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April 21, 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 April 21, 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:
4.a. EEHS UIL
4.b. EEHS One Act Play
4.c. EEHS Girls Powerlifting
4.d. National Librarian's Week
5. PRESENTATION ITEMS:
5.a. Gifted and Talented Program
Presenter:  Sandra Ochoa
6. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT:
6.a. Update on COVID Vaccination Clinics.
7. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
7.a. Approval of previous Board Meeting(s) Minutes:
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.a.1. Regular Board Meeting - 03/25/2021
7.a.2. Facilities Board Workshop - 03/27/2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.b. Approval of Budget Amendments
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.c. Discussion and approval on Payment of Current Bills - April 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.d. Discussion and approval of EEISD Financial Report - April 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.e. Approval of Overtime/Substitute Pay for Month of March 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.f. Discussion and approval of Extra Duty Pay analysis for March 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.g. Discussion and approval of Tax Collection Report - February / March 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.h. Quarterly Investment Report 1st Qtr. 2021
Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
7.i. Approval of Out of District Travel (Local/Federal Funds)
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez
7.j. Request to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Hidalgo County Head Start Program
Presenter:  Itza Flores
7.k. Approval of Inter-Local Agreement between Edcouch-Elsa ISD and the Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (TexPrep) at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Presenter:  Frances Rocha

7.l. Approval to move investment monies from Lone Star Investment Pool to Texas National Bank to invest in a Certificate of Deposit

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.m. Approval of change order #1, The PlayWell Group for additional turf on the playgrounds for LBJ Elementary, Garcia Elementary, and JFK Elementary

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza

7.n. Approval of payment to The PlayWell Group for the substantial completion of the purchase and installation of playground equipment and turf at JFK Elementary

Presenter:  Sylvia Garza
8. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS:
8.a. Discussion and action to approve the 2021-2022 School Calendar.
Presenter:  Frances Rocha
Description:  Meet the educational needs of students with disabilities.
8.b. Discussion and action on the approval to purchase electronic accessories to help facilitate online/remote learning for staff.
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez
8.c. Discussion and action on progress reports and report cards.
Presenter:  Dr. Greg Rodriguez
8.d. Discussion and action on Summer Learning Programs.
Presenter:  Jesus O. Ramos
9. 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:
9.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.
9.a.1. Discussion of Superintendent’s recommendations for:  proposed nonrenewal of term contracts; renewal of term contracts; initial offers of term contracts; renewal of probationary contracts; initial offers of probationary contracts;  and termination of probationary contracts, of :  librarians, counselors, nurses, educational diagnosticians, classroom teachers, and other certified educators (other than certified administrators), who are entitled to Chapter 21 contracts.
9.a.2. Discussion of Superintendent’s recommendations for:   proposed nonrenewal of term contracts, renewal of term contracts;  initial offers of term contracts; and termination of probationary contracts, of certified administrators who are entitled to Chapter 21 contract, including but not limited to campus principals.
9.a.3. Discussion of Superintendent’s recommendations for:  Offers of non-Chapter 21 employment contracts.
9.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
10. ACTION ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION:

10.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. 

10.a.1. Discussion and possible action on Superintendent’s recommendations, as discussed in closed session, for :  proposed nonrenewal of term contracts, renewal of term contracts, offers of new term contracts; renewals of probationary contracts; initial offers of probationary contracts; and terminations of probationary contracts for:
10.a.1.a. Counselors, librarians, educational diagnosticians, classroom teachers, and other certified educators (not certified administrators), entitled to Chapter 21 contracts
10.a.1.b. Certified Administrators, including but not limited to campus principals.
10.a.1.c. Offers of non-Chapter 21 employment contracts.
11. 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)
12. ADJOURNMENT:
12.a. Members of the public may access this meeting as follows:  using or
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