February 23, 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: 923 3076 0813 ; passcode: 487487  or by the following link:  https://zoom.us/j/92330760813?pwd=U1h4T1dsSm5MMzBiTk0wMjFWTEpvZz09

Meeting ID: 923 3076 0813; Passcode: 487487

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 February 23, 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 Meeting pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 of the Open Meetings Act for the following purpose:
VI.A. §551.074:  Personnel Matters.  Deliberation of the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee
VI.A.1. Personnel update including staff and administrator resignations/retirements
VI.A.2. Consideration and possible action regarding the resignation/contract abandonment of Cydnee Stitts, teacher at Wharton Junior High School
VI.A.3. Consideration and possible action regarding the resignation/contract abandonment of Benjamin Whitfield, teacher at Wharton High School
VI.A.4. Consideration and possible action to approve administrator contracts for 2021-2022 school year
VI.A.5. §551.074:  Pursuant to Texas Government Code section 551.074, consider and discuss Board Member relations
VI.B. Section 551.071, 551.129, attorney consultation regarding legal issues concernnig Board Operating Procedures and ending administrator employment contract
VI.C. §551.071 Consultation with attorney regarding any or all subjects or matters authorized by law and §551.072 Deliberation regarding real property:
VI.C.1. Consider Facilities Use Agreement with Wharton Babe Ruth League
VI.C.2. Consider G802 Amendment to Owner Architect Agreement with Huckabee Architects, Inc. for Bond Projects
VI.C.3. Consider 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 to accept resignations in personnel update including administrator resignation agreement
VII.B. Consideration and possible action regarding whether good cause exists for the following resignations:  Cydnee Stitts at Wharton Junior High School and Benjamin Whitfield at Wharton High School
VII.C. Consideration and possible action to approve administrator contracts
VII.D. Consideration and possible action to approve Facilities Use Agreement with Wharton Babe Ruth League
VII.E. Consideration and possible action to approve G802 Amendment to Owner Architect Agreement with Huckabee for Bond Projects
VII.F. 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. FEMA Safe Room/Competitive Gymnasium design rendering progress
VIII.B. WJHS construction relocation plan
IX. Consent Agenda:
IX.A. Approve Minutes of January 26, 2021; 7:00 p.m., Regular Meeting
IX.B. Approve financial reports
IX.C. Approve disposal of district property: unusable musical instruments
IX.D. Approve annual Racial Profiling report
X. Action Items:
X.A. Consideration and possible action to approve order authorizing the issuance, sale, and delivery of Wharton Independent School District unlimited tax school building bonds, Series 2021; and containing other matters related thereto
X.B. Consideration and possible action to approve a Resolution authorizing the District to establish and pay a COVID-19 Pandemic Staff Retention Incentive for all Wharton ISD full-time staff
X.C. Consideration and possible action to approve designation of fund balance
X.D. Consideration and possible action to approve the rental/purchase agreement with Mobile Modular for portable modular classrooms to provide housing for Junior High students during construction/renovation of the Wharton Junior High School campus
XI. Reports
XI.A. Mike Lanier, Construction Projects Manager
XI.A.1. Construction update
XI.B. Superintendent's Report
XII. Adjournment
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