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October 14, 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. Principal Appreciation Month
Description:  Through visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student, principals guide and support their schools in ways large and small every day. And as we faced new challenges presented by COVID-19, our principals came through when it mattered most. During National Principals Month we honor our the principals of Snyder ISD for their dedication, and thank we them for all they do for our students.
6. Snyder ISD Campus Spotlight
Description:  Each month October through May one of our campuses will present information spotlighting a campus success. This month SPS will be spotlighted.
7. Snyder ISD Academics 
7.A. Review Board Academic Goals
Description:  Working with the campus principals we have developed a revised set of academic goals for the board to review. We will bring these goals back to the board for final approval in November.
7.B. NWEA MAP (Measuring Academic Progress) Data 
Description:  Our students will complete MAP assessments 3 time during the school year.  The report this month will review the initial assessments completed last month.
7.C. Annual Bilingual/ESL Report
Presenter:  Kathy Scott
Description:  Bilingual/ESL Report
8. Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Dr. Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
Description:  Action Required
8.A. Minutes from Regular Meeting September 9, 2021 And Special Meeting September 28, 2021
8.B. Accounts Payable
Description: 
 
8.C. Financial Reports
8.D. Approve Library Purchases for the 2021-2022 school year not to exceed $81,000.
Presenter:  Kathy Scott
Description:  We have been working through a six year plan to update the libraries on all the campuses. Elaine Bragg has done an excellent job with this plan and her  total requested expenditures this year are actually slightly less than we originally projected. The five year plan is attached.
8.E. Approve the purchase of BellXCell curriculum for summer school.
Description:  Approve the purchase of BellXCell not to exceed $60,000 to purchase the curriculum, resources, and materials to be used for the design and implementation of summer learning. This expenditure will be paid for out of our Texas Covid Learning Acceleration Support (TCLAS) funds that are to be used for learning loss recovery.  
9. Executive Session (G1-G4)
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. 
10. Reconvene from Closed Session
11. Action Agenda
11.A. Consider and take action to cast votes for appraisal district board members for Kent County and Scurry County.
11.A.1. Scurry County Appraisal District
Description:  Snyder ISD has 2190.05 votes that we can cast all on one candidate or divided among multiple candidates.  Jerry Boyd is listed as the Snyder ISD candidate.
11.A.2. Kent County Appraisal District
12. Information
12.A. Maintenance and Operations future expenditures
Description:  We will review a number of potential capital expenditures coming during this school year. 
12.A.1. Additional Access Control / Door Replacements
Description:  The Intermediate office area, maintenance building, and IT building doors were not included in the previous access control / door upgrade projects, and still use keys to enter/exit.  In order to maintain control of these areas, replacement of door hardware and doors is required.  We are currently working on quotes for these projects.  We estimate the total cost to be over $25,000 which will require board approval.
12.A.2. Purchase of 71 Passenger Bus
Description:  When the ACE grant was not funded for Snyder ISD, the number of students using transportation increased significantly.  The district currently has two backup busses, which have experienced significant mechanical failure in the past months.  Due to the tight market for used vehicles, including busses, we are recommending the purchase of a new bus.  While delivery is expected to take between 120 and 180 days, the manufacturer will not start the process until a PO is issued.  This is a budgeted expenditure but requires board approval due to the cost, estimated at $110,000.
12.B. Replacement of Track and Tiger Stadium Turf
Description:  Hail damage totaled the track at Tiger Stadium. We couldn't get the replacement scheduled before football season, so the track will be replaced after track season next spring. Also, the life expectancy artificial turf is around 10 years and the existing artificial turf on Tiger Stadium was installed in 2009. Recent cleaning and testing revealed several issues including deteriorating fibers (blades of the turf) and shock absorption readings that are almost out of spec.  The estimated cost to replace the turf is $800,000. It will have to be done in the very near future, and it will be more cost-effective to replace the turf when we are replacing the track.
13. Superintendent's Report 
Presenter:  Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
13.A. October Enrollment Comparison
13.B. Retired Teacher's Luncheon- November 10, 2021 @ 11:30 AM- Colonial Hill Baptist Church
13.C. Regular Board Meeting- November 11, 2021
14. Adjourn

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