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August 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

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. Public Comments for Agenda Topics.
8. Public Audience for Non-Agenda Topics.
9. *Action: Review and act on the June 23, 2020 and July 15, 2020 Board Meeting minutes.
10. Policy & Curriculum - Sylvia S. Lopez & Yolanda Kamel, Co-Chairs
10.A. *Report on Policy Update 115, First Reading.
10.B. *Action: Review and act on the following Memorandums of Understanding related to the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program for the 2020-2021school year:
10.B.1. Cameron County
10.B.2. Hidalgo County
11. Buildings & Grounds - Rick Villarreal, DDS & Jaime Solis, Co-Chairs
11.A. Report on the following projects:
11.A.1. Preparatory Academy Parking Lot Expansion
11.A.2. Mercedes Complex Electronic Marquee
11.A.3. Medical Professions Classroom Wing Addition
11.A.4. New Central Office Building Renovation
11.B. Action: Review and act on authorizing Administration to advertise for Competitive Sealed Proposals (CSPs) for the following projects: 
11.B.1. Science Academy CATE Building Renovation Project
11.B.2. Edinburg Exterior Restroom
11.C. Action:  Review and act on approving the ranking of proposals for construction services for the Edinburg Bus Barn/Maintenance Facility project.
12. Finance Ramon Montalvo, III & Israel G. Quintanilla, Co-Chairs
12.A. *Report on checks written since last report.
12.B. *Report for Child Nutrition Program statement of revenues & expenditures.
12.C. *Action: Review and act on Resolution authorizing bank signatures for Health Professions.
12.D. *Action: Review and act on approving 13 paychecks for new employees.
12.E. *Action: Review and act on the following budget amendments:
12.E.1. 2019-2020 COVID-19 Summer Seamless Option for Child Nutrition Program, Budget Amendment #3
12.E.2. 2019-2020 Advance Placement and International Baccalaureate, Budget Amendment #1  
12.F. *Action: Review and act on setting date for public meeting to discuss the 2020-2021 budget and proposed tax rate to be published on the notice of the public hearing.
12.G. *Action: Review and act on 2020-2021 Employee Benefits & Travel Reimbursement Schedule.
12.H. Action: Review and act on awarding the following Request for Proposals (RFPs):
12.H.1. Travel Agencies & Charter Bus Services - RFP 20-014
12.H.2. Unemployment Insurance - RFP 20-015
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. Rodriguez
13.A.3. World Scholars - E. Garza
13.A.4. Medical Professions - H. Goette
13.A.5. Health Professions - M. L. Flores
13.A.6. Science Academy - I. Castillo, Ed.D.
13.B. *Report on professional vacancies.
13.C. *Action: Review and retroactive approve announcement of vacancies for the 2020 summer programs.
13.D. *Action: Review and retroactive approve the Operation Connectivity Interlocal Acquisition Agreement with Region 4 ESC.
13.E. *Report on local certification through District of Innovation Plan.
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. Recommendation of professional staff for the 2020-2021 school year.
15.A.1.a. Teachers
15.A.1.b. Assistant Principal
15.A.2. Recommendation of professional staff for the 2020 summer programs.
15.A.3. Rescission of professional employment contract for the 2020-2021 school year.
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 recommendation of professional staff for the 2020-2021 school year.
16.A.1.a. Teachers
16.A.1.b. Assistant Principal
16.A.2. Action: Review and retroactive approve on recommendation of professional staff for the 2020 summer programs.
16.A.3. Action: Review and act on the rescission of professional employment contract for the 2020-2021 school year.
17. Adjournment.
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