Olney ISD School Board Update

Monday March 22, the Olney ISD School Board held a routine meeting. Tim H Orsak was the Recording secretary. Board Members present: Jake Bailey, Dirk Barrington, Len Bernhardt, Jeff Harvey, Kyle Hinson, Kenley Lane, Craig Mahler. Administrators present: Dr. Greg Roach-Superintendent, Matt Caffey-High School Principal, Amanda Barrientes-Junior High School Principal, Gunter Rodriguez-Elementary School Principal, Jody Guy-Athletic Director, Rodney Bennett-Band Director, Jennie Walker-Human Resources Director, Elaine Reno-Director of Accountability and Compliance, Tim H. Orsak-Chief Financial Officer. Visitors present: James Baker and Wes McDaniel with Ideal Impact Jeanmarie Baer and Mollie Lerew with Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins, and Mott. LLP

Order of business, President Jake Bailey called the regular meeting of the Olney Independent School District’s Board of Trustees to order at 6:00 p.m. Trustee Harvey provided an opening prayer. After reviewing the previous meeting minutes the minutes were approved. No one registered for Public Comments. Ideal Impact presented an energy savings program for the district. Motion By: Dirk Barrington Seconded By: Kyle Hinson Motion to grant Dr. Roach the authority to enter into a service agreement with Ideal Impact Service pending legal review Motion Carried: 7-0 Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Kenley Lane Motion to grant Dr. Roach the authority to enter into a Payment Plan Agreement with Ideal Impact pending legal review. Motion Carried: 7-0 Jeanmarie Baer of Perdue, Brandon, Collins, Fielder, and Mott, LLP, reviewed the district’s delinquent tax report.

Items of action included, Jeanmarie Baer reviewed the Interlocal Agreement for the City of Olney Tax Resale Proceeds. Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Kenley Lane Motion to Approve the Interlocal Agreement for the City of Olney Tax Resale Proceeds as presented. Motion Carried: 7-0 Dr. Roach reviewed the Letter of Approval for the City of Olney Tax Resale Proceeds. Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Kenley Lane Motion to Approve the Letter of Approval for the City of Olney Tax Resale Proceeds as presented. Motion Carried: 7-0 Dr. Roach and Dr. Bennett discussed adding a fifth-grade band program starting with the 2021-22 school year. Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Jeff Harvey Motion to Approve the District implementation of a fifth-grade band program as presented. Motion Carried: 7-0 Dr. Roach presented information on the District’s current Covid-19 health and safety plan and options for future adjustments. Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Kenley Lane Motion to Authorize Dr. Roach to review all data related to the District’s Covid-19 health and safety plan and to present at the April 26th Board meeting for possible modification as discussed. Motion Carried: 7-0 Dr. Roach presented the Health Special Risk, Inc. quote for student accident insurance for the 2021-22 school year in the amount of $14,028. 4 Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Jeff Harvey Motion to Approve Health Special Risk, Inc. quote of $14,028 for student accident insurance as presented. Motion Carried: 7-0 Dr. Roach reviewed the proposed contracts to employees. Motion By: Jeff Harvey Seconded By: Dirk Barrington Motion to approve the following contracts: Gunter Rodriguez-extension of a 2-year term contract through June 30, 2023, Amanda Barrientes-extension of a 2-year term contract through June 30, 2023, Matt Caffey-extension of a 2-year term contract through June 30, 2023, Tim H. Orsak-extension of a 2-year term contract through June 30, 2023, Jody Guy-extension of a 2-year term contract through June 30, 2023, Rodney Bennett-extension of a 2-year term contract through June 30, 2023, as recommended by Dr. Roach. Motion Carried: 7-0 Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Kenley Lane Motion to approve the following contracts: Elaine Reno-extension of a 2-year term half-time contract through June 30, 2023, as recommended by Dr. Roach. Motion Carried: 7-0 Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Jeff Harvey Motion to approve the following contract: Kristi Exum-a 2-year half-time term contract through August 31, 2023, as recommended by Dr. Roach. Motion Carried: 7-0 Motion By: Jeff Harvey Seconded By: Len Bernhardt Motion to approve the following contract: Marilyn Bennett-a 12-month term contract through June 30, 2022, as recommended by Dr. Roach. Motion Carried: 7-0 Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Jeff Harvey Motion to approve the following contract: Lori Cox-a 12-month term contract through June 30, 2022, as recommended by Dr. Roach. Motion Carried: 7-0 Motion By: Len Bernhardt Seconded By: Kenley Lane 5 Motion to approve a 10-month probationary contract for the 2021-22 school year, subject to assignment, for Hanna Rivers. Motion Carried: 7-0 Motion By: Jeff Harvey Seconded By: Dirk Barrington Motion to Adjourn Meeting at 8:31 p.m. Motion Carried: 7-0

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