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January 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. OPENING
1.A. Call to Order, Roll Call, Declaration of Quorum
1.B. Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag 
2. RECOGNITIONS
2.A. Conservation Teacher of the Year; Pam Meier: presented by Paige Murphree
Description:  Paige Murphree nominated Pam Meier for Conservation Teacher of the Year.  She won the award for Central and West Texas and Paige will share the recognition at the meeting.
2.B. BISD Board of Trustees - School Board Recognition Month
Description:  January is School Board Recognition month and we would like to recognize our board for your leadership and committment to BISD.  I extend my gratitude for you time and service --- especially during this difficult time.  
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
Individuals wishing to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up with the designated individual before the meeting is called to order and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak.  
3.A. Public Comment on General Topics
Public comments regarding subjects not listed as an agenda item for this meeting.
3.B. Public Comments on Posted Agenda Items
Public comments regarding a specific agenda item or items listed on the posted notice for this meeting.
4. CONSENT AGENDA
4.A. Approve minutes of Regular Board meeting on December 14, 2020. 
Description:  Attached for your review are the minutes from the Regular Meeting on December 14, 2020.  If no changes are noted, it is recommended that the minutes be approved as presented.
4.B. Financial Report
Description:  Attached for your review is the Financial report that includes enrollment numbers.
4.C. Achievement Reports
Description:  Included are the achievement reports for each campus throught the first semester of school.
5. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Description:  Bond/Facility Strategic Plan with Region 13 - A representative from Region 13 will discuss a Facilities Strategic Plan as discussed at the December board meeting.
Review Covid 19 information - we will review our current situation and update you on current quarantines.
Discuss BoardBook Premier - we will review the use of the new Premier program.
TASB Governance Camp: Online this year - due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the annual TASB conference in Galveston will be online this year.  Attached is information about the options for this year.
Policy Update 115 & 116 - we will present local policy updates 115 & 116 at the February board meeting.  The policy committee will review the policies prior to the meeting.
2020 - 2021 Calendar Development - The calendar committee has begun developing the school calendar for next school year.  We will provide details at the meeting.
5.A. Bond/Facility Strategic Plan with Region 13
5.B. Review COVID 19 information
5.C. Discuss BoardBook Premier for board use
5.D. TASB Governance Camp; Online this year
5.E. Policy Update 115 & 116
5.F. 2020 - 2021 Calendar development
6. ACTION ITEMS
6.A. Consider approval of Regular Board meeting change from March 15, 2021
Description:  The Regular Board meeting in March is scheduled for Monday, March 15.  BISD will be on Spring Break during the week from March 15 - 19.  Therefore, it is requested that we move the meeting to Monday, March 8, 2021. 
6.B. Order Election of School Board Trustees for Place 3 and 4; May 1, 2021
Description:  The terms of office for Places 3 and 4 are due to expire.  They are presently served by Kirk Felps (Place 3) and Scott Edwards (Place 4).  
The first day to file for a place on the ballot is January 13, 2021 and the last day is February 12, 2021.  Election Day is scheduled for May 1, 2021.
6.C. Consider approval of agreement to conduct joint election between the Blanco County Emergency Services District No. 2 and BISD for the May 1, 2021 election
Description:  The ESD reached out to us to hold a joint election on May 1, 2021.  There is a portion of the county that is not currently located in any ESD.  The residents in that area have petitioned to be part of the ESD #2.  Therefore, an election to annex that area of the county is required.  If we have an election, they will split all costs with us.
6.D. Consider approval of Armstrong, Vaughn & Associates, P.C., to audit the District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021
Description:  According to District Policy, an auditor can be hired for a maximum of five consecutive years before a solicitation to determine a new auditor must be completed.  This audit will represent the fifth year for Vaughn, Armstrong & Associates, if approved by the board.  As noted in the attached agreement, estimated costs are $24,900.
 
6.E. Consider approval of Blanco ISD House Bill 3 Goals for Early Childhood Reading, Math and College, Career and Military Readiness (CCMR)
Description:  House Bill 3 requires public school district Board of Trustees to adopt plans in Early Childhood Reading and Math and plans in College, Career and Military Readiness.  As discussed at the December board meeting, included are the BISD recommended goals to adhere to the HB 3 mandate. 
7. EXECUTIVE SESSION
7.A. Pursuant to Section 551.071, PERSONNEL, a) Resignations/Retirements, b) Employment of Probationary Contract Employees, c) Employment of Term Contract Employees, d) Personnel Needs 
7.B. Consider and Discuss Superintendent Evaluation; Texas Govt. Code 551.074
7.C. Consider and Discuss Superintendent Contract; Texas Govt. Code 551.074
8. OPEN SESSION
8.A. Reconvene from Executive Session for action relative to items considered during Executive Session
9. ADJOURN
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