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June 26, 2018 at 5:30 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 Tuesday, June 26, 2018, with any corrections/deletions.
VI. BUDGET HEARING 
VI.A. Open Public Hearing to discuss Proposed Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.
VI.A.1. Presentation of the Brownsville Independent School District 2018-2019 Proposed Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.
VI.A.2. Public Participation to discuss Proposed Budget.
VI.B. Close Public Budget Hearing.
VII. Superintendent's Report.
VII.A. Conference Presentation(s).
VII.A.1. Report on Preliminary Results for the 2018 STAAR Grades 3rd-8th have been released by TEA and will be presented.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.2. Presentation on Systems of Great Schools Network.
Attachments: (1)
VIII. Action Item(s):
VIII.A. Recommend approval of General Function Item(s):
VIII.A.1. Recommend approval of 2018-2019 Proposed Employee Compensation Plan.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.2. Recommend approval of the Brownsville Independent School District 2018-2019 Budget.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.3. Recommend approval to request comprehensive energy conservation cost proposals from TASB/E3 and Schneider Electric to address HVAC, Controls, Lighting and Water Conservation and to authorize the Superintendent to negotiate said proposals and contracts for the aforementioned project.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.4. Recommend approval to contract with TASB/E3 Entegral Solutions (E3) to perform the Design Build services light project for the schools noted on the attached in the amount not to exceed $1,293,428.00 to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189 and to authorize the Superintendent to execute the contract.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.5. Recommend approval to contract with Schneider Electric to perform the Design Build services light project for the schools noted on the attached in the amount not to exceed $1,427,274.00 to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189 and to authorize the Superintendent to execute the contract.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.6. Recommend approval to amend Resolution #031/17-18 for Heritage Plan properties be granted exemption from taxation in the amount of $642,156.00.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s).
VIII.B.1. Recommend approval of Final Payment for $25,118.06 to G & T Paving, LLC for Construction Services work completed on the Besteiro MS - Four Lane Track to be paid from TRE Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.2. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $360.00 to Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer, L.L.P. for ongoing Board approval legal services.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.3. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $6,177.50 to Esparza & Garza, L.L.P. for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.4. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $2,497.88 to McGinnis Lochridge for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.5. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $3,166.00 to Williams, Birnberg & Anderson, L.L.P. for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C. Recommend approval of Contract(s).
VIII.C.1. Recommend approval to enter into contractual agreement with the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville YouthBuild to begin providing Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education and General Education Development instructional services along with Career Pathways and certification to adults  in the Cameron County area in the amount not to exceed $64,224.00.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C.2. Recommend approval to enter into contractual agreement with Texas Southmost College to begin providing Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education and General Education Development instructional services along with Career Pathways and certification to adults in the Cameron County area in the amount not to exceed $57,000.00
VIII.C.3. Recommend approval to enter into Agreement with Cameron County Community Service Centers and School Districts to provide Adult Basic Education/General Educational Development and English as Second Language classes for the 2018-2019 school year at no cost to the district.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C.4. Recommend approval of CSP #18-128 Hanna HVAC System & Controls, Lighting, Ductwork and Ceilings upgrades construction project and the negotiated contract with Gerlach Builders, LLC dba Wil-Con of McAllen, Texas in the amount not to exceed $5,674,300.00. To be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C.5. Recommend approval of CSP #18-129 Rivera ECHS Roof Replacement Phase II construction project and the negotiated contract with Rio Roofing, Inc., of Harlingen, Texas in the amount not to exceed $1,678,000.00. To be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX. CLOSED SESSION:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections:  551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082 and 551.084.
IX.A. PERSONNEL MATTER(S)
IX.A.1. Presentation, acceptance and approval of retirement(s).  (3)
IX.A.2. Presentation, acceptance and approval of resignation(s). (21)
IX.A.3. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the  2018-2019 school  year - Assistant Band Director.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
IX.A.4. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the  2018-2019 school  year - Choir Directors. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (2)
IX.A.5. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2018-2019 school year - Counselor.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation.  (1)
IX.A.6. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the  2018-2019 school  year - Coordinator. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1) 
IX.A.7. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2018-2019 school year - Librarians.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (3)
IX.A.8. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the  2018-2019 school  year - Teachers. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (5)
IX.A.9. Recommend approval of term-non-chapter 21 contractual personnel for the 2018-2019 school year - Athletic Trainer.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation.  (1)
IX.A.10. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school year(s) - Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources (Carmelita Rodriguez).  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
IX.A.11. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the  2018-2019 school  year - Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction (Timothy E. Cuff). Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1) 
IX.A.12. Recommend to approve compensation for professional employee (L.S) on interim assignment to be commensurate with the administrator salary until such time that a permanent administrator is selected for the 2017-2018 fiscal school year.
IX.A.13. Recommend approval to compensate professional employee (P.A.R.) for two (2) years' experience earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years:  2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
IX.A.14. Recommend approval to compensate classified employee (J.G.G.) for the percentage increase earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years:  2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
IX.A.15. Board Self-Evaluation.
IX.A.16. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, and duties of the Superintendent.
IX.B. Attorney Consultation:
IX.B.1. Staff Attorney:
IX.B.1.a. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding Patricia Salgado v. Brownsville Independent School District.
IX.B.2. Board Attorney:
IX.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.
IX.B.2.b. Discussion, consideration, and possible action on pending structural defect litigation.
X. BOARD RECONVENES - Possible Board action on items discussed in executive session.
XI. Announcement(s):
XI.A. Next scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
XII. Adjournment.
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