School may consider new campus, teacher housing, repairs with possible bond issue

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The Fort Stockton ISD Board of Education's agenda for a 6 p.m. Aug. 15 special meeting includes consideration of a new bond measure on the November 5, 2019 ballot.

The Pioneer has not received a reply from phone calls and e-mails to the Fort Stockton ISD office.

The Pioneer will carry the meeting live on its Facebook page.

School Board member Anastacio "Nacho" Dominguez said that things are in the "planning stage" at the moment. He said that in additions to repairs at the district's campus, the board could consider a new intermediate school campus and moving forward with the long-discussed construction of teacher housing.

He did not have any dollar amounts specific to the bond.

Dominguez said class sizes in grades 7 and under are around 200 students each with the classroom capacity meant for around 150.

If the school board approves the placing the bond on the ballot, voters would still have to decide its fate.

School board member Freddie Martinez responded that "you should come to meeting" when ask about the details by phone. When told that information was being sought ahead of the meeting, he said he would reach out to the superintendent and call back. As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, no cal has been received.

Board member Sandra Marquez said that she reviews the meeting information the night before and has not yet looked at the specific information.

Board member Tom Ezell was out until Thursday morning.

Emails were sent Wednesday afternoon to Board President Billy Espino, Vice President Flo Garcia III, and Board member Andy Rivera.

Contact information for the elected members of the Fort Stockton School Board is posted on the district's web site: https://www.fsisd.net/Page/33

Here is the full agenda:

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FORT STOCKTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019 – 6:00 PM

BOARD ROOM – 101 WEST DIVISION – FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS

THE BOARD MAY DELIBERATE OR ACT ON ANY OF THE SUBJECTS LISTED ON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA. THE PRESIDENT MAY CHANGE THE ORDER OF ITEMS LISTED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE BOARD. THE BOARD MAY ENTER INTO A CLOSED MEETING TO SEEK THE ADVICE AND COUNSEL OF ITS ATTORNEY AT ANY TIME DURING THE MEETING UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 551.071 REGARDING ANY ITEM LISTED ON THE AGENDA OF THIS MEETING OR IN ORDER FOR THE ATTORNEY TO PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE OR ADVICE TO THE BOARD.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ACTION

A. Establishment of Quorum Billy Espino, President

B. Roll Call Anastacio Dominguez, Secretary

C. This meeting has been duly called and notice of this meeting has been posted in accordance

with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

D. Pledges of Allegiance Flo Garcia, Vice President

E. Invocation Ralph Traynham, Superintendent

A. Discuss and approve an order calling a bond election to be held for the District on November 5, 2019

B. Discuss and approve a resolution expressing official intent to reimburse costs of project from obligations to be issued by the Fort Stockton Independent School District and other matters related thereto

C. Discuss and approve an order authorizing the redemption of a portion of the Fort Stockton Independent School District Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2010, Fort Stockton Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2011 and Fort Stockton Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2012

3. CLOSED SESSION

In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act (Subchapters D and E of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code), the board will now enter into a closed meeting to deliberate subjects listed on this agenda authorized by Subchapter D. Any final action, decision, or vote on a subject deliberated in the closed meeting will be taken in an open meeting held in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

A. Personnel matters (551.074)

4. OPEN SESSION – Reconvene to take any necessary action as a result of Closed Session

5. NEWS MEDIA – Clarification of Agenda Items for News Media

6. ADJOURNMENT

This notice was posted in accordance with the law on August 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

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