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October 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Open Meeting - Call to Order - Called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Prayer - led by Trustee Archie
3. Roll Call
Present:  Trustees Archie, Palmer, Cormier, and Martinez
Absent:  Trustees Coleman, Myles, and Rivas
4. Presentation of Colors
5. Public Hearing
5.A. Public Hearing on 2020 Tax Rate - 7:00 p.m.
6. Celebrations
6.A. LEGO Master Education Cohort-Amanda Bushman, Carroll Elementary Librarian
6.B. Civil Air Patrol National Teacher of the Year-Col. James Peace-Null Middle School
6.C. Published Authors-Morgan Saied - STEM Teacher at Null Middle School and Samyka Leaston - Coordinator of Innovative Programs
6.D. LAN Check Presentation to Sheldon Education Foundation 
6.E. Principal Appreciation Month
6.F. School Custodian Appreciation Day - October 2nd
6.G. Texas Education Human Resources Day - October 14th
6.H. Carroll, Garrett, and Sheldon Elementary are recipients of 2020-2021 CASE Partnership Project Grant 
6.I. Sheldon ISD is the recipient of the HCDE Partners in Education Project Grant Award
6.J. Sheldon ISD is the recipient of the 2020-2021 Lone Star STEM Cycle 3 Year 1 Grant
6.K. Trustee Martinez' Birthday - October 6th
6.L. Trustee Palmer's Birthday - October 16th
6.M. Trustee Myles' Birthday - October 18th
7. Reports
7.A. Multilingual Program Evaluation
7.B. Reopening Update
7.C. Bond Projects Update
8. Consent Agenda
8.A. Minutes - September 15, 2020
8.B. Minutes - September 21, 2020 - Special Meeting
8.C. Minutes - September 22, 2020 - Special Meeting
8.D. Minutes - October 2, 2020 - Special Meeting
8.E. Minutes - October 6, 2020 - Board Workshop
8.F. Review of Investment Policies of the District
9. New Business
9.A. Consider Staff Development Minutes Waiver Request
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the Staff Development Minutes Waiver request as presented with a copy to be attached to and become part of the minutes.
9.B. Consider Adoption of the 2020 Tax Rate
Description:  It is recommended that a total tax rate of $1.5016/$100 be adopted for the 2020-2021 budget year (2020 tax year) in accordance with HB3 with a tax rate distribution outlined above, along with the attached motion on tax rate with a copy to be attached to and become a part of the minutes.
10. Board Information
10.A. Tax Collection Report  - September 2020
10.B. Investment Report - September 2020
10.C. Sheldon ISD-Expenditure & Revenue Report on General Operating Fund (GOF), Child Nutrition, and Debt Service
10.D. Enrollment - October 6, 2020
10.E. Monthly Bond Update
11. Comments From The Public-Under the Open Records Act, the Board cannot respond to items or comments that are not covered on the agenda; therefore, a Board response will not be made tonight.  No comments from the public.
12. Adjournment to closed session at 8:07 p.m. pursuant to Texas Government Code Section: 551.071 Private consultation with the board's attorney, 551.072 to discuss the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property, 551.074 for the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer, employee, or to hear complaints or charges against a public officer or employee, 551.076 for considering the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices, and 551.087 Deliberation regarding economic development negotiations.
12.A. Consultation with Legal Counsel in connection with potential economic development negotiations with an entity seeking to locate within Sheldon Independent School District.
12.B. Land
12.C. Personnel
12.D. Supplemental Pay
12.E. Security Devices
12.F. Board Operating Procedures
13. Reconvene to Open Session - Recpnvened at 8:59 p.m.
14. Action on Closed Session Items
15. Personnel
15.A. Supplemental Pay - Mathematics
Description:  It is recommended that the supplemental pay for a total of $100.00 be approved with a copy to be attached to and become part of the minutes.
15.B. Supplemental Pay - Curriculum Writing
Description:  It is recommended that the supplemental pay for a total of $1,000.00 be approved with a copy to be attached to and become part of the minutes.
15.C. Supplemental Pay - Dual Credit Teachers
Description:  It is recommended that the supplemental pay for a total of $14,112.00 be approved with a copy to be attached to and become part of the minutes.
15.D. Personnel Recommendations
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the Personnel recommendations with a copy to be attached to and become part of the minutes.
15.E. Job Abandonment, Sergio Nunez
Description:  Based on Texas Education Code 21.205, it is recommended that the Board of Trustees find that good cause did not exist for Sergio Nunez to abandon his probationary employment contract on October 4, 2020 and authorize our superintendent to file a written complaint on behalf of the Board to the State Board for Educator Certification with a copy to be attached to and become part of the minutes.
16. Other Necessary Business
16.A. Continuing Education Credits - Deadline extended to January 31, 2021
16.B. Required Board Training-"Child Abuse, Maltreatment, and Human Trafficking"
16.C. Board Workshop - November 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
16.D. November Regular Board Meeting - November 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
17. Board Suggestions/Recommendations for Future Organizational Information Updates
18. Suggestions for Future Agenda Items
19. Adjournment - Adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
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