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December 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
I. Meeting Called to Order.
II. Moment of Silence.
III. Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. Roll Call:
V. Recommend approving the agenda of the Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting of Tuesday, December 12, 2017, with any corrections/deletions.
VI. Recommend approving the minutes of the Special Called Board Meeting held May 6, 2017 and Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting held June 26, 2017, with any corrections.
Attachments: (2)
VII. Recommend approving the Consent Agenda. The Board has agreed to discuss the following items. All of the items below that are not called out will be approved by consent. 

                                              (All presentations limited to five (5) minutes)
VIII. Superintendent's Report
VIII.A. Conference Presentations:
VIII.A.1. Board recognition of the Brownsville Early College High School Technology Student Association Team for placing first in Video Game Design for the second straight year at the Technology Student Association National Conference in June 2017.  (Board Member Request - SPA)
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.2. Board recognition of State Senator, Eddie Lucio, Jr., State Representative Rene Oliveira, and State Representative Eddie Lucio, III for their efforts to support Brownsville ISD in the 85th Legislative Session.  (Board Member Request - SPA)
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.3. Presentation of School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas).
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.4. Open Public Hearing regarding State Financial Accountability Rating.
VIII.A.5. Close Public Hearing regarding State Financial Accountability Rating.
VIII.A.6. Brownsville Independent School District Financial Report and the Health Care Plan cash flow for the period ending October 31, 2017.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.7. Presentation of update for BLA High School's Improvement Required Status.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.8. Presentation of the Early College High School Designation by the Texas Education Agency Blueprint.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.9. Presentation regarding Board of Trustee Training (Credit Hours) required by the State Board of Education.
Description:   
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B. Standing Board Agenda Items:
VIII.B.1. Board Calendars:     Board Activity Calendar and District Calendar
Attachments: (1)
IX. PUBLIC AUDIENCE:
Description:  Persons who want to address the Board of Trustees during the Public Audience portion of today‚Äôs meeting shall print their names on the form provided. According to BISD Policy BED (Local), only those persons on the form who request to address the Board shall be heard. The speaker shall limit comments to five minutes or the allotted time.  The Board shall allot no more than 30 minutes for Public Audience. Complaints or grievances on the following subjects; employee complaints, termination of employment, student complaints, removal to alternative education program, and expulsion, shall be directed to the appropriate policy for attempted resolution before bringing the matter to the Board as authorized by the Texas Government Code Title 5-Section: 551.074 (1) and (2).  The Board President shall determine if the topic shall be redirected to the appropriate policy or redirected to Administration.  Public comments on issues shall be constructive and courteous.

   The Board may deliberate or take action regarding the following agenda items.

Board policy BE (Local) and Robert's Rules limits debate to two opportunities.  A Trustee may debate a motion for two minutes on the first speaking opportunity and one minute on the second opportunity.
 
X. Consent Agenda:
X.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
X.A.1. Recommend approval of Resolution #024/17-18 Authorizing the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of Brownsville Independent School District Maintenance Tax Notes, Series 2017.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.2. Recommend approval to adopt TASB Policy Update 107 Local and Administrative recommended miscellaneous policies.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.3. Recommend approval to adopt TASB Policy Update 108 Local and Administrative recommended miscellaneous policies.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.4. Recommend approval of Resolution No. 025/17-18 by the Brownsville Independent School District approving the proposal by the Cameron Appraisal District for Renovation of Appraisal District Headquarters.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.5. Recommend approval of the Internal Audit Plan for calendar year 2018.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.6. Recommend approval of BISD District of Innovation plan.  The BISD District of Innovation plan allows BISD flexibility in the school start date beginning the 2018-2019 school year. 
Attachments: (1)
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X.A.7. Recommend approval to redesign the 2018-2019 school year application for Early College High School Designation to TEA in order to utilize a school within a school model for all existing comprehensive Brownsville ISD Early College High Schools.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.8. Recommend approval to permit two comprehensive high schools to apply to the Texas Education Agency for a P-TECH Early College Designation for the 2018-19 school year.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.9. Discussion, consideration and possible action to maintain a list of attorneys to assist Brownsville Independent School District on on as needed basis for potential investigations, parent complaints, and general board functions.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.10. Recommend approval of an order by the Board of Trustees of the Brownsville Independent School District appointing and confirming the Board of Directors to the Brownsville Independent School District Public Facility Corporation; authorizing district staff to prepare financing documents; and approving certain matters necessary and incidental to the purposes hereof. (See Order)
Attachments: (1)
X.A.11. Board Meeting Recess for Public Facility Corporation Business:
X.A.12. Open Public Facility Corporation.
X.A.13. Recommend approval of Resolution #026/17-18 by the Board of Directors of the Brownsville Independent School District Public Facility Corporation confirming Board of Director members and approving Board Positions; Approving Bond Counsel; and approving certain matters necessary and incidental to the purposes hereof.
Attachments: (1)
X.A.14. Close Public Facility Corporation.
X.A.15. Board Meeting Reconvenes for BISD Business.
X.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s):
X.B.1. Recommend approval of Payment #13 for $113,739.22 as partial payment to Ziwa Corporation for Construction Services work completed on the Pace ECHS Fine Arts Building to be paid from (TRE) Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
X.B.2. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $13,837.50 as payment to PBK for Architectural Service work completed on the Porter ECHS Fine Arts Facility to be paid from Local Fund 197. (TRE)
Attachments: (1)
X.B.3. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $1,875.00 as payment to ROFA Architects for Architectural Services work completed at the Hanna ECHS Construction Technology Building to be paid from Local Fund 192.
Attachments: (1)
X.B.4. Recommend approval to pay Cameron Appraisal District the required amount of $834,622.00 for appraisal services rendered. (Annual Fee)
Attachments: (1)
X.B.5. Recommend approval to renew annual 2018 TASB membership in the amount of $11,000.00 and TASB Legal Assistance Fund in the amount of $500.00 for a grand total of $11,500.00.
Attachments: (1)
X.C. Recommend approval of the following Budget Amendment(s):
X.C.1. Recommend approval of Budget Amendment #016 in the amount of $55,302.00 for Local Funds.  (Reallocation as requested by campuses and departments)
Attachments: (1)
X.D. Recommend approval of the following Contract(s)/Agreement(s):
X.D.1. Recommend to accept and approve the contract from G & T Paving, Brownsville, Texas for Construction Services for the Besteiro M.S. 4 Lane Track project in the amount not to exceed $524,914.47 to be paid from Fund 197. (TRE)
Attachments: (1)
X.D.2. Recommend approval to enter into a clinical Affiliation Agreement between Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Brownsville ISD for the 2017-2018 school year.  This will serve Health Science Technology students enrolled in the Patient Care Technician Certification Program.  This will be at no cost to the district.
Attachments: (1)
X.D.3. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Brownsville Independent School District and Workforce Solutions - Cameron for the 2017-2018 school year to provide Career Services.  These services are subject to the District's needs and at no cost to the District.
Attachments: (1)
X.D.4. Recommend approval to continue the Memorandum of Understanding between the Brownsville Independent School District and the Good Samaritan Community Services to provide a juvenile justice prevention program at Stell M.S., Resaca Elementary, Russell Elementary and Skinner Elementary from December 2017 through December 2018 at no cost to the District.
Attachments: (1)
X.D.5. Recommend approval for the Administration to continue collaborative service agreements with Gladys Porter Zoo, the Brownsville Historical Association and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in the amount not to exceed $87,120.00 from Budgeted Local Maintenance Funds.  (Annual Agreements)
Attachments: (1)
X.D.6. Recommend approval to enter into an agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to accept a monetary contribution of $5,000.00 to be a preferred partner of Brownsville ISD.
Attachments: (1)
X.D.7. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Talent Search Program TRIO federal grant program to provide pre-college academic, career, and financial aid counseling post secondary completion services for program participants at all BISD middle schools and traditional ECHS campuses at no cost to the district.
Attachments: (1)
X.D.8. Recommend approval to continue the MOU between Brownsville Independent School District and UTRGV for the regular Upward Bound Program grant for Lopez, Porter, and Rivera Early College High Schools for September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2022. This agreement takes effect upon School Board approval and shall continue unless amended mutually or terminated in writing by either party.  This MOU is at no cost to the District.
Attachments: (1)
X.E. Recommend approval of the following Bid(s)/Proposal(s)/Purchase(s)
X.E.1. Recommend awarding RFQ #18-111 Design Build Services for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation project to Schneider Electric, Weslaco, Texas and TASB/E3, Austin, Texas and to authorize Administration to negotiate a fee and contracts with said companies.  Thereafter, the Administration will bring the proposed negotiated fees and to authorize the Superintendent to execute the contracts with the 2 recommended companies.
Attachments: (1)
X.E.2. Recommend awarding CSP #18-117 Property, Flood, Windstorm, Hail, Boiler and Machinery Insurance to McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas for the 2018-2019 plan year for a three (3) year contract with the option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year term.  Approximate amount of $2,386,337.65 from Local and Categorical Funds.
Attachments: (1)
X.E.3. Recommend approval to authorize the administration to purchase a new digital LED Full Matrix Video scoreboard for Sams Stadium from VCRNOW in the amount of $1,400,000.00.  Furthermore, to authorize the Superintendent to execute the contract for said scoreboard.
Attachments: (1)
XI. CLOSED MEETING:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections: 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, and 551.084.
XI.A. PERSONNEL MATTER(S):
XI.A.1. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Retirements. (14)
XI.A.2. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Resignations. (6)
XI.A.3. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Teachers. (5)
XI.A.4. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Dean of Instruction.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XI.A.5. Recommend approval of term-chapter 21 contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Teacher.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XI.A.6. Recommend approval of term-non-chapter 21 contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - License Specialist in School Psychologist.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XI.A.7. Recommend approval of Campus Professional Employee (C.R.J.) for change in contract for the 2017-2018 fiscal school year.
XI.A.8. Recommend approval to compensate professional employee (P.A.R.) for the Elementary music stipend earned but not paid for the following fiscal school years:  2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
XI.A.9. Recommend approval to compensate professional employee (M.D.P.S.) for one (1) year experience earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years:  2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
XI.A.10. Recommend approval to compensate former professional employee (J.V.) for the CTE Department Head stipend earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years:  2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
XI.A.11. Recommend approval to compensate classified employee (N.J.G.) for job related experience earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years:  2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
XI.A.12. Recommend approval to accept the rescinding letter of resignation effective January 23, 2018 from professional Employee (T.M.). 
XI.A.13. Board Self Evaluation.
XI.A.14. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation and duties of the Superintendent. 
XI.B. ATTORNEY CONSULTATION
XI.B.1. Staff Attorney
XI.B.1.a. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding Acacia Ameel vs. Brownsville Independent School District.
XI.B.1.b. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding Francisco Rodriguez vs. Brownsville Independent School District.
XI.B.2. Board Attorney
XII. BOARD RECONVENES
XIII. Board Member Request(s)
XIII.A. Conference Presentation(s)
XIII.A.1. Presentation and update by Region One on the Board requested district-wide climate survey.  (Board Member Request - MP)
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B. Action Item(s)
XIII.B.1. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding protocol in Executive Session.  (Board Member Request  - JAR)
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.2. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding Lone Star Governance/Continuous Improvement for Governing Teams.  (Board Member Request - CL)
XIII.B.3. Recommend approval of Election and Board Re-organization of officers.  To begin effective January 16, 2018.  (Board Member Request - PC)
Attachments: (1)
XIV. Announcement(s):
XIV.A. Next scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
XV. Adjournment.
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