Joaquin ISD Board Minutes: Supt. Phil Worsham sets Aug. 31 retirement
Minutes of School Board Meeting
January 21, 2019
1 The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with
the following members present: Chrisco Bragg, Ronnie Belrose, Tam Hearnsberger, Thomas Harvey, Jeff Cater and Brandon Neal.
Board members absent: Bill Mason, Jr.
Guest(s) Present: Kellie Wood, Matt Wood, Maddie Wood, Kelsi Wood, Emma Graves, Mason Hughes, Autumn Alford
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present: Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Kathy Carrington,
Special Education Director; Terri Gray, Jr. High/High School Principal; Jon Jones, Jr. High/High School Assistant
Principal; Bert Coan, Elementary Assistant Principal; Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Jennifer Groves, Teacher;
Ann McDaniel, Teacher; Donna Vergo, Human Services
Mr. Chrisco Bragg, President, called the meeting to order at 6:02p.m.
2 The invocation was led by Chrisco Bragg, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America
by Thomas Harvey, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Tam Hearnsberger.
3 Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were: None
4 Report and Information items:
4.1 Board Appreciation Month Presentation
Several groups for Elementary, Jr. High and High School made presentations to the Board expressing their appreciation for the devoted service to our District and community.
4.2 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback
4.3 Report on Heavy Equipment Supreme Court decision and impact on Joaquin ISD
4.4 Report on possible improvement projects
4.5 Student Transfer Agreement
4.6 TASB Policy Update 112 vantage point
4.7 Announce Board Training Hours and Attendance
5 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Ronnie Belrose, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve the previous meetings
minutes. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.2 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to call for the School Board Election for
May 4th for the following: Two – three year terms presently held by Bill Mason, Jr. and Jeff Cater. Deadline to
sign-up for a place on the ballet is February 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. Harold Irish will serve as the election judge and
shall employ clerks as necessary. The election will be held in the Joaquin ISD Boardroom and the Huxley
Volunteer Fire Department. Joel Bumback, Jennifer McCann, and Donna Vergo shall serve as early voting clerks
to be conducted at the Administration office beginning on April 22nd and ending on April 30th. Following
discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.3 It was moved by Ronnie Belrose, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to move the April 15th board meeting to
April 22nd . Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.4 It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve BASS’s proposal for wireless
network upgrade subject to ERATE funding. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
6 The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section at
6:59 p.m. on January 21, 2019.
6.1 Enter closed session under Texas Government Codes:
§551.074 Deliberate the appointment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or
employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee.
6.1.1 Resignation and Retirements
6.1.2 Deliberate the evaluation of the Superintendent and his contract
7 The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 8:20 p.m. on January 21, 2019 and
took the following actions.
7.1.1 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Ronnie Belrose, at accept the letter of notice of
retirement from Sharron Shanz. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
7.1.2 It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to approve Mr. Worsham’s
evaluation. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
Mr. Phil Worsham informed the board of his retirement effective August 31, 2019.
8 Chrisco Bragg, Board President, asked for items to be placed on the next board agenda.
Ask Mr. Wayne Haglund, School’s attorney to attend meeting
9 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD
February 18th, 2019
10 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn at 8:23 p.m.
Chrisco Bragg, President Tam Hearnsberger, Secretary