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November 2, 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 ITEM
5.A. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
5.A.1. 2019-2020 Fiscal Year End Financial Audit and Management Letter:  Hankins, Eastup, Deaton, Tonn & Seay has given the District an unmodified opinion. This is the highest level given for financial reporting. Bound copies of the audit will be presented at the Board Meeting.
5.A.2. December, Lump-Sum Compensation: A December, lump-sum compensation plan is proposed to eligible employees.
5.B. Consider All Matters related to Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, including, but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
5.B.1. Campus Improvement Plans (Secondary): Campus Improvement Plans for the 2020-2021 school year have been provided for review. Principals from Irma Marsh Middle School, Castleberry High School, and REACH High School will provide the board with a presentation to highlight a variety of strategies each campus will be working on this school year.
5.B.2. Targeted Improvement Plan: This presentation provides information on the required Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) developed for REACH High School based on the TEA designation as a comprehensive support and improvement campus.
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 Doug Lee, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.A. Consider Approval of Board Minutes from October 5, 2020, for a Regular Meeting.
9.B. Consider Approval of Expenditure Report for the month of October 2020:  The attached schedule lists all checks written for the month of October 2020.
9.C. Consider Approval of Policy Update 115 & CDA(LOCAL): Presented for approval is the TASB Board Policy Update 115 and the CDA(LOCAL).
9.D. Consider Approval of Phase 1 of the Technology Replacement Plan: The Technology department recommends purchasing 75 laptop computers and accessories for a total price of $85,500.00 from Dell. These laptops will be utilized by Teachers and Administrative Staff at Castleberry High School. Purchase recommendations are to be made from the Replacement Plan fund set aside during the budget process. 
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 Purchasing 650 LTE routers: The Technology Department recommends purchasing 650 LTE routers for the Digital Equity 4 All project for a cost not to exceed $208,000.51. Purchases will be made from fund balance.
Action(s):
I approve the purchase of 650 LTE routers 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. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
10.B.1. Consider Approval of the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year End Financial Audit:  Hankins, Eastup, Deaton, Tonn & Seay has given the District an unmodified opinion. This is the highest level given for financial reporting. 
Action(s):
I approve the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year End Financial Audit as presented. This motion, made by Doug Lee and seconded by Dewey Taliaferro, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.B.2. Consider Approval of the December, Lump-Sum Compensation:  A December, lump-sum compensation payment during the 2020-2021 school year.
Action(s):
I approve the December, Lump-Sum Compensation as presented. This motion, made by Dewey Taliaferro and seconded by W.E. "Bill" Seybold, 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 the Castleberry Bilingual/ESL Coordinator Recommendation:  The Superintendent of Schools will present recommendation to the Board of Education for approval of Crysol Arreola filling the Bilingual/ESL Coordinator position. 
Action(s):
I move to accept the Superintendent's recommendation for Crysol Arreola to fill the Bilingual/ESL Coordinator, subject to assignment. 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.2. Consider Approval of New Hire Contract Recommendation:  There are no new contract recommendations for this meeting as of October 26, 2020.
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. Dyslexia / 504 Report: The annual report will highlight program improvements, compliance, and initiatives for the school year.
11.B. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
11.B.1.  Financial Services Executive Director Report: 
11.B.1.a. Financial Services Evaluation: This report includes Financial Services performance  highlights, improvements and program solutions.
11.B.1.b. Child Nutrition Evaluation: Some of the report highlights include new marketing at campuses, free meals at all campuses, meals for athletes, increase in dinner program meals, monthly safety meetings with kitchen managers, and the offer of free dinners for any student at all campuses.
11.B.1.c. Investment Report for the quarter ending September 30, 2020: This report shows District investment by fund for the quarter ending September 30, 2020.
11.B.1.d. Board Budget Report as of September 30, 2020: This report shows Revenue and Expenditures by Fund and Function.
11.B.1.e. Tarrant County Tax Collection Reports for September 30, 2020 reflects the amount of current and delinquent taxes, penalties and interest collected for the month and year to date.
11.B.2. The Castleberry ISD Castleberry High School received a donation of lumber from Teague Lumbar Company. 
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. Continuation review of Board Policy Audit Review of Local Policies: The following Local Board policies have been reviewed and are presented as an information item. DNB(LOCAL), FDB(LOCAL), FEC(LOCAL), FEE(LOCAL), and FEF(LOCAL).
11.C.2. Review Resignations Received:  Three resignations have been received as of October 26, 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 10-15-20.
11.G. School Board 2020-2021 Activity Calendar
11.H. 2021-2022 Budget Timeline
12. DISCUSSION ITEMS - BOARD OF EDUCATION
12.A. Board of Education Key Dates
12.B. Thanksgiving Early Dismissal
12.C. School Board Christmas Dinner
12.D. 2020 Board of Education Self-Evaluation.    
12.E. 2020 Superintendent Evaluation Presentation
12.F. Board Members' report on the Virtual TASA/TASB Convention.
12.G. Pandemic Plan/Action
12.H. Legislative Update
13. ESTABLISH NEXT MEETING
13.A. Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - Board Christmas Dinner and Special Board Meeting
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. - Regular Board Meeting
14. ADJOURN

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