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January 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
Presenter:  Board President
1.A. Roll Call
Presenter:  Board President
1.B. Invocation:  
Presenter:  Justin Schwausch
1.C. Pledge: 
Presenter:  Gloria Torres
1.D. Mission Statement:  
Presenter:  Josie Smith-Wright
Description:  Gonzales Independent School District is committed to a spirit of excellence in caring service and partnerships that equip students for continuous learning supporting resilience in achieving personal aspiration, and compassionate and dynamic citizenship in an ever-changing world.
2. Public Comments
Presenter:  Board President
3. Recognitions:  January is School Board Recognitions - We would like to honor our School Board.
 
Presenter:  Robin Trojcak, Public Relations Director
4. New Business/Action Items
 
4.A. Consent Agenda

Discuss and Consider Action to approve the Consent Agenda
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
4.A.1. Minutes of Meetings:  
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
4.A.2. Budget Amendments:
4.B. Discuss and Consider action to approve the TASB Board Policy Update 116, affecting GISD local policies 
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  The Texas Association of School Boards has provided the Gonzales ISD with Policy Update 116.  The overview information concerns proposed policy revisions included in the following pages. Explanatory Notes, Vantage Points and other materials are provided to the board to explain the changes that occurred during the Regular Legislative Session. (See Attached List)
Attachments: (1)
4.C. Discuss and Consider action to approve the Order and Notice of Election for Gonzales ISD School Board District 4 and District 7.
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
Description:  The term of office for Josie Smith-Wright, Dist. 4 and Sandra Gorden, District 7 will expire in May 2021.  As a result it is time to call these elections.  The Notice and Order of Election for GISD Single Member District 4 and District 7 are included on the pages that follow.
4.D. Discuss and Consider action to approve the Early Voting Clerk & Deputies for Gonzales ISD School Board Election District 4 and 7.
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  The proposed list of early voting clerk and deputy early voting clerks for the trustee election to be held on May 1, 2021 are as follows. Please see attached list.
4.E. Discuss and Consider action to approve the Gonzales ISD House Bill 3 Board Goals for Literacy, math, and College Career Military Readiness (CCMR)
Presenter:  Superintendent/HS Campus Principal/Directors of Curriculum and Instruction
Description:  House Bill 3 Amends Texas Education Code (TEC) to add Sec.11.185 and 11.186 to include plans that target early childhood (EC) literacy and math proficiency and college, career and military rediness (CCMR).
5. Reports
5.A. Financial Report
Presenter:  Ashly Wilke, Business Manager
5.B. Update on Annual Financial & Compliance Report
Presenter:  Amanda Smith, CFO and Ashly Wilke, Business Manager
Description:  Since the annual financial report was approved on December 7, 2020, the district learned of two minor changes that needed to be made to Exhibit K-1.  
5.C.  2020 Census and Redistricting of the Board of Trustees Single Member District.
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
Description:  Superintendent of School will present information to board needed to consider this item.  Every ten years a census takes place. This census then shows if there have been any changes in population.  According to law if the district utilizes any form of single member districts for the election of district representatives to our governing body, the district is obligated by law to review the district political boundaries following each decennial census.  It is time to consider the possibility of Redistricting. 

 
5.D. Superintendent Reports
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
5.D.1. Enrollment-Attendance
5.D.2. Campus Reports
6. Board Business
6.A. Board Correspondence
6.B. Dates of Interest
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
7. Personnel Matters: Section 551.074 , Property Matters: Section 551.072, Attorney Matters, Section 551.071 & Security Matters: Section 551.076
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
7.A. Resignations
7.B. New Positions
7.C. New Hires
7.D. Superintendent Evaluation & Contract Consideration
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
8. Adjourn
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