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October 1, 2019 at 5:30 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 October 1, 2019 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. 

                                              (All presentations limited to five (5) minutes)
VII. Superintendent's Report:  * SB1566
VII.A. Conference Presentations:
VII.A.1. Recognition of Porter ECHS student Yiovanna Monserrad Rangel.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.2. Report on Brownsville Independent School District Financial Report for the period ending September 30, 2019.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.3. Report on three-year summary regarding tax collections.
Attachments: (1)
VII.B. Standing Board Agenda Items:
VII.B.1. Board Calendar:   District Calendar.
Attachments: (1)
VIII. PUBLIC AUDIENCE:
Description:  Persons wanting to address the Board during Public Comment shall before the beginning of the meeting print their names and the subject matter on the sign-in sheet provided at the entrance of the Board Room.  The Board allots 30 minutes for Public Comment. Speakers are allowed a maximum of 3 minutes and a minimum of 1 minute, depending on the number of speakers.  Complaints or grievances on the following subjects; employee complaints, personnel matters, student complaints, removal of alternative education program, complaints against individual board members, and expulsions, shall be directed to the appropriate policy for attempted resolution before bringing the matter before the Board.  The Board President shall determine if the topic shall be redirected to the appropriate policy or redirected to Administration. 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.
 
IX. Consent Agenda:
IX.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
      OPEN PUBLIC HEARING:  Optional Flexible School Day Program
IX.A.1. Recommend approval to participate in the Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP) for the 2019-2020 school year based on the District's needs and funding. *
CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING:  Optional Flexible School Day Program
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.2. Recommend approval of the CTE Travel Guidelines and Sponsor Request Form for the 2019-2020 school year and to remain in effect unless any revisions are made at which time, these documents will be submitted to the School Board for review and approval.
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.3. Recommend approval to authorize the Maintenance Department to trade-in a 2009 CASE 580M Backhoe Unit #291 with the purchase of a new one in the amount of $59,900.00.
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.4. Recommend approval to authorize the Maintenance Department to trade-in a 2009 John Deere Utility Tractor with the purchase of a new one in the amount of $36,186.48.
IX.A.5. Recommend approval to receive grant funds in the amount of $5,500.00 from the Friends of Laguna Atascosa NWR.  This will allow BISD's 10 schools to attend their environmental field trips from October, 2019 to November 1, 2020. *
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.6. Recommend approval of the Middle School & High School 2019-2020 Course Listing Guides. *
IX.A.7. Recommend approval of the 2019-2020 District Improvement Plan as required by the Texas Education Code. The District Education Improvement Plan will serve as a guide to District and campus staff for the improvement of student performance in order to attain state and federal standards. *
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.8. Recommend approval to authorize the Administration to accept the CTE Cummings CV1 Canopy Improvements project as substantially complete.
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.9. Recommend approval to renew annual 2019-2020 Membership Fees in the total amount of $49,614.90. 
Attachments: (1)
IX.A.10. Recommend approval to pay for Mexican American School Board Members Association Membership in the amount not to exceed $1,500.00 from Local Maintenance Budgeted Funds. 
Attachments: (1)
IX.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s):
IX.B.1. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $6,160.40 to Esparza & Garza, L.L.P. for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.2. Recommend approval of Payment #3 for $56,372.34 as partial payment to G & T Paving, LLC for Construction Services work completed on the Vela MS Four Lane Track project to be paid from Tax Ratification Election Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.3. Recommend approval of Payments #1 and 2 for $77,245.19 as partial payment to Ethos Engineering for Engineering Services work completed on the Aquatic Center HVAC Upgrades project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.4. Recommend approval of Payments #3, 4, 5 for $48,589.83 as partial payment to Ethos Engineering for Engineering Consulting Services work completed on the Design Build HVAC DX & Controls Phase II project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.5. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $20,799.34 as partial payment to NM Contracting, LLC for Construction Services work completed on the Cummings CTE CV1 Canopy Improvements project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.6. Recommend approval of Payment #5 for $264,279.03, as partial payment to Schneider Electric for Construction Services work completed on the Design-Build HVAC/Controls Replacement, Phase II to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.7. Recommend approval of Payments #8 and #9 for a total of $12,375.00 as partial payment to PBK Architects for Architectural Services work completed on the Southmost Elementary School Roof Replacement project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.8. Recommend approval of Payment #8 for $100,707.89 as partial payment to E3 Entegral Solutions, Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Design Build – HVAC (CHW), Phase III project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.9. Recommend approval of Payments #10, 11, 12 for $13,221.15 as partial payment to Ethos Engineering for Engineering Services work completed on the Hanna ECHS HVAC & Lighting Upgrades project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.10. Recommend approval of Payment #11 for $35,594.77 as partial payment to E3 Entegral Solutions, Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Design Build – HVAC (DX) Replacement Phase II project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.B.11. Recommend approval of Payment #14 for $209,146.66 as partial payment to Wil-CON for Construction Services work completed on the Hanna ECHS HVAC and Lighting Upgrades to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
IX.C. Recommend approval of the following Budget Amendment(s):
IX.C.1. Recommend approval of Budget Amendment #012 in the amount of $59,244.00 for Local Funds.  (Reallocation as requested by campuses and departments).
Attachments: (1)
IX.D. Recommend approval of the following Contract(s)/Agreement(s):
IX.D.1. Recommend approval for a Memorandum of Understanding between Brownsville ISD and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program under the coordination of Region I ESC for the 2019-2020 school year.  The purpose of this agreement is to provide services for qualifying infants, toddlers, and their families, at no cost to the District.  *
Attachments: (1)
IX.D.2. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between Chula Vista Construction LLC and Brownsville Independent School District beginning the 2019-2020 school year, and ending the 2022-2023 school year, at no cost to the District.*
Attachments: (1)
IX.D.3. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Education Service Center Region 06 in Collaboration with Education Service Center Region 01 and the Brownsville Independent School District. The purpose is to implement the Texas Lesson Study Pilot Program. The contracting period is from June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. There is no cost to the District. *
IX.D.4. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Prodigy. The purpose is for participating campuses to be able to have access to the basic plan which includes ongoing support, training, and basic administrative reports at no cost to the District. *
Attachments: (1)
IX.D.5. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Brownsville Independent School District and the BISD school counselor licensed professional counselor interns to provide internship sites on BISD school campuses for the 2019-2020 school year. No cost to the District.*
IX.D.6. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Brownsville Independent School District and The Recovery Center of Cameron County to provide substance abuse counseling services for the adolescent population for the 2019-2020 school year. No cost to the District. *
Attachments: (1)
IX.D.7. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Brownsville Independent School District and Texas A&M University Kingsville to provide practicum/internship sites on BISD school campuses for the 2019-2020 school year. No cost to the District. *
Attachments: (1)
IX.D.8. Recommend approval to enter into an agreement with the Texas Association of School Boards to conduct a review of District staffing, amount not to exceed $45,000.00. 
Attachments: (1)
IX.D.9. Recommend approval to enter into proposal with the Texas Graduate Center to support Mathematics, Biology, Engineering in Cyber Security, Political Science and Computer Science.  Budgeted Local Funds in the estimated amount at $220,422.00*
Attachments: (1)
IX.E. E.  Recommend approval of Bids/Proposals/Purchases:
IX.E.1. Recommend awarding RFQ #20-117 Solicitation of Legal Services to three firms for the 2019-2020 school year for services as needed.
Attachments: (1)
X. CLOSED MEETING:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections: 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, and 551.084.
X.A. PERSONNEL MATTER(S):
X.A.1. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Resignations. (1)
X.A.2. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2019-2020 school year(s) – Teachers.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (13)
X.A.3. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2019-2020 school year(s) – Educational Technology Specialist.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
X.A.4. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2019-2020 school year(s) – Nurse.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
X.A.5. Recommend approval of term-chapter 21 contractual personnel for the 2019-2020 school year(s) – ELAR Curriculum Specialist.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
X.A.6. Recommend approval of non-chapter 21 contractual personnel for the 2019-2020 school year(s) - Director of Public Relations and Community Engagement - Central Office.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
X.A.7. Recommend to approve the suspension without pay of the term chapter 21 contract teacher (S.A.) for good cause for the 2019-2020 Fiscal School Year.
X.A.8. Recommend to approve the termination of term chapter 21 contract teacher (S.A.) for good cause for the 2019-2020 Fiscal School Year.
X.A.9. Recommend approval to compensate professional employee (M.S.) for two (2) years experience earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years: 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
X.A.10. Board Self-Evaluation.
X.A.10.a. Discussion, consideration, and possible action on complaint by parent regarding the BISD's Facebook page  procedures relating to board member's public actions and Board Member's actions in schools.
X.A.10.b. Discussion, consideration, and possible action on complaint by parent regarding Board Member, Mr. Erasmo Castro's, public actions.
X.A.10.c. Discussion, consideration, and possible action on Petition for Removal in Cause No. 2019-DCL-5623-C of Board Member, Mr. Erasmo Castro.
X.A.10.d. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding School Board Members Standard Operating Procedures.
X.A.11. Discussion, consideration and possible action  regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, and duties of the Superintendent.
X.A.12. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the amendment to the Superintendent’s contract to reflect corrected changes.
X.B. INTERNAL AUDITOR CONSULTATION
X.B.1. Consultation with Lead Internal Auditor (Status of past, ongoing and completed Board approved audits, reviews and investigations).
XI. BOARD RECONVENES - Board action on agenda items discussed in Executive Session.
XII. Announcement(s):
XII.A. Next scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
XIII. Adjournment.
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