Ryan Fuller hired as new Joaquin ISD Superintendent
The Joaquin ISD Board of Trusteees on Tuesday night unimously voted to hire Ryan Fuller as the district's new superintendent effective July 1.
Board member Jeff Cater made the motion to hire Fuller with a second from Brandon Neal. Also approved in the motion was the authorization of the Board President and Board secretary to sign the superintendent employment contract for the district.
The Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 2, unanimously named Ryan Fuller as the sole finalist for the district's superintendent position.
The 7-0 vote came after a motion by Cater and a second by Thomas Harvey when the board reconvened after an executive session.
Fuller currently serves as principal of West Sabine High School in Pineland.
Current Joaquin ISD Supt. Phil Worsham informed the board of his retirement effective Aug. 31, 2019, at a January board meeting.
Full minutes from the meeting follow:
Joaquin Independent School District
Minutes of School Board Meeting
May 28, 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 (arrived at 6:24 p.m), Ronnie Belrose, Tam Hearnsberger, Thomas Harvey, Brandon Neal, Bill Mason, Jr and Jeff Cater.
Board members absent: None
Guest(s) Present: Jeff Hamilton, Ryan Fuller, Mindy Fuller, Drew Fuller, Kate Fuller
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present: Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance; Donna Vergo, Human Resources; Jennifer McCann, Administrative Assistant; Terri Gray, JH/HS Principal
Ronnie Belrose, Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
2 The invocation was led by Phil Worsham, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Bill Mason, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Jeff Cater.
3 Audience Participation –
4 Report/Information items:
4.1 Review Monthly Financial Reports – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance 4.2 2019 Preliminary Property Values
4.5 Proposed revisions to the JISD Local Policy DC – Employment Practices, Employment of noncontractual personnel
5 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Bill Mason, and seconded by Brandon Neal to approve the previous meetings minutes. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.2 It was moved by Thomas Harvey, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to approve 18-19 Budget amendment (attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.3 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger and seconded by Ronnie Belrose, to approve resolution to extend Depository Contract with American State Band (formerly Texas State Bank)(attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.4 It was moved by Ronnie Belrose, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve moving the June regular board meeting date from Monday 17th to the Monday 24th. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
Shelby County ARB decision on JW Power Co. Property Value Appeals
Shelby County Appeal of Enbridge Energy Co/Texas Eastern Application
for Pollution Control Exemption
6 The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code at 6:34 p.m. on May 28, 2019.
6.1 §551.071 Private consultation with the board’s attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter.
§551.074 Appointment, employment, 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 Discussion of making a hiring decision on the sole finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools
6.1.2 Resignations and/or Retirement
6.1.3 Hiring of: a. Teacher(s)
7 The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 6:46 p.m. on May 28, 2019. Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
7.2 Resignation and/or Retirement – No Action
7.3 It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Thomas Harvey, to approve
a probationary contract for Caitlyn Marion subject to assignment. Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
8 Chrisco Bragg, Board President, asked for items to be placed on the next board agenda.
9 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD June 24th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
10 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 6:47 p.m.
Chrisco Bragg, President Tam Hearnsberger, Secretary