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October 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

1.A. The presiding officer will call the meeting to order.
1.B. Invocation
1.C. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.
2.A. The District's vision is formed from the acronym LEAD - to Learn, Empower, Achieve, Dream ... LEAD
Presenter:  Gilbert Sarabia, Trustee
2.B. The District shall maximize every student's potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences preparing students to be 21st century global leaders.
Presenter:  Gilbert Sarabia, Trustee
3.A. The superintendent will make remarks and announcements including the honors and achievements earned by staff and students in recent weeks.
Presenter:  Dr. Mark Henry
4.A. Patrons who have duly registered per policy BED (Local) may address the Board and make public comments on an agenda item during or before the board’s consideration of the item. The Board may allow public comment on agenda items at all meetings. The Board will continue with the remaining agenda after the registered patrons have had an opportunity to speak. (To participate, registration is between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting at the entrance to the CFISD Boardroom.)
Presenter:  Leslie Francis
5.A. Any Board member may make a comment during this portion of the agenda, without prior posting being required.  Comment items may not pertain to the character of any students, staff or Board member and may not be discussed or deliberated upon at this meeting. 
Presenter:  Board of Trustees
6.A. Patrons who have duly registered per policy BED (Local) may address the Board regarding matters of concern/interest to the district, other than the character of any student, staff or Board member. The Board may not act upon any matter that is not listed under the action item portion of the agenda. (To participate, registration is between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting at the entrance to the CFISD Boardroom.)
Presenter:  Leslie Francis
7.A. The Board will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020, on the 2018-2019 District's Schools FIRST Accountability Rating.
Presenter:  Karen Smith
8.A. In accordance with the Texas Education Code and the State Board of Education regulations, the President of the CFISD Board shall announce the name of each Board member who has completed, exceeded or who is deficient in the continuing education required under state law.
Presenter:  Bob Covey, Board President
8.B. The administration will provide an oral report on the additional expenses required for the 2020-2021 school year.
Presenter:  Dr. Mark Henry, Karen Smith
Attachments: (1)
8.C. The Board will discuss the superintendent's evaluation. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.074.]
Presenter:  Board of Trustees, Dr. Mark Henry
8.D. The administration will provide an oral report on the 2020-2021 Board Monitoring System.
Presenter:  Teresa Hull, Roy Sprague, Roy Garcia, Dr. Deborah Stewart, Dr. Linda Macias, Karen Smith
The following items may be considered at both the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting and the Regular Board Meeting.
9.A. The board will consider approving the minutes of the September 14, 2020 Regular Board Meeting.
Presenter:  Holly Reichert
The following items may be considered at both the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting and the Regular Board Meeting.
10.A. The Board will consider awarding bids and contracts and/or authorizing purchase orders as recommended in the posted agenda item.
Presenter:  Bill Powell
10.A.1. Purchase:       Desk and Tabletop Protective Dividers
Budget:           M&O Funds
Est. Amount:  $1,000,000.00
To:                  Approved Purchase Cooperative Vendors

Funding Source/Clarification: To properly prepare for the health and safety of students, educators, and staff for administering in-person/on-site instruction, protective measures and arrangements are required conducive to the student learning environment when adequate physical distancing may not be feasible.  Quotes will be obtained through the Board approved cooperatives for the proposed solution.
10.A.2. Purchase:       Zonar Annual Service Agreement
Budget:           M&O Funds
Est. Amount:  $477,744.00
To:                  Zonar Systems

Funding Source/Clarification: This purchase is recommended for the annual cellular and software service renewal for Zonar Systems that provides the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) vehicle and student data information including the following support through Zonar Systems’ Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reports (EVIR) devices.
  • Electronic pre/post vehicle inspection and child check
  • Vehicle telematics
  • ZPass+ (student accountability and verification through the student ID program
  • Parent portal (parent/guardian notification of time, date and location of their student loading/unloading the school bus)
  • Ground Traffic Control (GTC) for transportation staff, campuses and the Cy-Fair Police Department to monitor our district school buses health status, location, speed and movement in real time
10.B. The Board will consider approving a Continuing Education Workforce Agreement between Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Lone Star College.

Funding Source/Clarification: The agreement is designed to allow CFISD high school students to enroll in the Continuing Education Workforce Area of Certified Nurse Aid (CNA). Students are responsibile for course tuition and continuing education and testing fees. Students must also purchase essential program supplies unless otherwise agreed upon by CFISD and the college.
Presenter:  Dr. Heather Bergman, Denise Kubecka
Attachments: (1)
10.C. The Board will consider approving and submitting to the Commissioner of Education a request for Maximum Class Size Waiver.

Funding Source/Clarification: There are three considerations used for the request to seek class size waivers:
  • Unanticipated growth
  • Lack of available teacher candidates
  • Lack of available space to accommodate additional classrooms
Presenter:  Dr. Deborah Stewart
10.D. The district will consider a Level IV appeal (Edwards) of a Level III decision. [This item may be discussed in closed session pursuant to Section 551.0821.]
Presenter:  Roy Garcia, Virgil Maddox, Barbara Levandoski
11.A. The superintendent will provide information regarding district events and items of community interest.
Presenter:  Dr. Mark Henry
If, during the course of the meeting covered by this notice, the Board should determine that a closed session of the Board should be held or is required in relation to any item included in this notice, then such closed session as authorized by Section 551.001 of the Texas Government Code (the Open Meetings Act) will be held by the Board at that date, hour and place given in this notice or as soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this notice as the Board may conveniently meet in such closed session concerning any and all subjects and for any and all purposes permitted by Sections 551.071 through 551.084, of the Open Meetings Act.
12.A. There will be a Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Section 551.001 et. seq.
Section 551.071 For the purpose of a private consultation with the Board's attorney on any or all subjects or matters authorized by law. For the purpose of consultation with the district’s attorney concerning matters on which the attorney’s duty to the district under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct clearly conflicts with the Texas Open Meetings laws.
Section 551.072 For the purpose of discussing the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property.
Section 551.073 For the purpose of considering a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation.
Section 551.074 For the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear complaints or charges against a public officer or employee.
Section 551.076 To consider the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
Section 551.0821 For the purpose of deliberating a matter regarding a public-school student if personally identifiable information about the student will necessarily be revealed.
Section 551.082 For the purpose of considering discipline of a public-school child or children or to hear a complaint by an employee against another employee if the complaint or charge directly results in a need for a hearing.
Section 551.083 For the purpose of considering the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the Board will follow, or instruct its representatives to follow, in consultation with representatives of employee groups in connection with consultation agreements provided for by section 13.901 of the Texas Education Code.
Section 551.084 For the purpose of excluding witness or witnesses from a hearing during examination of another witness.
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