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February 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting-RESCHEDULED from 02/18/21

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:  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 6:00 p.m. on February 18, 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. RECOGNITIONS:
4.a. Counselors' Week
4.b. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month 
5. PRESENTATIONS:
5.a. Edcouch-Elsa Early College High School Program Overview
Presenter:  Mary Garza
5.b. Presentation by South Texas Health System on Employee Assistance Program
Presenter:  Yvette Vela and Joseph Garcia
6. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT:
6.a. Update on EEISD Staff Climate Survey
Presenter:  Dr. Rodriguez
7. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
7.a. Approval of previous Board Meeting(s) Minutes:
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.a.1. Emergency Board Meeting - 01/03/2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.a.2. Regular Board Meeting - 01/20/2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.a.3. Special Board Meeting - 01/27/2021
7.b. Approval of Budget Amendments
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.c. Discussion and approval on Payment of Current Bills - January 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.d. Discussion and approval of EEISD Financial Report - January 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.e. Approval of Overtime/Substitute Pay for Month of January 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.f. Discussion and approval of Extra Duty Pay analysis for January 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.g. Discussion and approval of Tax Collection Report - December 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.h. Approval of Quarterly Investment Report for 3rd quarter July-September. 2020 and 4th quarter October-December 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.i. Approval of the two-year extension for the district bank depository contract with Texas National Bank and approval of the Board Resolution Extending Depository Contract
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.j. Approval of Ubaldo F. Pena and Albert Garcia as contracted services for the Athletic Program.
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.k. Approval to advertise for RFQ's for Annual Audit Services for the 2020-2021 school year
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.l. Approval of Texas Association of School Board (TASB) Localized Policy Update 116
Presenter:  Frances Rocha
7.m. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Texas A&M University Colonia's Program
Presenter:  Pete Riojas
8. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS:
8.a. Discussion and action to change the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday,  March 17, 2021 to Wednesday, March 24, 2021 due to the Spring Break week.
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez
8.b. Discussion and possible action to solicit proposals for Property & Casualty for plan year 2021-2022.
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
8.c. Discussion and possible action to approve the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Class Size Exception/Waiver for the 2020-2021 school year.
Presenter:  Frances Rocha
8.d. Discussion and possible action to review and approve the 2021 E-rate Vendor contract for Lit Fiber Services.
Presenter:  Joe Torres
8.e. Discussion and possible action to approve a truck for FFA program.
8.f. Discussion and action to approve Resolution and/or take appropriate action to reclassify employees and authorize Superintendent to execute a plan to compensate employees for incentive pay.
Presenter:  Dr. Rodriguez
8.g. Discussion and possible action to approve waiver application to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to move to remote learning due to inclement weather.
Presenter:  Dr. Rodriguez
8.h. Discussion and possible action to approve waiver application to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for a missed school day following inclement weather.
Presenter:  Dr. Rodriguez
8.i. Discussion and action to approve resolution regarding pay during school closures as a result of inclement weather.
Presenter:  Dr. Rodriguez

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, considering appointment, employment, resignation, retirement, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.
9.b. Consultation with legal counsel regarding a.)  pending or contemplated litigation b.)  settlement offer; or c.)  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)
Presenter:  Ben Castillo, Attorney for EEISD
9.c. 551.072. Deliberation regarding Real Property
Discussion on current offers for currently owned District Property.
 
10. ACTION ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION:
10.a. 551.074 Discussion and action regarding personnel, considering appointment, employment, resignation, retirement, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.
10.b. Discussion and action regarding consultation with legal counsel regarding a.)  pending or contemplated litigation b.)  settlement offer; or c.)  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)
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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