January 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
II. Note to Public of Telephone or Video Conferencing:  Pursuant to Governor Abbott’s 
Temporary Suspension of Open Meetings Laws issued on March 16, 2020 to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called “social distancing”), this meeting may be conducted via telephone conference or videoconference, which will be audible to the Board and public and allow for two-way communication.  The Board President, presiding officer or trustees may not be physically present at one location but a quorum will be required for the meeting.

The public may access this meeting by calling the following toll free number:

1-346-248-7799. Meeting ID: 969 5667 5765; passcode: 528770 or by the following link:  https://zoom.us/j/96956675765?pwd=YWxRbmNCblJhY2JaUGZIUnlzdEJWdz09

Meeting ID: 969 5667 5765; Passcode: .528770

An electronic copy of the agenda may be viewed at the following link: 
https://www.whartonisd.net/domain/503.  A recording of the meeting will be available for viewing on the District’s website.

Any member of the public who wishes to address the Board on an agenda or non-agenda item must submit written comments to the following email box:  llins@whartonisd.net no later than 5:00 PM on January 26, 2021.  Comments may be limited in length depending on number received.
III. Social Contract
IV. Commendations/Board Recognition
V. Public Forum/Citizens Comments
VI. Adjourn to Closed Session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., concerning purposes permitted by the Act including:
VI.A. §551.071, 551.129:  Consultation with attorney regarding legal issues pertaining to  workforce realignment to improve efficiency for 2021-2022 school year and COVID related leave
 
VI.B. §551.074:  Personnel Matters.  Deliberation of the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee
VI.B.1. Discuss and consider personnel realignment for 2021-2022 school year to include a Reduction in Force
VI.B.2. Personnel update including:
VI.B.2.a. Employ administrator
VI.B.2.b. Employee resignations and retirements
VI.B.2.c. Whether good cause exists for the following resignations:  Ruth Jimenez of Sivells Elementary; Paula Randall of Wharton Junior High School and Carolyn Williams-Egbuniwe of Wharton Elementary School
VI.B.3. Discuss and consider resolution regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act
VI.C. §551.071:  Consultation with attorney regarding any or all subjects or matters authorized by law, §Section 551.072 - Consider purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
VI.C.1. Discussion regarding Resolution Authorizing Resale of Property Held in Trust by the City of Wharton, Texas, Trustee
VII. Reconvene Open Meeting
VII.A. Consideration and possible action regarding workforce realignment to improve efficiency for the 2021-2022 school year to include a Reduction in Force
VII.B. Consideration and possible action to employ administrator
VII.C. Consideration and possible action regarding whether good cause exists for the following resignations:  Ruth Jimenez of Sivells Elementary, Paula Randall of Wharton Junior High School and Carolyn Williams-Egbuniwe of Wharton Elementary School
VII.D. Consideration and possible action, including possible resolution, regarding COVID related leave after expiration of required Families First Coronavirus Response Act
VII.E. Consideration and possible action to approve Resolution Authorizing Resale of Property Held in Trust by the City of Wharton, Texas, Trustee
VIII. Discussion Items:
VIII.A. Update on review of Wharton ISD's COVID-19 Protocols by Oak BendHospital and WCJC
VIII.B. Program design for Wharton Junior High School
IX. Consent Agenda:
IX.A. Minutes of December 15, 2020; 7:00 p.m., Regular Meeting
IX.B. Approve financial reports
IX.C. Order General Election for Wharton ISD Board of Trustees Positions 1 and 2 for May 1, 2021 and authorize the superintendent to enter into all necessary contracts and agreements
IX.D. Hire independent auditor for fiscal year 6/30/2021
IX.E. Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding between the Health and Human Servces Commission and Wharton ISD for the Foster Grandparent Program
IX.F. Facilities Use Agreement with Wharton Babe Ruth League
IX.G. Potential participation in TEA K-12 COVID-19 Test Initiative
X. Reports
X.A. Bridget English, Public Relations Coordinator
X.A.1. "Let's Talk" initiative
X.B. Charli Lennon, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
X.B.1. Mid-Year Data Review (CBA, MClass, and EOC)
X.C. Superintendent's Report
XI. Adjourn to Closed Session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.001 et seq., concerning purposes permitted by the Act including: 
XI.A. §551.071, 551.129:  Consultation with attorney regarding legal issues pertaining to superintendent contract 
XI.B. §551.074:  Personnel Matters.  Deliberation of the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee
XI.B.1. Discuss and consider Superintendent contract extension and related matters
XII. Reconvene Open Meeting
XII.A. Consideration and possible action regarding superintendent contract extension and related matters
XIII. Adjournment
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