January 19, 2021 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. District Improvement Plan:  Renee Smith-Faulkner, Associate Superintendent, will provide an update on the progress of the 2020-2021 District Improvement Plan. 
5.A.2. CISD Academic Planning Guide: Approval of changes to the Academic Planning Guide for the 2021-2022 academic year which was presented as an information item on December 14, 2020.
5.B. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
5.B.1. Robert A. Tijerina and Adrian Galvan of Tijerina Galvan Lawrence LLC (TGL) will present information regarding the possible refinancing options for the Castleberry ISD's outstanding bonds.
6. DISCUSSION ITEM
6.A. Consider All Matters Incident and/or related to Public Officers and Employees, including but not limited to, Contracts Resignations, Hiring, Assignments, Allocations, and Salaries.
6.A.1. Discussion of Resolution Temporarily Amending Board Policy DEC (LOCAL) to extend provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for Employees.
7. 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.
     551.072  For the purpose of discussing purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
     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.
8. DINNER
9. ROUTINE BUSINESS
9.A. Pledges of Allegiance to the American and Texas Flags
9.B. Recognition of Guests: CISD School Board Recognition Month for January.  June Ritchlin, Executive Director of Elementary Education, will recognize the Castleberry Board Members on behalf of CISD Administration. Mayor Joe Ashton will present a proclamation from the City of River Oaks.
10. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
I approve the consent agenda as presented. This motion, made by Kenneth Romo and seconded by Cathy Gatica, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.A. Consider Approval of Board Minutes from December 14, 2020, for a Special Board Meeting and December 14, 2020, for a Regular Board Meeting.
10.B. Consider Approval of the Expenditure Report for the month of December 2020: This report lists all checks written for the month of December 2020.
10.C. Consider Approval of the updated Superintendent Evaluation Instrument.
10.D. Consider Approval of Continuation review of Board Policy Audit Review of Local Policies: The following Local Board policies are presented for approval. DNB(LOCAL), FDB(LOCAL), FEC(LOCAL), and FEE(LOCAL).
11. ACTION 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. Consider Approval of the CISD Academic Planning Guide: Approval of changes to the Academic Planning Guide for the 2021-2022 academic year which was presented as an information item on December 14, 2020. 
Action(s):
I approve the CISD Academic Planning Guide as presented. This motion, made by Doug Lee and seconded by Dewey Taliaferro, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11.B. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
11.B.1. Consideration and possible action regarding termination of current Financial Advisory Services Agreement.
Action(s):
I approve the termination of Financial Advisory Services Agreement as presented. This motion, made by Dewey Taliaferro and seconded by Mary Lou Martinez, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11.B.2. Consideration and possible action regarding selection of Tijerina Galvan Lawrence LLC as the new financial consultant.
Action(s):
I approve Tijerina Galvan Lawrence LLC as the new financial consultant as presented. This motion, made by Doug Lee and seconded by Cathy Gatica, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11.B.3. Consider Approval of Special Education Consultants:  Financial Services advertised RFP# 21-001 for Special Education Consultant Services. A list of recommended consultants is attached for your review.
Action(s):
I approve the Special Education Consultant Services as presented. This motion, made by Mary Lou Martinez and seconded by Kenneth Romo, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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. Consider Approval of New Hire Contract Recommendations: There are no contract recommendations for this meeting as of January 11, 2021.
11.C.2. Consider Approval of Resolution Temporarily Amending Board Policy DEC (LOCAL) to extend provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for Employees.
Action(s):
I approve the Resolution Temporarily Amending Board Policy DEC as presented. This motion, made by Kenneth Romo and seconded by Dewey Taliaferro, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11.D. Consider Approval of All Matters Incident and/or Related to Ordering a General Election for place 3 (Dewey Taliaferro) and place 4 (Doug Lee) for a three year term to be held on May 1, 2021. The Castleberry Independent School District Board of Education is ordering a General Election that will be held jointly with Tarrant County, City of River Oaks, and City of Sansom Park.
Action(s):
I approve ordering a General Election for place 3 and place 4 as presented. This motion, made by Kenneth Romo and seconded by Mary Lou Martinez, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
12. INFORMATION ITEMS
12.A. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
12.A.1. The Castleberry ISD Special Education Department received donations of gift cards and items totaling $630.00 in November from various community businesses.  Appreciation letters from Lynn Jameson are attached.
12.A.2. The Castleberry Athletic Department received a donation check totaling $740.80 from the Castleberry Athletic Booster Club for the purchase of Castleberry High School baseball catcher gear.
12.A.3. Castleberry Elementary received donations of clear backpacks and face masks totaling $375.00 in November from various community members.  Appreciation letters from Michelle Stapp are attached.
12.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.
12.B.1. Review Resignations Received:  No resignations have been received as of January 11, 2021.
12.B.2. Public Schools Week:  Included in this information is the Open House schedule and publicity plan for the 2021 Public Schools Week.
12.C. Consider All Matters related to Student Services/Capital Improvements Projects, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
12.C.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.
12.D. BBB Local, Board of Education three-year terms
12.E. Eichelbaum Wardell, P.C. Update 12-15-20 and 1-1-21
12.F. School Board 2020-2021 Activity Calendar
12.G. Budget Preparation Timeline 2021-2022
12.H. Board Policy
13. DISCUSSION ITEMS - BOARD OF EDUCATION
13.A. Board of Education Key Dates
13.B. CHS Renovation Timeline - DRAFT
13.C. Joint Street Projects with the City of River Oaks
13.D. Strategic Planning - Moak, Casey, & Associates
13.E. Pandemic Plan/Action
14. ESTABLISH NEXT MEETING
14.A. Thursday, January 28, 2021 for a School Board Workshop (T) and Monday, February 8, 2021 for a Regular Board Meeting.
15. ADJOURN
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