approved Ordinance #07-08-11 levying school district Ad Valorem taxes for the Irving Independent School District for the fiscal year 2008-2009, and tax year 2008 and for each year thereafter until otherwise provided; directing the assessment and collection.
bullet Approved Resolution & Order #07-08-32 amending the 2007-08 Capital Projects Budget and accepting the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the Academy of Irving ISD bond construction project of $17,695,942.
bullet Approved Resolution #07-08-250 accepting a security audit relative to student safety and security, required by mandate enacted by the 79th Texas Legislature.
bullet Recognized Career & Technical Education Students who won Gold Medals at the national competition.
bullet Received presentation from City of Irving representatives on various housing opportunities available within the city.

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Board Calendar

September 2008

1 Holiday (Labor Day)
2 Board of Trustees Meeting
(This Regular Board Meeting is on a TUESDAY.)
Administration Building,  7 pm
15

Teacher of the Year Reception
(before Board of Trustees Meeting)
Nimitz High School,  6:30 pm

15

Board of Trustees Meeting
(This regular Board Meeting will be held at the Nimitz High School Auditorium instead of the IISD Board Room.)
Nimitz High School,  7 pm

October 2008

6 Board of Trustees Meeting
Administration Building,  7 pm
9 Parent Conference Day
Early Dismissal Day Schedule
13 Columbus Day
13 IISD Fair Day
20 Board of Trustees Meeting
Administration Building,  7 pm

November 2008

10 Board of Trustees Meeting
Administration Building,  7 pm
24‑25 Student Holidays / Teacher Staff Development Days
2628 Student & Teacher Holidays (Thanksgiving)

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