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March 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Public Notice
1. Call meeting to order, roll call, establishment of a quorum and Pledge of Allegiance.
Presenter:  Chris Morales, Board President
2. Invocation.
3. OPEN FORUM:  Comments from the public. Citizen Communications: (Limit of 3 minutes per speaker/group) Public Audience: Public comments for   this meeting will be held as follows: Members of the public, if you wish to comment before the Board you must email comments@eeisd.org by 6:00 p.m. on March 25, 2021 to give your name and topic you wish to comment on.   Individuals must send in their comments or question in the body of the email.
Presenter:  Ben Castillo, Attorney for EEISD
4. RECOGNITIONS:
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez and Frances Rocha
4.a. Mentora Program
4.b. Diagnosticians Week
4.c. Technology Department
5. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT:
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez
5.a. Enrollment Update and Strategies for Increasing Enrollment
6. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
6.a. Approval of previous Board Meeting(s) Minutes:
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.a.1. Special Board Meeting - 02/10/2021
6.a.2. Public Hearing on Texas Academic Performance Ratng (TAPR) - 02/24/2021
Presenter:  Sandra Ochoa
6.a.3. Regular Board Meeting - 02/24/2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.b. Approval of Budget Amendments
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.c. Discussion and approval on Payment of Current Bills - December 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.d. Discussion and approval of EEISD Financial Report - December 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.e. Approval of Overtime/Substitute Pay for Month of November 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.f. Discussion and approval of Extra Duty Pay analysis for November 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.g. Discussion and approval of Tax Collection Report - November 2020
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.h. Out of District Travel (Local/Federal Funds)
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez
6.i. Approval of payment to J & R Engineering, LLC for outstanding invoices for Drainage Improvements, Bus Barn Concrete Paving Plans, Ag Facility Walking Trail Plans and Approval of Budget Amendment to pay invoices.
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
6.j. Approval of the Inter-Local Cooperation agreement between EEISD and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to conduct a Migrant University Summer Experience (MUSE) project.
Presenter:  Pete Riojas
7. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS:
7.a. Discussion and action to approve State of Education regulations, school board trustees must elect the board of directors of Regional Education Service Centers.  Each school trustee in the Region receives one vote per vacancy on the board, with the exception of South Texas ISD wich receives a total of seven ballots.  Ballots listing more than one vote per vacancy will be invalidated.
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez
7.b. Discussion and possible action to approve waiver application to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to waive the required instruction for Seniors (Grade 12) in cardiopulmonary Resucitation (CPR) as required by Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 74.38 due to COVID-19.
Presenter:  Pete Riojas
7.c. Discussion and action to approve contract with website services provider.
Presenter:  Joe Torres

8. CLOSED SESSION:  The superintendent requests that the Board of Trustees convene in closed meeting as authorized by the provisions of the Open Meeting Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.  This executive session is in accordance with the Texas Government Code Section:

8.a. 551.074 for the purpose of discussing personnel, considering appointment, employment, resignation, retirement, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.
8.b. Consultation with legal counsel regarding a.)  pending or contemplated litigation b.)  settlement offer; or c.)  matter in which the duty of the attorney to Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (TX.Gov't. Code 551.071)
Presenter:  Ben Castillo, Attorney for EEISD
9. ACTION ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION:
9.a. 551.074 Discussion and action regarding personnel, considering appointment, employment, resignation, retirement, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.
9.b. Discussion and action regarding consultation with legal counsel regarding a.)  pending or contemplated litigation b.)  settlement offer; or c.)  matter in which the duty of the attorney to Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (TX.Gov't. Code 551.071)
10. ADJOURNMENT:
10.a. Members of the public may access this meeting as follows:  using or
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