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January 22, 2018 at 4:30 PM - Special Called 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 Special Called Board Meeting of Monday, January 22, 2018, with any corrections/deletions.

Closed Meeting:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections:  551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082 and 551.084.
VI. Level III Grievance(s)  
VI.A. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding Level III Grievance No. 012/17-18 Martha Medina.

Board Reconvenes

                                  (All presentations limited to five (5 Minutes)
VII. Superintendent's Report
VII.A. Conference Presentations:

       Open Public Hearing regarding BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) Annual Report 2016-2017.
VII.A.1. BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) Annual Report 2016-2017.
Close Public Hearing regarding BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) Annual Report 2016-2017.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.2. Presentation of update on P-TECH/ICIA Planning Grants applications.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.3. Brownsville Independent School District Financial Report for the period ending November 30, 2017.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.4. Report on BISD Health Care Plan Cash Flow ending December 31, 2017.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.5. Presentation of the Brownsville Independent School District proposed Budget Development Calendar 2018-2019.
Attachments: (1)
VIII. Consent Agenda:
VIII.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
VIII.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)
VIII.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)
VIII.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)
VIII.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)
VIII.A.5. 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)
VIII.A.6. 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)
VIII.A.7. 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.
VIII.A.8. 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)
VIII.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s):
VIII.B.1. 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)
VIII.C. Recommend approval of the following Contract(s)/Agreement(s):
VIII.C.1. 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)
IX. Announcement(s):
IX.A. Next scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
X. Adjournment.
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