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April 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
1.A. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.
1.B. Invocation
1.C. The presiding officer will call the meeting to order.
2. VISION & MISSION STATEMENT
2.A. The District shall maximize every student's potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences preparing students to be 21st century global leaders.
Presenter:  Julie Hinaman, Trustee
2.B. The District's vision is formed from the acronym LEAD - to Learn, Empower, Achieve, Dream ... LEAD
Presenter:  Julie Hinaman, Trustee
3. RECOGNITIONS
3.A. The Board will recognize Chairita Franklin, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, for receiving TASBO's RISE Award.
Presenter:  Tracy Ginsburg, TASBO Executive Director
3.B. The Board will recognize Business and Financial Services for receiving TASBO’s Award of Excellence in Financial Management.

This is the first year of the TASBO Award of Excellence in Financial Management. The new program recognizes Texas school districts that have implemented professional standards, best practices and innovations in financial reporting. Only 10 school districts in Texas were recipients of the 2021 award.
Presenter:  Tracy Ginsburg, TASBO Executive Director
3.C. The Board will recognize CFISD 1st and 2nd place high school classroom winners of the 2021 TASB Student Video Contest.
Presenter:  TASB Representative, Bob Covey, Dr. Mark Henry
3.D. The Superintendent will make remarks and announcements including the honors and achievements earned by staff and students in recent weeks.
Presenter:  Dr. Mark Henry
4. PUBLIC COMMENTS
4.A. Patrons who have duly registered per policy BED (Local) may address the Board and make public comments on an agenda item during or before the board’s consideration of the item. The Board may allow public comment on agenda items at all meetings. The Board will continue with the remaining agenda after the registered patrons have had an opportunity to speak. (To participate, registration is between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting at the entrance to the CFISD Boardroom.)
Presenter:  Leslie Francis
5. BOARD COMMENTS
5.A. Any Board member may make a comment during this portion of the agenda, without prior posting being required.  Comment items may not pertain to the character of any students, staff or Board member and may not be discussed or deliberated upon at this meeting. 
Presenter:  Board of Trustees
6. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
6.A. Patrons who have duly registered per policy BED (Local) may address the Board regarding matters of concern/interest to the district, other than the character of any student, staff or Board member. The Board may not act upon any matter that is not listed under the action item portion of the agenda. (To participate, registration is between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting at the entrance to the CFISD Boardroom.)
Presenter:  Leslie Francis
7. ACTIONS ITEMS - CONSENSUS
7.A. The Board will consider approving the minutes of the March 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.
Presenter:  Holly Reichert
8. ACTION ITEMS - NON-CONSENSUS
8.A. The Board will consider the adoption of Orders Authorizing the Conversion of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Variable Rate Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2015 B-1, 2015 B-2 and 2017 A-1 to a new rate period; authorizing the preparation of a remarketing memorandum; and enacting other provisions relating thereto.

The term rate period for the district’s Variable Rate Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2015 B-1, 2015 B-2 and 2017 A-1 (the “Bonds”) ends on August 15, 2021. The orders authorize the remarketing of the bonds to a term rate period not to exceed ten years in duration. In connection with the conversion, the orders approve the preparation of a remarketing memorandum and designates Piper Sandler & Co. as the remarketing agent for the bonds.  
Presenter:  Karen Smith, Terrell Palmer, Jonathan Frels
8.B. The Board will consider the adoption of an Order Authorizing the Issuance of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building and Refunding Bonds, which may be issued in one or more series levying a tax and providing for the security and payment thereof; providing for the award of the sale thereof in accordance with specified parameters; and enacting other provisions relating thereto.

This transaction is a new money bond sale from the voter-approved authorization in May 2019, and a refunding transaction that will refinance certain maturities of various previously issued bond series. 
Presenter:  Karen Smith, Terrell Palmer, Jonathan Frels
8.C. The Board will consider approving the superintendent’s contract recommendations to issue probationary, term and annual contracts for the 2021-2022 school year for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals. 
Presenter:  Dr. Mark Henry, Dr. Deborah Stewart, Chairita Franklin, Marney Collins Sims
8.D. The Board will consider approving on second reading additions, revisions or deletions to district policies:
Presenter:  Dr. Deborah Stewart, Teresa Hull
8.D.1. DCD (LOCAL) Employment Practices: At-Will Employment (Revise)
Recommended revisions clarify that an at-will employee's appeal of dismissal would follow the district's employee grievance policy and not begin with the board.
Attachments: (1)
8.D.2. DCE (LOCAL) Employment Practices: Other Types of Contracts (Revise)
Recommended revisions clarify that an appeal by an employee whose non-Chapter 21 contract is not reissued at the end of the contract period would follow the district's employee grievance policy and not begin with the board.
Attachments: (1)
8.D.3. GF (LOCAL) Public Complaints (Revise)
A recommended revision specifies that a person filing a complaint regarding refusal of entry to or ejection from property based on Education Code 37.105 shall be permitted to address the board within 90 "calendar" days. This is an exception to how other timelines are calculated in the policy, which are based on "business" days in accordance with how days are defined.
Attachments: (1)
8.D.4. GKA (LOCAL) Community Relations: Conduct on School Premises (Revise) 
A recommended revision specifies that a person filing a complaint regarding refusal of entry to or ejection from property based on Education Code 37.105 shall be permitted to address the board within 90 "calendar" days. This is an exception to how other timelines are calculated in the policy, which are based on "business" days in accordance with how days are defined.
Attachments: (1)
8.E. The Board will consider approving the district instructional material recommendations for Dual Credit Speech courses.

The instructional materials director will order for classroom use in the 2021-2022 school year. To complete the process, the Board must ratify the recommendation. The specific resource is noted; the selection committee members’ names are included.

The Dual Credit Speech instructional resources will be funded from the Instructional Materials Allotment.
Presenter:  Dr. Linda Macias
Attachments: (1)
8.F. The Board will consider approving the District instructional material recommendations for the following Mathematics courses: AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Algebra, Algebra.

The instructional materials director will order for classroom use in the 2021-2022 school year. To complete the process, the Board must ratify the recommendation.  The specific resource is noted; the selection committee members’ names are included.

The Mathematics instructional resources will be funded from the Instructional Materials Allotment.
Presenter:  Dr. Linda Macias
Attachments: (1)
8.G. The Board will consider approving the District instructional material recommendations for the following courses: Human Geography AP, European History AP, AP/DC United States History, AP/DC Macroeconomics, AP/DC Psychology, DC Sociology.

The instructional materials director will order for classroom use in the 2021-2022 school year. To complete the process, the Board must ratify the recommendation. The specific resource is noted; the selection committee members’ names are included.

The Social Studies instructional resources will be funded from the Instructional Materials Allotment.
Presenter:  Dr. Linda Macias
8.H. The Board will consider approving the District instructional material recommendations for the following courses: AP Physics I & II, AP Physics C.

The instructional materials director will order for classroom use in the 2021-2022 school year. To complete the process, the Board must ratify the recommendation. The specific resource is noted; the selection committee members’ names are included.

The Science instructional resources will be funded from the Instructional Materials Allotment.
Presenter:  Dr. Linda Macias
8.I. The Board will consider approving the District instructional material recommendations for Pre-Kindergarten.

The instructional materials director will order for classroom use in the 2021-2022 school year. To complete the process, the Board must ratify the recommendation. The specific resource is noted; the selection committee members’ names are included.

The  Pre-Kindergarten instructional resources will be funded from the Instructional Materials Allotment.
Presenter:  Dr. Linda Macias
Attachments: (1)
8.J. The Board will consider approving the innovative course offering for Special Education – Braille Reading and Writing.

The funding for this course would come from the amounts already budgeted for Special Education curriculum resources. No additional funding is being requested. This innovative course will be an additional offering for special education students who have been identified with visual impairments and need Braille instruction for communication purposes. 
Presenter:  Dr. Linda Macias
Attachments: (1)
8.K. The Board will consider the approval and execution of the plat for the Elementary School No. 58 site.

This is a standard plat that requires approval and execution by the Board of Trustees.
Presenter:  Roy Sprague
Attachments: (1)
8.L. The Board will consider awarding bids and contracts and/or authorizing purchase orders as recommended in the posted agenda item.
Presenter:  Bill Powell, Matt Morgan
8.L.1. Purchase:       Furniture and Equipment
Budget:           Bond Funds
Est. Amount:   $11,500,000.00
To:                   Approved vendors on BuyBoard (TASB), Texas Controller of Public Accounts
                       (TXMAS), OMNIA Partners and/or Choice Partners (HCDE)

This purchase will be to secure furniture and equipment for Copeland ES, Fiest ES, Frazier ES, Hairgrove ES, Horne ES, Lowery ES, Millsap ES, Rennell ES, Sheridian ES, Wilson ES, Yeager ES and Salyards MS. The purchases will be made through various purchasing cooperatives.
Attachments: (1)
8.M. The Board will consider approving construction proposals and contracts paid from Bond Funds to the recommended contractors and authorize the Superintendent or designee to execute all necessary documents related to such contracts as follows: 
Presenter:  Matt Morgan
8.M.1. Proposal:  2019 New Administration Building and Visual & Performing Arts Center
Budget:     Bond Funds
Award:      $109,925,000.00
To:            Satterfield & Pontikes Construction
8.M.2. Proposal:  2020 Elementary School No. 57
Budget:     Bond Funds
Award:      $32,632,956.00
To:             ICI Construction, Inc.
8.M.3. Proposal:  2019 Wells ES Renovation
Budget:     Bond Funds
Award:      $1,139,000.00
To:             Paradigm Construction
9. SUPERINTENDENT'S BRIEFING
9.A. The Superintendent will provide information regarding district events and items of community interest. 
Presenter:  Dr. Mark Henry
10. CLOSED SESSION
If, during the course of the meeting covered by this notice, the Board should determine that a closed session of the Board should be held or is required in relation to any item included in this notice, then such closed session as authorized by Section 551.001 of the Texas Government Code (the Open Meetings Act) will be held by the Board at that date, hour and place given in this notice or as soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all subjects and for any and all purposes permitted by Sections 551.071 through 551.084, of the Open Meetings Act.
 
10.A. There will be a Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Section 551.001 et. seq.
Section 551.071 For the purpose of a private consultation with the Board's attorney on any or all subjects or matters authorized by law. For the purpose of consultation with the district’s attorney concerning matters on which the attorney’s duty to the district under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct clearly conflicts with the Texas Open Meetings laws.
Section 551.072 For the purpose of discussing the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property.
Section 551.073 For the purpose of considering a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation.
Section 551.074 For the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear complaints or charges against a public officer or employee.
Section 551.076 To consider the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
Section 551.0821 For the purpose of deliberating a matter regarding a public-school student if personally identifiable information about the student will necessarily be revealed.
Section 551.082 For the purpose of considering discipline of a public-school child or children or to hear a complaint by an employee against another employee if the complaint or charge directly results in a need for a hearing.
Section 551.083 For the purpose of considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the Board will follow, or instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups in connection with consultation agreements provided for by section 13.901 of the Texas Education Code.
Section 551.084 For the purpose of excluding witness or witnesses from a hearing during examination of another witness.
11. ADJOURNMENT
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