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April 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
Presenter:  Ralph Ramon
2. Invocation
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Presenter:  Ralph Ramon / Doug Neff
4. Open Forum / Public Comments
5. Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Dr. Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
Description:  Action Required
5.A. Minutes from March 11, 2021 Regular Board meeting
5.B. Accounts Payable
5.C. Consent Agenda Financial Reports
Presenter:  Morgan Preston
5.D. Approve renewal of Food Service Management Company Contract with Southwest Food Service for the 2021-2022 School Year
Presenter:  Morgan Preston
Description:  This is a renewal of existing contract, we did not have to go out for bid this year.
5.E. Approve Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum Adoption and Purchase Approval
Presenter:  Rachael McClain
Description:  As presented during the March 2021 Board Meeting, the PK Curriculum Committee has selected Savvas Three Cheers for PK Curriculum for adoption.  During the March Board Meeting, samples were presented as well as information from committee members.  The attached quote is for the purchase of the curriculum resource for an 8-year adoption.  Additional information regarding the curriculum is attached detailing the alignment of the resource to the PK standards as outlined by the state of Texas.  
5.F. Approve ADSY/ACE Summer Programs Curriculum
Presenter:  Rachael McClain
Description:  As presented during the March board meeting, ACE has partnered with a technical service provider to provide an intensive summer program to support learning loss that has been experienced in the 20-21 school year due to COVID absences.  The presentation for the planned curriculum is attached.  The overall cost is above the $25,000 threshold for the summer curriculum.  ACE/ADSY grant funds will be used to purchase the curriculum and will serve students in grades K-5.

The summer program will be an engaging academic program combined with ACE enrichment activities.  The planned summer programs will start June 14 - July 30 and run daily from 8am to 3pm.  The ADSY initiative funds provided by the summer learning agenda allocated a budget for 4 components.  A partnership with a design and implementation team, professional development, summer curriculum, and travel for the summer steering committee members. 

The steering committee reviewed multiple options for summer-specific curriculum and all agreed the BellXcell curriculum is the most cost-effective and the best fit for the SISD summer program.  The cost includes an academic blended curriculum focused on Math, ELA  and Reading Corners, SEL, Wellness, STEAM Enrichment, Professional Development, and Assessment tools.  
 
5.G. Approve Tax Deed and Property Card for a Trust Property in Snyder
Presenter:  Morgan Preston
5.H. Approve E-rate High School Wireless/Network Hardware upgrade
Presenter:  Jeff McGinnis
Description:  The RFP for Wireless and Network upgrades at the High School resulted with eleven whole or partial quotes, with only four meeting the full bidding requirements.  As a result, we have chosen the least expensive option for switch gear and wireless upgrades for the high school campus. Computex, submitted a winning bid of $188,298.85.  The highest complete bid was $303,735.08.   After e-rate completes their process we will be responsible for $37,659.77 which is a 20% cost share.  After the completion of this project we will be up to date on the latest wireless technology therefore improving student experience.  Funding for this cost share will be taken from the Technology departments local budget after July 1, 2021.
 
5.I.   Grant the Superintendent the authority to extend probationary or term contract offers to employees through August 31, 2021.
Presenter:  Eddie Bland
Description:  The Superintendent has sole authority to make recommendations to the Board regarding the selection of contractual personnel. Delegation of the Board’s hiring authority allows the Superintendent to hire contractual employees during the hiring season and busy summer months. The board has granted this authority the previous four years.
 
5.J. Approve to extend 1 year probationary contract offers for the 2021-2022 school year to certified personnel on the attached list as recommended by the Superintendent subject to background checks.
Presenter:  Clay Cade
5.K. Approve offering 1 year term and 1 year probationary contracts to current Snyder ISD personnel recommended in the attached list for the 2021-2022 school year.
Presenter:  Clay Cade
6. Executive Session 
The Board may go into closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act,     Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E. Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in an open meeting. 

Gov’t Code(s)                551.071         Attorney Consultation
                                      551.072         Real Property
                                      551.073         Prospective Gift
                                      551.074         Personnel Matters
                                      551.076         Security
                                      551.082         Employee Complaint
                                      551.082         Student Discipline Complaint
7. Reconvene from Closed Session
8. Action Agenda
8.A. Consider and take action on amending Snyder ISD face covering COVID-19 Protocol.
Description:  Governor Abott's Exectuive Order 34 (GA-EO-34) requires school board approval to remove the mandatory mask protocol for district facilities and functions.  A board resolution to remove the mandatory mask wearing protocol is attached. 
8.B. Consider and take action to approve innovative partnership operations contract with Responsive Education Solutions to open a high school program with intensive support for at-risk students including drop-out prevention and recovery programs.
Description:  We are still in contract negotiations. If the contract is not complete by the date of this board meeting we would need to have a called meeting on or before April 15th to consider and take action on an 1882 contract. April 15th is the dealdline to submit the application for 1882 funding. 
8.C. Consider and take action to approve continuation of SISD Board of Trustees in the Lone Star Governance Cohort.
Description:  If the board contimues in the Lone Star Governance Cohort TEA will continue to reimburse Snyder ISD for costs related to board training.
9. LSG Student Outcomes 

Goal 2, 5 (Math)

GPMs 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Presenter:  Rachael McClain
Description: 

The monthly monitoring report will share the current status of student outcomes in math as related to the progress towards annual board goals. 

The monitoring report presentation is available at the link below and the academic board report is attached. 

Presentation Link is here
10. Academic & Behavior RTI Program Update
Presenter:  Rachael McClain
Description:  An overview of the academic and behavioral RTI program is provided.  Information regarding TEA guidance on the transition to a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) model is introduced.  

Presentation Link
11. Superintendent's Report 
Presenter:  Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
11.A. Regular meeting- May 13, 2021
11.B. SISD Virtual Comparison Enrollment
11.C. April Enrollment Comparsion 
12. Adjourn
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