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February 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
A. Introduction of Meeting and Pledge of Allegiance
B. Public Comments
C. Public Hearing Over Texas Academic Performance Report
Attachments: (1)
D. Closed Meeting (TX Govt Code 551.071/551.072/551.074/551.082)
D.1. Personnel Concerns
D.2. Discuss Purchase, Exchange, Lease, or Value of Real Property
D.3. Safety/Security
D.4. Consultation with Board Attorney
E. Reconvene for Open Meeting
F. Information Items
F.1. Superintendent's Report
F.1.b. Instructional Update
F.1.c. COVID Update
G. 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.)
G.1. Approve Minutes of January 19, 2021 Regular Meeting and February 9, 2021 Special Meeting
G.2. Consider Monthly Expenditures for January 2021
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.
G.3. Consider Approval of General Fund and Debt Service Fund Amended Budgets
Description:  GENERAL FUND
The proposed amendment includes:
1. Adding $26,300 stipends for Nurses - Function 33 
2. Moving $24,000 from Tutoring budget in Function 11 to Function 51 and 53 to fund on-line testing costs.
3. Adding $ 50,000 for architectural expense - Function 41.
4. Adding $39,000 for Bond Meeting Facilitator - Function 41.
5. Adding $12,000 for Special Program Aide going full-time - Function 11.
6. Adding $30,000 for added position at Operations - Function 51.
7. Moved money from various functions for campuses - no change in budget.

The General Fund Budget will be a deficit of $ 4,229,766 after this amendment is approved.  The net change to the deficit with this amendment is $157,300.

DEBT SERVICE
The proposed amendment includes:
1. Decreasing the interest income by $55,000 due to decrease in interest rates.
2. Decreasing the interest payments by $ 2,452,941 due to refinancing of bonds done in July and November 2020 - Function 71
3. Increase the bond fees by $20,000 due to refinancing expense - Function 71.

The Debt Service Budget will be a net income of $ 2,679,393 after this amendment is approved.
G.4. Consider Changing the Date of the March 30, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
Description:  To maintain consistency in the day of the week for Regular Board Meetings for the remainder of the year, the Board is requested to change the date of the Regular March Board Meeting from Tuesday, March 30th, to Monday, March 29, 2021.  
G.5. Consider TEA Educator Appraisal Waiver
Description:  Due to the increased absences by staff and students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WSISD will apply for a waiver to suspend educator appraisals for the remainder of the school year. The teacher observation requirements and student growth component would be suspended. Teacher goal setting and the end of year summative would still be conducted. Observations can still be performed on staff members that the campus administration deems necessary or at the request of the educator.
 
G.6. Consider Approval of Vendor for Bond Planning Committee Facilitation
Description:  The District received a proposal from TransCend4 for Bond Planning Committee Facilitation. Services include complete meeting planning and facilitation of facility planning committee meetings, debriefs, pre/post workdays, and in-district workdays which include board meetings, planning sessions with leadership, and/or other district meetings. The total cost for these services is $38,650.
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The proposed amended budget includes this item.
Attachments: (1)
H. Separate Items
H.1. Consider 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
Description:  The WSISD District Planning Committee (DPC), which consists of teachers, administrators, parents, community members and other school employees, developed the Proposed 2021-2022 District Academic Calendar.  Parents and staff members were encouraged to provide input regarding the proposed calendar Jan. 15 through Jan. 25.  The District Planning Committee met Wednesday, February 10, 2021, reviewed comments/concerns and voted to present the calendar as proposed.
 
Attachments: (1)
H.2. Consider Policy Update 116
Description:  Update 116 focuses on Legal Policies affected by recent changes in Administrative Code rules or legislation from the 86th legislative session that became effective January 1, 2021. The update also includes recommended Local policy revisions concerning the dismissal appeal process for employees, cybersecurity training, student medical treatment, and community conduct on school premises.

 
H.3. Consider Approval of Vendor for Architectural Services
Description:  The District released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Architectural Services for Long-Range Facility Planning, Bond Planning, and Facility Programming, Facilities Design, and Construction Administration. The District personnel recommends using VLK Architects as the vendor.

The proposed amended budget includes funds for Long-Range Facility Planning included in this item.
I. Consider Items Discussed in Closed Meeting Including Personnel
J. Adjourn
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