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August 26, 2021 at 5:10 PM - Divide ISD Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Divide Independent School District will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Divide ISD Classroom with the stage at 120 Divide School Road, Mountain Home, TX 78058. The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows: (Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.) Announcements by the chair will indicate whether a quorum is present, that the meeting has been duly called and that a notice of the meeting was posted according to law.
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2. Call to Order/ Establish a Quorum is Present
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3. Pledge of Allegiance
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4. Opening Prayer
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5. Welcome Visitors/Public Comment
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6. Information
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6.A. CERTIFIED TAX VALUES & MCR (MAXIMUM COMPRESSED TAX RATE)
Presentation of TEA-approved 2021 MCR (maximum compressed rate). We appealed the initial proposed MCR rate for DISD and TEA accepted our appeal and issued a lower 
MCR, to the benefit of the District.  Presentation of Kerr County's certified tax values for Divide ISD. Presentation of property tax revenue calculation worksheet.

Note - a public
 hearing will be held, and the District's tax rate adopted, at September's regular board meeting.
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6.B. Presentation of the 2020-2021 Preliminary FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) based on school year 2019-2020 data. DISD received a score of 0 and a rating of F= Substandard Achievement due to the failure of indicator #1: timely submission of the District's AFR (Annual Financial Report). In addition, DISD also failed indicator #16: comparison of PEIMS data to AFR, and indicator #19: required postings. An appeal will be filed with TEA for indicator(s)  #1 and #19. The Board will be updated as to the result.
 
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6.C. Phone usage
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6.D. Divide ISD's COVID Protocol-We expect ongoing changes throughout this fall and possibly this year
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7. Consent Agenda
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7.A. Consider and Approve the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
 
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7.B. Consider and Approve payment of the bills and invoices for the period 08/01/2021 through 08/20/2021.
 
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7.C. Consider and Approve the Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credit with TEA as it relates to 2021-2022 Chapter 49 Recapture.
 
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7.D. Consider and Approve the Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Divide ISD that was held on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
 
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7.E. Presentation, Review & Approval of the 1st quarterly invoice from Leakey ISD for administrative, business, and human resource services provided for the time period September 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021. The first invoice also includes the setup fee for transition, and work related thereto, that was performed in August 2021.
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8. Discussion and Business Action Items
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8.A. Consider and approve Neffendorf & Blocker, P.C. as the independent auditors for the 2020-2021 school year. An engagement letter will be presented to the Board.
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8.B. Consider and approve signature cards with Security State Bank & Trust. Cards will be presented to the Board to be signed.
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8.C. Consider and approve adopting a resolution to provide the availability of up to 80 hours of EPSL (Emergency Paid Sick Leave) for all staff members for the 2021-2022 school year.
 
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8.D. Consider for Approval Divide ISD Budget for General Fund 199 for the 2021-2022 school year. 2021-22 budget schedules will be presented to the Board for review, discussion and approval. 
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8.E. Consider and Approve budget amendment to utilize funds from the accumulated fund balance to purchase two new vehicles for routes. Estimated expenditure of approximately $130,000.
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8.F. Consider and approve budget amendments as presented. 
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9. Closed Session
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10. Open Session-Action Items from Closed Session
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10.A. Consider and approve deployment of security measures as listed in Executive Session 
 
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11. Campus Reports
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11.A. Principal's Report
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11.B. Business Manger's Report
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11.B.1. Presentation of 2021-2022 Summary of Finance with updated collections and MCR.
 
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11.B.2. Business Manager's report and discussion relating to student enrollment, summary of finance, and MCR.
 
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11.B.3. Notification of payment to TEA for 20-21 Ch. 49 Local Revenue in Excess of Entitlement (recapture) payment in the amount of $80,558 via wire transfer on August 23, 2021.
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11.C. Superintendent Report
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11.C.1. Resignations 
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11.C.2. Hires
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Description:  Brenna Bissett Pre-K
12. Adjourn
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13. This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act on the bulletin board at Divide I.S.D at 4:55 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021.







Christopher W. Yeschke
Acting Superintendent
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