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June 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Establish Quorum and Call Meeting to Order
2. Adjourn to Executive Session
Description:  Discussion pertaining to Texas Government Code are listed below. Decisions will be presented at the appropriate agenda item. In the event there are no items to come before the Board in executive session, this item will be eliminated.
A. Pursuant to 551.074 Personnel: to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public official or employee
B. Pursuant to 551.072 Real Property: to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property
C. Pursuant to 551.076 Security Devices or Security Audits: to deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation , of security personnel or devices, or a security audit
D.Consult with Board Attorney (TGC  551.071)
 

 

3. Reconvene into Open Session
4. Invocation
5. Pledge of Allegiance 
6. Recognition
6.A. Band and Choir Solo and Ensemble State Medalists 
7. 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.
8. Consider Action Items Discussed in Executive Session
8.A. Personnel
 
8.A.1. Consider Approval of Teacher Hires for the 2021-2022 School Year
8.B. Director of Maintenance and Facilities
8.C. Director of Technology
9. Information Items
9.A. Superintendent's Report
 
Description:  Each month, the superintendent will update the Board on items related to the management and operations of the school district.  This month's update includes the following:
  • District spending on board travel
  • Student Code of Conduct and the Legislative Session
  • ESSER III funds survey and meeting
  • Future Board Meeting topics and timelines
    • Team of Eight
    • EISO required training
    • Budget workshop/publishing of tax rate
    • Adoption of tax rate
9.B. Construction Update
9.C. Teaching and Learning Update
Description:  Update on Summer Professional Learning and Beyond, plus spending on new initiatives.
10. Discussion Items
10.A. Bond Committee process update
10.B. Student Services Discussion and Update
Description:  Chris Mogan, Decatur ISD Director of Student Services, will present for discussion the following district initiatives:
  • Aspiring Leadership Academy
  • Senate Bill 11 compliance
  • Investigation and bullying training for campus administrators
  • Student Handbook
10.C. Discussion of employee compensation and benefits plan for 2021-2022
10.D. Student Drug Testing Policy
Description:  Continued conversation from May 2021 regular meeting regarding drug testing for the 2021-22 school year, including superintendent recommendations on the following:
  • Grade-levels for testing
  • Nicotine testing
  • Procedures for removing students for testing
11. Action Items
11.A. Consider Approval of Decatur Independent School District Resolution Regarding Denton Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Shared Services Arrangement Agreement
Attachments: (1)
11.B. Consider Approval of Black Creek K-9 Services Educational Services Contract
Attachments: (1)
11.C. Purchase(s) over $50,000
11.C.1. Art Classroom
Description:  Since we have purchased over $50k in student furniture for the year, each student furniture purchase going forward will be in the purchases over $50 regardless of amount.  Last board meeting, the board approved implementing art at each elementary.  One campus currently has tables that can be used for art, so we are only requesting to purchase tables for the 3 other campuses.  The total cost for 3 Art classrooms is $16,294.  This is priced off of the ECPNT purchasing COOP.
This will be purchased from the General Fund contingency money.
11.C.2. Pre-K Classroom
Description:  Since we have purchased over $50k in student furniture for the year, each student furniture purchase going forward will be in the purchases over $50 regardless of amount.  In FY2021, we will be expanding regular Pre-K to each elementary.  Currently, Young is the only campus that has regular Pre-K.  The total cost for student furniture for 3 Pre-K classrooms is $16,425.  This is priced off of the ECPNT purchasing COOP. 
This will be purchased from the General Fund contingency money.



 
12. Consent Agenda
12.A. Minutes of May 10, 2021 Special Meeting, May 17, 2021 Regular Meeting, and May 28, 2021 Special Meeting
Attachments: (3)
12.B. Budget Amendment(s)
Description:  Budget Amendment #9 -  This is insurance proceeds from the claims from the winter storm in February.  The claim is for the high school, administration building and the MPB.  Also included in this amendment is the additional money we need for the portables.  We had the ADA inspector review the site.  From that inspection, we need to redo the sidewalks and add handrails to the portables.  Also included is the estimates for the fire alarm, fencing and electric.

Budget Amendment #10 - This is to amend the budget to reflect the money collected when teachers were allowed to purchase their old laptops from the district.  Since these laptops were purchased with bond funds, they have to be tracked and spent on additional technology.

Fiscal Implication

Decrease Fund Balance in the General Fund for the additional costs for the portables.

 


 
13. Financial Information
13.A. Monthly Financial Statements
13.B. Tax Collection Report
Attachments: (1)
13.C. TexPool Monthly Statement of Accounts
Attachments: (1)
13.D. Payment of Bills
Attachments: (1)
13.E. Quarterly Investment Report
Attachments: (1)
14. Adjourn to Executive Session if Needed

Discussion pertaining to Texas Government Code are listed below. Decisions will be presented at the appropriate agenda item. In the event there are no items to come before the Board in executive session, this item will be eliminated.
A. Pursuant to 551.074 Personnel: to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public official or employee
B. Pursuant to 551.072 Real Property: to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property
C. Pursuant to 551.076 Security Devices or Security Audits: to deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation , of security personnel or devices, or a security audit
D.Consult with Board Attorney (TGC  551.071)
 
15. Reconvene into Open Session
16. 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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