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January 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish That a Quorum is Present
2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance: United States Flag and Texas Flag
3. Open Forum/Public Comment
4. Recognitions and Presentations
4.A. Staff Recognition 
4.B. Student Recognition
5. Administrative Reports and Discussion Items
5.A. Discussion of the Financial and Food Service Report
5.A.1. Budget/State Funding Update
5.A.2. Consider Budget Amendments
5.A.3. Food Service Update
5.B. Discussion Campus and Athletic Reports
5.C. Discussion of the Maintenance, Operations, and Tech Report
5.D. Safety and Security Update
5.E. Discussion of the Superintendent Report
5.E.1. COVID-19 update
5.E.2. Enrollment/Attendance Update
5.E.3. Sale of Tye Property
5.E.4. Board Training 
6. Discussion and Action Items
6.A. Approve Minutes of the 12.16, 1.21, and 1.27, 2020 Board of Trustees Meetings
6.B. Approve Payment of the Monthly Bills for December 2020
6.C. Discuss/Update on Early Notification Incentive Program Spring 2021
6.D. Discuss/Consider Board Policy Update 116
6.E. Discuss/Consider Call for School Board Election on May 1, 2021, for Place 1, currently held by Delbert Russell, and Place 2, currently held by Kyle Doan.
6.F. Discuss/Consider Joint Resolution to Enter into a Joint Contract for Election Services for 2021, Between Merkel ISD and City of Merkel and City of Tye
6.G. Discuss and Review Board Operating Procedures
6.H. Discuss MISD Strategic Planning
7. Staffing Update (personnel matters in closed session)
7.A. Resignations
7.B. Discussion of the Superintendent's Annual Summative Appraisal
7.C. Contract Offerings
7.C.1. Consider and take possible action on Term and Probationary Employment Contract Offerings
7.C.2. Discuss/Consider the Superintendent's Contract, Salary, and Benefits
Description:  I move that the Board hire Joseph O'Malley as the Superintendent of Schools and approve the terms of the superintendent contract as discussed in closed session.
8. Closed Session
8.A. Consultation with Attorney (Gov’t. Code 551.071)
8.B. Deliberation Regarding Real Property (Gov’t Code 551.072)
8.C. Deliberation Regarding Personnel Matters (Gov’t Code 551.074)
8.D. Discussion of Superintendent's Annual Summative Appraisal (Gov't. Code 551.074)
8.E. Deliberation Regarding Security Measures (Govt. Code 551.076)
8.F. Return to open session and take any action deemed necessary in closed session discussions
9. Discussion of Future Board Meeting Dates and Future Agenda Postings
10. Adjourn
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