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December 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

A. Introduction of Meeting and Pledge of Allegiance
B. Public Comments
C. Information Items
C.1. Superintendent's Report
C.1.b. Instructional Update
C.1.c. COVID Update
D. Consent Items (All items listed under this subheading will be adopted with one motion unless they are removed from the Consent Agenda by a Trustee or the Superintendent for discussion.)
D.1. Approve Minutes of October 17, 2020 Special Meeting, November 17, 2020 Regular Meeting, and December 7, 2020 Special Meeting
D.2. Consider Monthly Expenditures for November 2020
Description:  The monthly expenditures is presented for the Board of Trustee review in the Revenue and Expenditures Report and the Check Register in the Financial Update Section.
D.3. Consider Amendment to the 2020-2021 General Fund Budget
Description:  GENERAL FUND
The proposed amendment includes:
1. Adding $183,000 to Function 11(Instructional) to hire six full-time substitute teachers for 2020-2021.
2. Adding $100,000 to Function 51 (Operations) for cost of setting two portable buildings at BMS and purchasing desks.
3. Adding $ 79,000 to Function 51 to fund part of the cost of a marque for BHS.

The General Fund Budget will be a deficit of $4,072,466 after this amendment is approved.  The net change to deficit with this amendment is $362,000.
D.4. Consider Changing the Date of the Regular March Board Meeting to March 30, 2021
Description:  At the August 18, 2020 Regular Board Meeting, the Board approved changing the date of the Regular March Board Meeting from the 16th to the 23rd due to March holidays and teacher contract deadlines.  In order to allow principals adequate time to meet teacher contract deadlines after returning from spring break, it is requested that the meeting be moved to March 30, 2021.   
E. Separate Items
E.1. Consider Resolution to Extend the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Description:  This resolution is presented to extend the additional leave allocations of the FFCRA to employees that are instructed not to report to work for conditions related to COVID-19. The allocations made by the FFCRA are set to expire on December 31, 2020.
Attachments: (1)
E.2. Consider Ratification of Vendor for Purchase of IPAD's
Description:  The Board is requested to ratify Apple Inc. as the vendor for the purchase of 200 IPAD's at a cost of $75,590. The vendor has agreed to deliver the IPAD's by 12-30-2020 so the purchase will qualify for special COVID funding.  The order needs to be placed prior to the school board meeting on 12-15-2020 to ensure timely receipt of product.

The current approved budget includes funds for this purchase.
E.3. Consider Call of Election for Board of Trustees
  1. The date for the 2021 school board election is May 1, 2021.  The application period for a place on the ballot for school trustee is January 13, 2021 through February 12, 2021.  Applications will be available at the WSISD Administration Building during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12th.  The drawing for places on the ballot will be conducted in the Human Resource Office at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021.
  2. School Trustee Places 1, 2, and 3 are up for re-election.
  3. Election will be held at WSISD Administration Building, 401 S. Cherry Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76108.
F. Closed Meeting (TX Govt Code 551.071/551.072/551.074/551.082)
F.1. Personnel Concerns
F.2. Discuss Purchase, Exchange, Lease, or Value of Real Property
F.3. Safety/Security
F.4. Consultation with Board Attorney
G. Reconvene for Open Meeting
H. Consider Personnel Presented
Description:  Consider personnel presented
I. Consider Other Items Discussed in Closed Meeting
J. Adjourn

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