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October 14, 2020 at 1:00 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 Wednesday, October 14, 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.  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 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. General Function Item(s):
VII.A. Recommend approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Brownsville to continue collaborating the implementation of the Broadband Feasibility and Digital Inclusion Plan.  The COB will support the payment to BISD in an initial amount of $250,000.00, under the request of funding through the Coronavirus Relief Fund matching program (CRF), as a first phase of a multi-phased approach towards addressing the immediate technology needs of BISD students who lack internet connectivity and hardware for distance learning as implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attachments: (1)
VIII. Announcement(s):
VIII.A. Next scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. 
IX. Adjournment.

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