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PAGE 4 THE MUNDAY COURIER THURSDAY, JuLY 29, 2010 h Open-H0use Style Public Meeting Statewid.e Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035 The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in coop- eration with the Federal Highway Administration, will host the second series of open-house style public meetings for the devel- apment of the Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035. Fhis plan will establish a framework for addressing the challenges af our aging infrastructure, urban densification, and a growing population through 2035. The plan will also address the need for improvements to all modes of transportation including roadways, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit, freight rail, passenger rail, airports, water ports, pipelines, and Intelligent Transportation Sys- tems. The ptlrpose of this second series of meetings is to present project updates and to solicit comments and input to aid in the develop- ment of the plan. Information will be available for viewing at the meetings, including exhibits and videos about the status and re- suits of the study to-date. Representatives from TxDOT will be in attendance to discuss the development of the plan and answer ques- tions. Forms will be provided for submitting written comments. The open-house style public meeting in the Childress area will be held on August 3, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at: Childress District TxDOT Training Room, 7599 US 287, Childress, TX 79201 Information regarding additional meeting locations throughout the state can be found at, key word: transportation plan 2035 or by calling the project*s toll-free information line at 1-888-5-TX-PLAN (1-888-589-7526). For those unable to attend the open-house style public meeting, written comments can be submitted on the project website at:, key word: transportation plan 2035; by email at:; or by mail tO: Peggy Thurin, RE., Project Manager, Statewide Transportation plan 2035, 4544 Post Oak Place, Suite 224, Houston, Texas, 77027. Persons with special communication or a~commodation needs may call Barbara Seal, 940-937-7288 for assistance. Requests shoul~l be made no later than three days prior to the meeting. Ev- ery reasonable effort will be made to accommodate needs. Monday, August 9, 2010 6:00PM at the Field House All parents & fans of Junior High & High School Moguls & Mogulettes are encouraged to attend. Plans will be made for Meet the MogUls & Mogulettes & other scheduled events for the 2010-11 school year. MCISD School Bd Minutes from July meeting The Munday Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, July 15.2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Admini,stration Build- ing. 1) Call to Order- Roll Call. The tollowing board members were present: Nancy Birkenfeld, Sam Hunter. Bob Moore. John Myers, Jason Redwine, Sheila Urbanczyk and Superintendent Robert Dillard. Todd Thompson was absent. Guests that were present were Kristi Bufkin, Antonio Garcia. and David Stout. 2) Public Fo.rum, Comments: None 3) Consent Items: Minutes. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved by general consent. 4) Personnel Matters Including the Appointment. Employ- ment, Evaluation, Reassignment. Duties. Discipline. Dismissal and/or Compensation of Individual Distri ct Employees. Motion by Sam Hunter seconded by Jason Redwine to hire James Griffin as a secondary school teacher for the 2010-2011 school year as recommended by the Superintendent. All voted for. Motion by John Myers seconded by Sheila Urbanczyk to hire Antonio Garcia as an elementary teacher for the 2010-2011 school year as recommended by the Superintendent. All voted for. 5) Dressing/Grooming Regulations. Motion by Nancy Birkenfeld seconded by Jason Redwine to approve the updated dress code as presented. All voted for. 6) Campus & District Improvement Plans. Motion by Bob Moore seconded by Sheila Urbanczyk to approve the Campus and District Improvement Plans as presented. All voted for. 7) Attendance Compliance Review. During the spring semes- ter, office staffmembers from all the schools responded to probes from TEA regarding Attendance Compliance Procedures. There were several findings that the team members will address through production of Munday CISD Attendance Procedures Manual. It will be presented to the Board upon completion for approval. 8) Preliminary FIRST Rating. Munday CISD will receive an "ABOVE STANDARD" FIRST rating, even though every item on the document other than last year's District Rating was given a perfect score! 9) Administrative Reports. The administrators gave updates on student activities, student programs, student performance and facilities. 10) Property/Casualty Insurance. Motion by Sam Hunter sec- onded by Nancy Birkenfeld to accept the proposal from Dress & Grooming PoliCy - 2011 The District's dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, encourage disci- pline, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. The District prohibits any clothing or grooming, that in the principal's judgment, may reasonably be expected to cause disrup- tion or interfere with normal school operations. The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other prohibited substances. Gang related clothing shall be prohibited. The student and parent may determine the student's personal dress and grooming standards provided they comply with these general guidelines. MSS represents Munday Secondary School (grades 7-12). All students enrolled in Mun- day CISD shall follow these specific guidelines for dress and grooming: 1.Shoes will be worn by everyone. House shoes are not allowed. Boys in MSS will not wear shoes that are open on both ends. All footwear must be appropriate. 2.No pajamas or iounge pants are allowed. 3.Clothing with vulgar, indecent, or inappropriate slogans or pictures shall not be permit- ted. 4. In MSS, boys will wear jeans or slacks and are encouraged to wear dress shirts or sport shirts. 5. Clothing that is torn, not hemmed, r!pped, or too revealing will not be permitted. Some examples are muscle shirts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, fishnet shirts, bare midriff, backless outfits, halter tops, see-through clothing, shirts split up the side, or clothing that exposes underwear. 6. In MSS, boys' shirts must be tucked in if below the bottom-of the rear pant pocket, or where the rear pocket should be on pants that do not have a rear pocket or that have "low" pockets. A shirt designed to be tucked in must be tucked in. All male students will tuck in their shirt while representing MSS in any extra-curricular activity. 7. Students at MSS will not be allowed to wear shorts to school. Shorts may be worn to extracurricular events and practices with'the prior approval of the sponsor and principal. 8. Girls may wear slacks, pants, jeans, or skirts of appropriate length (no skirts shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneecap). Girls must Wear bras if appropriate. 9. In MSS, girls will not be permitted to wear tank tops or tops with spaghetti straps. 10. Girls will not be allowed to wear tops that expose' their navel or any part of their midriff. The garment is inappropriate if the midriff is exposed while placing palms together overhead. 11. Students will not be allowed to wear pants that are baggy or that sag. 12. Boys' hair should be neat, clean, and well groomed. Hair will be of a natural hair color. Hair length shall not be worn below the eyebrows in the front, exceed the iop of the collar in the back, and below the earlobes on the side. Hair will not be tied or pinned to achieve length conformity. Hairstyles are to be of an acceptable nature. Sideburns will not extend below the earlobe, and must be kept straight and trimmed. Designs cut into the hair are not allowed. Moustaches, beards, and other expressive male facial hair styles are not allowed. 13. No combs or pics will be worn in hair. 14. Students will not wear rings or studs in their tongues or any exposed body part with the exception of girls wearing earrings. 15. Students will not wear visible tattoos except for temporary school spirit tattoos. 16. No head wear of any kind will be, allowed during the school day inside the school building. 17. Girls' hair should be neat, clean, well groomed, and should not be below the eyebrows in the front. Designs cut into the hair are not allowed. Hairstyles are to be of acceptable nature and of a natural hair color. The interpretative authority as to what dress or grooming is appropriate or inap- propriate shall be vested in the principal. The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an e~tracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activi!y. Students who violate these standards may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action. Higginbotham, Key & Piskuran Insurance to renew our property/casualty insur- ance for 2010-2011 as quoted. All voted for. 11) Renewable Energy Grant/Solar Power Project. Motion by John Myers sec- onded by Jason Redwine to approve payment of the first invoice received on the Solar Power Project. All voted for. 12) Roofing Issues. After almost two months, We are nearing the point of receiving a final determination on the al- iowance for replacing our roofs following the May 14'h hail damage. 13) Motion by Nancy Birkenfeld seconded by Bob Moore to authorize Superin- tendent Robert Dillard to ap- Please see MCISD Bd Minutes Continued on Page 6 NOW HIRING! Penman's Convenience Store is now hiring. Apply in person at 609 East Main in Knox City. 2010 in offi- under the 'the rand her Watkins of be Saturday at the The family of Jimmy & Gay# White invites you to share in the celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary Saturday, July 31, 2010 1:00- 3:00 PM at the Haskell Church of Christ Annex Building Thank you for honoring our request for no gifts! 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