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November 11, 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 at www.westisd.net.

The public may access this meeting at the link found on the West ISD calendar at www.westisd.net. A link to the online agenda is also available on the calendar post. 

Any public comments must be submitted between 8:00 AM on Monday, November 9, and 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 10, 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. Oath of Office for New Board of Trustees, Places 1 and 2.  
6. Reorganization of the Board of Trustees Officers. 
6.A. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Board President Nominee.
6.B. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Board Vice-President Nominee.
6.C. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Board Secretary Nominee.
7. Audience.
8. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Consent Agenda. Note: 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. [District Goals #1-5]
8.A. Minutes of the October 14, 2020, Regular Meeting Board Minutes and October 20, 2020, Special Called Meeting.
8.B. Finance & Operations. 
8.B.I. Budget vs. Actual. 
8.B.II. Check Register. 
8.B.II.a. Payment to Sykora Family Ford for $299.76.
8.B.III. Quarterly Investment Report.
8.B.IV. Budget Amendments. 
8.B.V. Student Transfer Requests.
8.B.VI. Student Enrollment Report.
9. Report. Administrative and Campus Reports. [District Goals #1 and 4]
9.A. West Middle and High School 1:1 Student Chromebook Initiative. 
9.B. Proclamation 2020.
9.C. West Elementary School Reading-Fest.
10. Report. 2020-2021 West ISD Return to Learn and Play Plan Updates. [District Goals #1-5]
10.A. Remote Instruction Update. 
11. Report. Texas Education Agency (TEA) District and Campus Accountability System and Ratings Updates. [District Goal #1]
12. Report. New West Elementary School Design and Construction Updates. [District Goals #1-5]
13. Report. Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) District Safety Audit Report. [District Goals #1-5]
14. Report. Draft 2021-2022 West ISD Scholastic Calendar. [District Goals #1-5]
15. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to adopt the Resolution Amending the Authorized Representatives for the Local Government Investment Cooperative (LOGIC). [District Goal #5]
16. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to adopt the Resolution Amending the Authorized Representatives for the West ISD TexPool Investment Service. [District Goal #5]
17. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) Purchasing Method for the procurement of the West High School Softball and Baseball Enclosed/Indoor Batting Cages. [District Goal #5]
18. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Addendum to the 2020-2021 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Grades 6-12 Course Exemption List. [District Goal #1]
19. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Resolution to amend the West ISD District of Innovation (DOI) Plan as approved on May 10, 2017, and amended on April 8, 2020. Note: The purpose of this action is related to the District's request to allow an exemption from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for extended flexibility under Texas Education Code: § 37.081(a); School District Peace Officers, School Resource Officers, and Security Personnel and related West ISD Board Policies: CKE (LEGAL) and CKEA (LEGAL). [District Goals #2-5]
20. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to adopt the Resolution authorizing the formation of the West ISD Guardian Program. [District Goals #2-5]
21. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to adopt the Resolution approving the formation of the West ISD Police Department. [District Goals #2-5]
22. 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).
22.A. Personnel Report.
22.B. Superintendent's New Contract Recommendations.
22.C. Community Involvement Stipend. 
22.D. Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) District Safety Audit Report.
22.E. Pending or Anticipated Litigiation. 
22.F. West ISD Safety and Security Plan. 
23. Reconvene from Closed/Executive Session for possible action relative to items considered during Closed/Executive Session.
23.A. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Personnel Report. [District Goal #5]
23.B. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Superintendent's new Contract Recommendations. [District Goal #3]
23.C. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Community Involvement Stipend plan. [District Goal #3]
24. Report. Closing Remarks. [District Goals #1-5]
24.A. District Calendar Reminders. 
24.B. Required KnowBe4 Cybersecurity Training. 
24.C. Lone Star Auction Update. 
25. 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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