TSD Governing Board Meeting

TSD Governing Board Meeting
4/17/2020, 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
via Videoconference

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf shall be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 17, 2020. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted via videoconference. At least a quorum of the board will be participating by videoconference in accordance with the provisions of Section 551.125 or 551.127 of the Texas Government Code that have not been suspended by order of the governor.

Members of the public may access this meeting as follows: Governing Board Zoom Meeting
An electronic copy of the agenda packet is available online here: Governing Board Meeting Materials 

Public comments related to this meeting will be handled via sign up. If you wish to address the Board in Open Meeting please complete the following link: Public Participation Sign Up 

The link will close at 10am on Friday April 17, 2020. You will not be able to sign up after that time. Once you have signed up, you will receive a link to join the meeting. Please log in by 11am on April 17, and wait to be recognized by the Board.

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the Board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

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 as follows (items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice):


1. Call to Order Announce the Presence of a Quorum 

2. Call Roll of Board Members (Beth Polo) 

3. Pledge of Allegiance (Eric Hogue) 

4. Public Participation: Provide opportunity for public comment on non-agenda items and introduction of visitors 

5. Consent Agenda Items: All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the Governing Board and will be enacted by one motion. There will not be separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed by a board member from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately. 

a. Board Meeting Minutes of February 20, 2020 (Eric Hogue)

b. Gifts and Donations (Justin Wedel) 

c. Operations Report (Beth Polo) 

d. FY20 Operating Budget (Justin Wedel) 

6. Master Plan Design and Development: Central Services and Toddler Learning Center (McKinney/York Team) 

7. Superintendent’s Report (Claire Bugen) 

a. Superintendent Travel Cancelled 

b. Graduation and EOY Events 

c. Lamar University Teacher Training 

d. Enrollment Update 

e. Summer Programs Status 

f. Continuum of Services Update 

g. TSD Board Scholarships 

h. Board Training 

i. Posting & Hiring Plans 

j. Summary Report 2021-2026 School Community Planning 

k. Foundation Update 

8. COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Update (Claire Bugen & the Executive Leadership Team) 

9. Approval of Board Resolutions on Coronavirus (Claire Bugen, Holly Wardell) 

10. Approval of Internal Audit Plan FY20 (Justin Wedel) 

11. Approval of Instructional Materials and Technology Funds (iMAT) (Stella Egbert) 

12. Contracts (Stella Egbert, Julie Dodd, Holly Wardell) 

• Re-employ probationary contract employees 

• Terminate probationary contract employees 

• Renew term contract employees 

• Propose non-renewal of term-contract employees 

• Renew and terminate Non-Chapter 21 contracts and Employment Agreements 

13. Adjourn 

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