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June 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular

Agenda
1. Welcome.
 
2. Pledges of Allegiance & District Call to Action.
 
3. Moment of Silence.
 
4. Board Meeting called to order.
 
5. Awards & Recognitions.
 
6. Approval of Consent Agenda.
In order to promote efficient meetings, the Board may act upon more than one item by a single vote through the use of consent agenda. Consent items shall be items placed on the Agenda marked with an asterisk (*) for which no Board discussion is anticipated and for which the Superintendent recommends approval. Prior to the meeting, at the request of any member of the Board of Directors, any item on the consent agenda shall be removed and given individual consideration. Requests for individual consideration are made at least a half-hour prior to Board meetings and requests must be directed to either the Board President or the Superintendent.
 
7. *Action: Review and act on May 26, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes.
 
8. Public Comments for Agenda Topics.
 
9. Public Audience for Non-Agenda Topics.
 
10. Policy & Curriculum - Becky Villarreal & Martin Castillo, DC, Co-Chairs
 
10.A. *Action: Review and act on the 2020-2021 Student Code of Conduct.
 
11. Buildings & Grounds - Robert J. Lerma & Irma Perez Trevino, Co-Chairs
 
11.A. *Action: Review and act on 2020-2021 school lunch and breakfast prices.
 
11.B. Report on the following projects:
11.B.1. Edinburg Bus Barn/Maintenance Facility
11.B.2. Preparatory Academy Parking Lot Expansion
11.B.3. Edinburg Exterior Restroom
11.B.4. Mercedes Complex Electronic Marquee
11.B.5. Science Academy CATE Building Renovation
11.B.6. Medical Professions Classroom Wing Addition
11.B.7. New Central Office Building Renovation
 
12. Finance -  Henry LeVrier & Eduardo R. Rodriguez, Co-Chairs
 
12.A. *Report on District Comparison of Revenues/Expenditures.
 
12.B. *Report on school district investments:
12.B.1. Investments owned by the district.
12.B.2. Investments held by Wilmington Trust for the South Texas ISD Public Facilities Corporation.
 
12.C. *Report on checks written since last report.
 
12.D. *Report on 2019-2020 third quarter student activity accounts. 
 
12.E. *Annual review of district policy CDA (LOCAL) Other Revenues & Investments.
 
12.F. *Action: Review and act on extending the following Request for Proposals (RFPs):
12.F.1. Employee Uniform - RFP-19-001
12.F.2. Awards, Incentives & Printed Materials - RFP 20-001
12.F.3. General Merchandise - RFP 20-002
12.F.4. Instructional Materials & Classroom Supplies - RFP 20-003
12.F.5. Document Imaging, Shredding & Retention Services - RFP 20-004
12.F.6. Building Materials - RFP 20-005
12.F.7. Building Grounds Repairs & Equipment - RFP 20-005
12.F.8. Drug Testing Services - RFP 20-007
12.F.9. Video Productions & Photography Services - RFP 20-008
12.F.10. Workers' Compensation Insurance
12.F.11. Special Education Contracted Services - RFP 18-015
12.F.12. Security Guard Services - RFP 18-016
 
12.G. Review and act on the following donations:
12.G.1. $250 from Improved Order of Red Men Blackcrow Tribe #16 for Health Professions
 
12.H. Action: Review and act on the 2020-2021 Employee Compensation Plan.
 
13. Superintendent's Report - Marco Antonio Lara, Jr., Ed.D.
 
13.A. *Campus Reports
13.A.1. Preparatory Academy - A. Castro
13.A.2. Rising Scholars Academy - C. R. Flores
13.A.3. World Scholars - E. Garza
13.A.4. Medical Professions - H. Goette
13.A.5. Health Professions - R. Olivarez
13.A.6. Science Academy - I. Castillo, Ed.D.
 
13.B. *Action: Review and act on Resolutions/Interlocal Agreements to participate in the following purchasing cooperatives:
13.B.1. Harris County Department of Education Purchasing Co-op Choice Partners
13.B.2. Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Buy Co-op
13.B.3. OMNIA Partners National IPA & U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance 
13.B.4. Purchasing Association of Cooperative Entities (PACE)
13.B.5. Region 14 ESC National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance
13.B.6. Region 19 ESC Allied States Cooperative
13.B.7. Region One ESC Library, PEIMS, Cafeteria & Food and Transportation Co-ops
13.B.8. Region III ESC Purchasing Cooperative of America
13.B.9. Region VIII ESC TIPS Purchasing Cooperative
13.B.10. Texas Association of School Boards Purchasing Co-op
13.B.11. Texas Department of Information Resources - DIR
13.B.12. Texas SmartBuy Membership Program
13.B.13. Texas Schools Health Benefits Program (TSHBP)
 
13.C. *Action: Review and act on Resolution authorizing the Superintendent to contract for school-related services.
 
13.D. *Action: Review and act on revised 2020-2021 school calendar legend.
 
13.E.  *Report on professional vacancies. 
 
13.F. *Action: Review and retroactive approve announcement of vacancies for the 2020 summer programs.
13.G. *Report on local certification through the District of Innovation Plan.
 
13.H. *Action: Review and act on Resolution calling for South Texas ISD Board of Directors elections, November 3, 2020. 
 
13.I. Action: Review and act on request for additional district administrative professional positions for the 2020-2021 school year and announcement of vacancies.
 
13.J. Superintendent's comprehensive report on district operations as approved by Resolution to act in place of the Board of Directors during an emergency closure.
 
14. *Correspondence.
 
15. EXECUTIVE SESSION: A closed or executive session as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Section, 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, 551.084 and 551.001, the Board may go into Executive Session to discuss the following:
 
15.A. 551.074, 551.071 Personnel Matters and consultation with school attorney regarding Personnel Matters: Closed Meeting
 
15.A.1. Review recommendation for renewal/extension of professional staff employment contract for 2020-2021 school year.
15.A.1.a. Teacher
 
15.A.2. Rescission of professional employment contract for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
15.A.3. Recommendation of professional staff for the 2020 summer programs.
 
15.A.4. Recommendation of professional staff for the 2020-2021 school year.
15.A.4.a. Teachers
15.A.4.b. School Nurse
 
16. OPEN SESSION: Action on any Item Deliberated in Closed Meeting
16.A. 551.074, 551.071 Personnel Matters and consultation with school attorney regarding Personnel Matters:
 
16.A.1. Action: Review and act on renewal/extension of contract for professional staff for the 2020-2021 school year.
16.A.1.a. Teacher
 
16.A.2. Action: Review and act on the rescission of a professional employment contract for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
16.A.3. Action: Review and act on recommendation of professional staff for the 2020 summer programs.
 
16.A.4. Action: Review and act on recommendation of professional staff for the 2020-2021 school year.
16.A.4.a. Teachers
16.A.4.b. School Nurse
 
17. Adjournment.
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