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September 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM - Special 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 Special Called Board Meeting of Thursday, September 10, 2020 with any corrections/deletions.
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. Board Member Request(s)
VII.A. Action Item(s)
VII.A.1. Discussion, consideration, and possible action to accept the audit findings on the Brownsville School District Centennial Foundation Corporation conducted by the BISD Internal Audit Department and to forward a copy to the Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Examination Division for review and possible action. (Board Member Request - Drue Brown, Board Support - Eddie Garcia and Dr. Sylvia P. Atkinson)
VII.A.2. Discussion, consideration and possible action on extending virtual distance learning for all BISD students & faculty for the entire 2020 fall semester. (Board Member Request Minerva Pena, Board Support Dr. Prisci Roca Tipton, Eddie Garcia and Dr. Sylvia P. Atkinson)
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.3. Discussion, consideration and possible action to review, amend and/ or terminate BISD Board Attorney Baltazar Salazar.  (Board Member Request - Laura Perez-Reyes/Board Support Eddie Garcia and Philip Cowen).
VIII. General Function Item(s):
VIII.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
VIII.A.1. Recommend approval to adopt TASB LOCAL Policy Update 115; DEC Local, and Policy Review Sections E, F, and G.
IX. CLOSED MEETING:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections: 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, and 551.084.
IX.A.1. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Resignations. (6)
IX.A.2. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year – Nurse. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (2)
IX.A.3. Recommend approval of chapter 21-term contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year –Lead Speech Language Pathologist. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
IX.A.4. Board Self-Evaluation.
IX.A.5. Personnel Update with Superintendent (Dr. René Gutiérrez).
IX.A.5.a. Recommend approval of Superintendent's Performance Goals for the 2020-2021 School Year.
IX.A.6. Legal Update with Board Counsel (Baltazar Salazar).
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, October 6, 2020. 
XII. Adjournment.

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