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November 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM - Rescheduled 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 Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting of Wednesday, November 4, 2020, with any corrections or deletions.
VI. Recommend approving the following minutes:
VI.A. Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting held Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Attachments: (4)
VI.B. Special Called Board Meeting held Thursday, June 25, 2020
Attachments: (2)
VI.C. Emergency Called Board Meeting held Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Attachments: (2)
VII. Superintendent's Report:  * SB1566
VII.A. Conference Presentations:
VII.A.1. Recognition of 5 schools as winners of the 2020 America's Best Urban Schools Award: Benavides Elementary, Gallegos Elementary, Gonzalez Elementary, Hudson Elementary and Hanna Early College High Schools.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.2. Recognition presented to Laura Z. Villarreal and Jackie Cruz from Brownsville Independent School District Food and Nutrition Service Department.
VII.A.3. Presentation of Bond Refunding Results.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.4. Presentation of Holdsworth Center for Excellence in Educational Leadership.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.5. Presentation of Rapid COVID-19 Testing kits and additional (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.6. Presentation of Board of Trustees Training (Credit Hours) required by the State Board of Education.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.7. Brownsville Independent School District Financial Report for the period ended October 31, 2020.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.8. Presentation of the Brownsville Independent School District Quarterly Investment Report for the period ended Septmeber 30, 2020.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.9. Demographic Study Presentation.
Attachments: (2)
VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT:
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. As per Policy BED (Local) all Board Meetings, Public Comment shall be limited to items on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting. 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 Roberts 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. 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)
X. Board Member Request(s)
X.A. Action Item(s)
XI. Consent Agenda:
XI.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
XI.A.1. Recommend approval to reschedule the Regular Board Meetings of December 1, 2020 to December 8, 2020 and January 5, 2021 to January 12, 2021, due to BISD calendared holidays.
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.2. Recommend approval to proceed with purchase of playground structures for elementary campuses district-wide.
XI.A.3. Recommend approval to purchase playground equipment for elementary campuses district-wide from Play and Park Structures of Chattanooga, Tennessee in the amount not to exceed $1,895,444.10. Amount to be paid from Account 289-Title IV Funds.
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.4. Recommend approval to authorize the Administration to accept the Multi-Campus Roof Replacement Phase II project under as substantially complete for El Jardin, Russell and Sharp Elementary Schools and Cummings CTE Department.
XI.A.5. Recommend approval for the addition of supplemental duty pay in the District's Compensation Plan for the following positions: Senior Tournament Director @ $400 per tournament. Certified Club/Local Tournament Director up to 6 @ $100 per tournament per director; and Chief Pairing Director(s) - 2 per Tournament @ $400 per tournament (S800 per tournament). Local Maintenance - Chess Funds Function 36 - $20,000.
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.6. Recommend approval to select the Competitive Sealed Bid delivery method as authorized by Texas Education Code in accordance with Chapter 2269 of the Government Code for Construction Services, for the demolition of eight (8) buildings and one (1) portable at Canales Elementary School.
XI.A.7. Recommend approval of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) pay system maintenance of Brownsville I.S.D.
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.8. Recommend approval of the 2020-2021 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)
XI.A.9. Recommend approval of the 2020-2021 Campus Improvement Plans as required by the  Texas Education Code. The Campus Education Improvement Plans 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)
XI.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s):
XI.B.1. Recommend approval to pay an additional cost of 30 hours/$250.00 an hour for Board of Trustees who requested legal representation.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.2. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $5,831.64 to O'Hanlon, Demerath, Castillo for legal services.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.3. Recommend approval for payment in the amount of $ 13,512.50 to Garza & Garza Law, PLLC for ongoing Board approved legal services.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.4. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $54,243.76 as partial payment to Argio Roofing & Construction, LLC. Construction Services work completed on the Canales Elementary Roof Repairs project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.5. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $66,091.50 as partial payment to ZIWA Corporation, Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Lopez ECHS Bus-Drive & Staff Parking Lot project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.6. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $90,620.31 as partial payment to GT Paving, LLC for Construction Services work completed on the Vela MS Bus-Drive Improvement project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.7. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $125,737.58 as partial payment to Industrial Air Solutions, LLC for Construction Services work completed on the Records Dept - Shredder Ventilating System project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.8. Recommend approval of Payment #2 for $843.75 as partial payment to Ethos Engineering for Engineering Services work completed on the Records Dept Shredder Ventilating System project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.9. Recommend approval of Payment #2 for $102,034.75 as partial payment to Scoggins Construction Co., Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Canopy Improvement Projects to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.10. Recommend approval of Payment #3 for $423,700.00 as partial payment to Rio Roofing, Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Lopez ECHS Roof Replacement Phase I project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.11. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $3,750.00 as partial payment to AMTECH Solutions, Inc. for Engineering Services work completed on the Aquatic Center-Roof Design Consulting Services project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.12. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $21,950.00 as partial payment to Halff Associates, Inc. for Engineering Services work completed on the Mini-Gyms - HVAC and Addition project to be paid from Tax Rate Increase Fund 188.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.13. Recommend approval of Payment #5 for $6,250.00 as partial payment to AMTECH Solutions, Inc. for Engineering Services work completed on the Aquatic Center-Roof Design Consulting Services project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.14. Recommend approval of Payment #6 for $49,725.85 as partial payment to Central Air & Heating Service, Inc. (CAHS, Inc.) for Construction Services work completed on the Keller, Ortiz Elem. & Stell M.S.-HVAC Equipment Replacement Improvement project to be paid from Tax Rate Increase Fund 188.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.15. Recommend approval of Payment #6 for $87,077.00 as Partial payment to ZIWA Corporation for Construction Services work completed on the Veterans ECHS-Visitors Restroom Facilities Project to be paid from Tax Ratification Election Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.16. Recommend approval of Payment #7 for $6,861.85 as partial payment to Central Air & Heating Service, Inc. (CAHS, Inc.) for Construction Services work completed on the Keller, Ortiz Elem. & Stell M.S.-HVAC Equipment Replacement Improvement project to be paid from Tax Rate Increase 188.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.17. Recommend approval of Payment #7 for $42,523.94 as partial payment to ARGIO Roofing & Construction, LLC for Construction Services work completed on the Multi-Campus Roof Replacement Phase I project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.18. Recommend approval of Payment #7 for $233,272.23, as Partial payment to ZIWA Corporation for Construction Services work completed on the Veterans ECHS-Visitors Restroom Facilities Project to be paid from Tax Ratification Election Fund 197.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.19. Recommend approval of Payment #8 for $51,740.00 as a Final payment to Central Air & Heating Service, Inc. (CAHS, Inc.) for Construction Services work completed on the Keller, Ortiz Elem. & Stell M.S.-HVAC Equipment Replacement Improvement project to be paid from Tax Rate Increase 188.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.20. Recommend approval of Payment #9 for $17,186.98 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)
XI.B.21. Recommend approval of Payment #9 for $46,707.70 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)
XI.B.22. Recommend approval of Payment #9 for $92,241.65 as partial payment to Victoria Air Conditioning, LTD, for Construction Services work completed on the Rivera ECHS - HVAC & LED Lighting Upgrade project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.23. Recommend approval of Payment #13 for $362,062.56 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)
XI.B.24. Recommend approval of Payment #19 for $1,535.99 as partial payment to Armko Industries, Inc. for Architectural Services work completed on the Multi-Campus Roof Replacement Phase I project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.25. Recommend approval of Payments #20 for a total of $111.92 as partial payment to Armko Industries, Inc. for Architectural Services work completed on the Multi-Campus Roof Replacement Phase II project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.C. Recommend approval of the following Budget Amendment(S).
XI.C.1. Recommend approval of Budget Amendment #018 in the amount of $72,000.00 for Fund 101 - Food and Nutrition Services.(Additional Funding)
Attachments: (1)
XI.D. Recommend approval of the following Contract(s)/Agreement(s):
XI.D.1. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between Brownsville ISD and Community Development Institute (CDI) Migrant and Seasonal Head Start for 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of this preschool program is to provide services to children 6 weeks to 5 years of age and their families. At no cost to the District.
Attachments: (1)
XI.D.2. Recommend approval to amend contract for Central Air and Heating Systems Inc. in the amount of $1,686,600.00 to provide construction services to install new heating system at Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center. Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
XI.D.3. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Texas Southmost College (TSC) for eligible, Brownsville ISD students to enroll in a Vocational Nursing (VN) Program. Upon school board approval, the MOU takes effect on December 1, 2020, and shall continue from year to year unless federal or state regulations require a change. The TSC Cohort of 20 high school students will begin in the Fall of 2021, in the amount not to exceed $100,000.00. CTE Categorical Funding.
Attachments: (1)
XI.D.4. Recommend approval to enter into memorandum of understanding (MOU) with UTHealth School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus (UTSPH) to provide the diabetic prevention pilot program.  This program is offered at no cost to the District.
XI.D.5. Recommend approval of the agreement for the purchase of 21,000 software licenses for Seesaw in the amount of $80,850.00 from categorical funding.
Attachments: (1)
XI.E. Recommend approval of the following Bid(s)/Proposal(s)/Purchase(s)
XI.E.1. Recommend approval to extend Bid #20-060R Building Supplies and Materials District-wide to several vendors for three (3) months to expire in February, 2021.  (Annual Bid)
XI.E.2. Recommend approval to exercise the option to renew Bid #20-076 A/C Control System District-wide to several vendors for an additional one (1) year term to expire in November, 2021.  (Annual Bid)
XI.E.3. Recommend approval to extend Bid #20-118 Contract Services for Cold Storage for Food and Nutrition Services to Lineage Logistics, Dallas, Texas for three (3) months to expire in February, 2021.  (Annual Bid)
XI.E.4. Recommend approval to extend Bid #20-098 Facility Maintenance Repair Services District-wide to several vendors for three (3) months to expire in February, 2021.  (Annual Bid)
XI.E.5. Recommend awarding Bid #21-007 Music Supplies and Accessories District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.6. Recommend awarding Bid #21-009 Furniture District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.7. Recommend awarding Bid #21-010 Graduation and Honor Awards District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.8. Recommend awarding Bid #21-011 Helmet Reconditioning and Shoulder Pad Repair District-wide to Riddell, Chicago, IL. (Annual Bid)
XI.E.9. Recommend awarding Bid #21-012 Weight Training Room Equipment District-wide to several vendors. (Annual Bid)
XI.E.10. Recommend awarding Bid #21-024 High School Marching Band Show Writing Service District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.11. Recommend awarding Bid #21-026 Theatre Equipment, Services and Supplies District-wide to several vendors. (Annual Bid)
XI.E.12. Recommend awarding Bid #21-040 Charter Bus Service District-wide to several vendors. (Annual Bid)
XI.E.13. Recommend awarding Bid #21-042 Medical Supplies and Equipment District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.14. Recommend awarding Bid #21-072 Paint Supplies District-wide to several vendors and cast lots for items #5 and #14 of said bid. (Annual Bid)
XI.E.15. Recommend awarding Bid #21-074 Roofing Supplies and Materials District-wide to El Clavo Sales Company, Inc., of Brownsville, Texas.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.16. Recommend awarding Bid #21-075 Oxygen, Acetylene and Welding Supplies District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.17. Recommend awarding Bid #21-078 Paving Services Work District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.18. Recommend awarding Bid #21-079 Roofing Maintenance District-wide to several vendors and cast lots for item #5 of said bid.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.19. Recommend awarding Bid #21-080 Glazing Supplies and Materials District-wide to several vendors and cast lots for item #35 of said bid. (Annual Bid)
XI.E.20. Recommend awarding Bid #21-097 Ground Landscaping Services, Supplies and Materials District-wide to several vendors and cast lots for item #3 of said bid.(Annual Bid)
XI.E.21. Recommend awarding RFP #21-001 General Merchandise District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Proposal)
XI.E.22. Recommend awarding RFP #21-002 Groceries and Supplies District-wide to several vendors.(Annual Proposal)
XI.E.23. Recommend awarding RFP #21-025 Consultant/Presenter Services and Training District-wide to several vendors. (Annual Proposal)
XI.E.24. Recommend approving CSP #21-119 Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center Roof Project Replacement from Rio Roofing Inc. Harlingen, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $988,000.00, to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
XI.E.25. Recommend approval of CSP #21-122 Commingled (Single-Stream) Recycling Service District-wide to Redfish Recycling (Marck Industries of Texas) of Brownsville, Texas for a one (1) year term with an option to renew for one additional one (1) year term.
XI.E.26. Recommend approval to exercise the option to renew RFQ #20-119 Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineering Services to Ethos Engineering, Harlingen, Texas, Sigma HN Engineering, McAllen, Texas, and Halff Associates, Inc., McAllen, Texas, for an additional one (1) year to expire in November, 2021. (Annual RFQ)
XII. CLOSED MEETING:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections: 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, and 551.084.
XII.A. PERSONNEL MATTER(S):
XII.A.1. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Resignations. (6)
XII.A.2. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Assistant Choir Director. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XII.A.3. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Counselors. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (2)
XII.A.4. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Dean of Instruction. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XII.A.5. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Gear Up Counselor. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XII.A.6. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Nurse. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XII.A.7. Recommend approval of chapter 21-term contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - RtI Specialist. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XII.A.8. Recommend approval of chapter 21-term contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Testing Coordinator. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XII.A.9. Recommend approval of non-chapter 21 contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Supervisor for Food and Nutrition Services. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XII.A.10. Recommend approval of chapter 21-term contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year - Offense Coordinator. Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1)
XII.A.11. Recommend approval of Campus Professional Employee (F.M.) for change in salary for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School  Year.
XII.A.12. Recommend approval of Campus Professional Employee (D.R.) for change in contract and salary for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School Year.
XII.A.13. Recommend approval of Campus Professional Employee (J.M) for change in salary for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School Year.
XII.A.14. Recommend approval of Campus Professional Employee (S.T.) for change in salary for the 2020-2021 Fiscal School Year.
XII.A.15. Recommend approval to compensate Professional Employee (X.A.G.) for six (6)years experience earned but not paid in Fiscal School Year: 2019-2020.
XII.A.16. Board Self Evaluation:
XII.A.17. Personnel Update with Superintendent (Dr. Rene Gutierrez).
XII.A.17.a. Recommend approval of the Revised FINAL Superintendent's Performance Goals for the 2020-2021 School year.
XII.A.18. Legal Update with Board Counsel (Baltazar Salazar).
XII.B. ATTORNEY CONSULTATION
XII.B.1. Staff Attorney
XII.B.1.a. Discussion, consideration, and possible action regarding Guile R. Vela vs. Brownsville Independent School District.
XII.C. INTERNAL AUDITOR CONSULTATION
XIII. BOARD RECONVENES - Board action on agenda items discussed in Executive Session.
XIV. Announcements: The next scheduled Board Meeting is on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Description:  Note: If Agenda Item XI A 1 is Board approved the next scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
XV. Adjournment.
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