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January 13, 2021 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. 

The public may access this virtual meeting via the link found on the calendar on the West ISD website at www.westisd.net. A link to the online agenda is also available under the "Board" header on this same website. 

Any public comments must be submitted between 8:00 AM on Monday, January 11, and 4:00 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 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. Recognitions. [District Goals #1-5]
5.A. West ISD Board of Trustees - TASB School Board Appreciation Month.
6. Audience.
7. 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]
7.A. Minutes of the December 9, 2020 Regular Board Meeting, December 17, 2020 Special Called Board Meeting, and January 5, 2021 Special Called Board Meeting.
7.B. Finance & Operations. 
7.B.I. Budget vs. Actual. 
7.B.II. Check Register. 
7.B.II.a. Payment to Sykora Family Ford for $465.37.
7.B.III. Budget Amendments. 
7.B.IV. Student Enrollment Report.
8. Report. Administrative and Campus Reports. [District Goals #1 and 4]
8.A. 2020-2021 West ISD Return to Learn and Play Plan Updates.
8.B. 2020-2021 West High School Prom Update. 
8.C. Kindergarten through Grade 2 Phonics Program, Fundation. 
9. Report. First Reading of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Policy Service Update 116. This TASB Policy Update includes the review of the following West ISD LOCAL policies: CQB (LOCAL): Technology Resources - Cybersecurity, DCD (LOCAL): Employment Practices - At-Will Employment, FFAC (LOCAL): Wellness and Health Services - Medical Treatment, and GKA (LOCAL): Community Relations - Conduct on School Premises. [District Goals #1-5]
10. Report. Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) District Safety Audit Report Update. [District Goals #1-5]
11. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the House Bill 3 (HB 3) District and Board Goals in the areas of Early Childhood Literacy and Mathematics Proficiency (ECLM) and College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR). [District Goals #1-5]
12. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the 2021-2022 West ISD Scholastic Calendar. [District Goals #1-5]
13. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Resolution of the Board regarding Extension of Time to Use Emergency Paid Sick Leave for the 2020-2021 School Year. [District Goals #2, 3, and 5]
14. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the 2020-2021 Advanced Notification of Resignation Stipend Amount and Guidelines. [District Goals #1, 3, and 5]
15. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and Amendment and authorization for the Superintendent to execute the necessary documents associated therewith and proceed with the work associated with the construction of the new West Elementary School. [District Goals #1-5]
16. 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).
16.A. Personnel Report.
16.B. Pending or Anticipated Litigiation. 
16.C. Current and Potential District Property. 
17. Reconvene from Closed/Executive Session for possible action relative to items considered during Closed/Executive Session.
17.A. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Personnel Report; Including Resignations and Retirements. [District Goal #5]
18.  Report. Updates from the Superintendent and Closing Remarks. [District Goals #1-5]
18.A. District Calendar Reminders. 
18.B. New West Elementary School Groundbreaking Ceremony. 
18.C. New West High School Softball and Baseball Enclosed/Indoor Batting Cages.
18.D. Placement of West High School Sign and other Signs and Monuments. 
18.E. New West ISD Safety and Security Team Job Descriptions. 
18.F. Texas Education Agency (TEA) T-STEM Academy Designation.
18.G. Superintendent Mid-Year Goal Check. 
19. 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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