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December 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Minutes
A. Introduction of Meeting and Pledge of Allegiance
B. Public Comments
C. PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS "FIRST" FINANCIAL RATING SYSTEM OF TEXAS RESULTS
D. Closed Meeting (TX Govt Code 551.071/551.072/551.074/551.082)
D.1. Personnel Concerns
D.2. Discuss Purchase, Exchange, Lease, or Value of Real Property
D.3. Safety/Security
D.4. Consultation with Board Attorney
E. Reconvene for Open Meeting
F. Information Items
F.1. Superintendent's Report
F.1.a. Financial Update
F.1.b. Instructional Update
Description: 

 
F.1.c. COVID Update
F.1.d. Policy Update 118
G. Consent Items (All items listed under this subheading will be adopted with one motion unless they are removed from the Consent Agenda by a Trustee or the Superintendent for discussion.)
G.1. Approve Minutes of November 15, 2021 Regular Meeting
G.2. Consider Monthly Expenditures for November 2021
Description:  The monthly expenditures is presented for the Board of Trustee review in the Revenue and Expenditures Report and the Check Register in the Financial Update Section.
G.3. Consider Approval of General Fund Amended Budget
Description:  The proposed General Fund Budget includes the following:
Adding to the Tarrant County Appraisal District Fees 
Adding to the Fine Arts Dept Budget 
Adding to purchase additional AED's 
Adding to the transportation budget for Gold Star Amendment
Adjusting the salary budgets for changes made since Sept. 2021.

The General Fund Budget will be a deficit of $ 2,543,552 after this amendment is approved.  The net change of this amendment is adding $15,663 to the deficit budget.
 
G.4. Consider Credit by Exam 2022 Schedule
Description:  With Board approval, the District shall develop or purchase examinations for acceleration that thoroughly test the essential knowledge and skills for each primary school grade level and for credit for secondary school academic subjects.
If a student in grades 1-12 wishes to accelerate to the next grade level or earn course credit, the District shall offer opportunities in accordance with state law and State Board rules for the student to take a Board-approved examination for this purpose.
A district shall administer each exam approved by the board not fewer than four times each year. The days need not be consecutive but shall be designed to meet the needs of all students.  The dates must be publicized in the community and will be housed on the WSISD webpage.

 
G.5. Consider Approval of Membership and Participation in the Region 10 ESC Multi-Region Purchasing Cooperative Program (R10MRPC)
Description:  The District currently participates in the Region 10 Multi-Region Purchasing Cooperative program (R10MRPC).  The original Interlocal Agreement was approved by the board and any amendments would be brought to the board for approval as needed.  Beginning with the school year 2022-2023, the Muliti-Region Purchasing Cooperative will be utilizing an annual, single-year agreement requiring board approval each year.

R10MRPC is a membership and participation agreement that commences on July 1 through June 30 for purchasing food service products.  

The purpose of the Interlocal Agreement is to reduce the cost and time of purchasing and bidding.  The cooperative will provide the district with organizational and administrative support to facilitate the efficient operation of the purchasing requirements, including the competitive bidding and other specific bid requirements.  There is no charge for this service.  The fee is collected directly from the awarded commercial-only vendors.  
G.6. Consider Approval of Vendor for Purchase of Three School Buses
Description:  The District released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase of three school buses, two regular buses and one special education bus.  The District received one response on  the RFP from Thomas Bus for $335,135.

This purchase will be funded from the ESSER III funds (Fund 282).  
G.7. Consider Approval of Vendor to Purchase Technology Infrastructure Equipment.
Description:  We release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for technology equipment and infrastructure in 2019 and 2020.  District personnel recommends Netsync as the vendor.  The total amount of equipment to be purchased is $789,175.18.  ERate funding will pay for  $585,204.78 of the cost and White Settlement ISD will pay $ 203,970.40.  

This expenditure is included in the current approved budget.
G.8. Consider Approval of Resolution of the Board Regarding Local Remote Learning Program
Description:  This resolution needs to be adopted with the offering of a local remote learning program in accordance with Texas Education Code 29.9091.  This resolution remains in effect through the 2022-2023 school year.
H. Separate Items
H.1. Consider Call of Election for Board of Trustees
Description: 
  1. The date for the 2022 school board election is May 7, 2022.  The application period for a place on the ballot for school trustee is January 19, 2022 through February 18, 2022.  Applications will be available at the WSISD Administration Building during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18th.  The drawing for places on the ballot will be conducted in the Human Resource Office at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022.
  2. Election will be held at WSISD Administration Building, 401 S. Cherry Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76108.
 
 
H.2. Consider Results of the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for 2020-2021 Based on 2019-2020 Data
Description:  As part of the public meeting, the District's 2020-2021 School First Rating will be presented.  The rating is based upon an analysis of staff and student data reported for the 2019-2020 school year and budgetary and financial data for the 2019-2020 school year.  The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts' financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas' school finance system. This is the first year that includes the new five new indicators implemented by the Texas Education Agency. 

The district received an Above standard rating.
H.3. Consider Approval of Amendment No. 8 Between Student Transportation of America, Inc.D/B/A Goldstar
Description:  The amendment allows for an increase in hourly rates paid to bus drivers, bus monitors, shop staff, and office staff.  The increase is necessary because of the difficulty in hiring bus drivers and monitors. WSISD has lost at least 4 bus drivers to nearby districts that offer higher pay. This increase will increase the student transportation budget by approximately $110,000 for the 2021-2022 school year.
I. Consider Items Discussed in Closed Meeting Including Personnel
J. Adjourn

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