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June 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

1) 6:00-6:30 Board Dinner
2) Note to Public of Video Conferencing: Pursuant to the Governor Abbott’s Temporary Suspension of Open Meetings Laws issued on March 16, 2020 to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called “social distancing”), this meeting will be conducted via videoconferencing, which will be audible to the Board and public and allow for two-way communication. The Board President, presiding officer or trustees may not be physically present at one location but a quorum of members attending in person or on videoconferencing will be required for the meeting.  The public may access this meeting by accessing the meeting through the following web address:  A copy of the agenda may be viewed at the following web address: -Admin link - Board of Education Link - Agenda 
 A recording of the meeting will be available on the District’s website following the conclusion of the meeting
Should you desire to provide public comment to the Board,
you must e-mail your public comment to, by
6:00PM on Monday, June 8, 2020, for your public comment to be presented to the
Board during the public comment portion of this meeting.  
3) 6:30 - Call Meeting to Order and Establish Quorum 
4) Invocation
5) Open Forum
Description:  All persons who address the Board at this time must complete a registration form before the meeting begins. Each Speaker is limited to 5 minutes. No action may be taken regarding the information received by the board. The topic must be placed on the agenda at a future meeting to receive deliberate action.
6) Financials
7) Check Register
8) Minutes from May 11 and 28, 2020
9) Review and Reaffirm the Ethics Statement
Description:  This is an annual procedure to review and reaffirm.  No Action.
10) Review of Operating Procedures for Board and Superintendent
Description:  Once again this is a review of the procedures, if there are no changes nor areas of needed clarification there is no action to be taken.
11) Discussion on Impact of Property Value Changes 
12) Preliminary Revenue Budget
12)a. Preliminary Current Year Values 
13) Action Agenda 
13)a. Discuss/Take Possible Action on July and August Board Meeting Dates
Description:  July -?
August 10 - regular meeting
Thursday, August 27 - special board meeting to adopt the budget 
13)b. Discuss/Take Possible Action on Upshur County Appraisal District Nominee 
13)c. Consider/Take Possible Action on Authorization for Superintendent to Employ Professional Personnel June 9, 2020 - September 14, 2020.
13)d. Consider/Take Possible Action on Hazardous Conditions Bus Routes 
13)e. Discuss/Take Possible Action on 2020-2021 School Calendar Changes
13)f. Discuss/Take Possible Action on Vacant Board Position 
13)g. Discuss/Take Possible Action on Superintendent Cellular Telephone Allowance 
Description:  The District shall pay Superintendent a cellular telephone allowance of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS AND NO/100 ($150.00) per month during the term of this contract. The Superintendent shall maintain a personal account for cellular phone service and shall not open an account in the name of the District. 
14) Personnel
14)a. Discuss/Take Possible Action on New Hire Contracts
Description:  Shana Schneider - 8th grade math
Candi Smith - JH SPED 
Alexsa Baylus - HS English 
14)b. Current Job Vacancies
15) Superintendent's Report
Description:  Superintendents report for board information.
15)a. TASB/TASA Convention in Dallas, October 2-4, 2020
Description:  Housing and registration open July 21, please let us know if you are interested in attending this conference 
15)b. Board Activity Calendar
Description:  Attached are possible events or actions to take each month during the year.  This is a guideline we use.
15)c. Discussion Regarding Summer Hours and Pay for Hourly Big Sandy ISD Employees 
16) Executive Session under Govt. 551.074 to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of public officer or employee. 
17) Adjourn
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