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July 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Pursuant to Governor Abbott's Temporary Suspension of Open Meetings Laws issued on March 16, 2020, this Regular Board Meeting of the West ISD Board of Trustees will be conducted via video conference and telephone call. The video conference will be audible to the Board and public and allow for two-way communication. The Board of Trustees will not be physically present at one location, but a Quorum will be required for the meeting on the video conference or phone. A recording of the meeting will be available on the West ISD YouTube Channel. 

The public may access this meeting via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89740707131?pwd=bE1zbTlVbFdTMzdmTU13NFgzNXhWQT09. This link is also located on the West ISD website at https://www.westisd.net/. The Meeting ID is: 897-4070-7131, and the Password is: 993274. The phone number is: +1-346-248-7799. The same Meeting ID and Password may be needed. The Zoom Meeting link is also provided on the West ISD website at https://www.westisd.net/ under the "Calendar" section of the website. An electronic copy of the agenda may be viewed at https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/821. This link is also located on the West ISD website at https://www.westisd.net/.

Any public comments must be submitted between 8:00 AM on Monday, July 6, and 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, by emailing the comments to publiccomment@westisd.net. All public comments shall be submitted to this email address and will be read to the Board of Trustees for consideration. 
2. Call to order and verification that a quorum of Board Members is present, that this meeting has been duly called, and that notice of this meeting has been posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Prayer.
5. Audience.
6. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Consent Agenda. [District Goals #1-5]
Description:  (These action items are considered to be routine by the School Board and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussions on items unless a school board member so requests, at which time the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered in its normal sequence on the Agenda.)
6.A. Minutes of the June 10, 2020, Regular Board Meeting.
6.B. Finance & Operations.
6.B.I. Budget vs. Actual.
6.B.II. Check Register.
6.B.III. Budget Amendments.
6.B.IV. Donations.
6.B.V. Student Transfer Requests.
7. Report. New West Elementary School Bond Update. [District Goals #4 and 5]
8. Report. New West Elementary School Design and Color Board Update. [District Goals #1-5]
9. Report. 2020-2021 West ISD's COVID-19 School Start Plan - Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Response: "Public Heath Guidelines" and "Attendance and Enrollment FAQ". [District Goals #1-5]
10. Report. 2020-2021 West ISD's COVID-19 School Start-up Plan - 2020-2021 West ISD Scholastic Calendar and School Times. [District Goals #1-5]
11. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the new start date for the 2020-2021 West ISD school year, Monday, August 17, 2020. [District Goals #1, 2, 4, and 5]
12. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the 2020-2021 West ISD, West Elementary School, West Middle/High School, and Brookhaven Youth Ranch Executive Summary Improvement Plan Reports. [District Goals #1-5]
13. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the West ISD Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) West ISD Board Delegate. [District Goal #4]
14. Executive Session.  Adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071 (Consulting privately with the Board’s attorney), §551.129 (Consulting privately with the Board’s attorney telephonically), §551.074 (Personnel, to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee, specifically to discuss), and §551.072 (Deliberating the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property).
14.A. Personnel Report.
14.B. Superintendent's Contract Recommendations.
14.C. Letter from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). 
14.D. Confidential student matter pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.0821 regarding possible resolution of same.
14.E. Possible Alternative Uniform Group Coverage Plan.
15. Reconvene from Closed/Executive Session for possible action relative to items considered during Closed/Executive Session.
15.A. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Personnel Report. [District Goal #5]
15.B. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Superintendent's Contract Recommendations. [District Goal #3]
15.C. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the confidential student matter resolution. [District Goals #1 and 4]
16. Report. Closing Remarks. [District Goals #1-5]
16.A. 2020-2021 West ISD Budget Timeline: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Regular Board Meeting - Budget Workshop and Tax Rate Proposal and Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Special Called Meeting - Public Hearing and Request for Approval. [District Goals #1-5]
16.B. 2020-2021 West ISD Contract Dates, Summer Hours, Summer Information, and Back-to-School Information. [District Goals #1-5]
16.C. Possible Special Called Meeting Dates and Times. [District Goals #4 and 5]
17. Adjournment.

If, during the course of the meeting, any discussion of any items on the agenda should be held in Executive or Closed Session, the Board will convene in such Executive or Closed Session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code §551.001 et seq.

District Goal Headers:

Goal #1: Educational Excellence
Goal #2: Safe and Secure Schools
Goal #3: Recruit and Retain Committed Educators
Goal #4: Community and Parent Involvement
Goal #5: Efficient and Effective Operations
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