BISD Sept. 15, 2011 Regular Mtg. Agenda

BISD Sept. 15, 2011 Regular Mtg. Agenda

The agenda for Thursday's Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting is listed inside and the attachments, which a majority of trustees voted to keep secret from the public, have been provided. The Examiner obtained copies of the attachments that BISD officials wanted to keep from the public and has placed them above the meeting agenda. Feel free to download the attachments in order to enlighten yourself and your families about where and how BISD is spending your money. The newspaper is committed to informing the public about the business of BISD and will work to bring to the light of day, any documents or expenditures that BISD officials want kept in the dark.

BEAUMONT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular Meeting – September 15, 2011 7:15 p.m.

Board Room – Administration Building 3395 Harrison Street Beaumont, TX. 77706 I.

Roll Call Woodrow Reece, President Janice Brassard, Vice President Terry Williams, Secretary Gwen Ambres, Member Zenobia Bush , Member Mike Neil, Member Tom B. Neild, Member II.

 

School Officials Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Shirley Bonton, Deputy Superintendent/Curriculum/Elementary Schools Dr. David Harris, Assistant Superintendent/Secondary Schools Dr. Timothy Chargois, Assistant Superintendent/Research/Evaluation Philip Brooks, Assistant Superintendent/Administration Robert Zingelmann, Chief Business Officer Sybil Comeaux, Executive Director of Personnel Jessie Haynes, Special Assistant to the Superintendent Melody Chappell, School Attorney

III. Establishment of Quorum

IV.  Pledge of Allegiance

V.  Invocation

VI.  Approval of Minutes

A. Minutes of Special Meeting, August 18, 2011

B. Minutes of Regular Meeting, August 18, 2011

C. Minutes of Special Meeting, August 25, 2011

VII. Information Item

A. Status of Campus State Compensatory Educational Funds

B. Minutes of the District Educational Improvement Committee Meeting January 10, 2011

C. Minutes of the District Educational Improvement Committee Meeting March 15, 2011

D. School District Safety Audit Report

VIII. Report of the Superintendent

A. Recognition of Principals for 2011-2012

B. Texas After School Centers on Education (ACE)

C. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Preliminary Report

D. Redistricting E. Public Adjuster

F. Bond 2007 Update

G. State of the District

IX. Communications

X. Action Items

A. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action on the following General Consent Items (Exhibit "A")

1. Approval of Tax Collection Report for August 2011 a. Certification of Tax Collections for August 2011 b. Tax Collector Monthly Report for August 2011 c. Deposit Distribution August 2011

2. Approval of Business Office Reports for August 2011

3. Amend the 2011-2012 General Fund Budget and Accept the Special Revenue Budget Amendments

B. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Second Year Option of the Workers Compensation Claims Program for the 2011-2012 School Year (Exhibit "B")

C. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Payment for TEAMS Software Packages for the 2011-2012 School Year (Exhibit "C")

D. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Bids for Audio Services for the 2011-2012 School Year (Exhibit "D")

E. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Fourth Year Option for Fan Coils for HVAC Department for the 2011-2012 School Year (Exhibit "E")

F. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve General Consent Items (Exhibit "F") 1. Southerland Head Start Interagency Agreement for the 2011-2012 School Year 2. Southerland Head Start Program Goals for the 2011-2012 School Year 3. Southerland Head Start Selection Process for the 2011-2012 School Year 4. Southerland Head Start Internal Dispute/Impasse Policy for the 2011-2012 School Year 5. Southerland Head Start 2011-2012 Monitoring Plan 6. Southerland Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Plan for the 2011-2012 School Year 7. Southerland Head Start Self-Assessment for the 2011-2012 School Year

G. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve the District's TEA Application for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Staff Development/Early Release Waivers (Exhibit "G")

H. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve the College and Career Readiness Program Service Agreement for the School Year 2011-2012 (Exhibit "H")

I. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve the Purchase of COGAT/ITBS Testing Material for Elementary Campuses from Riverside Publishing (Exhibit "I")

J. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Adopt Resolution to Submit BISD's Nomination for Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors (Exhibit "J")

K. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve the Purchase of Six Vehicles for the Maintenance Department (Exhibit "K")

L. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Name the Auditorium at Ozen High School (Exhibit "L")

M. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve the Contracting of Scott M. Favre, Public Adjuster LLC., to Evaluate and Pursue Possible Financial Damages to Beaumont ISD as a Result of the British Petroleum Oil Spill or Related Events (Exhibit "M")

N. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Personnel Recommendations (Executive Session)

O. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Settlement of Clay v BISD, Civil Action No. 1:10-CV-308 (Executive Session)

P. Discussion of Legal Matter GADV Inc. v BISD (Executive Session)

Q. Discussion of Legal Matter Forgas v BISD (Executive Session)

XI. Approximately five (5) minutes after the conclusion of the public (open) meeting referred to above, an executive (closed) meeting will be held to discuss the following matters:

A. Consultation with school district attorney, as permitted by Section 551.071 (1) (a) and (2), Texas Government Code -- (Executive Session) 1. Settlement of Clay v BISD, Civil Action No. 1:10-CV-308 2. Discussion of GADV Inc. v BISD (Executive Session) 3. Discussion of Forgas v BISD (Executive Session)

B. Deliberate regarding real property as permitted by Section 551.072, Texas Government Code - (Executive Session)

C. Consideration of personnel matters of the sort described in Section 551.074 (a) (1 and 2), Texas Government Code, regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of an employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee -- (Executive Session)

D. Final action, decision or vote, if any, with regard to the items listed above, shall be made in public (open) meeting duly announced by notice, as the Board of Education shall determine.

XII. Adjournment

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