October 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISH A QUORUM
2. INVOCATION
3. COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITIZENS
4. QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CONSENT AGENDA
5. PRESENTATION ITEMS
5.A. Consider All Matters related to Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, including, but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
5.A.1. Castleberry ISD Asynchronous Learning Plan: Renee Smith-Faulkner, Associate Superintendent, will highlight key items in the Castleberry ISD Asynchronous Learning Plan submitted to the Texas Education Agency on September 21, 2020 for approval.
5.A.2. Campus Improvement Plans (Elementary): Campus Improvement Plans for the 2020-2021 school year have been provided for review. Principals from A.V. Cato Elementary, Castleberry Elementary, and Joy James Elementary will provide the board with a presentation to highlight a variety of strategies each campus will be working on this school year.
5.B. Consider All Matters Incident and/or related to Public Officers and Employees, including but not limited to, Contracts Resignations, Hiring, Assignments, Allocations, and Salaries.
5.B.1. Policy Update 115 & CDA(LOCAL): Presented for discussion is the TASB Board Policy Update 115 and the CDA(LOCAL).
5.C. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
5.C.1. Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Munoz 2020-2021 Retainer Agreement for November 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 in the amount of $40,000.
6. CLOSED SESSION
"The board may retire to closed session at any time between opening and adjourning the meeting for the purpose of deliberating business authorized by the Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et. Seq. Action, if any, will be taken in open session.
Specifically:
     551.074 For the purpose of considering appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear complaints against a public officer.
     551.0821 For the purpose of considering a matter regarding a public school student where personally identifiable information about the student will necessarily be revealed by the deliberation.
7. DINNER
8. ROUTINE BUSINESS
8.A. Pledges of Allegiance to the American and Texas Flags
9. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
I approve the consent agenda as presented. This motion, made by W.E. "Bill" Seybold and seconded by Kenneth Romo, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.A. Consider Approval of Board Minutes from September 14, 2020, for a Regular Meeting.
9.B. Consider Approval of Expenditure Report for the month of September 2020:  The attached schedule lists all checks written for the month of September 2020.
9.C. Consider Approval of the Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Munoz 2020-2021 Retainer Agreement for November 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 in the amount of $40,000.
9.D. Consider Approval of the 2020 District Appraisal Roll: The 2020 Supplemental Certified Appraisal Roll Valuation Summary is attached and the values have been certified by the Chief Appraiser. A complete list of all property is available for review in the Finance Office.
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.A. Consider All Matters related to Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, including, but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
10.A.1. Consider Approval of the Castleberry ISD Asynchronous Learning Plan: A link has been provided to the Asynchronous Learning Plan. The district plan was created with input from the Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Team.
Action(s):
I approve the Castleberry ISD Asynchronous Learning Plan as presented. This motion, made by Doug Lee and seconded by Cathy Gatica, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.B. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
10.B.1. Consider Approval of Budget Amendment: Displays any necessary budget amendments that should be made due to spending patterns. By law, the District may not exceed the budget amount within "Function" code without prior approval of the Board. The proposed budget amendments in Fund 199 are balanced amendments. The budget amendment is needed to balance functions within the funds for the end of the fiscal year.
Action(s):
I approve the Budget Amendment as presented. This motion, made by Mary Lou Martinez and seconded by Dewey Taliaferro, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.B.2. Consider Approval of the furniture purchase from Lone Star Furnishings not to exceed $14,166.50 for the Irma Marsh Middle School Renovation Project.
Action(s):
I approve the furniture purchase as presented. This motion, made by Dewey Taliaferro and seconded by Cathy Gatica, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.C. Consider All Matters Incident and/or related to Public Officers and Employees, including but not limited to, Contracts Resignations, Hiring, Assignments, Allocations, and Salaries.
10.C.1. Consider Approval of New Hire Contract Recommendation:  There are no new contract recommendations for this meeting as of September 28, 2020. 
10.C.2. Consider Approval of Petition to Sanction Teaching Certificate. This item asks the Board to consider approval of a petition to the Texas State Board for Educator Certification to sanction the Teaching Certificate of Bobbie Addington, in accordance with CISD Board Policy.
Action(s):
The Castleberry Independent School District Board of Education received notice of resignation from Bobbie Addington on August 24, 2020 effective September 24, 2020 who is employed under a Probationary contract. The Board finds that no good cause to resign exists under the TEC. The Board directs the Administration to report this to the Texas Education Agency, Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Educator Certification, and to include the following in the report: (A) the educator's resignation letter; (B) the agreement with the educator regarding the effective date of separation from employment, if any; (C) the educator's contract; and (D) school board meeting minutes indicating a finding of "no good cause.". This motion, made by Dewey Taliaferro and seconded by Mary Lou Martinez, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.C.3. Consider Approval of Petition to Sanction Teaching Certificate. This item asks the Board to consider approval of a petition to the Texas State Board for Educator Certification to sanction the Teaching Certificate of Daisy Gonzalez in accordance with CISD Board Policy.
Action(s):
The Castleberry Independent School District Board of Education received notice of resignation from Daisy Gonzalez on September 3, 2020 effective September 2, 2020 who is employed under a Term contract. The Board finds that no good cause to resign exists under the TEC. The Board directs the Administration to report this to the Texas Education Agency, Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Educator Certification, and to include the following in the report: (A) the educator's resignation letter; (B) the agreement with the educator regarding the effective date of separation from employment, if any; (C) the educator's contract; and (D) school board meeting minutes indicating a finding of "no good cause.". This motion, made by Dewey Taliaferro and seconded by Mary Lou Martinez, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11. INFORMATION ITEMS
11.A. Consider All Matters related to Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, including, but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
11.A.1. DEIC/SBDM election results: Membership for the District Educational Improvement Committee and the campus Site-Based Decision-Making committee will be shared for the 2020-2021 school year.
11.B. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
11.B.1. The Castleberry ISD Financial Services Department received donations of gift cards and merchandise items from various community businesses. Appreciation letters from DeAnne Page are attached.
11.B.2. The Castleberry ISD Irma Marsh Middle School received donations of food and drinks from BenQ America.  An appreciation letter from Abby Offenbaker is attached. 
11.C. Consider All Matters Incident and/or related to Public Officers and Employees, including but not limited to, Contracts Resignations, Hiring, Assignments, Allocations, and Salaries.
11.C.1. Review Resignations Received:  No resignations have been received as of September 28, 2020.
11.D. Consider All Matters related to Student Services/Capital Improvements Projects, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
11.D.1. Capital Improvements Projects Update (2020-21): The Projects Report reflects work scheduled to be completed and funds expended through the 2020-21 school year.
11.E. BBB Local, Board of Education three-year terms
11.F. Eichelbaum Wardell, P.C. Update 9-15-20 and 10-1-20
11.G. School Board 2020-2021 Activity Calendar
11.H. 2020-2021 Budget Preparation Timeline
11.I. Board Policy
12. DISCUSSION ITEMS - BOARD OF EDUCATION
12.A. Board of Education Key Dates
12.B. 2020 Board of Education Self-Evaluation.
12.C. 2021 NSBA Annual Conference in New Orleans, April 10-12, 2021.
12.D. 2020 Announcement of Continuing Education Credits
12.E. 2020-2021 Board of Education Webpage
12.F. School Board Candidate Forum
12.G. Pandemic Plan/Action
13. ESTABLISH NEXT MEETING
13.A. Monday, November 2, 2020 for a Regular Board Meeting
14. ADJOURN
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