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April 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Special Meeting

Agenda
1. Establish Quorum and Call Meeting to Order
2. Adjourn to Executive Session
3. Reconvene into Open Session
4. Invocation
5. Pledge of Allegiance 
6. Public Forum
Description: 
Persons desiring to address the Board must sign up at the designated time prior to the meeting. Board Policy BED addresses public comment and public testimony at Board meetings. Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portions of the meeting designed for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by by the Board, unless requested by the presenting officer. No presentation shall exceed three minutes.
7. Discussion of Decatur ISD Close Contact Quarantine Administrative Guidelines
Description:  On March 25, following the March 22 Board Meeting, Trustee Thomas Houchin asked about the process for placing close contact quarantine on the agenda for a Board Meeting to be voted on as Board policy.  Upon receiving an explanation of the process from the Superintendent, Mr. Houchin and Trustee Chris Lowery requested a Special Meeting of the Board to place this item on the agenda.

The purpose of this item is to allow the Board to discuss the changes proposed from the current DISD administrative guidelines as proposed by Mr. Houchin and prepared by the Superintendent.
Attachments: (1)
8. Action on Decatur ISD Close Contact Quarantine Policy
Description:  The purpose of this item is to allow the Board to vote on the Close Contact Quarantine Policy as discussed in Item 7 of the April 7, 2021 Special Meeting of the Decatur Board of Trustees.

Based on the recommendations of the local health authority, consistent with the advice of attorneys with both Walsh Gallegos and Brackett and Ellis, and operating in the best interests of Decatur ISD, administration does not recommend any changes to the current policy.  Administration also commits to changing this policy as the recommendations from TEA, the CDC, and/or the local health authority, permit.
9. Discussion of Decatur ISD mask policy
Description:  On March 8, Decatur ISD passed a modified mask policy which was effective March 10 and in compliance with GA-34 from March 2, 2021.

At both the March 8 and March 22 Board Meetings, there was discussion among the Board that current conditions related to COVID-19 cases, the District's quarantine and close contact policy, and any other pertinent factors would cause the Board to want to revisit the mask policy.

The purpose of this item is to discuss possible revisions to the mask policy.
10. Action on Decatur ISD mask policy
Description:  The purpose of this item is to consider possible action on revisions to the Decatur ISD mask policy, pursuant to GA-34.
11. Adjournment
Description:  The Board may or may not take action on any agenda item listed. If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the Board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551 Subchapters D and E. Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.
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