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April 3, 2018 at 3:30 PM - 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 Regular Board Meeting of Tuesday, April 3, 2018, with any corrections/deletions.
VI. Recommend approval of minutes for the Special Called Board Meeting held August 9, 2017, Regular Board Meeting held September 5, 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. 
VIII. CLOSED MEETING:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections: 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, and 551.084.
IX. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding all pending grievance(s) - Ms. Elia Cornejo Lopez on behalf of 2 students.
X. Board Reconvenes - Possible Board action on items discussed in executive session.

                    (All presentations limited to five (5) minutes)
XI. Superintendent's Report
XI.A. Conference Presentations:
XI.A.1. Recognition of the "Yellow Rose of Texas" award to our BISD Employee and Military Veteran Carey Jo Alfaro-Sweat.  Presented by Army Retired First Sergeant Ramiro E. Cespedes.  (Board Member Request - MP)
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.2. Presentation and recognition of BISD students who scored in the top 2.5 percent on the P.S.A.T. and S.A.T. exams.  (Board Member Request - MP)
XI.A.3. Recognition of Autism Awareness Month.  (Board Member Request - SPA)
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.4. Presentation on District and Campus Improvement Plan Update.
XI.A.5. Presentation regarding the District's current proposed marketing efforts, including print, digital and mass media advertising. 
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.6. Brownsville Independent School District Financial Report for the period ending February 28, 2018.
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.7. Presentation on abbreviated summer administration work schedule beginning June 18, 2018 through July 27, 2018.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B. Standing Board Agenda Items:
XI.B.1. Board Calendars:     Board Activity Calendar and District Calendar
Attachments: (1)
XII. 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.
 
XIII. Consent Agenda:
XIII.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
XIII.A.1. Recommend approval of the 2017-2018 Campus Improvement Plans as required by the Texas Education Code.  The Campus Improvement Plans serve as the guidance documents for the continuous improvement of all student performances in order to attain state standards.  The revised Campus Improvement Plan documents include the Board's 2017-2018 goals and priorities for the district.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.A.2. Recommend approval of the Elementary Grading Procedures 2018-2019.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.A.3. Recommend approval of the Secondary Grading Procedures 2018-2019.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.A.4. Recommend approval of the Middle School and High School 2018-2019 Course Listing Guides.
XIII.A.5. Recommend approval to authorize the administration to purchase a new digital LED Full Matrix Video scoreboard for Sam's Stadium from VCRNOW in the amount of $1,400,000.00.  Furthermore, to authorize the Superintendent to execute the contract for said contract.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.A.6. Recommend approval to select the Competitive Sealed Proposal delivery method as authorized by the Texas Education Code in accordance with Subchapter B. Purchases, Contracts, 44.035 for the Hanna ECHS HVAC Upgrades, Hanna ECHS New Gymnasium, Rivera ECHS Roof Replacement, Lucio M.S. and Vela M.S. 4 Lane Tracks.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.A.7. Recommend approval to authorize administration to accept the Hanna ECHS Artificial Turf Soccer Field Project as substantially complete.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.A.8. Recommend approval to authorize administration to accept the Pace ECHS Fine Arts Facility Project as substantially complete.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.A.9. Recommend approval to submit a declaration of Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS certification form to the Texas Education Agency to verify compliance.
XIII.A.10. Recommend approval to cancel the Regular Board Meeting of July 3, 2018 (due to Holiday/Summer Work Schedule).
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s):
XIII.B.1. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $16,738.26 to Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle, P.C. for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.2. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $6,282.50 to Esparza & Garza, L.L.P. for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.3. Recommend approval of Payment #16 for $116,610.60 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)
XIII.B.4. Recommend approval of Payment #17 for $148,408.05 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)
XIII.B.5. Recommend approval of Payment #3 for $44,442.90 as partial payment to G & T Paving, LLC for Construction Services work completed on the Besteiro M.S. - Four Lane Track to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.6. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $251,980.09 as partial payment to Paragon Sports Constructors for Construction Services work completed on the Rivera ECHS Artificial Turf Soccer Field to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.7. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $173,074.74 as partial payment to Paragon Sports Constructors for Construction Services work completed on the Hanna ECHS Artificial Turf Soccer Field to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.8. Recommend approval of Payment #2 for $3,964.83 as partial payment to Gonzalez Engineering & Surveying, Inc. for the Lopez ECHS Parking Lot Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.9. Recommend approval of Payment #3 for $3,238.00 as partial payment to Gonzalez Engineering & Surveying, Inc. for the Lopez ECHS Parking Lot Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.10. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $1,012.82 as partial payment to Gonzalez Engineering & Surveying, Inc. for the Vela M.S. Parking Lot Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.B.11. Recommend approval of Payment #2 for $4,808.71 as partial payment to Gonzalez Engineering & Surveying, Inc. for the Vela M.S. Parking Lot Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.C. Recommend approval of the following Budget Amendment(s):
XIII.C.1. Recommend approval of Budget Amendment #020 in the amount of $402,386.00 for Local Funds.  (Reallocation as requested by campuses and departments)
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D. Recommend approval of the following Contract(s)/Agreement(s):
XIII.D.1. Recommend approval to update the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NINOS Head Start to include Brite and Perez Elementaries as an in-school program in the amount of $100,000.00 for the 2018-2019 school year.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D.2. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between Brownsville ISD and Texas State Technical College for the Migrant Academic Achievement Residential Summer Program in the amount not to exceed $30,000.00.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D.3. Recommend approval to continue the Memorandum of Understanding with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) for Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit opportunities.  This agreement takes effect upon School Board approval and shall continue 2018-2019 school year for the amount of $70,000.00.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D.4. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Cornell Lab of Ornithology so that Resaca Elementary may receive $450.00 to hold an event. (Celebrate Urban Birds).
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D.5. Recommend approval to accept the engineering contract amendment for the Hanna ECHS HVAC Upgrades from Ethos Engineering, Harlingen, Texas in the amount not to exceed $358,319.16 to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D.6. Recommend to accept and approve the cost proposal from Amtech Solutions, Inc., McAllen, Texas for Architectural Design Services re-roofing project in the amount not to exceed $79,500.00 based on 6% proposal to be paid from Fund 189 (Maintenance Tax Note).
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D.7. Recommend to accept and approve the cost proposal from Plagar Engineering, Brownsville, Texas for Civil Engineering Services Parking Lot Projects in the amount not to exceed $11,600.00 to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D.8. Recommend approving CSP #18-121 Porter ECHS Fine Arts Building contract for Ziwa Corporation, Brownsville, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $3,994,100.00 to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XIV. CLOSED MEETING:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections: 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, and 551.084.
XIV.A. PERSONNEL MATTER(S):
XIV.A.1. Presentation, acceptance and approval of retirements. (1)
XIV.A.2. Presentation, acceptance and approval of resignations. (4)
XIV.A.3. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Counselors.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (2)
XIV.A.4. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Estudiantina Director.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XIV.A.5. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Teachers.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (4)
XIV.A.6. Recommend approval of term-non-chapter 21 contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 school year - Speech Language Pathologist.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation.
XIV.A.7. Recommend approval to accept the rescinding agreement of retirement effective March 7, 2018 from professional employee (P.F.F).
XIV.A.8. Board Self Evaluation. 
XIV.A.9. Discussion and review of 2017-2018 Superintendent Performance Goals.
XIV.B. ATTORNEY CONSULTATION
XIV.B.1. Staff Attorney
XIV.B.1.a. Real Estate
XIV.B.1.a.1. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real estate property for the possible purchase of land on Morrison Road.
XIV.B.1.a.2. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real estate property for the possible purchase of land on W. Alton Gloor Boulevard.
XIV.B.1.a.3. Discussion, consideration, and possible action regarding BISD properties.
XIV.B.1.a.4. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the purchase of real property on West Elizabeth Street.
XIV.B.1.b. Attorney Consultation
XIV.B.1.b.1. Update on reclassification on two paraprofessional employees (K.A.) and (M.S.)
XIV.B.2. Board Attorney
XIV.B.2.a. Discussion, consideration and possible action in Catalina Presas-Garcia vs. Brownsville Independent School District, et. al, Civil Action Number 1:14-CV-00010 pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division.  
XV. BOARD RECONVENES - Possible Board action on items discussed in executive session.
XVI. Board Member Request(s)
XVI.A. Action Item(s)
XVI.A.1. Discussion, consideration and possible action on adopting a protocol from student recognition during a regular scheduled Board meeting. (Board Member Request - CL)
Attachments: (1)
XVI.A.2. Discussion, consideration and possible action in reference to letter received by the H.O.P.E. Organization. (Board Member Request - MP)
Attachments: (1)
XVI.A.3. Discussion, consideration and possible action to secure an administrative review and recommendation on the possibility of implementing a Telehealth Program and/or cluster pilot in the District for the 2018-2019 school year.  (Board Member Request - CE)
Attachments: (1)
XVII. Announcement(s):
XVII.A. Next scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
XVIII. Adjournment.
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