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October 13, 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
Description:  The Board encourages comments about the District from members of the public. Anyone who has signed up to speak in advance of the meeting in accordance with the Board procedures may do so at this time. The Board asks that each participant’s comments pertain to District business and be no longer than 5 minutes.

Remember that the Board may not discuss or act upon any issues that are not posted on our agenda.

Under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board may exercise its authority to discuss certain subject matters on the agenda in closed session, including matters involving individual District staff members and individual students. If a speaker’s comment concerns one of these subjects, the speaker should address the concern through the District’s complaint policies, (FNG, DGBA, and GF).

Rules of order and decorum will be enforced during the public comment period to ensure efficient meetings. Unlawful or disruptive conduct, including interrupting scheduled speakers, speaking out of turn, or interfering with the rights of others, will not be tolerated. Each participant is legally responsible for the content and consequences of his or her own statements.

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II.B. Superintendent's Report (Information Only)
II.B.(1) Student Recognition All Campuses
III. Consent Agenda
III.A. Superintendent's Agenda
III.B. Minutes of Previous Meetings - Regular Meeting of September 8, 2021
III.C. Payment of Bills
III.D. Substitute List
IV. Business - Items for Action
IV.A. Resolution of Somerville ISD, to Adopt the Hart Verity 2.5 Duo System as Certified by the State of Texas
IV.B. Acceptance of Donation from the Athletic Booster Club
IV.C. Somerville Elementary/Intermediate Targeted Improvement Plan
Presenter:  Kristi Thaemlitz
IV.D. Pay Plan Updates
V. Business -  Discussion Items**
V.A. Discussion of Federal Grant Funds
Presenter:  Sparks/Flencher
VI. Administrative Reports
VI.A. Summary of Unpaid Tax Report(s)
VI.B. Comparison of Revenue and Expenditures to Official Budget Reports
VI.C. Statement of Cash Position Report
VI.D. Enrollment Report
VI.E. Quarterly Investment Reports
VII. Information and Announcements
VIII. Closed Session Pursuant to Texas Government Code §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) Resignations and Employment
VIII.A.(2) Other Personnel
VIII.B. Property
IX. Reconvene into Open Session
IX.A. Action on Items Discussed in Closed Session
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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