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October 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. Call meeting to order, roll call, establishment of a quorum and Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Invocation.
3. Comments from the public. Citizen Communications:  Open Forum
     – (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 6:00 p.m. on October 21, 2020
     to give your name and topic you wish to comment on.  Individuals must
     send in their comment or question in the body of the email.
4. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
4.a. Return to Learn Update
5. PRESENTATIONS
5.a. Presentation of 2019-2020 Annual Bilingual Report
Presenter:  Rene Ramos
5.b. Presentation on the Math Innovation Zones Grant
Presenter:  Rohnny Escareno
6. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
Description:   
6.a. Approval of previous Board Meeting(s) Minutes:
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.a.1. Special Board Meeting - 09/03/2020
6.a.2. Special Board Meeting - 09/09/2020
6.a.3. Regular Board Meeting - 09/17/2020
6.a.4. Team Building and Self-Assessment (Board/Superintendent) Training
     09/23/2020
6.a.5. Special Board Meeting - 09/24/2020
6.b. Approval of Budget Amendments
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.c. Discussion and action on Payment of Current Bills October 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.d. Discussion and action on EEISD Financial Report – October 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.e. Discussion on EEISD Tax Collection Report - September 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.f. Overtime/Substitute pay for month of September 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.g. Discussion on Extra Duty Pay Analysis as of September 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.h. Approval to change Texas National Bank signature cards from prior
     superintendent to new superintendent, Dr. Gregory Rodriguez for
     all bank accounts
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.i. Approval of RCI Annual Fixed Asset Scan and Tag Update
     and Annual Records Retention Plan Update
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.j. Approval of South Point EMS for Ambulance Services for
     School Sponsored Games pursuant to RFP’s for 2020-2021
     school year
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.k. Approval of the Business Office Procedures Manual and
     Student Activity Manual for the 2020-2021 school year
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.l. Approval of Resolution for the required annual review of the
     district’s investment policies and strategies for 2020-2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.m. Approval of Interlocal Agreement between Edcouch-Elsa ISD and
     South Texas College for Dual Credit Programs
Presenter:  Frances Rocha
6.n. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between Region
     One Education Service Center Office of Adult Education and
     Edcouch-Elsa ISD for the purpose of establishing an adult
     education and literacy program for eligible participants
Presenter:  Frances Rocha
6.o. Approval of the 2020-2021 Student Handbooks
Presenter:  Frances Rocha
6.p. Approval of the 2020-2021 Student Code of Conduct
Presenter:  Frances Rocha
7. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS
Description:   
7.a. Consideration and approval of an order authorizing the issuance,
     sale and delivery of Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
     Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2020, setting certain
     parameters for the bonds; authorizing a pricing officer to approve
     the terms thereof; levying a tax and providing for the security and
     payment of such bonds; and enacting other provisions relating thereto
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.b. Recommend approval to authorize the Superintendent to submit
     to TEA a Board Approved second waiver request to extend
     Distance Learning from October 27, 2020 to December 2, 2020.
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez
8. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  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:
8.a. 551.074 for the purpose of discussing personnel, considering appointment,
employment, resignation,retirement, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline,
or dismissal of a public officer or employee:
8.b. Consultation with legal counsel regarding a.) pending or contemplated
litigation b.) settlement offer; or c.) a matter in which the duty of the
attorney to Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District under the Texas
Disciplinary 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).
9. ACTION ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
9.a. Discussion and possible action regarding personnel, considering
appointment,employment, resignation, retirement, evaluation,
reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer
or employee.
9.b. Discussion and action regarding consultation with legal counsel regarding
a.) pending or contemplated litigation b.) settlement offer; or c.) a matter
in which the duty of the attorney to Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
under the Texas Disciplinary 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).
10. ADJOURNMENT.
10.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
Password: 7jB1Sa
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electronic copy of the agenda packet is attached to this online notice.
10/16/2020
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