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April 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 website under "Board Archived Meetings and Agendas". 

The public may access this meeting at the following Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6655608142?pwd=cjJlSUtGZVUrd1pOcXExWWliQTFSZz09. The Meeting ID is: 6655608142, and the Password is: 854927. The phone number is: +1-346-248-7799. The same Meeting ID and Password may be needed. 

This link is also provided on the West ISD website at www.westisd.net under the "Calendar" section of the website. An electronic copy of the agenda may be viewed at the following link: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/821. This link is also located on the West ISD website at www.westisd.net.

Any public comments must be submitted between 8:00 AM on Monday, April 6, and 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 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. 

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.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Prayer.
4. Audience.
5. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Consent Agenda. (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 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.)
5.A. Minutes of the March 4, 2020, Regular Meeting and March 23, 2020, Special Called Meeting.
5.B. Finance and Operations.
5.B.I. Budget vs. Actual.
5.B.II. Check Register.
5.B.III. Budget Amendments.
5.B.IV. Donations.
5.B.V. Student Transfer Requests.
5.B.VI. Student Enrollment Report.
6. Report. West ISD's COVID-19 Response Plan Updates. [District Goals #1-5]
7. Public Hearing. West ISD's Proposed Amendment to the District of Innovation (DOI) Plan (originally approved by the Board on May 10, 2017). The purpose of this amendment is to provide West ISD extended flexibility under Texas Education Code §22.004(i); Preclusion from providing alternative Uniform Group Coverage Program, Chapter 1579 of the Insurance Code, and related Board Policies CRD (LEGAL) and (LOCAL) in order to seek new employee healthcare services. 
8. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the proposed amendment to the District of Innovation (DOI) Plan (originally approved by the Board on May 10, 2017) to consider extended flexibility under Texas Education Code §22.004(i); Preclusion from providing alternative Uniform Group Coverage Program, Chapter 1579 of the Insurance Code, and related Board Policies CRD (LEGAL) and (LOCAL). [District Goals #1-5]
9. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the 2020-2021 Out-of-District Student Transfer Requests. [District Goals #3 and 5]
10. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Educator Appraisal Due to the Circumstances Related to COVID-19 General State Waiver for the 2019-2020 school year. [District Goals #1, 3, and 5]
11. Action. Consideration and possibly action by the Board to adopt a Resolution approving the purchase of real property located on Jerry Mashek Drive and Pustejovsky Lane in West, Texas, being 19.7 acres of land, more or less, out of the Quarter Section 1 and 2, Section 11, University Lands, McLennan County, Texas, north of the West Middle/High School campus, from Rise Up Fitness of West, LLC. [District Goals #1-5]
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12. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to adopt a Resolution approving the purchase of real property located on Cottonwood Road (aka FM 2114) in West Texas, being 30 acres of land, more or less, out of the HD Callen Survey, McLennan County, Texas, south of the West Middle/High School campus, from the Helen Matus Living Trust. [District Goals #1-5]
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13. Action. Consideration and possible action by the Board to approve the Interlocal Purchasing Method for Technology Supplies and Equipment for Student Use due to the Circumstances Related to COVID-19. [District Goal #5]
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.
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 2020-2021 Certified Employee Contracts (Administrator, Dual, Term, and Probationary Contracts). [District Goal #3]
16. Closing Remarks.
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 ยง551.001 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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