By Bill Spinks

The Waxahachie Independent School District board of trustees will hold a workshop during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting to consider a number of items.

During the workshop, trustees will discuss the board’s standard operating procedures; consider an earlier graduation date for 2021; consider district testing scores; review an employee survey response/plan; consider clarification of process of discipline of an employee; study a request for district benchmarks and district common assessments; and consider a community-based accountability system.

The board will also receive the project manager’s report; review public health guidelines for reopening public schools; review the 2020-2021 student handbook and student code of conduct; and receive updates on the 2020-2021 child nutrition policy, crisis management plan and the Nov. 3 trustee election.

Among consent agenda items is an agreement with Arlington ISD to serve students with auditory impairments; an adjunct faculty agreement with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 4H Ellis County; memorandums of understanding between both the University of Texas at Tyler and Navarro College with Waxahachie Global High School; approval of the 2020-2021 Student Code of Conduct; updates to the WISD multi-hazard emergency operations; naming executive director of elementary learning Lisa Mott to facilitate integrating state goals required under HB3 into the District improvement Plan; meal price changes and meal charge policy for the new school year; and a resolution declaring hazardous areas within school zones.

Other action items on the agenda are consideration and possible action to approve an electric provider for WISD and to approve the superintendent evaluation document.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Monday in the board chambers. The board will meet in executive session at 5 p.m. prior to the public meeting.