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Board Highlights: SPED Program Review, Bond Oversight Committee Selection, Financial Audit and more!

Board of Trustees Highlights
An Update from the Eanes ISD Board of Trustees
Superintendent's Report
In October, our Board heard reports on the Special Education Program Review, the latest budget projections and the college admissions & AP report for the Class of 2019. The Board also named the Bond Oversight Committee for the 2019 Bond.

See a synopsis of the October meetings below. Full Board agenda packets are online.
Special Education Program Review
The Board received an update on the District's implementation of the Special Education Program Review, performed by Stetson & Associates earlier this year. The report includes current activities as well as short-term and long-term goals.
See executive summary, program review memo and program review presentation online.

The community has an opportunity to give input on the program review at two symposiums. More info online.

Bond Oversight Committee Selected
The Board finalized the membership of the Bond Oversight Committee. The BOC will monitor the progress of the 2019 bond projects while also ensuring transparency in the use of proceeds from the sale of the bonds.

See selected BOC members online.

Budget Update
The Board was presented an update on the 2019-20 budget, which shows a current budgeted deficit of $3.28M with a projected actual performance of $2.28M.  This is an increased deficit of approximately $60K from the adopted budget, due to lower enrollment and lower projected investment earnings. Current projections point to a potential reduction of an estimated 41 staff for 2020-21. The Board will continue budget discussion over the next several months.
See budget update online.

Westlake High School
College Admissions & AP Report
The Board reviewed the annual College Admissions report for the Class of 2019 that includes data on college applications, acceptance and attendance results. The report included an update on the Advanced Placement (AP) Program at Westlake High School with data on course offerings, student performance and the benefits of taking AP and dual credit college courses.

See presentation  online.
Annual Financial Audit and FIRST Report
The Board received an update on the District's annual financial audit for 2018-19. Representatives from Maxwell, Locke & Ritter issued an unmodified opinion (clean opinion), which is the best opinion a school district can receive.

The Texas Education Agency's review of Eanes ISD's financial management performance was presented during a public hearing October 22. For the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (or Schools FIRST), Eanes ISD received a 94 out of 100, earning the highest possible rating of Superior. The 2019 rating is based on audited financial data for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
See annual independent financial audit online.
See FIRST report and presentation online.

Future Meetings
The next study session is November 5 (please note new time of 7:45am) and the regular meeting is November 19 (7pm open session).

Always check www.eanesisd.net/board/cal for the most up-to-date schedule. To see agenda items, listen to meeting audio, or access board policy, please visit www.eanesisd.net/board
Eanes ISD Board of Trustees
Eanes Independent School District, 601 Camp Craft Road, Austin, TX 78746
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