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November 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1) Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer
Presenter:  Bill Childress
2) Student Recognition
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
  • School Board Superstars
    • Tonight we recognize our students who have exhibited excellent Vision 2025 Values of Empowerment, Resiliency, Ambition, Integrity, and Innovation.
  • Band--region qualifier
  • XC--state qualifiers
3) Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Bill Childress
3)A) Approve Minutes
3)B) Budget Amendments
Description:  The budget amendments stated are related to moving monies from CTE travel to CTE instruction.
3)C) Approve payment of bills
4) Instructional Focus:  ESL Annual Report Presentation
Presenter:  Danielle Serrano
Description:  Each year the ESL (English as a Second Language) Coordinator is to share with the board our district ESL program.

This will be an informational presentation and no action needed.
5) Policy Update 118 Presentation and Approval
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  TASB Policy 118 has been updated and in need of approval from the board. Most updates are a result of current legislative changes during the General and Special sessions of the 87th Texas Legislature. A brief detail of Update 118 Local Policy Overview is attached.
6) Boyd ISD School Calendar Modification
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  Proposal is to change December 3, 2021 from a regular school day to a Teacher Workday/Student Holiday. This will take us from 177 student days to 176. It will also save in the substitute budget from providing half day planning for each teacher.

Teachers are in need of time to plan for:
  • HB 4545 Interventions
  • Second Semester Curriculum
Hourly personnel can use accrued comp time to be expended by the end of the first semester. 
7) Intermediate/Middle School Library Process & Restoration Quote
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  The IM/MS Library had extensive flooding which resulted in a wide-spread mold outbreak. The district tried treatments to curtail the damage and insurance claims were filed. Due to no remedy from insurance and our efforts, a restoration company is needed to provide the detailed work with mold.

We are asking you tonight for the approval of the restoration quote to begin this work.
8) Student Safety Discussion
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
Description:  Items to be discussed:
  • District Communication Guidelines
  • Evacuation Safety Plan
  • Bullying Process

Discussion only. No action to be taken.
9) Open Forum/Public Comment
Presenter:  Bill Childress
Description:  To address the board during a regular board meeting, speakers must sign the "Request to Address Trustees" form and return to the Superintendent Secretary before the meeting begins. During the public comments portion of the agenda, the registered speaker will be allowed 5 minutes to address the board.
To address the board, each speaker should follow these guidelines:
  • Speakers should first state their name upon addressing the board.
  • Speakers are limited to five minutes to make comments.
  • Board of Trustees cannot comment on presentations. The applicable member of district administration or campus administration will be contact with the presenter.
  • Copies of presentations, if present, should be made available to all trustees and the superintendent.
  • Board policy prohibits the discussion of complaints against District employees during an open forum.
10) Reports
10)A) Superintendent
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
10)B) Assistant Superintendent
Presenter:  Chris Chappotin
10)C) Chief Financial Officer
Presenter:  Julie Maddux
11) Closed Session - Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections §551.071, to consult with the District's attorney, in person or by phone, on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the District under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code. 

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections §551.074 for the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer, employee, or to hear complaints or charges against a public officer or employee. 
11)A) Resignations/Retirements
Presenter:  Tami Vardy
12) Action Resulting from Closed/Executive Session
13) Adjournment

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