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December 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
Description:  __Rafael Garza, President               __Raymundo Martinez, Vice-President
__Benjamin Arjona, Secretary          __Luis Trejo, Jr., Treasurer
__Yesenia Ayala, Member               __Carlos Cardoza, Sr., Member
__Norma Torres, Member                __Xavier Salinas, Superintendent
__Eden Ramirez, School Board Attorney
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, TEXAS PLEDGE AND PRAYER
IV. CERTIFICATION OF NOTICE:
Description:  It is the intent of the Board of Trustees to conduct this meeting primarily via teleconference pursuant to the Open Meetings Act procedures announced by Governor Abbott. Under these procedures, the public will be permitted to participate by submitting their comments via email to jenvillarreal@hidalgo-isd.org comments must be submit by this hours 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on December 7, 2020.   The meeting will be live to the public to view on the following sites: https://www.youtube.com/user/HidalgoISD or https://www.hidalgo-isd.org/domain/138
V. AWARDS & RECOGNITION
V.A. Football
V.B. Volleyball
VI. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
VI.A. Announcements
VI.A.1. Technology Update
VI.A.2. COVID-19 Update
VII. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VIII. ACTION TAKEN ON CONSENT ITEMS:
VIII.A. Approve Minutes of Board Meeting: November 16, 2020
VIII.B. Tax Collector's Report:                                         
VIII.B.1. Hidalgo County Tax Office - Tax Collections for October 2020
VIII.B.2. Hidalgo ISD Certified Tax Roll as Reported by Hidalgo County Tax Accessor Collector for the Fiscal Year 2020
VIII.B.3. Delinquent Tax Collection Report from Linebarger, Goggin Blair
VIII.C. Advertisement of Bids/Quotes/Proposals:
VIII.C.1. Football Supplies & Equipment Bid #20-21-02(A)
VIII.C.2. Volleyball Track & Field Supplies & Equipment Bid #20-21-02 (B)
VIII.C.3. Boys Cross Country Supplies & Equipment Bid #20-21-02 (C)
VIII.C.4. Girls Cross Country Supplies & Equipment Bid #20-21-02 (D)
VIII.C.5. Boys Basketball Supplies & Equipment Bid #20-21-02 (E)
VIII.C.6. Girls Basketball Supplies & Equipment Bid #20-21-02 (F)
VIII.C.7. Girls Jr. High Supplies & Equipment Bid #20-21-02 (G)
VIII.C.8. Boys Jr. High Supplies & Equipment Bid #20-21-02 (H)
VIII.C.9. Athletic Medical Supplies and Equipment Bid #20-21-02(I)
VIII.D. Consideration of Bids/Quotes/Proposals:
VIII.E. Other:
VIII.E.1. Financial Reports for the month of October 2020
VIII.E.2. Budget amendment for General Fund
VIII.E.3. Donations - De La Fuente & Solis PLLC (HECHS Scoreboard $9,500.00)
VIII.E.4. CRF Operation Connectivity Prior Purchase Program Application
IX. ACTION TAKEN ON INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT SUPPORT:
IX.A. Migrant Update
IX.B. Reading Academies and Instructional Supports
IX.C. Early Childhood Updates
IX.D. Special Education Update
IX.E. Fall 2020 Curriculum & Instruction Update
X. ACTION TAKEN ON  FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES & OPERATIONS:
X.A. Request permission to purchase 300 laptops for remote instruction from State Compensatory in the amount of $130,383.00
X.B. Request permission to purchase 200 laptops for remote instruction from Bilingual Allotment in the amount of $86,922.00
X.C. Amend page 16 of the 2020-2021 Salary Compensation Plan related to Wellness Pay timeline
X.D. Discussion and possible action to approve the Resolution to the Governor of Texas to consider all Hidalgo ISD Employees as Frontline workers
XI. CLOSED SESSION:
Description:  The Board may convene in Closed Session in accordance with the provisions of Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071 and 551.074
XI.A. Consultation with School attorney to receive legal advice
Description:  (Section 551.071, Texas Government Code)
XI.B. Personnel Matters:
Description:  (Section 551.074, Texas Government Code)
XI.B.1. Discussion of Superintendent Recommendations concerning Employment, Resignations, Reassignments, Retirements, Renewals, Non-Renewals, Terminations, Staffing Status, discipline or to hearing complaints or charges regarding personnel
XI.B.2. Discussion of Employment For:
Description:  (Section 551.071, Texas Government Code)
XI.C. Region One Education Service Center District Safety Audit Report
XII. RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION:
XIII. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION:
XIII.A. Personnel Matters:
Description:  (Section 551.071, Texas Government Code)
XIII.A.1. Consideration of and Possible Action Regarding Superintendent's Recommendations Concerning Employment, Resignations, Reassignments, Retirements, Non-Renewals, and Terminations
XIII.A.2. Discussion of Employment for:
XIV. CONSIDER ACTION ON:
XV. ADJOURNMENT:
Description:  Agenda items may be considered, deliberated and/or acted upon in a different order than numbered above.  The Board of Trustees of The Hidalgo ISD reserves the right to adjourn into Executive (Closed) Session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the items listed on this agenda as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act.  No final action will be taken in Executive Session.

Public Input Policy: “During the meeting, the Hidalgo ISD will allow for an open public forum/ comment period. This comment period shall not exceed one-half hour (1/2) hour in length and each speaker will be allowed a maximum of three (3) minutes to speak.  All individuals desiring to address the Hidalgo ISD must sign up to do so, prior to the open comment period.  The purpose of this comment period is to provide the public an opportunity to address issues or topics that are under the jurisdiction of the Hidalgo ISD.  For issues or topics which are not otherwise part of the posted agenda for the meeting, members may direct staff to investigate the issue or topic further.  No action or discussion shall be taken on the issues or topics which are not part of the posted agenda for the meeting.  Members of the public may be recognized on posted agenda items deemed appropriate by the President as the items are considered, and the same time limitations three (3) minutes applies.”
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