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January 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Declaration of Quorum
2. Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation
3. Recognition and Presentations
3.A. Board Recognition
Presenter:  Todd Grandjean
4. Citizen Communication
4.A. Public Comment for Non-Agenda Items
4.B. Public Address for Items on the Agenda
5. Administrative Reports and Discussion
5.A. Central Office Reports
5.A.1. Superintendent's Reports, Todd Grandjean
5.A.1.a. Monthly Report on Board Priorities:  1. Increase student success and continue a tradition of student achievement  2. Continue successful partnerships with the community, teachers and parents to support our schools and achieve student success 3. Align facilities and technology improvements with needs and career opportunities  4. Maintain Highly Qualified teachers and retain staff 5. Increase trade career opportunities and continue to develop enhanced technology resources for all students
5.A.1.b. Monthly Activity Calendar
5.A.1.c. District Event Calendar
5.A.2. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction/Personnel Monthly Reports, Daryl Wendel
5.A.2.a. Monthly Report on Curriculum, Technology, Safety, Personnel, and Policy
5.A.3. Special Programs Director Monthly Report, Abigail Beadle
5.A.3.a. Monthly Report on Federal/State Programs, Community and Other
5.A.4. Director of Student Services Monthly Report, Dawn Schneider
5.A.4.a. Monthly Report on Testing and Assessment, Counseling, Student Services
5.A.5. Director of Special Education Monthly Reports, Valerie Dykstra
5.A.5.a. Monthly Reports on Student Enrollment, ARDs, 504, and Training
5.B. Business Reports, Shannon Ramirez
5.B.1. Monthly reports on taxes, cafeteria, investments, cash flow
5.B.2. Payment of Bills
5.C. Principals' Reports on Campus Strategies: Exemplary Rating, Meaningful Community and Parent Involvement, Positive Collaborative School Climate, Facilities and Resource Needs, STAAR/EOC, Campus Sports/Activities
5.C.1. Devine High School Principal's Report, Derrick Byrd
5.C.2. Devine Middle School Principal's Report, Kandi Darnell
5.C.3. Devine Intermediate School Principal's Report, Blain Martin
5.C.4. JJ Ciavarra Elementary School Principal's Report, Brenda Gardner
5.C.5. Devine Learning Center/DAEP Principal Monthly Reports, Jodi Ann Dzierzanowski
5.D. Directors' Reports
5.D.1. Monthly report on finances, department acquisitions, travel and student services provided.
6. Consent Agenda
6.A. Minutes of Board Meeting (s)
Attachments: (3)
6.B. 2021-2022 Board Training Calendar
Attachments: (4)
7. Action Item(s):
7.A. Consider and Take Possible Action to Call for School Board Election
Presenter:  Todd Grandjean
Attachments: (4)
7.B. Consider and take possible action to change March board meeting date
Presenter:  Todd Grandjean
Attachments: (1)
7.C. Consider and take possible action to set the rate for early notice incentive award
Presenter:  Todd Grandjean
Attachments: (2)
7.D. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Resolution Granting COVID Leave to Employees
Presenter:  Todd Grandjean
Attachments: (2)
7.E. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Purchase of Chromebooks and Devices for Students Not to Exceed $218,500 at a Possible 75% Reimbursement Rate .
Presenter:  Abigail Beadle
Attachments: (1)
7.F. Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Budget Amendment to Purchase Student Chromebooks
Presenter:  Shannon Ramirez
Attachments: (2)
7.G. Consider and take possible action to approve policy update 116
Presenter:  Todd Grandjean
Attachments: (4)
7.G.1. (LEGAL) Policies
7.G.2. (LOCAL) Policies (see list below)
8. Closed Session
8.A. Personnel (TGC 551.074)
8.A.1. Personnel Update
8.A.2. Consider and Discuss Hiring Professional Staff
8.A.3. Pursuant to Tex. Govt Code 551.074, consider and discuss evaluation and contract of Superintendent
8.B. Consider and discuss the deployment, specific occasions for, or implementation of, security personnel or devices. (TGC 551.076)
8.C. Considering discipline of a public school child, or complaint or charge against personnel. (TGC 551.082)
9. Reconvene from Closed Session
10. Action Items Discussed in Closed Session
10.A. Consider and Take Possible Action to Hire Professional Staff
10.B. Consider and take possible action regarding evaluation and contract of Superintendent
11. Adjournment
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