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August 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Welcome.
2. Public Budget Hearing for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
3. Pledges of Allegiance & District Call to Action.
4. Moment of Silence.
5. Board Meeting called to order.
6. Awards & Recognitions.
7. 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.
8. Public Comments for Agenda Topics.
9. Public Audience for Non-Agenda Topics.
10. *Action: Review and act on the August 4, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes.
11. Policy & Curriculum - Sylvia S. Lopez & Yolanda Kamel, Co-Chairs
11.A. *Action: Review and act on the administrators to hold ARDs for the 2020-2021 school year.
Presenter:  Jeff Hembree, Deputy Superintendent
Description: 
 
11.B. *Action: Review and act on list of appraisers for the 2020-2021 school year.
Presenter:  Jeff Hembree, Deputy Superintendent
Description: 
 
11.C. *Action: Review and act on the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) Members for the 2020-2021 school year.
Presenter:  Jeff Hembree, Deputy Superintendent
Description: 
 
11.D. Action: Review and act on Policy Update 115, Final Reading.
Presenter:  Jeff Hembree, Deputy Superintendent
11.E. Report on 2020 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate scores.
Presenter:  Jeff Hembree, Deputy Superintendent
Description: 
 
12. Buildings & Grounds - Dr. Rick Villarreal & Mr. Jaime Solis, Co-Chairs
12.A. Report on the following projects:
12.A.1. Edinburg Exterior Restroom project
12.A.2. Science Academy CATE Building Renovation Project
Presenter:  JP Villarreal, Administrator for District Operations
12.A.3. Mercedes Complex Electronic Marquee
12.A.4. Medical Professions Classroom Wing Addition
12.A.5. New Central Office Building Renovation
12.B. Action: Review and act on approving the ranking of proposals for construction services for the Preparatory Parking Lot Expansion project.
Presenter:  JP Villarreal, Administrator for District Operations
13. Finance -  Mr. Ramon Montalvo, III & Mr. Israel G. Quintanilla, Co-Chairs
13.A. *Report on checks written since last report.
13.B. *Action: Review and act on approving the 2020-2021 Extra-Curricular and Athletic Activities Resolution and Stipend Agreements.
Presenter:  Marla R. Knaub, Asst. Superintendent for Finance & Operations
Description:    
 
13.C. *Action: Review and act on removing obsolete capital assets from district inventory.
Presenter:  Marla R. Knaub, Asst. Superintendent for Finance & Operations
Description: 
 
13.D. *Action: Review and act on Resolution authorizing bank signatures for Rising Scholars Academy.
Description: 
 
13.E. *Action: Review and act on contract with Moak, Casey & Associates for legislative services.
Presenter:  Marla R. Knaub, Asst. Superintendent for Finance & Operations
Description: 

 
13.F. *Action: Review and act on 2019-2020 General Fund Budget Amendment #2 (final).
13.G. Action: Review and act on approving the following Request for Proposals:
Presenter:  Marla R. Knaub, Asst. Superintendent for Finance & Operations
Description: 
 
13.G.1. Bus & Auto Parts (RFP 20-016)
Presenter:  Marla R. Knaub, Asst. Superintendent for Finance & Operations
13.G.2. Mats & Linens (RFP 20-017)
13.G.3. Pizza Products (RFP 20-018)
13.G.4. Petroleum Products (RFP 20-019)
13.G.5. Tow Truck Services (RFP 20-020)
13.H. Action: Review and act on Resolution adopting the tax rate for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Description:   
 
13.I. Action: Review and act on Resolution adopting the General Fund, Child Nutrition and Debt Service Budgets for the 2020-2021 school year.
14. Superintendent's Report - Marco Antonio Lara, Jr., Ed.D.
14.A. *Campus Reports
14.A.1. Preparatory Academy - A. Castro
14.A.2. Rising Scholars Academy - C. Rodriguez
14.A.3. World Scholars - E. Garza
14.A.4. Medical Professions - H. Goette
14.A.5. Health Professions - M. L. Flores
14.A.6. Science Academy - I. Castillo, Ed.D.
14.B. *Report on professional vacancies.
14.C. *Action: Review and act on rescheduling the November 24, 2020 and January 26, 2021 board meetings.
Presenter:  Dr. Marco A. Lara, Jr., Superintendent of Schools
14.D. *Action: Review and act on proposed Education Foundation of South Texas ISD Memorandum of Understanding for the 2020-2021 school year.
14.E. *Action: Review and act on request for a Communications Media Specialist, a new non-professional position for the 2020-2021 school year and approval of announcement of vacancy.
 
Presenter:  Mrs. Lissa Frausto, Asst. Superintendent for Human Resources
Description: 
 
14.F. *Action: Review and ratify Missed School Days Waiver submitted to the Texas Education Agency by Superintendent of Schools, as per Resolution granting him the authority due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
14.G. *Action: Review and ratify Administrator/Teacher Appraisal Waiver submitted to the Texas Education Agency by Superintendent of Schools, as per Resolution granting him the authority due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
14.H. *Action: Review and act on Request to Extend the Start of the 2020-2021 School Year Transition Beyond the Four-Week Limit Waiver and submit to the Texas Education Agency.
14.I. *Action: Review and act on Request for 40% Campus Hybrid Instruction for 9th-12th grade students Waiver and submit to the Texas Education Agency.
14.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.
Presenter:  Dr. Marco A. Lara, Jr., Superintendent of Schools
15. *Correspondence.
16. 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:
16.A. 551.074, 551.071 Personnel Matters and consultation with school attorney regarding Personnel Matters: Closed Meeting
16.A.1. Recommendation of professional staff for the 2020-2021 school year.
16.A.1.a. Teachers
16.A.1.b. Chief Academic Officer
16.A.2. Retroactive recommendation of professional staff for 2020 summer programs.
16.A.3. Rescission of professional employment contract for the 2020-2021 school year.
17. OPEN SESSION: Action on any Item Deliberated in Closed Meeting
17.A. 551.074, 551.071 Personnel Matters and consultation with school attorney regarding Personnel Matters:
17.A.1. Action: Review and act on recommendation for professional staff for the 2020-2021 school year.
17.A.1.a. Teachers
17.A.1.b. Chief Academic Officer
17.A.1.c. Principal
17.A.2. Action: Review and retroactive approve professional personnel for 2020 summer programs.
17.A.3. Action: Review and act on the rescission of professional employment contract for the 2020-2021 school year.
18. Adjournment.
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