At its June 24 meeting, the Humble ISD Board of Trustees recognized some outstanding students for their achievements and discussed Summer Leadership Institute Findings and other business.

Prior to the business meeting, the budget and proposed tax rate for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year was discussed and several accolades were given to students for a variety of reasons: Academic All-State in soccer; tennis and golf; golf state qualifiers; and softball state qualifiers and state champions. After all the students attending were awarded with plaques or certificates, the meeting was called to order.

Dr. Joel Nolte, assistant superintendent, spoke on the handling of fund balance, the district’s “clean” annual audit report, and bond refunding. He announced that the district had received the Financial Transparency Star from the Texas comptroller for posting financial information on the district website and for going above and beyond to keep the public informed about the district’s finances.

Nolte also spoke about the 6th Cycle District Attendance Report. The district as a whole was at 95.08 % attendance for April 22 through May 31, a total of 27 instructional school days. During the 2nd semester, Jan. 7 through May 31, the district had 97.82% attendance. Finally, it was reported that the district held to a total of 95.31% for the total 2018-2019 school year.

The next item on the agenda was the Operations Report. Several of the completed projects included hiring two custodians, preparation of the JROTC obstacle course for the annual meet, monitoring of Project Graduation, recognizing Juanita Murrell as Employee of the Month for May, and purchasing all parts and supplies for summer maintenance on district vehicles.

The Tax Office reported the Monthly and Year-to-Date Report of Tax Revenues. Tim Brittain gave the Monthly General Fund Report, stating that 97% of the budget has been expended with 92% of the year completed. While over-expended, the numbers are expected to be within normal range soon.

Next, Lewis Wilks spoke on the bond-refunding initiative and asked the board to consider that refunded bonds be used to reduce the district’s Debt Service Fund requirements for future years.

Several business and discussion items were brought to the board for unanimous approval, such as the 2019-2020 budget, demographic study, replacement iPad purchases, property casualty insurance renewal, and reporting on the district copier contract.

The next board meeting will be held Monday, July 22. For information about these meetings or to read past meeting minutes, visit huffmanisd.net.

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