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March 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1) Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer
Presenter:  Bill Childress
2) Open Forum/Public Comment
Presenter:  Bill Childress
Description:  To address the board during a regular board meeting, speakers must sign the "Request to Address Trustees" form and return to the Superintendent Secretary before the meeting begins. During the public comments portion of the agenda, the registered speaker will be allowed to address the board.
To address the board, each speaker should follow these guidelines:
  • Speakers should first state their name upon addressing the board.
  • Speakers are limited to five minutes to make comments.
  • Board of Trustees cannot comment on presentations. The applicable member of district administration or campus administration will be contact with the presenter.
  • Copies of presentations, if present, should be made available to all trustees and the superintendent.
  • Board policy prohibits the discussion of complaints against District employees during an open forum.
3) Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Bill Childress
3)A) Approve Minutes
3)B) Budget Amendments
Description:  The budget amendments stated are related to moving monies from CTE travel to CTE instruction.
3)C) Approve payment of bills
3)D) TASB Policy 116 Update
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
4) Missed School Day Waiver
Presenter:  Tami Vardy

Missed School Days

Districts or campuses can request a waiver for excused absences if instructional days are missed due to inclement weather, health, safety-related, or other issues. The first two days missed for any reason must be made up, using either designated makeup days or additional minutes. See Student Attendance Accounting Handbook 3.8.1. House Bill (HB) 2610, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, effective for the 2015-2016 school year, amends Texas Education Code (TEC), §25.081, by adding (c) which allows a school district to add additional minutes to the end of the district’s normal school hours as necessary to compensate for minutes of instruction lost due to school closure caused by disaster, flood, extreme weather conditions, fuel curtailment, or another calamity.  If because of weather, safety, or health issues, your district misses additional instructional days beyond the two days made up using built in or additional minutes or days, your school district can apply to the TEA for a missed school day waiver. 

*Governor extended the two days to three for this particular weather-related event.

5) Board Resolution for Employee Pay During Weather

There is a public purpose served, and a benefit to Boyd ISD for the District to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to compensate school district employees who remained ready, willing and able to work during the week of February 15-23, 2021 but who were prohibited from working due to emergency weather and city infrastructure closures.

6) Consider and Take Action to Accept the Certification of Unopposed Candidates and Approve Order of Cancellation
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  Due to unapposed candidates on the upcoming school board election, the board may vote to cancel the election.
7) Delegation to Superintendent Final Authority to Select Teaching Staff
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  The board may delegate to the superintendent the final authority to select district personnel. This request is in regard to selecting teachers during the spring hiring season in between scheduled board meeting dates. This will allow for a more aggressive and selective teacher recruitment season.

Texas Education Code § 11.1513. Employment Policy

f) If, under the employment policy, the board of trustees delegates to the superintendent the final authority to select district personnel:

(1) the superintendent is a public official for purposes of Chapter 573,   1 Government Code, only with respect to a decision made under that delegation of authority;  and

(2) each member of the board of trustees remains subject to Chapter 573, Government Code, with respect to all district employees.

8) MAP Data Growth Presentation
Presenter:  Chris Chappotin
Description:  Mr. Chappotin will present to the board MAP Growth Data from the Middle of the Year assessment.
9) BISD Website Preview--Phase I
Presenter:  Christine Magryta
Description:  In order to provide exceptional communication to our BISD stakeholders, a new district website has been created. The creation of this site will reduce the reliance on social media sites, create a one-stop-shop for district and campus information, and allow for ease in updating and providing the most relevant topics.
10) 2021-2022 Boyd ISD Calendar
Presenter:  Chris Chappotin
Description:  The Boyd ISD Calendar Committee comprised of parents, community members, and staff met 3 times to develop an inclusive calendar that takes into consideration additional student learning days, staff training days to fine-tune instructional practices and data disaggregation, and keep with the traditinal holiday cycle.
11) Reports
11)A) Superintendent
11)A)1) Lone Star Governance--Cohort 3 consideration
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
11)A)2) Governor Abbott's Mask Ruling v. TEA Ruling Discussion
11)B) Assistant Superintendent
11)C) Chief Financial Oficer
11)D) Chief Innovation Officer
11)E) Director of Maintenance, Operations, & Security
12) Closed Session - Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections §551.071, to consult with the District's attorney, in person or by phone, on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the District under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code. 

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections §551.074 for the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer, employee, or to hear complaints or charges against a public officer or employee. 
12)A) Administrator Contract Recomendations
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  Campus administration and district-level administration contracts will be recoommended by the superintendent.
12)B) Resignations/Retirements
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
13) Action Resulting from Closed/Executive Session
14) Adjournment
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