April 15, 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:  936 8693 2914;  passcode:  903646 or by the following link: https://zoom.us/j/93686932914?pwd=NU9qOW02c1RPbVFXREhwZHFXaXBHdz09

Meeting ID:  936 8693 2914; Passcode:  903646
An electronic copy of the agenda may be viewed at the following link:
 https://zoom.us/j/93686932914?pwd=NU9qOW02c1RPbVFXREhwZHFXaXBHdz09
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 April 15, 2021.  Comments may be limited in length depending on number received.
III. Social Contract
IV. Commendations/Board Recognition
V. Public Forum/Citizens Comments
VI. Consent Agenda
VI.A. Consideration and possible approval of consent agenda
VI.A.1. Minutes of March 8, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Special Meeting
VI.A.2. Minutes of March 23, 2021; 7:00 p.m., Regular Meeting
VI.A.3. Approve financial reports
VI.A.4. Consideration and possible action to approve revised 2021-2022 School Year Calendar
VI.A.5. Consideration and possible action to certify that Wharton ISD students have access to instructional materials that cover 100% of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
VI.A.6. Consideration and possible action to approve Wharton High School course catalog
VI.A.7. Consideration and possible action to approve the eligible courses for exemption as noted in section 33.081 of the Texas Education Code
VII. Reports
VII.A. Wharton Junior High School Construction and Renovations update presentation by Huckabee Architects, Inc.
VII.B. Charli Lennon, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
VII.B.1. Wharton Junior High School and Wharton High School Combined Campus Plan for 2021-2022
VII.C. Superintendent's Report
VIII. Adjourn to Closed Meeting pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074,  551.071 and 551.087 of the Open Meetings Act for the following purpose:
VIII.A. §551.074:  Personnel Matters.  Deliberation of the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee and §551.071: Consultation with attorney regarding personnel matters
VIII.A.1. Hire administrator
VIII.A.2. Personnel update including resignations/retirements
VIII.A.3. Approval of teacher contracts for 2021-2022 school year
VIII.A.4. JROTC compensation plan
VIII.B. §551.071:  Consultation with attorney regarding FEMA Safe Shelter project
VIII.C. §551.071 and §551.087:  Consultation with attorney regarding legal issues related to potential economic development negotiations
VIII.C.1. Chapter 313 Application from Gulfstar Power, L.L.C.
VIII.C.2. Consulting Agreement from Culwell Consulting, L.L.C.
IX. Reconvene Open Meeting
IX.A. Consideration and possible action to hire an administrator
IX.B. Consideration and possible action to accept resignations in personnel update
IX.C. Consideration and possible action to approve teacher contracts for 2021-2022 school year
IX.D. Consideration and possible action to approve JROTC compensation plan
IX.E. Consideration and possible action to accept application of Gulfstar Power, L.L.C. for an Appraised Value Limitation on Qualified Property
IX.F. Consideration and possible action to approve Consulting Agreement with Culwell Consulting, L.L.C. regarding the processing of Application received from Gulfstar Power, L.L.C.
X. Adjournment
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