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December 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda

1. Call meeting to order, roll call, establishment of a quorum and Pledge of Allegiance.

Presenter:  Chris Morales, Board President

2. Invocation.

3. OPEN FORUM:

3.a. Comments from the public.  Citizen Communications:
     (Limit of 3 minutes per speaker/group)  Public Audience:  Public comments for 
     this meeting will be held as follows:  Members of the public, if you wish to  
     comment before the Board you must email comments@eeisd.org by 6:15 p.m. on
     December 17, 2020 to give your name and topic you wish to comment on. 
     Individuals must send in their comments or question in the body of the email.

Presenter:  Ben Castillo, Attorney for EEISD

4. SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS:

4.a. Ernesto Moreno for being offered Full Academic Scholarship to attend Princeton University

4.b. Marissa Ayala for passing the Texas Bar Exam

5. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT:

6. PRESENTATION ITEMS:

6.a. Report on assessment of hurricane damages by Staples Consulting Group, LLC.

Presenter:  Don Staples

7. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

7.a. Approval of previous Board Meeting(s) Minutes:

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.a.1. Special Board Meeting - 11/12/2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.a.2. Regular Board Meeting - 11/18/2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.b. Approval of Budget Amendments

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.c. Discussion and approval on Payment of Current Bills - December 2020

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.d. Discussion and approval of EEISD Financial Report - December 2020

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.e. Approval of Overtime/Substitute Pay for Month of November 2020

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.f. Discussion and approval of Extra Duty Pay analysis for November 2020

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.g. Discussion and approval of Tax Collection Report - November 2020

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.h. Approval of the 2020 Tax Roll Totals from the Hidalgo County Tax Office

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.i. Approval of renewal license for Renaissance Software.

Presenter:  Maria Gonzales

7.j. Approval of Project Lead The Way resources for the STEM curriculum at Carlos F. Truan JHS.

Presenter:  Nehemias Cantu

7.k. Approval of payment to Staples Consulting, Group, LLC for the Inspection of EEISD Properties in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna.

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.l. Approval of agreement with SOARD Solutions, LLC

Presenter:  Pete Riojas

7.m. Approval to add Dr. Gregory Rodríguez, Superintendent, as an authorized representative and investment officer for the Lone Star Investment Pool account.

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
8. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS:

8.a. Discussion and action to request to approve proposal by Advanced Therapy Center in response to RFQ for Physical Therapy services.

Presenter:  Itza Flores

8.b. Discussion and action to approve Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) for Carlos F. Truan JHS.

Presenter:  Nehemias Cantu

8.c. Discussion and possible action to approve filing form 470 for category one services:  Lit Fiber Connections.

Presenter:  Joe Torres

8.d. Discussion and action to approve a resolution requesting Governor Abbott to include Public School personnel in the official expert vaccine allotment panel's definition of Frontline Workers.

Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodríguez

9. CLOSED SESSION:  The superintendent requests that the Board of Trustees convene in closed meeting as authorized by the provisions of the Open Meeting Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.  This executive session is in accordance with the Texas Government Code Section:

9.a. 551.074 for the purpose of discussing personnel, condiering appoinment, employment, resignation, retirement, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.

9.a.1. Level 3 Grievance of A.D.

9.a.2. Level 3 Grievance of V.S.

9.a.3. Level 3 Grievance of A.R.

9.a.4. Level 3 Grievance of S.G.

9.a.5. Level 3 Grievance of R.R.

9.b. Consultation with legal counsel regarding a.)  pending or contemplated litigation b.)  settleent offer; or c.)  matter in which the duty of the attorney to Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District under the Texas Discipllinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (TX.Gov't. Code 551.071)
Presenter:  Ben Castillo, Attorney for EEISD
10. ACTION ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION:
10.a. 551.074 Discussion and action regarding personnel, condiering appoinment, employment, resignation, retirement, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.

10.a.1. Level 3 Grievance of A.D.

10.a.2. Level 3 Grievance of V.S.

10.a.3. Level 3 Grievance of A.R.

10.a.4. Level 3 Grievance of S.G.

10.a.5. Level 3 Grievance of R.R.

10.b. Discussion and action regarding consultation with legal counsel regarding a.)  pending or contemplated litigation b.)  settleent offer; or c.)  matter in which the duty of the attorney to Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District under the Texas Discipllinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (TX.Gov't. Code 551.071)
11. ADJOURNMENT:
11.a. Members of the public may access this meeting as follows:  using or
https://zoom.us/j/94308987867?pwd=RWd3OTBQdUcwQXpRc1I3eGg2WkZyQT09
Meeting ID: 943 0898 7867
Passcode: 7jB1Sa

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