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February 17, 2015
The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees met for its regular monthly meeting on February 16, 2015.
Board members approved the 2015-16 school calendar. Superintendent Dr. James Largent stated that the calendar could be changed if the Texas Legislature alters state law allowing for an earlier start date for students.  The academic year calendar is available at
The board reviewed budget assumptions and a general calendar for development of the 2015-16 budget. Trustees will convene for a budget workshop on July 20 to review preliminary property appraisal data as well as other proposed revenues and expenditures.
Trustees adopted a resolution indicating a review of investment policy and strategies, designation of an investment officer, and approval of independent sources of investment training required by state law. Board members also designated Largent, board president Mark Jackson, assistant superintendent Dobie Williams, and district comptroller Emmett Whitefield as authorized representatives for the LOGIC Investment Pool.
In personnel matters, the board extended contracts for district and campus administrators. Board members received notification of the resignation of one employee.
Reports made to the board included:
  • Largent briefly discussed ongoing facility improvements for the bond program. He stated that the slab had been poured on the new ninth grade wing at Granbury High School and that the work was progressing on the new southwest parking lot. The superintendent also stated the district was working on purchases for fixtures, furniture, and equipment.
  • Financial, cash flow, and investment reports for December 2014 as well as a bond expenditure report for January 2015 were presented to the board.
Board members approved minutes from the last regular meeting, budget amendments, and several bids and purchases for:  instructional tools, professional books, and teaching aids; auditing firm for the 2014-15 school year.
Donations reported to the board included:  $4,150 from the Lady Pirate Soccer booster club for supplies and travel; $2,000 from the Pirate Golf booster club for travel and tournament entry fees; $2,900 from the Baccus PTO for student field trips.
Trustees will next convene for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 23. Board meetings are held in the GISD Board Room located next to the Administration Building at 600 W. Pearl Street.

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