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October 27, 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.
5.A. Recognition of Health Professions senior for selection as KVEO "More than an Athlete" honoree.
5.B. Recognition of Medical Professions senior for selection as KRGV "Student of the Week."
5.C. Recognition of Science Academy student for her drive and commitment to completing her high school coursework no matter the obstacles faced.
5.D. Recognition of Medical Professions teacher Elizabeth Carr for receiving the 2020 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.
5.E. Recognition of Human Resources Staff in honor of Texas Education Human Resources Day, October 14.
5.F. Recognition of Dr. Barbara Heater for her retirement and years of service as Health Professions Principal.
5.G. Recognition of principals in honor of Principals' Month.
5.H. Recognition of all four high schools for receiving 2020 College Success Awards from GreatSchools.
5.I. Recognition of the district and all six campuses for ranking among the best in the state and nation for the seventh consecutive year in the Niche Best Schools Rankings.
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.
Description:  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 September 22, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes.
10. Policy & Curriculum - Sylvia S. Lopez & Yolanda Kamel, Co-Chairs
10.A. *Report on gender and ethnicity of all students.
10.B. *Report on home districts of all students.
10.C. *Report on College Entrance Scores.
10.D. *Report on Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and IB Enrollment. 
10.E. *Action: Review and act on revisions to Policy BED(LOCAL).
10.F. Report on the 2020-2021 District Improvement Plan (First Reading).
11. Buildings & Grounds - Rick Villarreal, DDS & Jaime Solis, Co-Chairs
11.A. *Action: Review and act on extending the lease agreement with Delfino Cornejo, Jr. for the San Benito property.
11.B. *Action: Review and act on authorizing the administration to go out for Competitive Sealed Proposals (CSPs) for the New Central Office Building Renovation project.
11.C. Report on the following projects:
11.C.1. Edinburg Bus Barn/Maintenance Facility
11.C.2. Preparatory Academy Parking Lot Expansion
11.C.3. Edinburg Exterior Restroom project
11.C.4. Science Academy CATE Building Renovation project
11.C.5. New Central Office Building Renovation project
11.D. Report on the South Texas ISD 2019-2020 Safety and Security Audit Report.
11.E. Action: Review and act on South Texas ISD's Emergency Operations Plan.
12. Finance -  Ramon Montalvo, III & Israel G. Quintanilla, Co-Chairs
12.A. *Report on checks written since last report.
12.B. Action: Review and act on Requisition #088577 to Caldwell County Chevrolet for the purchase of two trucks for the district.
12.C. Action: Review and act on the following budget amendments:
12.C.1. 266 ESSER Grant, Budget Amendment #1
12.C.2. 199 General Fund, Budget Amendment #2
12.D. Action: Review and act on the following payment applications:
12.D.1. Payment application #3 to Gomez, Mendez, Saenz Inc. for the Edinburg Bus Barn/Maintenance Facility project.
12.D.2. Payment application #2 to D. Wilson Construction for the Edinburg Bus Barn/Maintenance Facility.
12.D.3. Payment application #1 to Gomez, Mendez, Saenz Inc. for the Edinburg Exterior Restroom project.
12.D.4. Payment application #1 to Gomez, Mendez, Saenz Inc. for the Science Academy CATE Building Renovation project.
12.E. Annual report on tax delinquent collection from Linebarger, Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP.
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. Flores
13.A.6. Science Academy - I. Castillo, Ed.D.
13.A.7. Attendance Reports - J. Hembree
13.B. *Report on professional vacancies.
13.C. Report on South Texas ISD Board member training continuing education credit report.
13.D. Superintendent's report on district activities August thru October.
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. Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
15.A.1.c. Assistant Principal
15.A.1.d. Principal
15.A.1.e. Human Resources Specialist
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. Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
16.A.1.c. Assistant Principal
16.A.1.d. Principal
16.A.1.e. Human Resources Specialist
17. Adjournment.
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