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February 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
Description:  __ Blanca Lara, President                            __ Luis Trejo Jr., Vice-President
__ Yesenia Ayala, Secretary                       __ Rafael Garza, Treasurer
__ Raymundo Martinez, Member                __ Benjamin Arjona, Member
__ Carlos Cardoza Sr., Member                  __Xavier Salinas, Superintendent
__Eden Ramirez,  School Board Attorney
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, TEXAS PLEDGE AND OPENING PRAYER
IV. CERTIFICATION OF PUBLIC NOTICE:
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 February 1, 2021.   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. PUBLIC COMMENTS
VI. AWARDS & RECOGNITION
VI.A. Expression of Appreciation from South Texas College
VI.B. Partnership between South Texas College & Hidalgo ISD for Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Dual Credit & Technical Equipment Only Grant
VI.C. Friday Night Light Census Winner Award
VII. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
VII.A. Announcements
VII.A.1. Update on Athletics
VII.A.2. Update on Fine Arts
VII.A.3. Report on the Early College Program - Early College High School Designation Process 2021-2022
VII.A.4. Electricity Contract Update - Lori Ramos, Region One 
VII.A.5. Hidalgo ISD Outstanding Debt Report with Mr. Cris Vela, Director with Hilltop Securities, Inc. 
VII.A.6. Update on COVID-19 Testing
VII.A.7. 2019-2020 Texas Honor Roll Schools Recognition
VII.A.8. Donation from United Way of South Texas
VIII. ACTION TAKEN ON CONSENT ITEMS:
VIII.A. Approve minutes of Board Meetings: November 11, 2020 and December 7, 2020 (Public Hearing FIRST)
VIII.B. Tax Collector's Report:
VIII.B.1. Hidalgo County Tax Office Tax Collections for the month December 2020
VIII.C. Advertisement of Bids/Quotes/Proposals:                 None
VIII.D. Consideration of Bids/Quotes/Proposals:                 NONE
VIII.E. Other:
VIII.E.1. Financial Report for the month of December 2020
VIII.E.2. Budget Amendment for General Fund (171,192 and 199) and Debt Service Fund (599)
VIII.E.3. Quarterly Investment Report for period ending November 30, 2020
VIII.E.4. Annual Review of the District Investment Policy and Resolution #2021-03
VIII.E.5. E-rate Round 22 Contract Extension
VIII.E.6. Interlocal Cooperation Agreement and Business Associate Agreement Between the County of Hidalgo and Hidalgo Independent School District
IX. ACTION TAKEN ON INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT SUPPORT:
IX.A. Preliminary Accountablity Simulation Report using Fall 2020 Benchmark Results
IX.B. Proclamation 2021 - PK Textbook Adoption
X. ACTION TAKEN ON FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES & OPERATIONS:
X.A. E-rate RFP #20-21-04 Recommendation
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. Discussion involving discipline of public school students
Description:  (Section 551.082, Texas Government Code)
XI.C. Personnel Matters:
Description:  (Section 551.074, Texas Government Code)
XI.C.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.C.2. Discussion and possible action on Superintendent recommendation concerning approval/extension of Principals and Central Office Administrators Contracts:
XI.C.3. Discussion on Employment For:
Description:  (Section 551.074 Texas Government Code)
XII. RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION:
XIII. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION:
XIII.A. Personnel Matter:
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 and possible action on Superintendent recommendation concerning approval/extension of Principals and Central Office Administrators Contracts:
XIII.A.3. Consideration of and possible action regarding:
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 five (5) 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 five (5) minutes applies.”
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