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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Program Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired shall be held on May 28, 2020, beginning at 8:00 a.m. via Zoom videoconference from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1100 West 45th Street, Austin, Texas. 

If, during the course of the meeting, any discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed session, the Personnel Committee of the Board shall convene in such closed session in accordance with Texas Government code, Sec. 551.001, .072, .073, .074, .076, .082, .0821, .083, .084, or 089.  Before any such session is convened, the presiding officer shall publicly identify the section or sections of the Code authorizing the closed session.  All final votes, actions, or decisions shall be taken in open session.

The public may access this Zoom videoconference meeting by calling 1-888-475-4499 (toll-free) and using the access code 5124548631.  You may also select this link to join online:

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):

for May 20, 2020 Meeting

  1. Call to Order
  2. Consideration of Approval of Minutes of the April 6, 2020 Meeting (Brenda Lee)
  3. Consideration of Approval of Board Policies (Susan Morrison), pages 23-147, LP 42-273
    EHBAE (TSBVI) Special Education: Procedural Requirements (amend), pages 55-56, LP 105-107
    EHDD (TSBVI) Extended Instructional Programs: College Coursework (amend), pages 57-65, LP 108-123
    FEB (TSBVI) Attendance: Attendance Accounting (amend), pages 66-67, LP 124-127
    FFAC (TSBVI) Wellness and Health Services: Medical Treatment (amend), pages 68-79, LP 128-150
    FFG (TSBVI) Student Welfare: Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, and Improper Child Care Incidents (amend), pages 80-89, LP 151-168
    FNG (TSBVI) Student Rights and Responsibilities: Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances (amend), pages 90-100, LP 169-188
    FO Student Discipline (amend), pages 101-109, LP 189-205
    FOA (TSBVI) Placement in Alternative Educational Setting: Removal by Teacher (amend), pages 110-112, LP 206-210
    FOB Student Discipline: Out-of-School Suspension (amend), pages 113-114, LP 211-214
    FOC (TSBVI) Student Discipline: Placement in Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) (amend), pages 115-123, LP 215-231
    FOD (TSBVI) Student Discipline: Expulsion (amend), pages 124-134, LP 232-252
    FOF (TSBVI) Student Discipline: Students with Disabilities (amend), pages 135-147, LP 253-273
  4. Report from Comprehensive Programs Principal, Miles Fain
    1. Comprehensive Programs update
    2. TSBVI plan to participate in the Teacher Incentive Allotment, pages 159-168, LP 288-306
    3. Consideration of approval to participate in the Teacher Incentive Allotment, pages pages 159-168, LP 288-306
    4. School Health Advisory Council’s activities and recommendations
  5. Report from Short-Term Programs Principal, Sara Merritt
    1. Short-Term Programs update
    2. Summer Programs update
  6. Report from Outreach Director, Kate Borg
    1. Outreach program update
  7. Adjournment