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Superintendent Payment Disclosure Form


TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
County-District Number _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ o. .
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lnronnaliOn Flied Pursuant to Texas Education Code (TEC) §11.201
School District Name (ISO) DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
Collection Au!hodty: T.E.C. §11 .201
Request for compliance infonnation is for severance agreements exeOJted on or after September 1, 2001.
File a separate form for each former superintendent, tf applicable.
The Commiss·oner's Rules concerning severance payment and any reduction amount Is to be applied in accordance with 19 Texas
Administrative Code §105.1021.
Part 1 Complete the followlng questions:
a. C....K_,D.__S_.O_R__R . . . . ; E ; . _ L _ L - ' S ' - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Former superintendent's name. _R-'t....

b. Date severance agreement was executed Retirement Agreement signed 3/8/17 but effective 12131/17
c. Annual salary per superintendent employment contract tenns agreed upon prior to first day of service for last contract
year of employment:
$217,667.81
PINse provide an Itemized detail of total amount listed lnr:tudlng any supporting documentation, I.e., the base salary, benefits, board
mfnutes. contract amendments, school policies, etc., Oil a separate sheet of paper.

d. Aggregate payment amount or any salary and/or any other payment paid during last contract year of employment through
date employment as supetintendent ended
... On administrative leave w ith pay through 12/31/ll
• Pfoase provide an Itemized detail of total amount Usted and any suppor1Jng documentation, whlr:h also Includes payments made on
behaU of, e.g., membership fees, car lease, cell phone, etc., on e sepanue sheet of paper.

e. Aggregate payment amount or any salary and/or any other payment paid after employment as superintendent ended·
n/a, still em lo ed
On a separate sheet of paper, please provide an itemized detail of total amount listed inclucllng any

f. Oate(s) of employment v,;111 dlstricl !!!!! the e><e.,,llon of m•ranceagce.,,,ent I lll&;e1111


( (SIJdj:d, if applicable)
Part 2 Coples of Superintendent's Documents: I: .;:; U 20f?
Superintendent document copies filed with this fonn. l'lo
0 Indicate 1f copy of the mandatory superintendent employment contract is enclosed. 'lifl/ Co
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IE! Indicate if copy of the mandatory termination/severance agreement is endosed. rp/ff1nc9 Y
0 Indicate if copy of any agreement for employment, after employment as superintendent is enclosed.

Part 3 Complete this information:

Leatha Mulfins 6112117 lmullins@dcschools.com


Current Supedntendent's Name Date email address

Gloria Levario 6/12117 glorialevario@gmail.com


Current Board President's Name Date email address

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_A _____ _.2._1_4_.-9_4_4_-4_5_5_7__ adavis@dcschools.com General Counsel
District Contact Person's Name Telephone email address Tille

Part 4 Return to:


Contact Person Elsa Domrnguez
Email· elsa.dominguez@tea.texas.gov
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Texas Education Ageocy


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Division of School Financial CompMance
1701 Congress Avenue. Austin, TX 78701 Y--2 '}S;;IVI
Phone# (512)463-7652· Fax#: (512)4631777 '.)1 AUD001R01 Form.,.,Osed Mar. 2017
SUPERINTENJ>ENI RETIREMENT AGREEMENT

STATE OF TEXAS §
§
COUNTY OF DALLAS §

THlS SUPERINTENDENT RETIREMENT AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made and entered into by


end between the County School Trustees of Datlas County, State of Texas (the "Boudj, also known as Dallas
County Schools (the '"District"), and Rick D. Sorrells. Ed.D. ("Sorrellsj. Cotlcctivcly, Sorrells and the District
are referred to collectively as the "Parties/' and each, individually, as a "Party."
NOW, 111E.REFORE, the District, through its Board, and Sorrells, for and in consideration of the tenns
stated in this Agreement do hereby agree, as follows:

1. Retirement. Sorrells will retire and resign ftom bis employment by the District effective
December 31, 20 l 7 (the "Separation Date").

l. Trapsltioq Period. Sorrells agrees to perfonn duties as requested for the District during a
transition period ftom March 9, 2017, until December 3J, 2017 (the "Transition Period"). During the Transition
Period, the District will pay So1TC1ls his current base salary, benefits, and allowances as provided in Paragraphs
S(a) and S(eKh) ofthe Superintendent Employment Contract dated April 2005, as amended by the District from
time to time since (the "Employment Agreement"). If, during the Transition Period, the Board appoints an
interim Superintendent, hires a new Superintendent, or gives written notice to Sorrells that his appoinbncnt as
Superintendent has concluded, Sorrells will immediately relinquish his powers and duties as the District's
Superintendent, the District will place Sorrells on approved leave with pay until the Separation Date, and
Sorrells agrees to vacate his office and remove all personal effects or property from his office as directed by the
District. After that time, Sorrells agrees his contact with the District may be limited to an "as needed basis" as
determined solely by the District.

3. State Personal Leave Days. In connection with his retirement and in consideration for this
Agreement, the District shall provide Sorrells a lump sum payment for alt of his unused, accumulated State
personal leave days, less all applicable state and federal taxes, deductions, and withholdings (the "Separation
Compcnsationj, as provided by the District Personnel Policy, Section 12.004(b). The Separation
Compensation will be paid to Sorrells within tblrty (30) days after the Separation Date. Except as specified in
this Paragraph, Sorrells shall not be entitled to participate in any other employee benefits, including but not
limited to additional wages., compensation, stipends, vacation pay, sick pay, expenses, health or dental benefits,
or any other fonn of remuneration, after the Separation Date. Sorrells hereby acknowledges that the District has
paid all wages due to Sorrells as of the Eff'eaive Date (hereinafter defined) of this Agreement and does not owe
Sorrells any fwther wages, commissions, bonuses or additional compensation of any kind under any written or
oral policies, plans, practices or agreements as of the Effective Date of this AgJeement.

4. Coafidegtiality aad Non-Disclos11re. For the consideration rcc:itcd in this Agreement, Sorrells
shell not disclose the existence or terms of this Agreement (including the amount of the Separation
Compensation} to any person or entity except to his spouse. to an attorney far purposes of legal advice, to an
accountant or financial advisor for purposes of tax or financial advice, or as otherwise as required by a court
order. Sorrells agrees not to disclose this Agreement (inchJding the amount of the Separation Compensation) to
any current or fonner employee of the DistricL Sorrells agrees that he may only state that any matters between
Sorrells and the District have been resolved. Notwithstanding, the District and Sorrells will ogree to a mutually
approved joint press release regarding bis retirement and separation ftom the District Should Sorrells have any
questions for the District about this Agreement. Sonel Is agrees to direct all such questions to the President of the

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Board. Sorrells funher agrees that confidentiality is a material tenn of this Agreement and that disclosure of
infonnation about the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including the Separation Compensation) by him
would be a material breach of the AgreemenL Sorrells further understands and agrees that any compelled
production of this Agreement by the District pursuant to statute or court order will not constitute a waiver of the
District's right to confidentiality and non-disclosure under this Agreement

5. Protestion !Pd Return of the District's Property. On or before 5:00 p.m. on December 31,
2017, or at such earlier date and time as may be directed by the District under Paragraph 2 of this Agreement,
Sorrells agrees to return all of the District's property in his possession or constructive possession, including but
not limited to, access cards, keys, codes, and passwords. telephones, computen, computer files. hard drive,
diskettes, CD-ROMS, and all of the District's documents and files and proprietary and confidential information.
Further, for the Separation Compensation recited herein, Sofrells nffirms and agrees that Sorrells will not alter,
amend, delete. or modify any writing or data that is in any way related to the services, customers, programs,
activities, and employees at the District. Sorrells's agreement includes the protection of date that is stored
electronically, visually, or via sound recording.

6. Release by Sorrells. In exchange for the Separation Compensation recited herein, Sorrells
hereby releases, acquits, hold harmless, and forever discharges. as broadly as possible, the District, all Board
Trustees, Board members, administrators, officers, employees, servants, agents, representatives. attorneys,
insurer.;. affiliates. successors, predecessors, and all other persons acting under, by, through, or in concert with
any of them (collectively the ..Released Parties"). and each of them, from any and all claims. demands, causes of
actions, obligations, costs, expenses. damages, losses, liabilities, suits. demands, including attorneys' fees and
costs actually incurred, of whatever character, in law or in equity, known or unknown, statutory or at common
law, federal or state, suspected or unsuspected, that exist or may exist as of the Effective Date of this
Agreement. This Release specifically includes, but Is not limited to, all claims arising out of or related to
Sorrels' employment with the District, claims which could be advanced in any administrative filings with any
state or federal agencies, including but not limited to such as claims for discrimination, harassment. or
retaliation pursuant to Title Vil of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as
amended, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
{ADEA), the Older Worlcen Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA), the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal
Pay Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991. 42 U.S.C. Section 1981, the Texas Education Code, the Texas
Government Code, the Texas Labor Code, or any other state of federal law or statute, and for any and all other
claims which could have been asserted in a lawsuit, state or federal, statutory or at common law, for damages,
declaratory relief, and/or equitable relief, from the begiMing of time to the Effective Date of this Agreement
Sorrells agrees that this Agreement conclusively resolves any dispute Sorrells may have with the Released
Parties and shall act as a complete bar to every type of claim or lawsuit by Sorrells against the Released Parties.
THE RELEASE HEREIN ALSO DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLAIMS THAT CANNOT BE RELEASED
OR WAlVED BY APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, nra RIGHT TO FILE A
CHARGE WITH OR PARTICIPATE IN AN INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY GOVERNMENT
AGENCIES OR THE RJGHT TO SEEK ENFORCEMENT OF THIS AGREEMENT. However, the Sorrells is
releasing and waiving any right to any monetary recovery should any governmental agency pursue any charge or
claims on Sorrells' behalf. Sorrells further understands that he is not waiving any rights or claims that he may
have that arise after the Effective Date of this Agreement In the unlikely event that a claim was not released,
Som:lls, in exchange for the Separation Compensation recited herein, hereby assigns such claims to the District.

7. Release by the District. To the extent it may be permitted to do so by applicable law, the
District does hen:by agree to release, acquit, hold hBJlllless, and forever discharge, Sorrells from any and aH
c)aims, demands, causes of actions, obligations, costs, expenses, damages, losses, liabilities, suits. demands,
including attorneys' fees and casts, from any legal or administrative proceedings currenUy pending or
subsequently brought against Sorrells in his individual capacity or in his official capacity as an employee and as
Superintendent of the District., providing the incident(s) which is (are) the basis of any claim, demand, or lawsuit
arose or in the future arise while Sorrells, as Superintendent end as an employee of the District was acting within

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the course and scope of Sorretls's employment with the Oisb'ict, excluding, however, those claims or causes of
action where it was detennined that Sorrells committed an action requiring a mandatory report to the State
Board for Education Certification, criminal act, official misconduct, or committed an illegal act, or an act or
omission constituting gross negligence or bad failh, conscious indifference, or reckless disregard, and excluding
any costs, fees, expenses, or damages that would be recoverable or payable under an insurance contract, held
either by the District or Sorrells. TH£ RELEASE HERElN ALSO DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLAIMS
TilAT CANNOT BE RELEASED OR WANED BY APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO THE RIGHT TO SEEK ENFORCEMENT OF THIS AGREEMENT.

8. AJlEA/OWBPA Waiver by Soqells. Sorrells represents and agrees that he bas carefully read
all of the provisions of this Agreement and has been advised that he has the opportunity to consult and has
consulted with an attorney, at his own expense. Sorrells understands that he is waiving claims by signing this
Agreement 1111d he will receive consideraiion beyond that which be was otherwise entitled to receive before
entering into this Agreement and enters into this Agreement voluntarily and with the full and complete
understanding of its terms. SORRELLS UNDERSTANDS THAT HE MAY CONSIDER THE TERMS OF
TIIJS AGREEMENT FOR A FULL TWENTY-ONE (21) CALENDAR DAYS BEFORE SIGNING, AND
lliAT HE MAY REVOKE ACCEPTANCE TO THIS AGREEMENT WITHIN SEVEN (7) flJLL
CALENDAR DAYS OF ITS SIGNING, BY A WRITIEN COMMUNICATION DELIVERED NO LATER
THAN 5:00 P.M. ON THE SEVENTH CALENDAR DAY TO THE DISTRICT'S BOARD PRESIDENT.
Provided, however, in the event of revocation by Sorrells, U,Jis Agreement is void and SoJTCtls will
not receive any consideration under this Agreement, the Sorrells further
understands that the release above includes a waiver of air rights and claims which Sotf!Us may ·
under the ADEA/OWBPA. Sorrells understands that by signing this Agn:emcilt. he waives his
under the ADEA/OWBPA that exist as of the E.ffective Date of this Agreement Sorrells further under'Stinds
that he is not waiving rights or claims under the ADEA/OWBPA that may after the Effective Date of this
Agreement. · -1 •

9. Reaffinnalioa of General Releue. Given the nature or Sorrells's mignation.. it will be


necessary for this Agreement to be Cully e1ecuted prior to the last date that Sorrells is employed by the
District (Le., the Separation Date). Conseq11eatly, and 111bject to tbe terms berelll, the Parties uadentand
aad agree Chat, in order for the District to be obligated to make the Separation Compensation and other
paymeats to Sorrells speclfled herein, Sorrells shall be required to (i) comply witb all or the terms of this
AgreemenC during the Transition Period, and (ii) execute (and not revoke) a Re-Affirmadon or thb
Aereement aad Second Release coverin& provisions herein during tbe time period from the Effective Date
of this Agreement unlil the Separation Date (tile "'Re-Affirmation"). The District sbaJl also sign the Re-
Amrmation and laclade a second release of Sorrells. The Re-Affirmation .tball be ia a form agreed to by
the Pa.r ties and shall be signed and executed at least ten (10) days before January 31, 2018, if not earlier,
to ensure payment of the Separation Compemation to Sorrells is made timely in accordance with
Paragraph 3 or Chis Agreement

10. Withdrawal of Admlalstradve Filjngs. Sorrells understands that he may file administrative
complaints with state and federal agencies which investigate claims. such as the Texas Workforce Commission-
Civil Rights Division or the EEOC. Sorrells represents and wanants that he has not brought any administrative
complaint against the District or the Released Parties as of the Effective Date of this Agreement Sorrells
represents and warrants that he will not file an administrative complaint against the District or the Released
Parties as of his Separation Date. To the extent Sorrells has initiated or in the future initiates an administrative
complaint or procedure with any state, federal, or local agency advancing a claim against the District, or
Released Parties, if any. Sorrells agrees to withdraw all such claims and request that the agencies involved close
their files. In the event that any such agency or court ever assumes jurisdiction of any lawsuit, claim, charge, or
complaint, or purports to bring any legal proceedings on SorreUs's behalf. Sorrells will request any such agency
or court to withdraw from. and/or to dismiss the lawsuit, ciaims, charge, or complaint with prejudice, including
any currenc or pending administrative complaint and Sorrells agrees not to receive any monetary award as a

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result of any individual compl or charges filed with those state or fede encies. However, nothing in
this Agreement will be construed to prevent Sorrells from participating or testifying in any investigation or
proceeding conducted by any federal or state agency. Funher, nothing in this Agreement prohibits Sorrells from
reporting possible violations of federal laws or regulations to any governmental agency or entity, or makina
other disclosures that are protected under the whi.stleblower provisions of federal laws or regulations.

11. Cooneratioo. During the Transition Period and after the Separation Date, Sorrells agrees to
provide assistance to and fully cooperate with the District, its Board members, agents, and attorneys in t'CSponse
to, or in defense of, any demand, claim, complaint, suit, action or legal proceeding brought against the District,
its Board members, or agents, arising from any acts or events alleged to have occurred during the term of
Sorrells' employment with the District, at no additional expense to the District other than reimbursement to
Sorrells for his documented reasonable and necessary out-of-pocket travel or business expenses. plus
reimbursement of any salary lost by Sorrells by virtue of his taking time off from his then current employment,
if any, to assist the District at its request. Since Sorrells will retire and in the event he is not employed at the
time, the District shall only be obligated to pay SorrelJs for his documented reasonable and necessary out-of-
pocket travel or business expenses. Requests for assistance from Sorrells with respect to such matters shall be
made through the Board President, any successor Superintendent. and/or legal counsel for the Di.strict, and the
amount to be reimbursed to Sorrells shall be mutually agreed upon in advance.

U. Future Employmept and Neutral Employment Reference. Sorrells represents that he has no
desire to and agrees that he will not seek re-employment with the DistricL Because he has no desire to pursue
re-employment with the District, Sorrells agrees that, for the consideration recited herein, the District shall have
the absolute right to refuse to employ him in any capacity, without recourse by Sorrells. The District agrees to
give Sorrells a neutral job reference that consists only of a statement of SorrelJs's position and salary while an
employee of the District and the dates of Sorrells's employment with the District, if such references are directed
to the District's Board President in writing. Nothing in this Agreement should be construed to prevent Sorrells
from requesting and receiving a personal reference from any District employee or Board member, in their
personal and individual capacity. or to prevent such District employee or Board member from providing such a
personal reference.

13. Mutual Nop-Dbucagemeait. Further, in consideration for the Separation Compensation,


Sorrells agrees not to defame, slander, libel. disparage or make any defamatory or derogatory statements against
the District, its Board members, administrators, employees, or agents. including, but not limited to, any
comments to the media or on social media sites. after the Effective Date of this Agreement. Similarly, the
District agrees not to defame, slander, libel, or make disparaging statements about Sorrells which harm bis
professional reputation. after the Effective Dnte of this Agreement.

14. Noaadmissiop of liability. This Agreement shall not be construed in any way as an admission
by any Party of any liability or responsibility whatsoever. or as an admission by any Party ofany wrongdoing or
violation of the law whatsoever against the other Party.

IS. No represegtatfon!o Sorrells acknowledges that, as expressly set forth herein, no


representations of any kind or character have been made 10 Sorrells by any agent, representative, or attorney of
the District to induce the execution ofthls Agreement

16. Entire Agreemenl. Except as set forth in Paragraph 2 above with respect to payments made to
Sorrells under his Employment Agreement, this Agreement supersedes and replaces all prior or
contemporaneous agreements. discussions, and understandings between the Parties (including but not limited to
the Employment Agreement), and constitutes the entire agreement between Sorrells and the District with respect
to the subjeet matter of this Agreement. Should any provision of this Agreement be declared invalid, the
validity of the remaining terms or provisions shall not be affected and shall remain in force.

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17. Rentedies_for (").ch. Any breach of this Agreement will result in immediate
forfeiture of the and Sorrells shall immediately amount of the Separation
Compensation received from the District The District shall be entiUed to immediate injunctive relief to remedy
any breach of this Agreement The remedies set forth above are in addition to. Md not in lieu of. any other legal
or equitable remedies available to the DistricL

18. Writtep Modification and Q>ugtgarts. This Agreement may not be modified unless the
modification or change is in writing and sisned by both Parties. This Agreement may be executed in
counterparts. each of which shall be deemed an original for all purposes and all of which taken together shall
constitute but one and the same insttument. It is not necessary that each party hereto execute the same
COUJ1terpart. The Parties agree tha.t an electronic signature is the legally binding equivalent to a handwritten
signature and has the same validity and meaning as a handwritten signature. This Agreement may also be
exchanged by facsimile or electronic transmission.

19. SpccessoC!: This Agreement shall be binding upon Sorrells' heirs. representatives, executors,
administrators. successors, and assigns. and shall inure to the benefit of the District and each and all of the
Released Panics, and to their heirs, representatives, successors, administrators. and assigns.

20. or I.aw and Venye. This Agreement is made and entered into in the State of Texas,
and shall be interpreted, enforced. and governed under the laws of that state without regard to the conflict of
laws. The language ofall parts of this Agreement shall in all cases be consttued as a whole, according to its fair
meaning, and not for or against either party. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue arising out of. in connection with.
or regarding the interpretation of this Agreement shall be in the appropriate state district or federal district ccurts
located in Dallas County, Texas.

21. Effectiyt..Pate. This Agreement shall be effective eight (8) days upon the date Sorrells signs it,
provided he has not revoked his acceptance of this Agreement as allowed under Paragraph 8 above (the
"Effe<:tive Date..).

Date:

Date: 3 I ></17 DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS

Title: PresideiliTJidard of Trustees

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Employment Contract

STATE OF TEXAS §
§
COUNTY OF DALLAS §

SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT

THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into by and between the Board of Trustees (the
"Board") of the Dallas County Schools School District ("the District") and Rick D. Sorrells
("Sorrells").

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board and Sorrells, for and in consideration of the tenns
slatc:d in this contract do hereby agree, as follows:

l. The Board agrees to employ Sorrells for a period beginning June l, 2005• and ending
May 31, 2010•.

2. This Agreement is conditioned on Sorrells's satisfactorily providing the necessary


certification and experience records, medical records, and other records required by law, district
policy, State Board of Educator Certification rules, and Texas Education Agency rules. Failure
to provide necessary records shall render this Agreement void. The information called for in this
paragraph shall be provided by Sorrells on or before June 1, 2005"' to the Board President. Any
material misrepresentation may be grounds for dismissal.

3. Effective June I, 2005•, Sorrells shall perform the duties of Superintendent of Schools
for the District as prescribed in state law, the job description, and as may be assigned by the
Board. Sorrells shall perform those duties with reasonable care, skill, and diligence. Sorrells
shall comply with all Board directives, state and federal law and rules, district policy, and
regulations as they exist or may hereafter be amended. Texas law shall govern construction of
this Agreement.

4. Sorrells agrees to devote his time, skill, labor, and attention to performing his duties,
except with prior written consent of the Board.

5. The Board agrees to pay Sorrells' a salary for the contract tenn and other compensation
as follows:

(a) The District shall provide Sorrells with an annual salary in the sum of One
Hundred Sixty-Eight Thousand and 00/LOO Dollars ($168,000.00).• This salary
rate shall be paid to Sorrells in installments, consistent with the Board's policies.

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(b) At any time during the term of this Agreement, the Board may, in its discretion,
review and adjust the salary of Sorrells, but in no event shall Sorrells be paid less
than the salary set forth in Section 5(a) of this Agreement.

(c) Sorrells is encouraged to participate in community and civic affairs. Upon prior
approval by the Board President, the reasonable expense of such activities shall
be borne by the District.

(d) Sorrells shall devote Sorrells' time, attention, and energy to the direction,
administration and supervision of the District. The Board, however, encourages
the continued professional growth of Sorrells through Sorrells' reasonable
attendance and participation in appropriate professional meetings at the local,
regional, state and national levels, as approved by the board. Reasonable
expenses of such professional growth activities shall be borne by the district.

(e) Sorrells may take, at Sorrells' choice, fifte.en (15) days of vacation annuaJJy, the
days to be in a single period or at different times. The vacation days taken by
Sorrells will be taken at such time or times as will least interfere with the
performance of Sorrells' duties as set forth in lhis Agreement. Sorrells shall
observe the same legal holidays as provided by Board policies for administrative
employees. Sorrells is hereby granted fifteen (15) days of personal leave each
year during the contract term. Unused leave days shall accumulate.

(t) The District shall pay or reimburse Sorrells for reasonable expenses directly
incurred by SorrelJs in the continuing performance of Sorrells' duties under this
Agreement. The District agrees to pay the actual and incidental costs incurred by
Sorrells for travel; such costs may include, but are not limited to, gasoline, hotels
and accommodations, meals, rental cars, and other expenses incurred in the
performance of the business of the District when same requires Sorrells to travel
out of Dallas County to perform such duties. Sorrells shall comply with all
procedures and documentation requirements in accordance with Board policy.
Travel of this nature must be approved by the Board prior to any such trips.

(g) In addition to the other benefits awarded to Sorrells in this contract, District
agrees to provide and pay all premiums associated with a policy of health and
dental insurance for Sorrells, his spouse and dependents.

(h) The District shall pay Sorrells an automobile allowance in the amount of Four
Hundred Dollars ($400.00) per month.•

6. Sorrells cannot be reassigned from the position of Superintendent to another position


without Sorrells' consent.

7. The Board shall evaluate and assess, in writing, Sorrells' perfonnance prior to December
31 of each year. The evaluation format and procedure shall be in the format attached to this

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contract as Exhibit "A", which format Board adopts as its policy for evaluation of Sorrells'
perfonnance.

8. The Board may dismiss Sorrells at any time for good cause; good cause being defined as
Sorrells' failure to meet the accepted standards of conduct for the profession as generally
recognized and applied in similar school districts in Texas.

9. This Agreement shall be terminated upon the death of Sorrells or upon Sorrells'
retirement.

10. Sorrells and the Board may agree, in writing, to tenninate this Agreement pursuant to any
mutually agreed-upon terms and conditions.

l l. Prior to January 31, 2010•. the Boord shall review this contract and shall either renew
same on such terms and conditions ns may be mutually agreeable to the Board and Superin-
tendent, or notice of non-renewal must be given to Sorrells prior to January 31 , 20 Io•. Except
as may be contrary to the provisions of this contract, renewal or non-renewal shall be in
accordance with Section 21.212 Texas Education Code. Jn event of non-renewal of this contract,
Sorrells shall have the right to a hearing which shall be governed by Sections 21.207, 21.208.
and 21.209, Texas Education Code.

12. Annually, after the Superintendent's evaluation, the Board may, in its discretion, reissue
the contract for an extended term. Failure to reissue the contract for an extended term, during
the contract term, shall not constitute non-renewal under Board policy.

13. Sorrells may leave the employment of the District at the end ofa school year without
penalty by filing a written resignation with the Board. The resignation must be addressed to the
Board and filed not later than the day before the first day of instruction of the following
school year. Sorrells may resign, with the consent of the Board, at any other time. For the
purpose of establishing end of school year and first day of instruction under this contract, the
parties agree that the calendar of Dallas Independent School District shall be used to establish
such dates.

14. Sorrells agrees to have a comprehensive medical examination, at District expense, by a


physician acceptable to both the Board and Sorrells, once a year, and to obtain a statement
certifying that Sorrells is physically able to perform his or her essential job functions with or
without reasonable accommodation. This statement shall be filed with the president of the
Board.

IS. In addition to the other leave and release time set out in this contract, Board agrees to,
and does, grant Sorrells two (2) weeks paid study release time annually to facilitate Sorrells'
academic university courses leading to a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) or doctorate of
philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. Sorrells may take additional release time for this purpose upon
approval by the Board. Sorrells shall be responsible for all expenses incurred for tuition,
textbooks and other costs associated with such study.
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16. In the event that the life or safety of Sorrells, or Sorrells' family, is threatened or
otherwise appears in danger as a result of Sorrells' position or the perfonnance of his duties
under this contract, the District agrees to pay the cost incident to the reasonable protection of
Sorrells and his family.

17. District shall obtain, nnd pay premiums for, a Policy of Professional Liability insurance
with coverage in the total nmount of $1,000,000. Sorrells shall be named as the insured in such
policy of Professional Liability Insurance.

18. District agrees to, and does, indemnify, defend and hold Sorrells harmless of and from
any and all loss and/or liability of any nature, including attorneys fees, which may be incurred by
Sorrells in fulfilling the duties of Superintendent of District.

19. In the event any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement shall, for any
reason, be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such invalidity, illegality, or
unenforceability shall not affect any other provision thereof, and this Agreement shall be
construed ns if such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.
This Agreement may not be amended except by written agreement of the parties.

20. In the event of conflict between the provisions of this contract and previous Board
policies concerning the position of Superintendent, the provisions of this contract shall control.

SIGNED this of ,2005.

Rick D. Sorrells

•Denotes changes approved by the Board of Trustees by Board action taken in the regular board
meeting held on Wednesday, January 26, 2005.

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DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, .July 21, 2011

The Boa rd of Trnstccs ol' D11ll;1s ( 'ot11lly Schools mcl in a Regular l3oard Mccting held 1111
July 21 al I :OU 1>.m. al the Dallas C'ot11lly !:ichoob Adminislralinn Building. (ii 2
Norlh i'.:mg Boulevard, Dallns. Texa" 7.5:WX-4'.l29.

l n all end an cc were:

PR l: SIDENT I .any Du ncu n

Jordan l3l111r
Pau linc Dixon
Dr. Paul Freeman
J;um.:s 11 ubcncr
13.J. Smith

NO'I PRI Muriccla S1cwc1.ynski

COUNTY SlJPERIN'f'ENDENT
& EX-OFFICIO SECRETARY Rid.. D. So1rdls, Ed.D.

/\TTORNFY I'. Midmcl .lung

STAFF Susan l"a Ivo

Cil ,1:s T S Angela Davis. NE/\ Dallas


l{aymond Flood, N E/\ Dal Ins
John Luster. NE/\ Dallas
Board Prcsicknl, I,any Duncan, called lhc mcc.;ling lo order al I: I 2 p.m.

Board observed a period of silence.

.lord an Blair led the Pledge II r I\ llcgiancc.

B..I. Smilh moved that lhe minutes 1(11· the Regular Board Meet ing held on June l<i. 2011 he
approved . Mr. Blair sc<.:nndcd the 11101io11 n11d ii passed u11;111imously.

Pauline Dixon moved I hat lhc Bonni approve the Fin:111cial Rcpnrls f(ir May JI, 2011 <is
suhmilh.:d mlll lilc liir Audi!. Dr. Paul Frccma11 :-.ccondcd the molion and it passed unanimously.

Dr. Sorrells gave updalcs 011 I he Community Reine ions/Mnrkct ing Rcpnrl; Fuel Report and lhc
1.cgisl:ll ive I ' pdate.

Dr. Sorrells asked f(1r 13o:ir<I Mcmhcrs :111cndi11g the upcoming TAS!\n'ASB Convention 111
nol ify Olga Esparza as soon as possihlc.

Dr. Sorrells men I ioncd I he upcoming change.: lo Board nook papcrlt..-ss cnv ironmcnl. These wil I
continue lo he emailed lo lhe Board Members in mlvnnee and li1r lhc ncxl lhrec (:l) monlhs a hanl
copy will he available <11 Hoard meetings. The documents will lhcn hc on their laplops f(,r the
mccling and mi hnnl copies will he tlistrihuccd al lhe meeting. Board members without outside
acccss/inlcrncl availabilily will conlinuc to receive ii hard copy in tl1c mai l prior lo the meetings.
Finandal Rcpo rl!'l and olhcr spreadsheets will he availahlc :is paper copies at cuch meeting.

<iavcl was passed lo Mr. Blair.

Mr. l)t111ca11 moved 011 hehall' ol' lhc Policy ('ommillcc.; approval of revisions 10 Policy Title II,
Employees. Chapler 10, EMJ>LOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS, Scclion
§ I0.006 Ncpol ism hy Employcl.'S. Mr. Smi1 h sceomlcd lhe motion and ii passed unanimously.
TITLI•: II, 10, EMPLOYMENT AND

9 111.00(> Nepotism hy 11:mployccs


(a) All l)('S employct..-s with hiring or supervisory responsibilit ies arc prohibitt..xl li·o111
hiring or nppoinl ing a li1mi ly memher. or lh1m using their posil ion to in llucnce
;rnolhcr J)('S cmploycc to hire or appoint a fomily mcmhcr.
(h) "Family member" indudt..-s biological, adoplcd. or l(lslcr relat1onsl1ips rn1d is detinc<I
as: spouse. liH·mcr spouse. child. p:ircnl. sibling, grandparent, gramkhild. mochcr-in-
law. folhcr-in-law, sister-in-law. hrolhcr-in-law, son-in-law. daughlcr-ii1-lnw, parent or
a child or grandchild. mml. uncle niece, nephew, grcal-grandehild, or grcal-
gr;111dparcnt.
{c) A DC'S employee shall not tlircdly or indirectly supervise or evalualc u fomily
member or he in 1hc line to supervise !he fi1111ily member or influence or nffccl
decisi!lns rcg:1 rd ing Ihe cmploymcnl. pro mot ion. salary. or other managc1111:11t or

....
pcrsonnd lransaclions n.:ganling the fomily memhcr. This prohibition includes servkc
center olfo.:c slaff h:1vi11g a li1111ily mcmher employed :11 lhe same service eenler m; a
driver. monitor, or mainlenarn;c worker.

(cl) The line or supervision i111.:lu<lcs all levels or <tdministrativc supervisors through lhc
d1ain of comnmnd lo !he Superilllcmlcnt and nol simply Ille immediate supervisor.
(c) Supervisors. applicanls. and nl'lii.:e slaff mcmbe1s must report !he names o!'any lilmily
members who apply liH· empl11y111c11l in Iheir dcp:irtmcnl or service ccnlcr.
(I) Candidates who foil lo Ii.illy disclose family memhc1s employcd hy IJ;1llas County
Sd1ools during 1hc initial cmploymcnl process, as well as employees who foil lo litlly
disdo!'c (wilhin JO days or1hc qualilying even!) subscquenl events 11lal crcalc a work
relationship with a litmily memhcr in viol:11in11 of lhis policy. will he subject lo
disdplinnry action up lo and induding terminal ton of employment.
(g) County Schools reserves the righl lo reassign fomily mcmhers working in the
same dcparlmenl or service center whenever lhcrc is the potential f(>r " <.:onllict of
inlcn:sl.

Mr. Duncnn moved on bdmlr of Ilic Policy Commillec ;1pprnval of revisions lo Policy Tille II.
Employees. Chapter 15. EMPLOY EE RIGllTS & RFSPONSIBI LITIES. Sc.:clion § 15.00 I
Whistle-Blower P11llcelio11. Mr. Smith seconded the motion. Michael Jung exphlincd !his
revision. Mol ion pnsscd un:tnimously.

TITLE II, ('JIAJ>·n:n 15. l•:MPLOYlm IUGllTS & llESPONSIBILrrms


IS.00 I Whistle-Blower Prolcclion
(a) Dallas Cmmly Sdmols shall not suspend or ll.:nninalc l he emplnym1.:nl oC or tah: other
adverse personnel action against. ;111 employee l{1r n;porling in good foith a violation
of DC'S Bonni policy to an appropriale ()('S aul hority.
(b) A report is made 111 an "appropriate DCS authority" 1rthc m1thori1y:
(I) is the employee's supc1 visor;
(:'.?) is lhc flerson dcsigrmtcd under Policy 13.001 l(1r a Level One Grievance wilh
respect lo lhc polky violalion;
(J) is 1hc DCS lluman l{csoun.:cs Dcparlmcnl:
(4) is n " hollinc" or other c11111111u11i1,;alions medium cslahlishcd hy OCS for the
rcpm1 ing or li-<1ud, nbusc. or olhcr improper wnduct: or
(5) is a member or1l1c Board orTruslc<..-s.
(c) IK'S o 11icials mul employees may nol all\.:mpt lo dissm1dc an employee from rcporl ing
a violation oflaw 1>1' Board policy.

Mr. Duncan moved on hclwlf orthc Policy Commilh.:c approval orrcvisk•ns lo P1ilic.:y Title IV.
Operations. Cliapter 23. MOTOR Vl:I llCl .l!S. Section §23.004 Transportation Services li>r Non-
School Organ iznl ions. Mr. Smith seconded l he mot ion. Mr. D1111c;111 explained this revision.
Mol ion passed unanimously.
'ITJ'LI•: IV, CllAPTl•:H 23. VF..lll C U CS
§ 23.004. Tr:rnsport111i1111 Services for Nonpl'Olil Organii'.:1tio11s

I\ ... board o l't:ounl y schoo l l rusl ccs governing a cnu111yw1clc 1rnnspo1t ation system
may co11trm:I with nonschoo l for Lhc use ol"sd mol buses. T he count y
or school cl isl ril:I hoard may prov idc iicrvit:cs rd ;ll ing lo I he maintcnaiu;t: and
operalion o f t he buses in :u;wrdm u.:c w il h the cnnl rncl.

Texas IMuc:tlion Code§ 34.0 IO(n)

T he counly schoo l trustees . . . may perform any olhcr net consisl cnl with lnw l(lr
lhc promolinn or
education in the county.

Tcx:1s Code § 17.31 (a) (p1·csc1·vcll)

T he lmanl or
ln1slee-; o f' a scl111o l disl ricl may operat e a school o r program.
includ ing an ex tracurricu lar progr;m1, or hold a das.o.; ou tside the houndarics o f' lhc
dislrict.

Texas l•:duc:ttion Code § 11.1(17

(a) Dalh1s C'o unl y Sd m o ls provides lransp011alion on :1 1<.:c- fo r-scrvicc hasis Lo l hc


f()llowing calcgorics ornonp1o li1nrgani...:ations:
(I) No nprolil nrganiza! io ns co nl rat.:ling Ji1r l o or from an event <1r
ucl iv11y sp1111sn1 o r approved by .1 school d istricl or public o r pri\'atc
I;
( 2) G o vcmmcnt al en! ii i1,;s. indud ing campus or campus pro grum charter
schoo ls; and

Pl Nonprolil nrganizul ions quali licd umk:r I.ICC.


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** 50 1(c)(J), 501( c)(4),
50l(c)(<1), :'iOl(c)(X). 501(c)( 10), or 501(c)( l 1J).

(J) l 'nrpornl11111:.. mid n11y ..:01111111111i1y d1cs1. limd. 1•r Jimml.1111111. org:1111/.cd and 11pcralcd
l'Xclusivcly Im rcligim1s, dmnl;ilik. :-1.:1cnlllii:. lcs1111µ !or puhlu; salcly, lilcrnry. nr cducalional
purpnscs. or 111 li1slcr 1111lH111al or inh:rnalinnal amatc111 spo11s . nr li1r lhc
prcvc11t11111 nfi:rnclly !o d11ldrc1111r ;1111111als ..

(4) ( '1l'il llf 11rgu1111;11i1111i. ""' 11rgm1i1.cd l11r prolil hul 111cralctl cxdm:ivcly r111 lhc
(H\\llltllJ1111 nf ,1icial wcllarc. cir locul ns.socin1i1111s ol c111ployccs. lhc 111cn1hc1sl11p of winch is
linutcd 111 1hc cmptnyt.'Cs ol'" dcsiit1i.11ctl 11crS111\ or pcrs11ns 111 :1 pnrt1c11tai munic1palily. and the
m:I ol wliic.;h ;1n: cxd11s1vcly 111 du1111uhlc. ctl11cali1111al. 111 rccrc;11m1i.1l
puqx•!'C"
(5) l\11s1111:ss lca1111c.;. dmmhcrs 111' c11111111c11:c. rcal-cslatl· honrds. hrn11cl., 111 lrmlc. nr prnfcssinn.11
li111thall lc.1g.111. . . . .
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(b) Transportation services will not be provided to or !Tom:
(l) events or activities involving gambling, sexually-oriented conduct, or illegal
activity;
(2) destinations primarily devoted to the sale of alcoholic beverages; or

(3) any events, activities, or destinations that in the Superintendent's judgment


would reflect negatively on the reputation and public image of Dallas County
Schools.
(c) Transportation services for nonprofit organizations are subject to availability of
equipment and personnel and other operational constraints. Transportation services are
limited to the State of Texas.
(d) The Superintendent shall determine the fees to be charged for transportation services
for non-school organizations. Fees shall be at least sufficient to fully recoup Dallas
County Schools' costs in providing such services.
(e) Passengers receiving transportation services must conduct themselves in accordance
with the Bus Rider Code of Conduct.

Mr. Duncan moved for approval of the 2011 -2012 Salary Schedules. Mr. Smith seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.

The Board went into Executive Session at l :33 p.m. No decisions were reached in Executive
Session.

Board reconvened in Open Session at 1:45 p.m.

Mr. Duncan moved, in the absence of the Personnel/Compensation Commitlee Chair, for
approval of the Superintendent's Evaluation/Contract/Goals, including an extension of his
..¥ contrnct for an additional year and an increase in the Superintendent's auto allowance to
iJu;:_:;,, $700/per month. Ms. Dixon seconded the motion. Mr. Duncan expressed appreciation to Dr.
Sorrells on his performance and similar comments were made by Mr. Jordan and Ms. Dixon. The
00 • motion passed unanimously.

(8) Frotcmnl beneficiary societies, orders. or associations - (A) operating under lhe lodge system
or for the exclusive benefit of the members of o fraternity itself operating under the lodge
system, and (B) providing for the payment of life, sick, acciden t. or other benefits lo the
members of such society, order, or association or their dependents.

(to) Domestic fraternal societies, orders, or associations, opera ling under the lodge syslem - (A) the
net earnings of which arc devoted exclusively to religious, choritnble, scientific, lirerary,
educational, and fraternal purposes, and (B) which do not provide for the payment of life. sick,
accident, oc other benefits.

(19) A post or organization of past or present members o f the Anncd Forces of the United States, or
an auxiliary unit or society of, or a trust or foundation for, any such post or organii.ation .....
Internal Revenue Cude§§ 501(c)(3), (4). (6), (8), (10), & (19)

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(iavcl was p:1sscd back lo Mr. Dulll.:a11.

Mr. lluht,;ncr moved that 1)1 F1ct,;man h<.: !hi.: olliciill DCS Texas Assm.:iaLion of" Sdmol
(TASB) dclegillc. M r. Smith sccomlecl the 111011011 and 1110111111 pai.11cd unanimously.

Mr. Blair movcd thal Dixon ht.: lhc allcrnalc IX'S TASl3 Di.:lcgulc. Mr. Smilh seconded the
mol ion and it passed unanimously.

M1. .lung reported Ille trial dale li11· Nava v. D;illas C'ounly Sd111ols, C':111sc No. :l:CV-I0-0310-P
is sci Im .I anuary I 7. 2012.

Mr. Jung rcporlcd lllill :111 :igrc<.:d p1 ice has been 1cad1cd 1111 propcrly pun:has<.: cfforls.

Mr. Jung upd;1tcd the Board rn1 lht,; sli1lus of'tlw Samucll Bnuk:vnrd prnrcrty. The.: title comprn1y
is ddcnd ing nulsidc ad ion required hy our conlrncl.

Mr. I luhcncr moved to ad.111u111 the mcclmg. Mr. S1111lh :--ccomlcd the motion. Molion pass<.:cl
unan i r111>usly.

Th<.: meeting w:is adj1111m1.:tl al 2: 14 11.111.

s/L:.m y Duncan

/ 't1c!{.. /t it 1 r "t !/ r
RICK D. SOlrn ELl.S
PRESllWNT. BOARD OF TRllSTl :Fs COUNTY Sl /PERINTENDL:.N r & EX ·
f)A l.l.1\S ('OllNTY SCllOOl.S Ol·FIC'IO SECRETARY, DCS fliwrdof
Trustee:-.

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DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, March 22, 2012

MINUTES

The Board ol' Trustees o!' Dilllns Counly Schools met in n Regular lfoard Meeting held on
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at J:OO p.m. at lhc D.illas County Schools Administrnlion Building,
612 North Zang Dallas. Texas 7.5208-4329.

In allcndancc were:

PHESIDENT Larry Duncnn

MEMBERS
Maricclu Moore
Dr. raul A. Freeman
James I lubcncr

NOT PRESENT Puulinc Dixon


B..I. Smith

COUNT Y SU PERINTEND ENT


& EX-017FICIO SECRETARY Rick D. Sorrells, Ed.D.

ATTORNEY Kalie Anderson

STJ\FF Susan Falvo


David E:-;c<1lantc
Wesley Scott
Ashley Wilson
Normu Matthews
Carol Canlcrbury
Olga Espam 1
GUESTS Rex C'olc. RLC Consulting
NEA, Dallas
l\ngcl;.1 D:1vis,
Raymond Flood, NEA. Dallas
Or. Elhcnc .Jones, Humunitarinn World Foumhllion
Keith /\dams, Tcachers Together
Charlie Vine ard Teachers To •cth • ·

The meeting was c;illcd to onkr al I:0(1 p.m.

Board observed .i period or sik:nce.

Muriccla Moore led lhe Pledge or Allegiance.

Dr. Ethcnc Jones spoke lo lhc lloard ahout lhe Humanitarian World foundation and their HIV
Awa n;ncss M issio 11.

Dr. Rick Sorrells introduced Carol Canterbury and Nonna Mallhcws lo present the awurds l(ir
the Dallas County Schools Spelling Bee Contest. Ms. Cantcroury inlroduced the winners uncl
tirsl runner ups from Ihe Private und Public Sdmols. They arc us follow:-;:

Dr. Sorrells und the Board Members congr:.1tu lalcd Ihe Spelling Ike llonorccs.

Dr. Paul r:rccm;m movt:d lhr approval of the minutes from the Regular Board Meeting hcld on
.l:inuary 19. 2012. Maricela Moore seconded Che motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Moore lllOVCtl for npproval or rinancial Reports for December 31, 2011 and .lanU<ll"Y 31,
2012 as submillcd and file for Audit. Dr. r:rccman sccumlcd the motion. The motion p<lsscd
unanimously.

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Or. Sorrells presented his update on Standard Reports.

Ms. Moore recommended on behalf of the Personnel/Compensation Committee converting the


Superintendent's I-leaIth Coverage Benefits to salary as recommended by T ASB. James Hubener
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Or. Freeman recommended on behalf of the Building Committee authorization for the
Superintendent to acquire properties located at 707 N. Beckley Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75203 and
490 I Samuell Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75228. Mr. Hubener seconded the motion. Motion
passed unanimously. ?
Ms. Moore made the motion to approve Budget Amendment #4 for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year.
Mr. Duncan noted that the motion was being considered tor the first time on the floor rather than
through committee because of committee members' illnesses. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion.
Dr. Sorrells explained Budget Amendment #4. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board went into Executive Session at 1:50 p.m. for purposes permitted by the Texas Open
Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section §551.001 et seq. including but not limited to
Sections §551.071 consultation with Attorney; §551.072 Real Property or §551.074 Personnel
Matters.

No decisions were reached in Executive Session.

Board reconvened in Open Session at 1:55 p.m.

Mr. Hubener moved that the meeting be adjourned. Or. Freeman seconded the motion. Motion
passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:56 p.m.

s/Larry Duncan s/Rick D. Sorrells

_{f]p,0.4 b,1l/f-'d)1
RICK 0 . SORRELLS
COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT & EX-
OFFICIO SECRETARY, OCS Board of
Trustees

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DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PERSONNEL/COMPENSATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, August 23, 2012

MINUTES

The Trustees of Dallas County Schools met in a Personnel/Compensation CommJttce Meeting


held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dallas County Schools Administration
Building, 612 North Zang Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75208-4329.

In attendance were:

PERSONNEL COMPENSATION
COMMITTEE CHAlR Maricela Moore

.MEMBERS
Larry Duncan
Edna Pemberton

NOT PRESENT

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT &


EX-OFFICIO SECRETARY Rick D. Sorrells, Ed.D.

ATTORNEY P. Michael Jung

STAFF Susan Falvo

GUESTS Angela Davis, NEA Dallas


John Luster, NEA Dallas
Robert Sears, NEA Dallas

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Maricela Moore called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m.

Larry Duncan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Duncan made the motion to approve the minutes for the July 17, 2012 meeting. Edna
Pemberton seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Prior to New Business Action Items, Committee Chair, Maricela Moore and members of the
cotrunittee complimented the Superintendent on the quality of his work. Dr. Sorrells thanked the
Board for their dedication and the opportwiity to serve Dallas County Schools.

Ms. Moore went through the Superintendent's evaluation and presented the ratings for each item.
A few comments and questions were asked. The Superintendents notes on questions were read
aloud. At the conclusion Ms. Moore commented on the rating given to the Superintendent and
complimented him on the high marks received.

No Executive Session was held.

Mr. Duncan made the motion to recommend to the full Board to extend the Superintendent's
contract an additional year (to 2016) and for deterred compensation and/or life insurance up to
an amount equivalent to the approved two (2 %) percent raise approved across the organization
and to change the Superintendent's contract period to September 1 through August 31. Ms.
Pemberton seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Ms. Moore made a. motion that the Superintendents' Goals with the addition of the diversity goal
from 2011-2012 (see attached) be recommended for approval by the full Board. Mr. Duncan
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Mr. Duncan moved the meeting be adjourned. Ms. Pemberton seconded the motion and the
meeting was adjourned at 2:35 p.m.

s!Maricela Moore s/Rick D. Sorrells

RICK D. SORRELLS
COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT & EX-
OFFICIO SECRETARY, DCS Board of
Trustees

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DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
Regular Board !Vleeting
Thursday, October 17, 2013

MINUTES

The Bourd of Trustees of Dallns County Schools met in n Regulur Board Meeting held on
Thursday, October l7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. al lhc Dallas County Schools Admi11istrntio11 Building,
612 North Zang Boulevard, Dallas, Texus 75208-4329.

Jn uttemluncc were:

PRESIDENT Lurry Duncan

MEMBERS
Gloria Tercero Lcvurio
C. W. Whitaker
Maricela Moore
Dr. Paul Freeman
James Hubener
Kyle Rcnurcl, M. D.

NOT PRESENT

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
& EX-OFFICIO SECRETARY Rick D. Sorrells, Ecl.D.

ATTORNEY P. Michael Jung

STAFF Susun Falvo

GUESTS Kenneth Curr, DCS Employee


The meeting was called lo order at I :35 p.m.

Board Observed a Period of Silence.

C.W. Wlutakcr lctl the Pledge of Alleginnce.

Mr. Kenneth Cnrr, a DCS employee, addressed the Board regarding parking at the No1ih Dallas
Service Center.

Dr. Paul Freemen moved to approve the minutes from the August 26, ;.ind August 29, 2013
Board Meetings. Mr. Whitaker seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Maricclil Moore moved that the Board ;;ipprovc financial reports for July 31, nncl August 31,
2013 as submitted and filed for audit. Glorin Tercero Levario seconded the motion. Dr. SotTells
answered questions and provided explannt ions for Board members. The mot ion pussed
unanimously.

Dr. Son-ells (1rcscnted the Superintendent's Report to the Board. He gave an on the Stop
Arm Camera Program as well as the recent T ASA!TAS B Convent ion. This recent convention
(1rovidcd our Technology Department with suveral new contucts ond Dr. Sorrells thoroughly
explained the new possibilities, equipment and savings we arc providing with technology
services. Discussion from Board members followed the prescntution.

Dr. Freeman moved on behalf of the recommendation ffqm the Budget/Finance Committee for
approval of Budget Amendment 1#2 lor the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Mr. Whit;;iker seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.

Mr. Whitaker moved the Board approve lhc lnlt:rlocal Cooperation Contract for the Urbnn Land
Bank Demonstration Progrnm. Dr. Freeman scconck'<I the motion and it passed unanimously.

Al the n:.-qucsl of the Superintendent, Dr. Freeman nskcd that the Resolution Authorizing the
Issuance and Sale of Dallas County Schools Tux and Revenue Anticipation Note, Series 2013;
Providing for the Security and Paymenl thereof; Approving a Note Purchase Agreement; and
Enacting Other Provisions Relating thereto be mov1."il to the November agenda. This was moved
without objection.

Mr. Whitaker moved for approval tor the Supcrintendenl 's Expl!ct<..'CI Annual Travel. Dr.
Freeman seconded this motion. Ms. Moore questioned whether this umount wus adequate to
cover the Superintendent's upcoming travel needs. Dr. Freeman then moved thut we increase the
travel budget to $8.000 at this time. Mr. Whitaker accepted this change to lhc motion and the
motion passed unanimously.

The Board went into Executive Session at 2:03 p.m. for purposes permilled by the Texas Open
Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section §551.001 et seq. including but not limited to
Sections §551.071 consultation with Attorney; §551.072 Real Property or §55 I .074 Personnel
Matters.
No decisions were reached in Executive Session.

Board reconvened in Open Session at 3:05 p.m.

Ms. Moore moved that the Board approve the Superintendent's evaluation as presented by the
Personnel Compensation Committee; the proposed Superintendent's Goals for 2013-2014; an
increase in pay fur the Superintendent equivalent to 103% of the sum oflast year's base plus the
two (2 %) percent one-time payment he received in 2012; and extending the Superintendent's
contract by one ( 1) year to 2017. Mr. Whitaker seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Ms. Moore moved the meeting be adjourned. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion. Motion passed
unanimously

The meeting was adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

s/Larry Duncan s/Rick 0. Sorrells

LARRY DUN&;®
PRESIDENT, BOARD OF TRUSTEES
- RICK D. SORRELLS
COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT & EX-
DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS OFFIC£0 SECRETARY, DCS Board of
Trustees
DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PERSONNEUCOMPENSATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, October 23, 2014

MINUTES

The Trustees of Dallas County Schools met in a Personnel/Compensation Committee Meeting


held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Dallas County Schools
Administration Building, 612 North Zang Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75208-4329.

ln attendance were:

PERSONNEL COMPENSATION
COMMITTEE CHAIR C. W. Whitaker

MEMBERS
Larry Duncan

NOT PRESENT Omar Narvaez

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT &


EX-OFFICIO SECRETARY Rick D. Sorrells, Ed.D.

ATTORNEY P. Michael Jung

STAFF Susan Falvo

GUESTS
C.W. Whitaker called the meeting to order at 11:33 a.m.

Larry Duncan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

There were no public comments.

Mr. Duncan made the motion to approve the minutes for the September 25, 2014 meeting. Mr.
Whitaker seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board went into Executive Session at 11 :35 a.m. No decisions were reached in Executive
Session. Board reconvened in Open Session at 12:05 p.m.

Results from the Superintendent's Evaluation from the Board Members were presented. Mr.
Duncan made a motion to approve the results. Mr. Whitaker seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously.

Mr. Duncan moved that the Superintendent's contract be ex.tended by one (1) year and that he
receive a three (3 %) percent raise effective September l, 2014. Mr. Whitaker seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.

Mr. Whitaker adjourned the meeting nt 12: 10 p.m.

s!C. W. Whitaker s/Rick D. Sorrells

c{cd§
Personnel/Compensation Committee,
JdCKJiSORRELLS
COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT & EX-
DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS BOARD OFFICIO SECRETARY, DCS Board of
OF TRUSTEES Trustees
DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PERSONNEL/COMPENSATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MINUTES

The Trustees of Dallas County Schools met in a Personnel/Compensation Committee Meeting


held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at the Dallas County Schools Administration
Building, 612 North Zang Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75208-4329.

In attendance were:

PERSONNEL COMPENSATION
COMMITTEE CHAIR C.W. Whitaker

MEMBERS
Omar Narvaez
Larry Duncan

NOT PRESENT

COUNTY SUPERJNTENDENT &


EX-OFFICIO SECRETARY Rick D. Sorrells, Ed.D.

ATTORNEY P. Michael Jung

STAFF Susan Falvo

GUESTS Kyle Renard, M.D., Board Member

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Mr. Whitaker called the meeting to order at 12:12 p.m.

Mr. Narvaez led the Pledge of Allegiance.

There were no public comments.

Mr. Duncan made the motion to approve the minutes for the September 15, 2015 meeting. Mr.
Nnrvnez seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The committee went into Executive Session at 12: 11 p.m. for purposes pennitted by the Texas
Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section §551.001 et. seq., including but not
limited to Sections §551.071 Consultation with Attorney; §551.072 Real Property or §551.074
Personnel Matters, all matters relating lo the following:
A. Consider Superintendent's Evaluation/Contract Goals

Open Session resumed at 12:38 p.m. No decisions were reached in Executive Session.

After a brief discussion the committee decided lo go back into Executive Session at 12:47 p.m.
for purposes pennitted by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section
§551.00 I ct. seq., including but not limited to Sections §551.071 Consultation with Attorney;
§551.072 Real Property or §551.074 Personnel Matters, all matters relating to the following:
A. Consider Superintendent's Evaluation/Contract Goals

Open Session resumed nt 12:59 p.m. No decisions were reached in Executive Session.

Mr. Whitaker summarized the Superintendent's evaluations. Mr. Narvaez moved to approve the
Superintendent's Goals for 2015-2016. Mr. Duncan seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously.

Mr. Narvaez moved lo increase the Superintendent's salary by three (3%) percent, the same
percentage given to the employees throughout the (Dallas County) organization. Mr. Duncan
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Mr. Narvaez moved the Board approval covering the Superintendent's portion of the TRS
retirement (currently employee pays 7.2 percent). The 7.2% percent becomes a portion of the
Superintendent's compensation throughout his contract. Mr. Duncan seconded this motion and
the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Duncan moved the Board approve a $12,000 annuity premium pay. The intent is this will be
decided annually and docs not run throughout the contract. Mr. Narvaez seconded the motion
nnd it passed unanimously.

Mr. Narvaez moved the Board approve a one-year extension on the Superintendent's contract.
Mr. Duncan seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

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Mr. Narvaez moved to adjourn the committee meeting. Mr. Duncan seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

s/C. W. Whitaker s/Rick D. Sorre11s

C.W. WHITAKER, CHAIR RICK D. SORRELLS


Personnel/Compensation Committee, COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT & EX-
DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS BOARD OFFICIO SECRETARY, DCS Board of
OF TRUSTEES Trustees

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DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MINUTES

The Board of Trustees of Dallas County Schools met for a Regular Board Meeting held on
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at I :00 p.m. at the Dnllas County Schools Administration Building,
612 North Zang Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75208-4329.

In attendance were:

PRESIDENT Larry Duncan

MEMBERS Dr. Paul Freeman


James Hubener
Kyle Renard, M.D.
C. W. Whitaker

NOT PRESENT Gloriu Tercero Levario


Omar Narvaez

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT Rick D. Sorrells, Ed.D.


& EX-OFFICO SECRETARY

ATTORNEY P. Michael Jung

STAFF Susun Falvo

GUESTS Angeln Davis, NEA-Dallas

Prior to the Board Meeting a special presentation was made by Mr. Joe Hart, Ex-Officio/Past
President on behalf on the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation thanking Dallas County
Schools for our participation and assistance with the recent TAPT Annunl Conference. Staff
members from DCS were: Aaron Hobbs, Mike Williams, David Hanna, Prentice Harper, and
Rhonda Davis. In addition, Mrs. Myrna Hart was in attendance for the presentation.
Mr. Duncan called the meeting to order at I: 18 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Hubcner.

There were no Public Comments.

Dr. Renard moved thnt the minutes from the Rcgulnr Board Meetings held on September 15,
20 I 5, be approved. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Hubcncr moved for approval of the Financial Reports for August 31, 2015 as submitted for
file and audit. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion. Mr. Duncan asked if there were any questions
from Board Members. Dr. Sorrells explained any variances in the report and answered questions
from Board Members. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Sorrells presented the Superintendent's Report to the Board. He reviewed the Community
Relations Marketing Report, the Fuel Report, aml Online Continuing Education Report and
presented an update on the School Bus Safety/Stop Arm Progmm. Dr. Sorrells mentioned the
recent TASA!f ASB Conference and asked for feedback from Dr. Freeman, the DCS Delegate
and Mr. Whitaker, the DCS Alternate Delegate. Both Dr. Freeman and Mr. Whitaker provided
positive feedback on the conference and provided materials for the Board to review.

Dr. Sorrells reported on the partnership with UT Southwestern Family Studies Center Program
and Uplift Education. Mr. Duncan added comments stating this is a hugely successful program
that may lead to other opportunities with UTSW. Dr. Sorrells answered questions from Board
Members.

Mr. Duncan passed the gavel to Dr. Freeman at I :39 p.m.

Dr. Freeman read New Business Action Item 7.A. and asked for a motion. Mr. Duncan moved
on behalf of the unanimous vote of the Policy Committee approval for revisions to Policy Title
II , Emplo yee.5, Chapter 14, EMPLOYEE STANDARDS OF CONDUCT. Section §14.005
Searching, Photographing, and Videotaping of Employees. Mr. Whitaker seconded the motion.
Mr. Jung explained this would include all DCS activities. Employ<."'CS would have the ability to
opt out of this provision and that it was limited to marketing purposes because of legal needs. Dr.
Sorrells answered questions from the Board Members and also let them know this was a
proactive move. The motion passed unanimously.

§ 14.005. Searching, Photographing, and Videotaping of Employees


(a) Dallas County Schools may photograph or videotape employees on DCS
property. while performing any DCS-relnted task, and/or attending any DCS
sponsored event. Such photographs and videotapes may be used without the prior
consent of the employee for DCS business purposes in accordance with state and
federal law.
(b) An employee who does not want the employee's image used for Tru1rkcting
purposes may provide written notice to the DCS Communications Department.

Dr. Freeman moved for approval of Lhe Superintendent's Expected Annual Travel (78). Dr.
Renard seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

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Mr. Whitaker moved on bchalfofthc Personnel/Compensation Committee the Board approve the
Superintendent's evaluation results (7C). Dr. Freeman seconded the motion. Mr. Whitaker
reviewed the Superintendent's ratings submitted by Board Members and the motion passed
unanimously.

Mr. Whitaker moved on behalf of the Personnel/Compensation Committee the Board accept the
Superintendent's Goals for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.

Mr. Whitaker moved on behalf of the Personnel/Compensation Committee extending the


Superintendent's contract for an additional year through August 2019. Dr. Freeman seconded the
motion und it passed unanimously.

Mr. Whitaker moved on behalf of the Personnel/Compensation Committee increasing the


Superintendent's salary by three (3%) percent effective November I, 2015. Dr. Freeman
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Mr. Whitaker moved on behalf of Personnel/Compensation Committee that the


Superintendent's portion of TRS be added to the Superintendent's compensation package. Dr.
Freeman seconded the motion. Mr. Duncan passed out comparison information for
Superintendents in similar positions/with similar sized organizations for Board review. After
discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Whitaker moved on behalf of the PersonnellCompensation Committee that the


Superintendent receive a $12,000 annuity. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion. Mr. Duncan
explained this reason tor this increase and discussed the comparison information previously
distributed. Questions from Board members were answered by Mr. Duncan nnd Dr. Sorrells. The
motion passed unanimously.

Executive Session was not held.

Mr. Jung updated the Board on Dallas County Schools v. Green. No. 05-14-00432-CV. The case
will be heard on November 17, 2015 al 10:00 a.m. by the Dallas County Court of Appeals. Mr.
Jung will represent DCS at this hearing, but let the Board know that we will not receive an
immediate decision.

Mr. Whitaker moved to adjourn the Board meeting. Mr. Hubener seconded the motion. The
meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

s/Larry Duncrm

RICK D. S RELLS
PRESIDENT, COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT & EX-
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DALLAS OFFICIO SECRETARY, DCS Board of
COUNTY SCHOOLS Trustees