Physical Therapist, Teachers Approved by Board

Leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the meeting were students whose parents work at the District Service Center. In the photo are (left to right) Mia Hernandez, Resaca Middle School; and sisters Aime and Madeleine Chavez, both at Lopez-Riggins Elementary School.

Leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the meeting were students whose parents work at the District Service Center. In the photo are (left to right) Mia Hernandez, Resaca Middle School; and sisters Aime and Madeleine Chavez, both at Lopez-Riggins Elementary School.

Story and photos by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

Krista Garcia

Krista Garcia

The Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a physical therapist and four teachers at its regular meeting Monday.

Krista Garcia was hired as physical therapist at Los Fresnos United campus. Teachers approved included:

  • Carlos Rivas, PE teacher, Los Cuates Middle School
  • Juan Barriga, PE teacher, Lopez-Riggins Elementary School
  • Elsa Ham, teacher, Lopez-Riggins Elementary School
  • Alma Estrada, teacher, Laureles Elementary School
Elsa Ham

Elsa Ham

Trustees approved proposing the ad valorem tax rate as previous years, and setting August 28 as the date for a Public Hearing to discuss proposed budget and tax rate. The proposal includes $1.17 per $100 valuation for Maintenance and Operations and $0.02 per $100 valuation for the Interesting and Sinking fund for a total tax rate of $1.19 per $100 valuation.

Carlos Rivas

Carlos Rivas

Trustees also adopted an order and notice for the 2017 trustee election date of November 7. They also approved a contract for election services with Cameron County.

Under Action Items, trustees also approved:

  • Elsa Estrada

    Elsa Estrada

    a resolution authorizing purchase of approximately 34.021 acres of real property from Cambridge Investments, Ltd. and El Valle Investments, Ltd.

  • a provider of Professional Services for the 2017-18 School Year for a secondary Supervisor for district’s Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Under the Consent Agenda, trustees approved:

  • Juan Barriga

    Juan Barriga

    minutes for meeting held on July 24, 2017

  • Budget Amendment #14 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017
  • Agreements/contracts for the following for the 2017-18 school year:
    • Occupational Therapy services, CSP #17-18-08
    • Automotive repair parts and Supplies, CSP #17-18-15
    • Carpentry supplies and small equipment, CSP #17-18-16
    • Custodial supplies and Small equipment, CSP #17-18-17
    • Electrical supplies and small equipment, CSP #17-18-18
    • Grounds supplies and small equipment, CSP #17-18-20
    • HVAC supplies and small equipment, CSP #18-18-21
    • Glass materials and installation services , CSP #17-18-22
    • Swimming pool supplies and small equipment, CSP #17-18-23
    • Painting supplies and small equipment, CSP #17-18-24
    • Plumbing supplies and small equipment, CSP #17-18-25
    • Electrical services, CSP #17-18-26
    • Painting services, CSP #17-18-28
    • Security equipment, parts, repair and installation services, CSP #17-18-29
  • Middle school and high school grading policies for the 2017-18 School Year.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Los Fresnos CISD and Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas for the 2017-18 school year.
  • List of high school courses for UIL Eligibility Waiver for the 2017-18 School Year.
  • Agreements/contracts with Communities In Schools of Cameron County (CIS) to provide Site Coordinators for district secondary schools, Laureles Elementary, Las Yescas Elementary, Los Fresnos Elementary, and Lopez-Riggins Elementary for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Agreements/Contracts with Communities In Schools of Cameron County (CIS) to Provide Site Coordinators for District Secondary Schools, Laureles Elementary, Las Yescas Elementary, Los Fresnos Elementary, and Lopez-Riggins Elementary for the 2017-18 School Year.
  • Provider of Professional Services for the 2017-18 School Year: Medical Consultants and Providers.
  • Provider of Professional/Medical Services for the 2017-18 School Year: Other Health Impairments
  • 2017-18 HR Timeline for Contract Recommendations, Staff Evaluations and Board Presentation.
  • Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS) Eligible Appraisers
  • Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS) Appraisal Calendar
  • Board Member Travel to TASB Board of Directors Interview Friday, September 8, 2017 in Austin.

Trustees also received the following reports:

  • Financial Reports: Portfolio Report, Tax Collection Report, Summary Revenue and Expenditure Status Reports, Monthly Disbursements and Budget Adjustments
  • Proposed Governmental Budgets for Fiscal Year 2018 and Proposed Notice of Public Hearing to Discuss Budget and Tax Rate
  • Election Calendar for the November 7, 2017 Uniform Election Date
  • 2017-18 Employee Handbook

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