July 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. 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:
5.A. Section 551.071  Consultation with Attorney
5.B. Section 551.072  Deliberation Regarding Real Property (Purchase, Exchange, Lease or Value)
5.C. Section 551.074  Personnel Matters (Appointment, Employment, Evaluation, Reassignment, Duties, Discipline, Dismissal, Complaint)
      1. Team of Eight: Board - Superintendent Relations / Superintendent Evaluation
5.D. Section 551.0821  Personally Identifiable Information about Public School Student
6. DINNER
7. ROUTINE BUSINESS
7.A. Pledges of Allegiance to the American and Texas Flags
7.B. School Officials Present
8. DISCUSSION ITEMS
8.A. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
8.A.1. Discussion regarding cash defeasance options for the Castleberry ISD's outstanding bonds.
8.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.
8.B.1. Presentation of the 2021-2022 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct: Dr. Myrna Blanchard, Director of Human Resources, will present the recommended changes and updates to the 2021-2022 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.
8.C. Consider All Matters related to Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, including, but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
8.C.1. Leadership Academy at Joy James Elementary: Dr. June Ritchlin, Executive Director of Educational Leadership, has provided a follow-up report to the presentation from the June 15, 2021, board meeting.
8.C.2. Dr. John Ramos, Superintendent of Schools, will present the Mission and Vision Statement for the Castleberry ISD Strategic Plan 2021-2026.
9. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
I approve the consent agenda as presented. This motion, made by Tracy Gallman and seconded by Mary Lou Martinez, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.A. Consider Approval of Board Minutes from June 15, 2021, for a Regular Board Meeting, and June 21, 2021, for a Special Board Meeting.
9.B. Consider Approval of Expenditure Report for the month of June 2021: The attached schedule lists all checks written for the month of June 2021.
9.C. Consider Approval of the Broker Dealer List: In accordance with the 1997 Public Funds Investment Act, Texas Government Code 2256.025, the Board of Education must review, revise, and adopt a list of qualified brokers and dealers on an annual basis.
9.D. Consider Approval of a 60-month Lease with Ricoh for the District's Copy Machines. The estimated lease cost per month will be $7,358.25. This is an estimated monthly savings of $115.93 compared to the current copy machine leases with Ricoh and Xerox.
9.E. Consider Approval of the Resolution of Annual Review of the Investment Policy of Castleberry Independent School District.
9.F. Consider Approval of TASB, TASBO, TASA, University of North Texas, Government Treasurer Organization of Texas, Region XI Educational Service Center and Texas State University for Independent Sources of Instruction relating to Investment Responsibilities: Investment Officers are required to receive 10 hours of Investment Officer training every 2 years.
9.G. Consider Approval of a contingent fee contract with Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott, LLP pursuant to Section 6.30 of the Texas Property Tax Code, said contract being for the collection of delinquent government receivables owed to Castleberry Independent School District and notice of said contract is posted with the agenda in accordance with Section 2254 of the Government Code.
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.A. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
10.A.1. Consider Approval of the Tarrant Appraisal District Proposed Budget 2021: The estimated allocations in the Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) proposed budget are based on the most recent June value estimates and the 2020 tax rates.  The official allocations for 2022 will be based on the certified values from 2021 and the 2021 adopted tax rates for each taxing unit as those are finalized.  The Tarrant Appraisal District Proposed Budget is attached for your review and information.
Action(s):
I approve the Tarrant Appraisal District Proposed Budget 2021 as presented. This motion, made by David Holder and seconded by Tracy Gallman, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.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.
10.B.1. Consider Approval of the Castleberry High School Assistant Principal Contract Recommendation: The Superintendent of Schools will present recommendation to the Board of Education for approval of Duran Johnson filling the Castleberry High School Assistant Principal position.
Action(s):
I move to accept the Superintendent's recommendation to employ Duran Johnson as the Castleberry High School Assistant Principal, subject to assignment. This motion, made by Mary Lou Martinez and seconded by Tracy Gallman, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.B.2. Consider Approval of the Intermediate Humanities Coordinator Contract Recommendation: The Superintendent of Schools will present recommendation to the Board of Education for approval of Dr. Tina Alvarado filling the Intermediate Humanities Coordinator position.
Action(s):
I move to accept the Superintendent's recommendation to employ Dr. Tina Alvarado as the Intermediate Humanities Coordinator, subject to assignment. This motion, made by David Holder and seconded by Mary Lou Martinez, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.B.3. Consider Approval of the Secondary ELA Coordinator Contract Recommendation: The Superintendent of Schools will present recommendation to the Board of Education for approval of Catherine Wohl filling the Secondary ELA Coordinator position.
Action(s):
I move to accept the Superintendent's recommendation to employ Catherine Wohl as the Secondary ELA Coordinator, subject to assignment. This motion, made by David Holder and seconded by Mary Lou Martinez, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.B.4. Consider Approval of New Hire Contract Recommendations: There are twelve contract recommendations for this meeting as of July 12, 2021.
Action(s):
I make the motion that the Board of Education approve the New Hire Contract Recommendations. There are twelve contract recommendations for this meeting as of July 12, 2021, subject to assignment by the Superintendent or designee. This motion, made by Ariela Martinez and seconded by Mary Lou Martinez, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.B.5. Consider Approval of the 2021-2022 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct: Dr. Myrna Blanchard, Director of Human Resources, presented the recommended changes and updates to the 2021-2022 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.
Action(s):
I approve the 2021-2022 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct as presented. This motion, made by David Holder and seconded by Linda Aguillón, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.C. Consider All Matters related to Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, including, but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
Action(s):
I approve the Mission and Vision Statement for the Castleberry ISD Strategic Plan 2021-2026 as presented. This motion, made by Ariela Martinez and seconded by Linda Aguillón, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10.C.1. Consider Approval of the Mission and Vision Statement for the Castleberry ISD Strategic Plan 2021-2026.
10.D. Consider All Matters related to Student Services/Capital Improvements Projects, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
10.D.1. Consider Approval of Auxiliary Services Building Exterior Remodel / Canopy Installation (Capital Improvement Projects # 12): Remodel of exterior and installation of Auxiliary Services Building from AUI Partners, LLC. (RFP Bid: #22-001) in the amount of $408,730.00.
Action(s):
I approve the Auxiliary Services Building Exterior Remodel / Canopy Installation as presented. This motion, made by Tracy Gallman and seconded by David Holder, 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. Campus Improvement Plans (Elementary and Secondary): Each campus has completed the Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) formative assessment update to document progress. Principals have created an infographic to summarize their progress. Each infographic will highlight data and a variety of strategies each campus has implemented during the 2020-2021 school year to reach goals set with their leadership teams.
11.B. Consider All Matters related to Financial, including but not limited to reports, finances, and/or proposals.
11.B.1. TRS Active Care Rates for 2021-2022 are presented. The TRS Active Care rates for 2021-2022 increased for some plans, while others decreased. A premium comparison table of 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 is included for your review.
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: Seventeen resignations have been received as of July 12, 2021.
11.C.2. Superintendent Approved New Professional Hires: There are seventeen superintendents approved new hires for this meeting as of July 12, 2021.
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 (2021-22): The Projects Report reflects work scheduled to be completed and funds expended through the 2021-22 school year.
11.E. BBB Local, Board of Education three-year terms
11.F. Eichelbaum Wardell, P.C. Update 6-15-21 and 7-1-21
11.G. School Board 2021-2022 Activity Calendar
11.H. Budget Preparation Timeline 2022-2023
11.I. Board Policy
12. DISCUSSION ITEMS - BOARD OF EDUCATION
12.A. Board of Education Key Dates
12.B. CISD 2021-2022 Graduation Venue
12.C. Legislative Update
12.D. TASB Board of Directors Nominations
12.E. Pandemic Plan/Action
12.E.1. CDC Guidelines
12.F. CISD Appreciation Day
13. ESTABLISH NEXT MEETING
13.A. Monday, August 9, 2021, for a Regular Board Meeting
14. ADJOURN
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