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March 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call to Order
Presenter:  Board President
1.A. Roll Call
Presenter:  Board President
1.B. Invocation:  
Presenter:  Ross Gottwald, III
1.C. Pledge: 
Presenter:  Gloria Torres
1.D. Mission Statement:  
Presenter:  Justin Schwausch
2. Public Comments
Presenter:  Board President
3. Recognitions
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt. & Robin Trojcak PR Dept.
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:  February 8, 2021, Regular Board Meeting
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
4.A.2. Budget Amendments:
4.B. Discuss and Consider action to approve the Certification of Unopposed Candidate for District 4 and District 7 for the May 1, 2021, Trustee Elections
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  By Sections 2.051-52.002 of the Texas Election Code, as the authority responsible for preparing the official ballot, the secretary of the board must certify the unopposed status to the authority responsible for ordering the elections. 

Although Section 2.053 states that, the new officers are "elected" when the election is canceled that incumbents serve out the traditional term until the next Election Day and until their successors have qualified.

The Superintendent recommends that the board accept the certification of unopposed candidates.
4.C. Discuss and Consider action to approve the Order of Cancellation for the May 1, 2021 Trustee Election, for District 4 and District 7
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  In accordance with the Texas Election Code, on receipt of the certification of unopposed candidates, the governing body of a political subdivision, by order or ordinance, may declare each unopposed candidate elected to the office.

Therefore, the candidates, who have been declared "elected at the meeting ordering the cancellation, must wait until after the official Election Day and no earlier than the prescribed canvassing period to be sworn in and assume their duties.
4.D. Discuss and Consider action to approve the 2021-2023 Interlocal Cooperative Agreement with Nixon Smiley Consolidated Independent School District relating to the DAEP, DAEP Level III, Support Center, and the PACE Program 
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
4.E. Discuss and Consider action to approve the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent and Sarah Gottwald
Description:  The District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) met on January 25th, 2021, and approved the calendar format.  In addition to consideration by the DEIC, the voting of the district calendar options were offered to all employees at all campus and district offices to allow all campus and district personnel to vote (Results were finalized on 3/3/21).
4.F. Discuss and Consider action to approve the School Closure Waiver Due to Ice/Snow/ and Loss of Electricity during the winter storm.
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent, and Sarah Gottwald
Description:  Gonzales ISD will be requesting a Missed School Day waiver.  According to TEC 25.081, which allows the district or campus to request a waiver if the instruction is missed due to weather, health, safety, or other issues.  GISD was closed from February 16 thru February 19 due to a winter storm and electrical shortages.  The waiver will allow GISD to code the Instruction School Minutes for each day as waiver minutes in place of the operational minutes.  This will ensure that GISD will not have to make up any instructional minutes due to the Winter Storm school closure period.
4.G. Discuss and Consider action to approve the E-Rate Category 1 and Category 2 Proposed Bids and Budget Amendment
Presenter:  Dr. Renee Fairchild, Chief Technology Officer, Amanda Smith, CFO
Description:  The Board must approve the proposed bids for Category 1 and Category 2 E-Rate services and equipment to be funded at 80%.  Every campus except East Avenue will be affected by this project. Any expenses needed to update or upgrade East Avenue will come out of the local budget.
4.H. Discuss and Consider action to approve 3 year XEROX Contract
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent, Dr. Renee Fairchild, CTO, & Amanda Smith, CFO
Description:  Xerox has taken negotiations back in-house thereby allowing the district to make changes in the overall contract.
5. Reports
5.A. Financial Report
Presenter:  Amanda Smith, CFO
5.B. PreKindergarten Adoption Timeline and Recommendation
Presenter:  Tessa Cain, Elementary Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Nicole Nerade, GE Principal & Brandi Bell, GPA/EA Principal
Description:  Ms. Cain will share with the board a report on the PreKindergarten Adoption Timeline and Recommendation.
5.C. Superintendent Reports
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
5.C.1. Enrollment-Attendance
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  Supt. will report on the enrollment and attendance update.
5.C.2. Campus and Community and Student Services Reports
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent, Campus Principals, Director of Community Services
Description:  Campus Principals will share their Campus reports with the board.
Ms. Wanda Fryer,  Director of Community Services will share with the board how the district has reached out to the community leaders, students, and parents in the district.   
5.C.3. Safety Protocols
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
6. Board Business
6.A. Board Correspondence
Presenter:  Josie Smith-Wright
Description:  The District Received an Email from the Bouler Family

Thank you Central Office and Board of Trustees for the beautiful plant to welcome our sweet, baby girl Brynlee.  We appreciate your generosity and Kindness

Cody, Jessie, And Brazos Bouler 
6.B. Dates of Interest
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
7. Personnel Matters: Section 551.074 , Property Matters: Section 551.072, & Security Matters: Section 551.076
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
7.A. Resignations
7.B. New Positions
7.C. New Hires
7.D. Administrator Contract Consideration
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
8. Adjourn
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