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January 16, 2018 at 4:30 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, January 16, 2018, with any corrections/deletions.
VI. 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.                                      
VII. Level III Grievance(s) - Closed Meeting
VII.A. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding Level III Grievance No. 011/17-18 Martin Arambula.
VII.B. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding Level III Grievance No. 012/17-18 Martha Medina.
VIII. Board Reconvenes

                    (All presentations limited to five (5) minutes)
IX. Superintendent's Report
IX.A. Conference Presentations:
IX.A.1. School Board Recognition Month January 2018.
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.2. Open Public Hearing regarding BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) Annual Report 2016-2017.
IX.A.3. BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) Annual Report 2016-2017.
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.4. Close Public Hearing regarding BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) Annual Report 2016-2017.
IX.A.5. Presentation of update on P-TECH/ICIA Planning Grants applications.
IX.A.6. Brownsville Independent School District Financial Report for the period ending November 30, 2017.
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.7. Report on BISD Health Care Plan Cash Flow ending December 31, 2017.
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.8. Presentation of the Brownsville Independent School District proposed Budget Development Calendar 2018-2019.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B. Standing Board Agenda Items:
IX.B.1. Board Calendars:     Board Activity Calendar and District Calendar
Attachments: (1)
X. PUBLIC AUDIENCE:
Description:  Persons who want to address the Board of Trustees during the Public Audience portion of today’s 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.
 
XI. Consent Agenda:
XI.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
XI.A.1. Recommend to accept and approve the cost proposal from Armko Industries, Inc., McAllen, Texas for Architectural Design Services for the re-roofing projects in the amount not to exceed $318,000.00 based on 6% proposal to be paid from Fund 189 (Maintenance Tax Note).
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.2. Recommend to accept and approve the cost proposal from PBK Architects, McAllen, Texas for Architectural Design Services for the re-roofing projects in the amount not to exceed $180,000.00 based on 6% proposal to be paid from Fund 189 (Maintenance Tax Note).
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.3. Recommend to accept and approve the cost proposal from Gomez Mendez Saenz Architects, Brownsville, Texas for Architectural Design Services for the re-roofing projects in the amount not to exceed $180,000.00 based on 6% proposal to be paid from Fund 189 (Maintenance Tax Note).
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.4. Recommend to accept and approve the cost proposal from M. Garcia Engineering, Brownsville, Texas for Civil Engineering Services parking lot projects in the amount not to exceed $12,000.00 to be paid from Fund 189 (Maintenance Tax Note).
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.5. Recommend approval for BISD Boy & Girl Scouts to participate in the 66th Annual Brownsville Scout Government Day on February 9, 2018.
XI.A.6. Recommend BISD begin Elementary School Academies Program for full implementation the 2019-2020 school year and a Pilot Program implementation for 2018-2019 school year.
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.7. Recommend approval of review of Grade-Span reconfiguration for the 2018-2019 school year (pilot program) and full implementation for the 2019-2020 school year.
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.8. Recommend approval to purchase AP Exams from The College Board in the amount of $250,000.00.  Purchase is subject to the District's needs and funding.
XI.A.9. Recommend approval of three professional development sessions and a 90 day pilot for all middle schools to augment instructional frameworks with Discovery Education Techbook at a cost of $7,500.00.
XI.A.10. Recommend approval to create and include a CTE Pathway of Study for The International Business and Commerce Industry for the 2018-2019 school year as an endorsement option for students.  CTE categorical funds will be budgeted for this initiative, and the projected cost is $100,000.00.
XI.A.11. Recommend the Board approve adding the position of Ombudsman to the BISD compensation plan for the 2017-2018 school year at the same salary level as Assistant Superintendent level.  The BISD Ombudsman’s main responsibilities would include the effective resolution to all district complaints and grievances.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s):
XI.B.1. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $2,000.00 as partial payment to M. Garcia Engineering, LLC on the 4 Lane Track at Lucio M.S. to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.2. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $18,450.00 as partial payment to PBK Architects for Construction Services work completed on the Porter ECHS Fine Arts Building to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.3. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $2,750.00 as partial payment to M. Garcia Engineering, LLC on the Artificial Turf at Hanna ECHS to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.4. Recommend approval of Payment #14 for $400,855.73 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)
XI.B.5. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $4,672.00 as partial payment to G-E&S Gonzalez Engineering & Survey, Inc. on the Lopez ECHS Parking Lot to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.6. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $10,763.49 to Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle, P.C. for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.7. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $5,985.00 to Esparza & Garza, L.L.P. for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
XI.C. Recommend approval of the following Budget Amendment(s):
XI.C.1. Recommend approval of Budget Amendment #017 in the amount of $1,213,568.00 for Local Funds.  (Reallocation of $2,885.00 as requested by campuses and departments, Fund Balance of $1,210,683.00)
Attachments: (1)
XI.C.2. Recommend approval of Budget Amendment #018 in the amount of $53,178,486.00 for Fund 189 - Maintenance Tax Note.  (Additional Funding)
Attachments: (1)
XI.D. Recommend approval of the following Contract(s)/Agreement(s):
XI.D.1. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between Brownsville ISD and Mesquite Treatment Center, LLC to provide outpatient chemical dependence services, intervention and counseling to BISD Brownsville Academic Center students at no cost to the District.
Attachments: (1)
XI.D.2. Recommend approval to renew the AVID Implementation Agreement for Hanna Early College High School and Brownsville Early College High School in the amount of $8,636.00 from campus budgeted local and categorical funds for the 2017-2018 school year.  Services to be rendered and items to be purchased are subject to the District's needs and funding.
Attachments: (1)
XI.D.3. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with SureScore Inc. to provide an online portal and platform to manage graduation pathways, explore colleges and careers, create online PGP's, generate student portfolios and enable district to transition to electronic choice slips at the cost of $50,085.00.
Attachments: (1)
XI.E. Recommend approval of the following Bid(s)/Proposal(s)/Purchase(s)
XII. CLOSED MEETING:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections: 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, and 551.084.
XII.A. PERSONNEL MATTER(S):
XII.A.1. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Retirements. (16)
XII.A.2. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Resignations. (5)
XII.A.3. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Teachers. (3)
XII.A.4. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Assistant Administrator for Special Services (Adriana Lippa).
XII.A.5. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Assistant Principal.
XII.A.6. Recommend approval to accept the rescinding letter of retirement effective December 8, 2017 from professional employee (E.A.V.)
XII.A.7. Recommend approval to accept the rescinding letter of resignation and accept retirement letter from professional employee (T.M.) to become effective June 11, 2018.
XII.A.8. Recommend approval to compensate professional employee (G.V.G.) for two (2) years experience earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years:  2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
XII.A.9. Recommend approval to compensate classified employee (H.R.) for job related experience earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years:  2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
XII.A.10. Board Self Evaluation.
XII.A.11. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation and duties of the Superintendent.
XII.B. ATTORNEY CONSULTATION
XII.B.1. Staff Attorney
XII.B.1.a. Discussion, Consideration regarding the Estate of Isis Lucero Esquivel Deceased, and Gregoria Alvarado Individually and on behalf of the Heirs of Isis Lucero Esquivel v. Brownsville Independent School District.
XII.B.2. Board Attorney
XII.B.2.a. Discussion, consideration, and possible action on Lopez vs BISD pending in the US District Court Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division, Case No. 1:17-cv-240.
XII.B.2.b. Discussion, consideration, and possible action on South Coast Spine & Rehabilitation PA v BISD, pending in the 13th Court of  Appeals, 13-18-00006-cv-TC#2008-CCL-01297.
XIII. BOARD RECONVENES
XIV. Board Member Request(s)
XIV.A. Conference Presentation(s)
XIV.A.1. Discussion of City of Brownsville expansion of historical exemption qualifying properties, and how BISD might deal with it to help promote historical preservation, and also preservation of our older school buildings which need to be restored to their former glory.  (Board Member Request - PC)
Attachments: (1)
XIV.A.2. Review of BISD properties that have not been utilized and are currently planned for BISD use in the very near future.  (Board Member Request - JAR)
XIV.B. Action Item(s)
XIV.B.1. Discussion and action concerning seeking RFQ's from various law firms to provide legal services to the BISD Board of Trustees.  (Board Member Request - PC)
Attachments: (1)
XIV.B.2. Correctable action on motion taken by BISD Trustees on December 12, 2017 as it pertains to reorganization of the Board of Trustees.  (Board Member Request - JAR)
Attachments: (1)
XV. Announcement(s):
XV.A. Next scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
XVI. Adjournment.
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