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May 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1) Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer
Presenter:  Bill Childress
2) Issue Certificate of Election, Administer Statement of Elected Officer, and Administer Oath of Office for Trustees
3) Reorganization of BISD Board of Trustees
President Bill Childress 7-0
VP Kyle Erwin
Secretary -Kenneth Shepherd
4) Boyd ISD Recognition
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  Student Recognition by Ms. Chelsea Reeves
Innovative Teacher Recognition by Ms. Christine Magryta
5) 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.
6) Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Bill Childress
6)A) Approve Minutes
6)B) Approve payment of bills
6)C) Certify Cybersecurity Training
Description:  In accordance with Section 2054.5191, Government Code, the governing body of a local government, shall:
  • verify and report on the completion of a cybersecurity training program by employees of the local government, and
  • require periodic audits to ensure compliance with this section.
We the board authorize the Technology Director to submit to the state the CYBERSECURITY TRAINING CERTIFICATION AS BEING 100% COMPLETED BY ALL STAFF
6)D) EMAT Curriculum Purchase--MAP, My Path, & Creative Curriculum
Description:  MAP: $16,618.25
MyPath: $29,085
The Creative Curriculum: $22,000

Total $67,703.25

MathPath is an Edgenuity Math and Reading computer application that utilizes student MAP data to personalize learning by pinpointing learning gaps in both subjects for every student. The application uses assessment data to prioritize and adapt lessons to provide students with the precise instruction they need to stay on track or get back to grade level as soon as possible. We would like to purchase a license for every student K-12.  

Creative Curriculum is the state adopted Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.

This purchase is out of EMAT, not through fund balance or budget.
7) Approval of Depository Contract
Presenter:  Julie Maddux
Description:  Depository Contracts are good for 2 years. They can be extended for 3 two-year terms. Boyd ISD has extended their 3 two-year terms and were required by state law to go out for bid. We sent the bid requirements to 4 banks, First Financial Bank, First State Bank Decatur, Pinnacle Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank. Only one responded, First Financial Bank, which is our current, hometown bank.

Two main points to note:
--decreasing interest rate from .15 to .10 (which is more than we currently make with TexPool.
--we will be getting free checks and deposit slips that have not been previously provided.

It is our recommendation that we approve the depository contract from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2023.
8) Resolution for Expenditure of ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) Funds
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  TEA guidance on ESSER III Fund application process references required public notice for all federal grant applications before the district submits an application to TEA. This is a public notice and approval for the resolution.

9) BISD Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten Program Consideration
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
10) Technology Presentation: Technology to Improve Safety and Security
Presenter:  Dru Godwin
Description:  Dru Godwin will present to you safety and security technology needs for the district.
11) Summer Maintenance Needs

Texas Workforce Solutions is in the process of hiring 17 & 18 BISD students for summer help.
Presenter:  Tami Vardy & J.B. Crisp
  • Demolition of Munn House, old PD, house in front of IM, & old concession stand--$ 43,060
  • Asbestos abatement on demolitions--$5,500
  • 3 year LED lighting project
    • Yr 1) $55,402.89
    • Yr 2) $24041.96 (could be budgeted)
    • Yr 3) $11,513.40 (could be budgeted)
    • Total $90,958.25
  • Paint MS/IM (quote requested--apx. $45,000)
  • Retaining Wall (quote requested)
  • Ceiling tiles for Rock Gym--$8,146.20
12) Reports
12)A) Superintendent
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
12)B) Assistant Superintendent
Presenter:  Chris Chappotin
12)C) Chief Financial Officer
Presenter:  Julie Maddux
12)D) Chief Innovation Officer
Presenter:  Christine Magryta
Description:  Academic Innovation/CCMR Report- 
  • Mr. Rawlings headed up the 1st annual Wise County Weld-Off at Weatherford College; the Boyd ISD team placed 3rd out of 7 teams. Next week they will complete their AWS final test for certification. 
  • Students interested in taking Dual Credit classes next year to earn college credit filled out the Apply Texas application and gained knowledge on how to fill out the FAFSA application. 
  •  8 teachers were recognized with Spring Innovation Awards for creating and using innovative strategies to personalize learning and ensure growth and engagement for all students: Shayna Beatty, Stacey Cleveland, Wanda Cook, Kelsey Griffin, Kim Lambert, MaLisa Ogle, Patricia Ritchie, and Chelsea Webber. 
  • Mrs. Magryta, Coach McDuffie, and Mr. Moore visited the Keller Center for Advanced Learning to explore the Engineering/Robotics and Health Science classrooms, labs, and collaborate with teachers. We brought back great ideas to improve and enhance these program opportunities for students. 
12)E) Athletic Director & Coordinator
Presenter:  Brandon Hopkins/Dusty Crafton
12)F) High School & Middle School Principals
Presenter:  Chelsea Reeves & Daniel Bourgeois
Description:  BHS & BMS will share their summer learning plans for students.
12)G) Intermediate and Elementary Principals
Presenter:  Lauren Luig & Morgan Harrison
13) 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. 
13)A) Resignations/Retirements
13)B) New Hires
13)C) Real Property
13)D) ESSER III / Student Support Potential Positions
13)E) SRO Discussion
14) Action Resulting from Closed/Executive Session
15) Adjournment

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