Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees Meeting Summary - 09/12/17

Every month the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees convenes a regular meeting to publicly address the business of the school district. Community members and business partners are encouraged to attend and participate. There is a public speaking section during every meeting that provides an opportunity for anyone to share positive feedback or concerns. However, the board is unable to take action on any item that is not already included on the meeting’s agenda.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Duncanville ISD Education Plaza (710 S. Cedar Ridge Drive). A highlight of board decisions at this month’s meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017, included:

New Director of Assessment and Accountability Named

Stephanie Bonneau was announced as Duncanville ISD’s new  Director of Assessment and Accountability at Monday night’s  Board of Trustees meeting. Bonneau comes to the district from  Arlington ISD where she most recently served as the Assistant  Principal of Advanced Academics at Seguin High School. Prior to  Arlington ISD, Bonneau worked in Mansfield ISD as a teacher and  instructional specialist. Bonneau received a Bachelor of Arts  degree from the University of North Texas, a Masters in  Educational Leadership from Concordia University and is currently  working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dallas  Baptist University.

New Campus Administrators Announced

At last night’s board meeting, three assistant principals and an associate principal were introduced to the Board of Trustees. 

Erikk Bonner, a new assistant principal at Duncanville High School, has experience in K-12 as well as the college level. He has taught at the University of North Texas and worked in Mesquite ISD.

Alva Walker, the new assistant principal at Merrifield Elementary School, joins us from DeSoto ISD. She had previously worked in Duncanville ISD and considers this a return home.

Ashley Harper, the new assistant principal at Byrd Middle School, was previously a teacher specialist in the district.

Bryan Byrd Jr., a new associate principal at Duncanville High School, taught at Byrd Middle School early in his career. He joins us from Arlington ISD, where he was an assistant principal.

All Pro Dads Recognized

This year’s All Pro Dads were recognized at the board meeting for their dedication to supporting school staff and our students. The All Pro Dads are fathers and father-figures in the district who commit to hosting monthly breakfasts at our schools, encouraging students on STAAR testing dates and celebrating with them on the last day of school. This is the second year for our All Pro Dads program, which is part of the State and Federal Programs department. Chaval Amalbert, the Family Engagement Coordinator, manages the districtwide program.

Superintendent Reports

Trustees received information about Duncanville ISD’s 2014 Bond Program. View the presentation for more information.

Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith gave an update on the first two weeks of the school year.

Jan Arrington, Chief Financial Officer, presented the monthly finance and budget update.

Other Items

Approved August 14 minutes

Approved budget amendments

Approved financial and investment reports

Approved resolution to accept the 2017 certified tax rolls and the estimated collection rate

Approved ordinance setting 2017 tax rate

Approved tuition for the 2017-2018 school year

Approved designated backup submitters for processing Texas Education Agency Security Environment (TEASE) and Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) requests

Approved District of Innovation Policies

Approved Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the 2014 Bond Aging Facilities packages #2 and #3

Approved Edivate licensing and training

Approved Duncanville High School’s A Capella Choir attendance at the Winter Park Ski Music Festival in April 2018