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November 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER - Establish Quorum
2. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS - Welcome - Invocation - Pledge of Allegiance
3. CONSIDER AND TAKE ACTION ON THE ORDER CANVASSING THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION
4. INSTALLATION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
4.A. Distribute Election Certification
Presenter:  Mayor Carl Pickett
4.B. Statement of Officer
Presenter:  Mayor Carl Pickett
4.C. Administer Oath of Office
Presenter:  Mayor Carl Pickett
4.D. Recognition of Outgoing Board Members
Presenter:  Bruce Bell
4.E. Seating of New Trustee(s)
Presenter:  Bruce Bell
5. CELEBRATIONS
6. PUBLIC HEARING
6.A. FIRST Rating
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
7. PUBLIC FORUM - Time is set aside to hear comments from the audience regarding agenda items or other topics.
8. DISCUSSION ITEMS
8.A. Board President - Bruce Bell
8.A.1. Board Continuing Education Hours Update
8.B. Chief Academic Officer - Margaret Gardzina
8.B.1. District Goals Evidence of Attainment Report - Goal 1
9. ACTION ITEMS listed below to be approved, disapproved, postponed or no action taken
9.A. Consent Agenda
9.A.1. Minutes of the October 20, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Liberty ISD Board of Trustees
9.A.2. Tax collection reports, pupil projections, investment reports, list of non-payroll checks, expenditure reports, and operating statement
9.B. Consider and action to approve 2019-2020 Annual Investment Report
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
9.C. Consider and action to approve Interlocal Agreement with ESC 19 for participation in the purchasing cooperative
9.D. Consider and action to approve FBMC Benefits Management as the full-service benefits consultant and broker for Liberty ISD for the 2021-2022 school year
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
9.E. Consider and action to approve a committee for the purpose of evaluating benefits for Liberty ISD employees for 2021-2022 school year
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
9.F. Consider and action to approve the close-out of the Liberty ISD Energy Efficiency Contract with E3 Entegral Solutions and release retainage
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
9.G. Consider and action to approve close-out the Liberty ISD Pre-School Renovation Contract with H.B. Neild and release remaining retainage
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
9.H. Consider and action to waive the penalties and interest charged to taxpayers
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
9.I. Consider and action to declare the listed items as surplus and approve the disposal of the surplus items through means that are most beneficial to the District
9.J. Consider action to assign portion of fund balance
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
9.K. Consider and action to approve Interlocal Agreement Between Liberty County and Liberty ISD
Presenter:  Brandon Davis
9.L. Consider and action to approve District Improvement Plan
Presenter:  Margaret Gardzina
10. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Government Code with reference to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 551.071, and 551.074. Action may be taken on items listed under Closed Session once Board returns to Open Session.
10.A. Texas Government Code 551.071: Private consultation with the Board's attorney on all subjects or matter authorized by law
10.A.1. When the governmental body seeks the advice of its attorney about:
10.A.1.a. pending or contemplated litigation; or
10.A.1.b. a settlement offer
10.A.2. On a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the school district under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of professional conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Open Meetings Act
10.A.3. Consider legal advice regarding items specifically listed on the agenda
10.B. Texas Government Code 551.074: Discussion of contract recommendations for Teachers and professional Support Staff
10.B.1. Consider hiring, proposing nonrenewal of term contracts, terminating probationary contracts or other contract action related to professional employees of LISD and Southeast Texas Cooperative for Special Services
10.C. Texas Government Code 551.074: For the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, resignation, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee
10.C.1. Board Officer Discussion
10.D. Texas Government Code 39.030(a): Assessment Instruments
10.E. Texas Government Code 418.183(f): Homeland Security
10.F. Texas Government Code 551.072: Real Property
10.G. Texas Government Code 551.073: Prospective Gift
10.H. Texas Government Code 551.076: Security Devices
10.I. Texas Government Code 551.0785: Medical or Psychiatric Records
10.J. Texas Government Code 551.082: Student Discipline
10.K. Texas Government Code 551.082: Employee-Employee Complaints
10.L. Texas Government Code 551.0821: Personally Identifiable Student Information
10.M. Texas Government Code 551.084: Witness Exclusion
11. RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION
12. ACTION, IF ANY, WHICH MAY BE APPROPRIATE AS A RESULT OF CLOSED SESSION DELIBERATIONS
12.A. Consider and action to hire LISD and Southeast Texas Cooperative for Special Services professional personnel
12.B. Consider and action to nominate Board officers 
13. ADJOURNMENT
14. CALL TO ORDER - Establish Quorum
15. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS - Welcome - Invocation - Pledge of Allegiance
16. CELEBRATIONS
16.A. School Board Recognition Month
16.A.1. Proclamation
Presenter:  Mayor Carl Pickett
17. PUBLIC FORUM - Time is set aside to hear comments from the audience regarding agenda items or other topics of general concern.
18. DISCUSSION ITEMS
18.A. Superintendent - Dr. Cody Abshier
18.A.1. Athletic Events Gate Entry Fees
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer and Dusty McGee
18.A.2. District Signage
Presenter:  Dusty McGee
18.A.3. E3 and Bond Construction Update
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
18.A.4. SEARCH Update
Presenter:  Margaret Gardzina
18.A.5. SJE Campus Improvement Plan
Presenter:  Tom Connelly
18.A.6. LHS CCMR Update
Presenter:  Benicia Bendele
18.A.7. LMS Literacy Update
Presenter:  Rhonda Smith
19. ACTION ITEMS listed below to be approved, disapproved, postponed or no action taken
19.A. Consider and approve the 2018-2019 Audit Report as presented by Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P.
Presenter:  Weaver and Tidwell, LLP
19.B. Consent Agenda
19.B.1. Minutes of November 19, 2019  Regular Meeting of the LISD Board of Trustees
19.B.2. Minutes of the October 24, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Southeast Cooperative for Special Services
19.B.3. Tax collection reports, pupil projections, investment reports, list of non-payroll checks, expenditure reports, and operating statement
19.C. Consider and action to approve Stantec as the architect for renovations to San Jacinto Elementary for pre-school
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
19.D. Consider and action to approve the procurement method for renovations to San Jacinto Elementary for pre-school
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
19.E. Consider and action on removal of tennis court project from Webber Commercial contract
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
19.F. Consider and action on deductive change order to close out the project with Webber Commercial and return savings back to the District
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
19.G.  Consider and action to approve budget amendments for the year ended August 31, 2020
Presenter:  Ginger Ramer
19.H. Consideration of RFPs for Pre-K partnership
Presenter:  Margaret Gardzina
19.I. Consider and approve Order of Election for May 2020 election and authorizing a Joint Election Agreement and Election Services Contract by and between the City of Liberty, Liberty ISD, any other contracting entities and the Liberty County Election Administrator
Presenter:  Brandon Davis
19.J. Consider and approve District Trust Property
Presenter:  Brandon Davis
20. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Government Code with reference to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 551.071, and 551.074. Action may be taken on items listed under Closed Session once Board returns to Open Session.
20.A. Texas Government Code 551.071: Private consultation with the Board's attorney on all subjects or matter authorized by law
20.A.1. When the governmental body seeks the advice of its attorney about:
20.A.1.a. pending or contemplated litigation including deliberations regarding Level III Grievance; or
20.A.1.b. a settlement offer
20.A.2. On a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the school district under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of professional conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Open Meetings Act
20.A.3. Consider legal advice regarding items specifically listed on the agenda
20.B. Texas Government Code 551.074: Discussion of contract recommendations for Teachers and professional Support Staff
20.B.1. Consider hiring of LISD and Southeast Texas Cooperative for Special Services professional personnel
20.C. Texas Government Code 551.074: For the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, resignation, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee
20.C.1. Superintendent Evaluation - Performance Goals
20.C.2. Discussion regarding the appointment, employment, resignation, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee
20.D. Texas Government Code 39.030(a): Assessment Instruments
20.E. Texas Government Code 551.072: Real Property
20.F. Texas Government Code 418.183(f): Homeland Security
20.G. Texas Government Code 551.073: Prospective Gift
20.H. Texas Government Code 551.076: Security Devices
20.I. Texas Government Code 551.0785: Medical or Psychiatric Records
20.J. Texas Government Code 551.082: Student Discipline
20.K. Texas Government Code 551.082: Employee-Employee Complaints
20.L. Texas Government Code 551.0821: Personally Identifiable Student Information
20.M. Texas Government Code 551.084: Witness Exclusion
21. RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION
22. ACTION, IF ANY, WHICH MAY BE APPROPRIATE AS A RESULT OF CLOSED SESSION DELIBERATIONS
22.A. Consider and action to hire LISD and Southeast Texas Cooperative for Special Services professional personnel
23. ADJOURNMENT
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