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August 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM - Emergency Called Board Meeting

I. Meeting Called to Order.
II. Moment of Silence.
III. Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. Roll Call:
V. Recommend approving the agenda of the Emergency Called Board Meeting of Tuesday, August 4, 2020 with any corrections/deletions.
VI. Certification of Public Notice:

An Emergency or urgent public necessity exists that requires immediate action of the Board of Trustees or an imminent threat to public health and safety or a reasonably unforeseeable situation exists as follows:  On March 13, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott declared a State Disaster for Texas Counties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and take appropriate action in response to the emerging health emergency.
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.
VIII.A. General Function Item(s):
VIII.A.1. Recommend approval of Resolution No. 019/20-21 for Operation Connectivity Inter-local Acquisition Agreement between Region 4 Education Service Center and Brownsville Independent School District in order to participate in the Operation Connectivity bulk purchase process.  The District will be purchasing mobile broadband hotspots and learning devices in the amount not to exceed $3,467,500.00
VIII.A.2. Recommend approval to enter into contract with Power School for the implementation of Schoology as the Learning Management System for BISD at no cost to the District for school years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
Attachments: (1)
IX. Adjournment.

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