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February 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
1.A. Pledge of Allegiance
1.B. Approval of a Flexible Agenda (For Possible Action)
Description:  The Trustees reserve the right to take items in a different order to accomplish business in the most efficient manner.
2. Consent Items SG-G (For Possible Action)
Description:  Information concerning the following consent items has been forwarded to each Board Member for study prior to this meeting.  Unless a Trustee or member of the audience has a question concerning a particular item and asks that it be withdrawn from the consent list, the items are approved at one time by the Board of Trustees.  
Note:  If one of the following items is removed for discussion, it will be heard at the end of the consent items.  
2.A. Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 12, 2021
Description:  Attached are Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 12, 2021 for review and approval. 

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 12, 2021.
2.B. Accounts Payable Special and Regular Run Vouchers
Description:  A complete list of payments contained in Accounts Payable Special Vouchers numbers 2154, 2155, 2156, 2157 ,2158, 2159, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163 and Regular Run Voucher Number 2164, 2165, 2166 and 2167  are attached. Vouchers have been prepared in accordance to state law and copies of the Vouchers are available for review by the public at the Superintendent's office prior to the meeting.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Special Run Voucher Numbers  2154, 2155, 2156, 2157, 2158, 2159, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163 and Regular Run Voucher Number 2164, 2165, 2166 and 2167.
Attachments: (1)
2.C. Personnel Report No. 21-02
Description:  Listed on the Personnel Report No. 21-02 are personnel actions presented for consideration by the Board of Trustees.  Salaries for individuals employed will be determined in accordance with salary regulations of the District. 
 
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve personnel actions in Personnel Report No.  21-02.
2.D. Budget Voucher Adjustments 
Description:  A complete list of budget adjustments made by the Director of Business Services during the recent course of business is provided for review and approval by the Board of Trustees as required by NRS 354.598005.

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the Budget Voucher Adjustments as submitted. 
Attachments: (1)
2.E. Second Reading Board Policy No. 518 - Graduation Requirements (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  Board Policy No. 518 - Graduation Requirements is presented as a second reading.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the second reading of Board Policy No. 518 - Graduation Requirements.
Attachments: (1)
2.F. Family Life Sex Education AIDS Advisory Council Members
Description:  The Composition of the Family Life, Sex Education, AIDS (FLSEA) Advisory Council is controlled by NRS 389.036.  The Douglas County School Board is required to confirm membership of this Council. 

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the Family Life Sex Education AIDS Advisory Council Members.
2.G. Receipt of Whistleblower (Information Only)
Description:  Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) provide for specific rights and responsibilities of school district personnel regarding disclosure of test administration and test security irregularities for all district and state mandated examinations.  NRS requires that the Nevada Department of Education submit a writtten summary of these rights and responsibilities to the District Board of Trustees.  A copy of the written summary has been provided to all school officials within the school district via electronic or hard copy posting.  
2.H. Monthly Update of  Enrollment Counts (Information Only)
Description:  Monthly update on enrollment numbers for each school site is provided to the Board. 
3. Introduction and Special Recognition SG-C&R (Special Recognition)
4. Nevada Association of School Boards (NASB) Report  SG-G (Information and Discussion)
Description:  Linda Gilkerson, NASB Director, will present details of NASB accomplishments, current issues, and goals.
5. Board Reports SG-G, C&R (Information and Discussion)
Description:  Brief updates from the Board regarding District activities. 
6. Correspondence 
7. Superintendent Report SG-G (Administrative Report) 
Description:  Superintendent, Keith Lewis, will report to the Board regarding activities of the past month and upcoming District events that may be of interest to them. 
Below is a summary of donations received by school sites over the last month.  The District wishes to acknowledge and thank the generosity of all donors on behalf of the students we serve.  
Douglas High School
*Celeste Pierini-Donation of six TI-84 graphing calculators
8. Presentation by Douglas County Community Development Director SG-C (Information Only)
Description:  Douglas County Community Development Director, Tom Dallaire, will make a presentation related to Master Plan, planning and development in Douglas County, and discuss with the board what information is needed for County and School District staff to perform an evaluation on future development's potential impact on the school district. 
9. Presentation of Administrative Regulation No. 518(i) - Calculations of Class Rank for High Schools (Information and Discusssion)
Description:  Education Services Executive Director of Area 3, Rommy Cronin-Mack, will present an informational update on this new administrative regulation.  Regulation 518(i) will change the academic recognition of graduating students from Valedictorian and Salutatorian to a Cumma Laude system. 
10. Board Protocol - Board Meeting Timing SG-G (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  The Board will consider implementing a board protocol to address limiting meetings to a designated amount of time, and to consider changes to the start and end time for regular board meetings.  

RECOMMENDATION:  None.  The Board may choose to direct staff to revise Board Bylaw Artivle IV - Meetings to reflect any approved changes. 
11. Public Comment (5:30 p.m.)
Description:  Comments from the public are invited at this time on topics not specifically addressed elsewhere in the agenda.  A sign-up sheet is provided and individuals who wish to address the Board are asked to indicate their desire to speak and the topic about which they will speak.  Individuals wishing to address the Board at this time will be limited to three minutes. The Board is precluded from acting on items raised during Public Comment that are not already on the agenda.  
12. First Reading of Bylaw Article 6 - Meetings SG-G (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  At the direction of the Board, Superintendent Lewis will bring forward the first-reading of changes proposed to Article VI - Meetings.  The proposed changes reflect the inclusion of board protocols the Board desires to implement.  

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the first-reading of changes made to Article VI - Meetings, as proposed.  
Attachments: (1)
13. First Reading of Bylaw Article 7 - Code of Conduct SG-G (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  At the direction of the Board, Superintendent Lewis will bring forward the first-reading of changes proposed to Article VII - Code of Conduct.  The proposed changes reflect the inclusion of board protocols the Board desires to implement. 

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the first-reading of changes made to Article VII - Code of Conduct, as proposed.
Attachments: (1)
14. DHS Memorial Scholarship Sub-Committee UpdateSG-C, AS, G (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  Superintendent Lewis will provide the Board with an update of the DHS Memorial Scholarship Sub-Committee, which will include the scholarship application process, and the application form.  Following the update, the Board may choose to take action to approve the work of the sub-committee.

RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended that the Board approve the application process and application form as presented. 
15. Closed Session (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  The Board will recess to closed session in order to discuss matters with its management representatives pursuant to NRS 288.220(4).
16. Prioritizing Agenda-Possible Items for Future Board Meetings (Discussion and For Possible Action)
Description:  The Board will seek requests from its members for items to be placed on future meeting agendas in accordance with its policies.  The Board will discuss all agenda items on the list and prioritize those it wishes to come forward at the next Board Meeting. 
Attachments: (1)
17. Public Comment
Description:  Comments from the public are invited at this time on topics not specifically addressed elsewhere in the agenda.  A sign-up sheet is provided and individuals who wish to address the Board are asked to indicate their desire to speak and the topic about which they will speak. Individuals wishing to address the Board at this time will be limited to three minutes. The Board is precluded from acting on items raised during Public Comment that are not already on the agenda.  
18. Adjournment 
Description:  (*) Times are estimated.  Items on the Agenda may be taken out of order.  The Board of Trustees may combine two or more agenda items for consideration, and may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time. Generally speaking, the item will be heard no earlier than the time indicated.

If copies of the complete agenda (and supporting materials) are desired in advance, they may be obtained at the District Office on the Friday or Monday preceding a regular Tuesday meeting of the Board.  Please contact Caryn Harper at 775-782-5134 or Charper@dcsd.k12.nv.us.

Notice to Individuals with Disabilities:  Members of the public who require special assistance or accommodations are asked to notify the District Administration at 1638 Mono Avenue, Minden, Nevada, 89423, or by calling 782-5134, so that such notification is received at least twenty four (24) hours prior to the meeting.  In conformance with the Open Meeting Law, it is hereby noted that the agenda for the meeting of the Douglas County School Board of Trustees has been posted at the following locations:

District website:  www.dcsd.k12.nv.us
State of Nevada website:  https://notice.nv.gov
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