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March 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Special Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISH A QUORUM
2. OPENING ACTIVITIES
2.A. Prayer
Presenter:  Melodee Arrendell, Board Secretary
2.B. Pledge - US / Texas
Presenter:  Shepherd ISD JROTC and Color Guard
Description:  All persons who address the Board at this time must complete a registration form before the meeting begins. Each speaker is limited to 5 minutes each. No action may be taken regarding the information received by the board. The topic must be placed on the agenda at a future meeting to receive deliberate action.
2.C. Staff Recognitions
Presenter:  James Teafatiller, Human Resource Director
3. PUBLIC FORUM
3.A. Open forum for comments from the public.
4. REPORTS AND INFORMATION
4.A. Conservator Report
Presenter:  Vicki Mims, Conservator
4.B. Cabinet Report
Presenter:  Dr. Jason Hewitt, Superintendent
5. GENERAL CONSENT ITEMS

5.A. Consider approval of minutes from January 21, 2021.

Presenter:  Kristie Reeves, Superintendent Secretary
5.B. Consider to approve the Resolution to Compensation of Employees Due to School Emergency Closure regarding Winter Storm Uri.
Presenter:  DeAnna Clavell, CFO
5.C. Consider to approve the new courses at Shepherd Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year.
Presenter:  Amanda Stayton, Director of Teaching and Learning
5.D. Consider to approve to ratify the revised 2021 District Calendar as a result of Winter Storm Uri.
Presenter:  DeAnna Clavell, CFO

5.E. Consider to approve Memorandum of Understanding between Shepherd ISD and Texas Department of Transportation for lease of the Radio Tower located at 10351 State Highway 150 in Shepherd, Texas.

Presenter:  DeAnna Clavell, CFO
5.F. Consider to approve to extend the Extended COVID Leave Program for
Shepherd ISD employees.
Presenter:  James Teafatiller, Human Resource Director
5.G. Consider approval of the missed school days waiver as a result of Winter Storm Uri.
Presenter:  DeAnna Clavell, CFO
6. FINANCIAL CONSENT ITEMS
6.A. Consider to approve expenditures greater than $50,000.
Presenter:  DeAnna Clavell, CFO
6.A.1. SISD Server Purchase
6.B. Consider to approve to delegate authority to Superintendent to accept bids on certain procurement projects.
Presenter:  DeAnna Clavell, CFO
6.C. Consider to approve to accept the requests for proposal/qualification responses.
Presenter:  DeAnna Clavell, CFO
7. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
7.A. Discussion and possible action to approve the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar.
Presenter:  Tommy Hues, Technology Coordinator
7.B. Discussion and possible action to approve the Shepherd ISD Grow Your Own Program.
Presenter:  James Teafatiller, Human Resource Director
7.C. Discussion and possible action regarding masking procedures and policies for staff and students of Shepherd Independent School District for the remainder of the school year 2020-2021.
Presenter:  Dr. Jason Hewitt, Superintendent
8. CLOSED SESSION
8.A. 551.074 Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel
9. ANNOUNCEMENTS
9.A. Next regularly scheduled meeting on April 15, 2021.
9.B. Activities Calendar: March 8, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Presenter:  Kristie Reeves, Superintendent Secretary
10. ADJOURN
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