March 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:  933 6090 4882; passcode:  485287 or by the following link: https://zoom.us/j/93360904882?pwd=ZmVSSkFET3NnWEtleDMrZVVwMHdIZz09

Meeting ID:  933 6090 4882; Passcode:  485287

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 March 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. Hire administrator(s)
VI.A.2. Personnel update including resignations/retirements
VI.A.3. Contract renewal of teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians, diagnosticians and other professional contracts
VI.A.4. Strategic Staffing Initiative
VI.B. §551.071 Consultation with Board's attorney regarding any or all subjects or matters authorized by law including, without limitation, §551.072 Consider purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property:
VI.B.1. Consider the purchase of improved land consisting of 5 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Highway 59 and Halford Road, to be used for future District facilities
VI.B.2. Consider Resolution authorizing sale of approximately 21.71 acres of property located at 1717 Bailey Street in Wharton County, to the City of Wharton
VII. Reconvene Open Meeting
VII.A. Consideration and possible action to hire admininstrator(s)
VII.B. Consideration and possible action to accept resignations in personnel update
VII.C. Consideration and possible action to approve contract renewal of teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians, diagnosticians and other professional contracts
VII.D. Consideration and possible action to approve Strategic Staffing Initiative
VII.E. Consideration and possible approval to purchase improved land consisting of 5 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Highway 59 and Halford Road to be used for future District facilities, and authorize Superintendent or his designee to negotiate and execute a final sale and purchase agreement, as well as any related necessary amendments, closing documents, and post-closing documents.
VII.F. Consideration and possible action to approve resolution authorizing sale of approximately 21.71 acres of property located at 1717 Bailey Street in Wharton County to the City of Wharton
VIII. Consent Agenda:
VIII.A. Minutes of February 12, 2021, 4:00 p.m.; Special Meeting
VIII.B. Minutes of February 23, 2021, 6:30 p.m.; Special Meeting
VIII.C. Minutes of February 23, 2021, 7:00 p.m.; Special Meeting
VIII.D. Approve financial reports
VIII.E. Consideration and possible action to approve budget amendments
VIII.F. Consideration and possible action to add, revise or delete (LOCAL) policies included in TASB Policy Update 116 as recommended by TASB Policy Services
VIII.G. Local certification of teachers, CTE, and JROTC Instructors
VIII.H. Consideration and possible action to approve Wharton ISD 2021-2022 School Calendar
VIII.I. Consideration and possible action to approve partnership with Upbring Head Start Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year
VIII.J. Consideration and possible action to certify Wharton ISD Proclamation 2021 PreK adoption process
VIII.K. Consideration and possible action to approve TEA Waiver application for missed school days due to weather
VIII.L. Consideration and possible action to revise Board policy BE(LOCAL) for Regular Board meetings to be held on the third Thursday of each month
VIII.M. Consideration and possible approval of the acceptance of grant funds for the purpose of additional officer(s) for the Wharton Independent School District
VIII.N. Consideration and possible action to execute Interlocal Agreement to join Purchasing Cooperative of America through the City of O'Donnell
VIII.O. Consideration and possible action to award construction contract to Point Alliance Solutions for EWCC construction project through the PCA Cooperative and authorize Superintendent to execute contract.
IX. Reports
IX.A. Bridget English, Public Relations Coordinator
IX.A.1. Class Intercom 
IX.B. Charil Lennon, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
IX.B.1. Benchmark data and Mid-Year Wharton High School data
IX.B.2. New CTE course offerings for Wharton Junior High School and Wharton High School for the 2021-2022 school year
IX.C. Crystal Valdez, Chief Financial Officer
IX.C.1. Management fees under certain cooperative purchasing contracts
IX.D. Superintendent's Report
X. Adjournment
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