November 13, 2017 Board Meeting Summary

Outstanding Students Honored

The Board of Trustees honored several groups of students for their achievements. The Board honored nine Allen High School students for being named 2017 National Hispanic Scholars by scoring in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino students taking the PSAT. The students are Jonathan Guidice, Miguel Gomez Garcia, Alfonso Gonzalez Montes, Ian Morris, Ryan Perez, Eduardo Ramos, Alyssa Rios, Maria Silva and Cosme Tejeda.

The Board also honored three AHS students for earning Awards of Excellence from the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston. The students are Courtney Binz, Brevin Beard and Andrew Swenson.

The Board also recognized the Allen Band for receiving all “1” ratings in the UIL Marching Contest on Oct. 21.

Board approves purchase of new trailers and uniforms for Allen Band

The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of two 53-foot trailers for the Allen Band. The cost for the trailers plus conversion to band trailers is $259,738. The AHS Band Booster Club raised $50,000 to help offset the cost and the Board accepted the donation at the meeting. The Board also approved the purchase of 800 new marching uniforms and 26 rolling storage racks for the band. The total cost for band uniforms wil be $392,979.

Board votes for Rodenbaugh for CCAD Board position

The Board of Trustees cast 355 votes for Allen resident Gary Rodebaugh to serve on the Collin County Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. The Board participates in the appraisal district’s election as provided by law.

Board approves changes to local policy

The Board of Trustees approved a recommended change to Board Policy DC(LOCAL). The revision will delegate authority to the Superintendent for the hiring of contractual employees who are hired within pay grades 101 (teachers, nurses, and librarians) and 102 (counselors, diagnosticians, and speech therapists) during the year. This revision will ensure the hiring process is timely and will allow the district to hire a contract employee before the next scheduled board meeting. The Superintendent will inform the Board of any persons employed under this authority.

Next Board Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Allen ISD Board of Trustees will be held Dec. 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Allen City Hall.