August 14, 2020

Todd Marshall
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TISD Board of Trustees - Regular Meeting - August 18, 2020 - 11:30 AM

The meeting will be conducted at the TISD District Services Building located at 1600 Waterall Street, Texarkana, TX 75503. 

AUGUST 18, 2020

A Regular of the Board of Trustees of the Texarkana Independent School District will be held on August 18, 2020 beginning at 11:30 AM.

Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, members of the public may access this meeting by calling this number: (903)798-6883.

Public comments related to this meeting will be handled as follows: When we get to the Open Forum item on the agenda, community members will have the opportunity to speak, per the instructions listed below.

Members of the public who desire to address the board regarding an item on this agenda must comply with the following registration procedures:

Under this law, we proceed according to a posted agenda and cannot act on any item not on this agenda. Therefore, if you have any special problems or concerns, we regret to inform you that no action can be taken on those concerns at this meeting. However, there is an Open Forum at the beginning of each regular meeting. During this Open Forum, you may sign up and address the Board on any topic you wish, including items on the agenda, with the exception of personnel, with a five (5) minute limit. If an interpreter is required, the presentation shall not exceed ten (10) minutes.

During this period, the Board will listen to your comments but will not participate in a discussion of your concerns. Any questions you have may be directed to the Board President who will handle those questions at their discretion. If action is appropriate for consideration based on your comments, the Board President will direct the administration to follow-up on the problem. As appropriate, your concern could either be handled by the administration or it could possibly be placed on a future agenda as an item for consideration.

After the Open Forum, the Board will proceed with the meeting, following the posted agenda and will not accept questions or comments from the audience except at the discretion and/or direction of the Board President. In order that all in attendance may hear the proceedings, the audience is asked to refrain from talking.

The audience is encouraged to remain until the Board goes into closed session. In closed session, the Board is allowed to discuss only items on the agenda including legal, real estate, discipline and personnel matters. No action may be taken in closed session. When the Board reconvenes in open session, any item discussed in closed session may be acted upon.

The open portions of this meeting will be recorded and made available to the public upon request.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. For more information about public comment, see Policy BED.

I. Call to Order, Mission & Goals Statement, Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Certification of Notice

II. Closed Session
The open session of the meeting will adjourn. The Board of Trustees will reconvene in closed session pursuant to one or more of the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act (Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code):

§ 551.071 Private consultation with the Board’s attorney

§ 551.072 Discussing or deliberating purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property

§ 551.073 Discussing or deliberating negotiated contract for prospective gift or donation to the school district

§ 551.074 Discussing or deliberating appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee

§ 551.076 Discussing or deliberating the deployment or specific occasions for implementation of security personnel or devices or security audit

§ 551.082 Discussing or deliberating discipline of a public school child or employee complaint against another employee

§ 551.0821 Discussing or deliberating a public school child which reveals personally identifiable information

§ 551.084 Investigation; exclusion of witness from a hearing during examination of another witness

§ 551.086 Discussing economic development negotiations or offer of financial or other incentive to business prospects

The Board of Trustees will reconvene in open session to take any final action, decision, or vote on a matter deliberated in closed session.

III. Reconvene to Open Session, Opening Ceremony, Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Open Forum

V. Special Reports & Superintendent's Information to Board

A. Legislative Report

B. Annual TASA/TASB Convention September 30 - October 2, 2020 – Virtual Conference

VI. Consent Agenda

A. Consideration/Approval of Minutes

I. July 21, 2020 Regular Board Meeting

II. July 31, 2020 Called Board Meeting

B. Consideration/Approval of Personnel Items

I. Personnel resignations/retirements

II. Personnel elections/assignments

III. Consideration/Approval of Proposed Contract Recommendations: Renewals, Non-Renewals, Terminations, Inc.

C. Consideration/Approval of Monthly Investment Report

D. Consideration/Approval of Proposals

I. Cooperative Purchasing Fees Report

E. Consideration/Approval of the TISD T-TESS Appraiser List for 2020-2021

F. Consideration/Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between TISD and Texarkana College regarding College Prep Mathematics and English Courses

G. Consideration/Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between TISD and Texas A&M University for a Learning Centered Partnership

H. Consideration/Approval of Amendment to EIC (LOCAL) Policy

I. Consideration/Approval of Resolution of the Board Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Extension of Leave during Precautionary Exclusion

J. Consideration/Approval of Resolution of the Board Regarding Delegation to Acting Superintendent for Waivers

K. Consideration/Approval of Remote Homebound Instruction

L. Consideration/Approval of the DUAL CREDIT/ARTICULATION AGREEMENT between Texarkana College (TC), and Texarkana ISD eSchool Prep Online School

VII. Action/Discussion Items

A. Consideration/Approval of Monthly Financial Report

B. Consideration/Approval of Expenditures

C. Consideration/Approval of Adoption of Tax Rate for 2020-2021 and Certified Values

D. Consideration/Approval of a Resolution Relating to Emergency Modifications to Policies, Closure of District Schools, Hiring and Contract Renewal Authority and the Expenditure of Public Funds during the Governor-Declared State of Disaster to Mitigate Affects of COVID-19

E. Consideration/Approval of Endorsement for TASB Board of Directors – Region VIII

VIII. Reports/Information/Review Items

A. Student Handbooks for 2020-2021

B. eSchool Prep 2020-2021 Student Handbook

IX. Closed Session

X. Adjournment

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