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July 12, 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:  Josie Smith-Wright
1.C. Pledge: 
Presenter:  Sandra Gorden
1.D. Mission Statement:  
Presenter:  Gloria Torres
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
 
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
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:
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent & Amanda Smith CFO
4.B. Acknowledgement of Conflict of Interest policy in connection with the application for agreement for limitation on appraised value of property for school district maintenance and operations taxes from Canon Solar, LLC Comptroller application #1597
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
4.C. Discuss and Consider Action to Approve a Resolution designating "Cannon Solar Reinvestment Zone" pursuant to Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
4.D. Discuss and Consider possible Action on Teachers Appraisal Calendar and Appraisers for the 2021-2022 school year.
Presenter:  Haley Ratliff, Chief HR Officer
Description:  GISD School Board Policy DNA (legal) requires that the Board annually adopt a calendar that designates dates for teacher observation used for the teacher appraisal process.  The calendar listing on the following page includes the dates when formal teacher observation is not permitted under this policy.
4.E. Discuss and Consider Action to Approve the ESL Certification Reimbursement
Presenter:  Amanda Fullilove, Director of Accountability and Strategic Planning
Description:  To ensure GISD students have access to the assessment and instruction staff necessary to meet their needs, administration recommends paying the necessary fees for one individual to gain recommended educational diagnostician credentials in exchange for continuous service.
4.F. Discuss and Consider Action to Approve the ESSER III Application
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt. and Sarah Gottwald Director of Federal Programs and PEIMS
Description:  Gonzales ISD will submit a Federal Grant Application by July 27,2021. The grant will be utilized in the areas of payroll, contracted services, and educational materials for the 2021-2022 thru 2022-2023 with a carry over fund for the 2023-2024 school year.
4.G. Discuss and Consider Action to Approve the TASB Board Policy Update 117, affecting GISD local policies (see attached list)
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
Description:  The Texas Association of School Boards has provided the Gonzales ISD with Policy Update 117.  Explanatory Notes, Vantage Points and other materials were provided to the board to explain the changes that occurred during the Regular Legislative Session.
4.H. Discuss and Consider Endorsement of a Candidate to the TASB Board of Directors
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
Description:  TASB provided GISD with a written notice of the open positions on the TASB Board of Directors.  The overview of the 2021 nomination information is attached.



 
5. Reports
5.A. Financial Report
Presenter:  Amanda Smith, CFO
5.B. Superintendent Reports
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
5.B.1. HB 4545 Report
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
5.B.2. Campus Dress Code
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Superintendent
6. Board Business
6.A. Board Correspondence
6.B. Dates of Interest
Presenter:  John Schumacher, Supt.
7. Closed Session/Personnel
Under Texas Government Code Section 551.072 (Deliberation Regarding Real Property), Texas Government Code Section 551.074 (Personnel, to deliberate regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee), Texas Government Code Section 551.076 (Deliberation regarding implementation of Security, personnel or devices) and Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney)
Presenter:  Board President
7.A. Resignations
7.B. New Positions
7.C. New Hires
7.D. Superintendent Contract/Salary
Presenter:  Board President
8. Adjourn
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