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June 25, 2020 at 3:00 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 Thursday, June 25, 2020 with any corrections/deletions.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENT:
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.
 
VII. BUDGET HEARING:
VII.A. Open Public Hearing to discuss Proposed Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.
VII.A.1. Presentation of the Brownsville Independent School District 2020-2021 Proposed Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.
VII.A.2. Public Participation to Discuss Proposed Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.
Attachments: (1)
VII.B. Close Public Budget Hearing.
VIII. General Function Item(s):
VIII.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
VIII.A.1. Recommend approval of the 2020-2021 Proposed Employee Compensation Plan.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.2. Recommend approval of the Brownsville Independent School District 2020-2021 Budget.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.3. Recommendation to approve the 2020-2021 Calendar (ADSY). 
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.4. Recommend approval of Resolution 023/19-20, for the purpose of Brownsville ISD to request 100% reimbursement of $86,615.66.  Funding enables BISD PD to upgrade the technology infrastructure to allow for and support the submission of data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) National Incident-Based System (NIBRS).
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.5. Recommend approval to select the Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) delivery method as authorized by the Texas Education Code in accordance with Chapter 2269 of the Government Code for Construction Services for the roofing project for Canales Elementary School.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.6. Recommend approval to authorize the Administration to move forward with the Elementary - LED Lighting Upgrades project, and to select the Competitive Sealed Proposal as a delivery method as authorized by the Texas Education Code under Chapter 2269 of the Government Code for Construction Services.  Funding to be from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.7. Recommend approval for an Official Notice and Order of the Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Election scheduled on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.A.8. Recommend approval to purchase interactive screens, and/or web cameras equipped with microphones for the implementation of at-home synchronous learning purchased utilizing categorical funding (211) not to exceed $3,000,000.00.  
VIII.A.9. Discussion, consideration, and possible action regarding the reimbursable payment request approval of $500 per TEA-approved designated teacher as a designation fee to the Texas Education Agency on or before August 15, 2020.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s):
VIII.B.1. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $817.00 to O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo for legal services.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.2. Recommend approval of Payment #7 for $10,409.82 as partial payment to Gomez Mendez Saenz Architects for Architectural Services work completed on the Hanna ECHS New Gymnasium Facility project to be paid from Tax Rate Increase Fund 188.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.3. Recommend approval of Payment #9 for $943,436.79 as partial payment to Gerlach Builders, LLC dba WIL-CON for Construction Services work completed on the Hanna ECHS New Gymnasium Facility project to be paid from Tax Rate Increase Fund 188.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.4. Recommend approval of Payment #3 for $63,948.68 as partial payment to RG Enterprises, LLC dba G & G Contractors for Construction Services work completed on the Multi-Campus Canopy Upgrade project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.5. Recommend approval of Payment #5 for $122,826.19 as partial payment to Centennial Contractors for Architectural Services work completed on the Del Castillo Elementary-Roof Replacement Project.  Resubmitted due to an error on previous payment application, to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.6. Recommend approval of Payment #6 for $98,434.73 as partial payment to American Contracting USA, Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Multi-Campus Roof Replacement Phase II project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C. Recommend approval of the following Budget Amendment(s):
VIII.C.1. Recommend approval of Budget Amendment #023 in the amount of $5,600,000.00 for Local Funds. (Reallocation)
Attachments: (1)
VIII.D. Recommend approval of the following Contract(s)/Agreement(s):
VIII.D.1. Recommend approval to apply for 2020-2021 Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Grant in the amount of $19,709,168.00
Attachments: (1)
VIII.D.2. Recommend approval to continue program efforts for (2020-2021) by Good Samaritan Community Services-Youth Development Services at no cost to the District.
VIII.D.3. Recommend approval to contract with Cameron County Elections Office and to pay 60% deposit for estimated costs of election services for a joint Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and to authorize the Superintendent to sign the contract.  Estimated at $240,578.80.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.D.4. Recommend approval to enter into the subscription agreement and pay for the Ellevation Software system in the amount of $249,975.00 for the 2020-2021 school year from State Bilingual Categorical Funds.  
VIII.E. Recommend approval of the following Bid(s)/Proposal(s)/Purchase(s)
VIII.E.1. Recommend approval to renew RFP #19-119 Insurance Consultant to Valley Risk Consulting, Inc., of McAllen, Texas for the 2020-2021 plan year with an option to renew for a one (1) additional year.  The services are funded from Local Maintenance Funds not to exceed $62,600.00.
IX. CLOSED MEETING:  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 Retirements. (2)
IX.A.2. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Resignations. (11)
IX.A.3. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Principal for Burns Elementary.
IX.A.4. Recommend approval of term-chapter 21 contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year- Principal for Pace ECHS.
IX.A.5. Recommend approval of Department Professional Employee (A.A.) for change in contract for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School Year
IX.A.6. Recommend approval of Department Professional Employee (M.J.G.) for change in contract for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School Year. 
IX.A.7. Recommend approval of Campus Professional Employee (E.C.) for change in contract for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School Year. 
IX.A.8. Recommend approval of Campus Professional Employee (H.H.) for change in contract for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School Year. 
IX.A.9. Recommend approval of Campus Professional Employee (G.L.) for change in contract for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School Year
IX.B. ATTORNEY CONSULTATION
IX.B.1. Staff Attorney
IX.B.2. Board Attorney
X. BOARD RECONVENES - Board action on agenda items discussed in Executive Session.
XI. Announcement(s):
XI.A. Next scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. 
XII. Adjournment.
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