TSD Governing Board General Meeting

TSD Governing Board General Meeting
4/12/2024, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
AWC 2nd Floor Texas School for the Deaf

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Regular Meeting of the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf shall be held on April 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM, AWC Board Room 1102 South Congress Ave Austin, Tx 78704. 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed meeting, the Board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions shall be taken in open session. 

The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken, are as follows (items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice): 


  1. Call to Order: Announce the presence of a quorum. 
  2. Call Roll of Board Members (KV Smith) 
  3. Pledge of Allegiance (The Capital Connection Students) 
  4. Public Participation: Provide opportunity for public comment on non-agenda items and introduction of visitors. 
  5. Recognitions (Peter Bailey, Shawn Saladin) 
  6. Senior Video Goodbye Filming (Gary Coats) 
    1. Consent Agenda: All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the Governing Board and will be enacted by one motion. There will not be separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed by a board member from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately. Board Meeting Minutes of February 23, 2024 (Shawn Saladin) 
    2. Gifts and Donations (Justin Wedel) 
    3. Operating Budget FY24 (Justin Wedel) 
    4. Operations Report (Beth Polo) 

    5. TSD URL (Domain Name) Change (Craig DeBellis, Beth Polo) 
    6. Superintendent's Report (Peter Bailey) Census 
    7. Department Student Totals 
    8. New Leadership 
    9. General Staff Meeting 
    10. Highlights (March 1- April 5) 

    11. SGT Final Reports (SGT Members) 
    12. Approval of Instructional Materials and Technology Funds (iMAT) (Stella Egbert) 
    13. TSD Continuity of Services for Families with Young Children (Stella Egbert) 
    14. Resolution to Name Middle School Gym (Holly Wardell) 
  7. Board Policies (Sha Cowan) 
  8. Personnel: Consider superintendent recommendations regarding employment and contract status of classroom teachers, administrative, and non-administrative professional personnel (Tex. Gov't Code 551.074) (Julie Dodd) 
  9. A. Re-employ Probationary Contracts 24-25 

    B. Terminate Probationary Contracts 

    C. Renew Term Contracts 24-25 

    D. Employment Agreements 24-25 

    1. LAR and FY 2025 Budget (Peter Bailey, Justin Wedel) 
    2. August Board Meeting Date (Justin Wedel) 
    3. Adjourn 

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