Board Business Meeting Summary - 01/13/20

Every month the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees convenes a regular meeting to publicly address the business of the school district.

Every month the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees convenes a regular meeting to publicly address the business of the school district. Meetings are held at the Duncanville ISD Education Plaza (710 S. Cedar Ridge Drive.) A highlight of board decisions at this month’s meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020 includes the following:

Board of Trustees Celebrated as Part of School Board Recognition Month

The Duncanville ISD Board of TrusDuncanville High School choir student shakes Trustee Savage-Martin's hand after their special performance. tees received thanks and gratitude from the district family in honor of School Board Recognition Month. The trustees enjoyed a special performance from the Duncanville High School acapella choir and tokens of appreciation from each district campus. Click here to view a video shown during the meeting that expresses the appreciation of our school community.

Duncanville ISD thanks the Board of Trustees for their commitment to students, staff and the community.

Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith began his report sharing information about an active shooter training that was hosted on January 6 at the Duncanville High School’s Alexander Auditorium. School leaders and local law enforcement gained valuable information from presenters across the state.Duncanville High School choir student advance to State

Eight Duncanville High School students were selected to advance to the State competition in San Antonio next month. The group of eight is the largest ever from DHS to qualify for State. In addition to the students’ individual accomplishments, the acapella choir is the only high school ensemble invited to perform at the opening session of the State convention this year.

Dr. Smith spoke about the middle school choice programs application window, which is currently open through Jan. 31 to students who live within the district boundaries. A parent information meeting for all three choice programs will be held Jan. 14 at Kennemer Middle School at 6 p.m.

Dr. Smith concluded his report with a reminder that Martin Luther King Day is on Jan. 20. District offices and campuses will be closed that day and will resume on Jan. 21.

Other Items

Discussion and public hearing of the Texas Academic Performance Report

Approved minutes for the December 9 meeting

Approved financial report for the month of November

Approved budget amendments

Approved agreement between Duncanville ISD and Sedalco, Inc. as construction manager

Approved Guaranteed Maximum Price Amendment for Duncanville ISD football parking lot

Approved request for proposal 19-20.002 general retail merchandise, groceries, supplies, equipment and services

Approved education affiliation agreement with the University of Texas at Arlington

Approved e-rate forms 470-200001494 for Category 1 services and 470-20002360 for Category 2 services

Approved resolution authorizing the City of Dallas to represent the Duncanville Independent School District in the matter of tax foreclosure sales by public or private sealed bid as authorized by section 34.05 of the Texas property tax code

Approved calling school board election for May 2, 2020 to elect trustees for Places 4 and 5

Approved resolution to cast a vote for the fifth member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Central Appraisal District in run-off election

Discussion of 2019-2020 budget development timeline

Discussion of tax roll analysis

Discussion of Strategic Goal #2