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March 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

I. Call to Order - President of Board
I.A. Prayer
I.B. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Welcome Guests and Visitors
II.A. Hearings of Patrons and Delegations
II.A.(1) Public Forum
II.B. Superintendent's Report (Information Only)
II.B.(1) Student Recognition All Campuses (Goal 3)
III. Consent Agenda
III.A. Superintendent's Agenda
III.B. Minutes of Previous Meetings - Regular Meeting of February 10, 2021
III.C. Payment of Bills
IV. Business - Items for Action
IV.A. Joint Election Agreement with City of Somerville (Goal 3)
Description:  Early Voting and Voting Day Polling Locations will be at the Somerville ISD Administration Office, 625 8th Street, Somerville, TX 77879.
IV.B. Appointment of Election Officials for Early Voting Ballot Board & Election Day Judges for May 1, 2021, Election (Goal 3)
IV.C. Burleson County Lease Agreement of Services and Election Equipment (Goal 3)
IV.D. Amendment of 2020-2021 School Calendar (Goal 1)
Description:  STAAR Writing for 4th and 7th Grade is on April 6th and it would be in the best interest of our student academic success to change the April 5th holiday to a regular school day.
IV.E. 2021-2022 School Calendar (Goal 1)
IV.F. Resolution Regarding Employee Pay Due to Bad Weather School Closure (Goal 2)
IV.G. Missed School Days Waiver Due to Bad Weather (Goal 1)
IV.H. Acceptance of $3,000.00 Donation from Koppers for the Koppers' Track Relays (Goal 3)
V. Business -  Discussion Items**
V.A. Board and Superintendent Team Operations (Goal 3)
Presenter:  Board President Bryan Crook
VI. Administrative Reports
VI.A. Teacher Incentive Allotment (Goal 2)
Presenter:  Karla Sparks
Description:  Overview of the Teacher Incentive Allotment and the District applying for local designation system. 
VI.B. Summary of Unpaid Tax Report(s) (Goal 5)
VI.C. Comparison of Revenue and Expenditures to Official Budget Reports (Goal 5)
VI.D. Statement of Cash Position Report (Goal 5)
VI.E. Enrollment Report
VII. Information and Announcements
VIII. Closed Session Pursuant to Texas Government Code § 551.071, §551.129, §551.072, §551.074, and §551.082 of the Texas Open Meetings Act; and 39.030(a) of the Education Code for the following purpose:
VIII.A. Personnel

VIII.A.(1) Consultation with the District’s attorney concerning legal issues regarding reduction in force due to program change. This consultation may take place telephonically.  

Presenter:  Joey Moore
VIII.A.(2) Consider Superintendent’s recommendation regarding proposed nonrenewal of term contract.  
VIII.A.(3) Administrator Contracts
VIII.A.(4) Renewal of Professional Contracts
VIII.A.(5) Resignations and Employment
VIII.A.(6) Other Personnel
VIII.B. Property
VIII.B.(1) Discuss Potential Property Options
IX. Reconvene into Open Session
IX.A. Action on Items Discussed in Closed Session
  1. Consider and possible action to declare a reduction in force due to program change.
  1. Consider and possible action to determine the employment area(s) subject to a reduction in force due to program change.
  2. Consider and possible action to propose the nonrenewal of District Alternative Education Program Administrator.
  3. Consider and possible action to renew Administrator and Professional Contracts.
  4. Consider and possible action to approve Resignations & Employment.
X. Adjournment
Student Performance
1.  Provide high-quality instruction for all through academic and post-secondary success through proficiency in reading and math, and implement programs aimed to support college and career readiness in a safe and secure environment.
Human Resources
2.  Recruit, retain, and develop high-quality teaching staff, who engage in continuous professional development focused on providing viable and relevant student instruction, and who share the responsibility for providing a positive and successful learning environment.
3.  Maximize partnerships by engaging students, parents, staff, and the community to maximize every child’s potential.
4.  Effectively personalize learning, and close all learning gaps for each child, by adopting a plan to know every single student from Pre-K to 12th grade; their strengths and needs, and focus on educational success for each.
Fiscal Responsibility
5.  Maintain a transparent and balanced budget while supporting academic excellence and expanding resources for students and staff.
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