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February 2, 2021 at 5:30 PM - 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 Regular Board Meeting of Tuesday, February 2, 2021 with any corrections/deletions.
VI. Recommend approving the minutes with any corrections:
VI.A. Special Called Board Meeting held Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Attachments: (1)
VII. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT:  * SB1566
VII.A. Conference Presentations:
VII.A.1. Recognition of Texas Honor Roll Schools. *
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.2. Professional Development Recognition of Presenters for Covid-19 Pandemic.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.3. Rebate from the Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Buy Board).

Open Public Comment:  BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report), Annual Report 2019-2020.
VII.A.4. BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report), Annual Report 2019-2020. *

Close Public Comment: BISD TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report), Annual Report 2019-2020.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.5. Update on Cameron County Appraisal District.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.6. Brownsville Independent School District Financial Report for the period ended January 31, 2021.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.7. Brownsville Independent School District Quarterly Investment Report for the period ended December 31, 2020.
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.8. Report on COVID-19.
Attachments: (1)
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 shall limit comments to a maximum of 5 minutes or the allotted time, depending on the number of speakers that have signed up. 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. Conference Presentation(s):
X.A.1. Conference presentation on district news releases via video messages and school messenger impacting BISD students, families, and staff (Covid-19, meal distributions, important academic calendar activities).  (Board Agenda Request Daniella Lopez Valdez/Board Support Dr. Prisci Roca Tipton and Denise Garza)
Attachments: (1)
X.B. Action Item(s)
X.B.1. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding transportation employees department regarding weekly hours for bus drivers and bus monitors. (Board Agenda Request Denise Garza/Board Support Dr. Prisci Roca Tipton)
X.B.2. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding the recording of Executive Meeting.  (Board Agenda Request Eddie Garcia/Board Support Daniella Lopez Valdez)
Attachments: (3)
XI. Consent Agenda:
XI.A. Recommend approval of the following General Function Item(s):
XI.A.1. Recommend approval to authorize the Administration to accept the Lopez ECHS – Bus-Drive & Staff Parking Lot Improvements Project under CSP #21-117 as substantially complete.
XI.A.2. Recommend approval to authorize Administration to accept BISD Del Castillo ES Roof
Replacement Project as substantially complete.
XI.A.3. Recommend approval to authorize the superintendent to submit to TEA a Board approved hybrid instruction during district-scheduled testing days for K-8th grade students waiver.
Attachments: (1)
XI.A.4. Recommend approval to submit a waiver request for all general teacher appraisal requirements, including the student growth requirement and the student growth requirement in the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS): Texas Education Code, §21.351, §21.352 and the applicable rules in 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 150 related to teacher approval and student growth in T-PESS.

NOTE: This waiver will exclude Faulk Middle School and Porter Early College High School due to participation in Cohort A of the Teacher Incentive Allotment.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B. Recommend approval of the following Payment(s):
XI.B.1. Recommend approval of Payment #1 for $147,772.50, as partial payment to Rio Roofing, Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center Re-Roof Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.2. Recommend approval of Payment #2 for $163,067.50 as partial payment to Central Air & Heating Service, Inc. (CAHS, Inc.) for Construction Services work completed on the Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center-Heating System Replacement Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.3. Recommend approval of Payment #3 for $438.98 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.4. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $17,747.50 as Final 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.5. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $38,487.44 as partial payment to G & T Paving, LLC for Construction Services work completed on the Vela MS Bus-Drive Improvements Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189. 
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.6. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $82,728.66 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.7. Recommend approval of Payment #4 for $134,448.75, as partial payment to Scoggins Construction Co., Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Canopy Improvement Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.8. Recommend approval of Payment #5 for $288,059.00, as partial payment to Scoggins Construction Co., Inc. for Construction Services work completed on the Canopy Improvement Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.9. Recommend approval of Payments #5, 6, and 7 for $36,350.00 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.10. Recommend approval of Payment #6 for $7,315.00 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 #6 for $32,593.94 as a final payment to Centennial Contractors for Architectural Services work completed on the Del Castillo Elementary-Roof Replacement Project to be paid from Maintenance Tax Note Fund 189.
Attachments: (1)
XI.B.12. Recommend approval of Payment #7 for $113,700.00 as final 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.13. Recommend approval of Payment #9 for $154,545.91 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)
XI.B.14. Recommend approval of Payments #24 for a total of $108.60 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 Contract(s)/Agreement(s):
XI.C.1. Recommend approval for the Memorandum of Agreement between Texas Southmost College and Brownsville Independent School District for the 2020-2021 school year. Texas Southmost College will provide sub-awarded funds to Brownsville ISD for up to $19,000.00 as a reimbursement for costs associated with the transportation, installation and programming upgrades of the manufacturing robot located at Porter ECHS P-TECH Program.  *
Attachments: (1)
XI.C.2. Recommend approval to continue the Memorandum of Understanding with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) for CTE Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit opportunities. This annual agreement takes effect upon School Board approval and shall continue through 2021-2022 school year in the amount not to exceed $20,000.00.  *
Attachments: (1)
XI.C.3. Recommend approval to enter into a contract with BlueSprig to provide Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and behavioral strategies for students throughout the district at an estimated cost of $50,000.00 or more from State Special Education Funds. *
Attachments: (1)
XI.C.4. Recommend approval of Change Order #001 to amend the Owner/Contractor Agreement with Industrial Air Solutions, LLC for the Records Department Shredder Ventilating System project of $10,000.00 representing unused funds in the allowance. (Credit back to the District)
XI.C.5. Recommend approval of Change Order #001 to amend the Owner/Contractor Agreement with Rio Roofing, Inc. for the Lopez ECHS – Roof Replacement Phase I project of $35,000.00 representing unused funds in the allowance. (Credit back to the District)
XI.C.6. Recommend approval of Change order #001 to the owner/Contractor Agreement with Centennial Contractors Enterprises for the Del Castillo ES Roof Replacement Project representing unused allowances in the amount of  $ 15,482.85. (Credit back to the District)
XI.D. Recommend approval of the following Bid(s)/Proposal(s)/Purchase(s):
XI.D.1. Recommend awarding of Bid #21-129 Canales Elementary Demolition & Disposal of Deteriorated Classroom Wings Project to Araiza General Construction, LLC of San Benito, Texas in the amount not to exceed $246,170.00, and to authorize the Administration to execute the contract. Funding from Maintenance Tax Note 189.
XI.D.2. Recommend renewal CSP #18-119 Auto, General Liability, Law Enforcement, and Crime Insurance to McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas/Texas Political Subdivisions for a one (1) year period with an option to renew for two (1) additional one (1) year term.  The term of  the policy will be from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.  Approximate amount of $697,974.00 from Local Maintenance and Categorical Funds.
XI.D.3. Recommend awarding Bid #21-014 Paper-Multipurpose and Color Printing Supplies and Materials District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.4. Recommend awarding Bid #21-015 Career and Technical Education Supplies and Materials District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.5. Recommend awarding Bid #21-047 Printing Services/Related Items District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.6. Recommend awarding Bid #21-048 Employee Uniforms District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.7. Recommend awarding Bid #21-060 Building Supplies and Materials District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.8. Recommend awarding Bid #21-083 Sheet Metal Materials/Installation District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.9. Recommend awarding Bid #21-085 HVAC and Chiller Supplies and Materials Equipment District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.10. Recommend awarding Bid #21-086 HVAC and Chiller Preventive Maintenance District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.11. Recommend awarding Bid #21-088 Plumbing Supplies District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.12. Recommend awarding Bid #21-098 Facility Maintenance Repair Services District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XI.D.13. Recommend awarding Bid #21-102 Network Cabling District-wide to several vendors.  (Annual Bid)
XII. CLOSED MEETING:  as pursuant to the Texas Government Code Sections: 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, 551.082, and 551.084.
XII.A. LEVEL III GRIEVANCE(S):
XII.A.1. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding Level III Grievance No. 003/20-21 on A.A.
XII.B. PERSONNEL MATTER(S):
XII.B.1. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Retirements. (66)
XII.B.2. Presentation, acceptance and approval of Resignations. (5)
XII.B.3. Recommend approval to accept the rescinding agreement of retirement effective January 29, 2021 from professional employee (J.M.).
XII.B.4. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year – Assistant Principal for Pace ECHS.  Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1) (Replacing an existing FTE).
XII.B.5. Recommend approval of probationary contractual personnel for the 2020-2021 school year – Dean of Instruction for Perkins Middle School (Replacing an existing FTE). Subject to receipt of all outstanding documentation. (1) 
XII.B.6. Request approval to compensate professional employee (S.L.R.) for one (1) year experience earned but not paid in the following fiscal school years: 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
XII.C. Board Self Evaluation.
XII.D. Personnel Update with Superintendent (Dr. Rene Gutierrez)
XII.E. Legal Update with Board Counsel.
XII.F. ATTORNEY CONSULTATION
XII.F.1. Staff Attorney
XII.F.1.a. Discussion, consideration, and possible action regarding Felisa Van Cise vs. Brownsville Independent School District.
XII.F.1.b. Discussion, consideration, and possible action regarding Jasmin Leal vs. Brownsville Independent School District.
XII.F.2. Board Attorney:
XII.F.2.a. Discussion, consideration, and possible action in  1:19-cv-159 BP vs. BISD pending in the Federal Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division.
XII.G. INTERNAL AUDITOR CONSULTATION.
XIII. BOARD RECONVENES - Board action on agenda items discussed in Executive Session.
XIV. Announcement(s):
XV. Adjournment.
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