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February 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order and establish a quorum
Presenter:  Board Vice President, WMoore
Description:  A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Utopia ISD will be held Feb 8, 2021, beginning at 6:30pm in the 258 School Street Resource Building Conference Room.  Members of the public who desire to address the Board regarding an item on the agenda must comply with the following procedures:  To provide public comment, individuals viewing the board meeting remotely, must email their comments to UISD Board of Trustees at: wmoore@utopiaisd.net.  Please provide your first and last name, email address, physical address and phone number with your comments.  The time frame to submit your public comment is from Friday, February 5, 2021 to Monday February 8, 2021 at 12:01pm.  The public comments submitted will be read aloud for the Board to hear, and the content of the written comments cannot exceed three minutes.  To the extend practicable, all other public comment rules shall apply.  If seeking a Board resolution of a specific complaint, that concern should be addressed through the District's grievance process.  District policy DGBA, FNG, and GF have been established for addressing employee complaints, parent complaints, and community member complaints respectively.  Access to the live stream will only be open during the meeting.  The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.  Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.  Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.  
2. Invocation 
Presenter:  Board Vice President, WMoore
3. American & Texas Pledge of Allegiance
Presenter:  Students of the Month
4. Recognition
Presenter:  Bryan Hernandez, Principal
Description: 
January Students of the month
1.   Brayson McMillian
2.  Alexus Belt
January Teacher of the month
1.  Kathy VanPelt

February Students of the month.
1.  Kasen Harthcock
2.  Madison Wiekamp
3.  Kinley McBeth
Teacher of the month
1.  Jennifer Keeney
5. Citizens Comments
Presenter:  Board Vice President, WMoore
Description: 

Comments are limited to 3 minutes per speaker.  The timekeeper will inform the speaker when they have 1 minute remaining.  No more than 3 persons will be allowed to speak on any side of an issue.  Should there be more than 3 people who wish to speak on a particular issue, they need to select no more than 3 representatives to speak for them and the presiding officer may limit the public comments further in the interest of an orderly meeting.  Complaints, criticisms, and concerns against District employees shall be directed through the appropriate channels in accordance with Board policy.  The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person who wishes to address the Board has attempted to solve the matter administratively.  If not, the person shall be directed to the appropriate policy to seek resolution before coming to the Board. 

Our First Speaker is:_____________________
Topic:_______________________________
6. Information
Presenter:  Board Vice President, WMoore
Description:  Presenter:  Board Vice President, WMoore
Description: 
 a)  Principal
Presenter:  Bryan Hernandez
None
b)  Athletics
Presenter:  Allen Harris
None
c)  Counselor
Presenter:  Ashleigh Kay
None
d)  Academic Program Report
Presenter:  Julie Mazurek
UIL Update
e)  CTE & Security
Presenter:  Bryson Dalrymple
None
f)  Food Service
Presenter:  Kim Reyes
None
g)  Technology
Presenter:  David Carter
None
h)  Superintendent’s Report
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent
1.  Update on Strategic Plan 
     1.  Price will hold for 2021-2022.
     2.  No signature required until after June 1st.
     3.  Utopia ISD can approve dates.
2.  Report on sports broadcast opportunity
3.  Present new track/tennis court bids.
4.  Present cost to contract out bus maintenance.
5.  Update on engine replacement on bus 9.
6.  Report on adding BEC at Utopia ISD
7.  Report on E-Rate opportunity for new servers
7. Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Board Vice President, WMoore
Description: 

a)  Approval of Minutes
b)  School Payments
c)  Budget/Tax Report
 
8. Regular Agenda
Presenter:  Board Vice President, WMoore
Description: 
Closed Session-If during the course of the meeting covered by this Notice, The Board of Trustees should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Board of Trustees is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.1 et seq., will be held by the School Board at the date, hour, and place given in this Notice or as soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this Notice as the School Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to the following sections and purposes:  Texas Government Code Section:  51.074 Discussions personnel matters. 

1.  Consideration and possible action on Level 3 appeal.  
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent

2.  Consideration and possible action to  approve policy update 116.
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent

3.  Consideration and possible action to create a process to appoint an individual to fill the unexpired term of Steve Darden.
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent

4.  Consideration and possible action to purchase and/or sell district vehicles.
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent

5.  Consideration and possible action to authorize the amendment of the  Utopia ISD's District of Innovation plan.
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent

6.  Consideration and possible action to clarify Board Policy EIC (Local).
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent

7.  Consideration and possible action to approve a waiver for all general teacher appraisal requirements, including the student growth requirement and the student growth requirement in the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS), which would apply to TEC, 21, 351, 21.352, and the applicable rules in Title 19, TAC, Ch.150 related to teacher appraisal and student grown in T-PESS.
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent

8)  Consideration and possible action to accept professional resignations.
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent

9)  Consideration and possible action to accept professional recommendations.
Presenter:  Michael Derry, Superintendent
 
9. Adjourn
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