OVERTON — The Board of Trustees of the Overton Independent School District met in a regularly called meeting at 6 PM on January 13, 2020 in the district’s administrative annex.

The meeting opened with a public hearing on the Texas Academic Performance Report.

Superintendent Stephen DuBose explained that the TAPR is basically the same data derived from previous reports on accountability with some additional demographic information on students and employees. No one had any questions in the public hearing.

The board moved on to the following consent items:

■ Approval of the minutes of the December 9th public hearing on the district’s audit and the December 9th regular meeting

■ Approval of the monthly financial report for December 2019

■ Approval of the OISD investment policy and strategy annual review

■ Approval of the district and campus TAPR

■ Approval of the OISD Wellness Plan

■ Approval of the OISD Food Safety Plan

■ Approval of implementing the Mentor Program as designated in HB 3

■ Accepted the donation of a 2001 Chevrolet Pickup for use by the ag mechanics classes

■ Amended the local vendor list to reflect additional vendors

The board did not accept the donation of two horses designated for the equine science classes.

Information items included:

■ Results of the Rusk County Appraisal District’s election

■ Annual superintendent’s report on the state of the District

■ Information on the district’s Results Driven Accountability Report

■ Presentation on the Campus Report Cards

■ Information on Distinction Designations earned

■ Information on the Teacher Incentive Allotment plan from TEA

■ Presentation on district wide survey forms

■ Presentation of the financial information reports for December 2019

The elementary principal’s report:

■ Teacher of the six weeks-Jennifer Mauldin/Employee of the six weeks-Kim Daniels

The secondary principal’s report:

■ Report on band All Region and FFA Talent Show

The athletic director’s report

■ Basketball is in district play/Powerlifting has started

The maintenance director’s report

■ New storage building is in place/Work at the softball field is ongoing

The technology director’s report

■ Bids for additional security cameras to submit to the school safety grant are in

The superintendent’s report

■ Updates of softball field, CTE Center, bus parking, and potential future projects

The board was presented with several items for Board Appreciation Month and were served a meal cooked by the FFA officers. The officers thanked the board for their support of the show team and the expansion of the Ag Farm buildings.

The board went into executive session at 7:13 PM and returned to open session at 9:33 PM.

After returning to open session, the board voted to extend the superintendent’s contract by one year.

The meeting adjourned at 9:34 PM.

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