Regular Meeting – November 10, 2011

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 Regular Meeting, October 20, 2011

 

B.    Minutes of Special Meeting, October 25, 2011

   

 

VII.

Information Item

 

A.

Status of Campus State Compensatory Educational Funds

     

 

VIII.

Report of the Superintendent of Schools

 

A.

Recognition of Zenobia Bush Elected Vice President of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members

 

B.

Presentation of Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

  C. Highly Qualified Teacher Requirement Report
  D. Southerland Head Start

 

E.

Bond 2007 Update

  F. 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 October 2011

 

 

 

a.

Certification of Tax Collections for October 2011

 

 

 

b.

Tax Collector Monthly Report for October 2011

 

 

 

c.

Deposit Distribution October 2011

 

 

2.

Approval of Business Office Reports for October 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 Resolution for the Jefferson County Recap for the 2011 Certified Tax Roll (Exhibit "B")

 

 

 

 

C.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Renewal of J. S. Edwards and Sherlock Insurance Agency as the District's Consultant and Risk Manager Regarding Property/Casualty/Workers Compensation Programs (Exhibit "C")

 

 

 

D.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Actuarial Study to Establish Reserve Requirements for Workers Compensation Self Insurance Fund (Exhibit "D")

 

 

 

E.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Accept the Application of Pandora Methanol LLC for an Appraised Value Limitation on Qualified Property, to Authorize the Superintendent to Review the Application for Completeness, and to Submit to the Comptroller (Exhibit "E")

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Bid for Purchase of Work Vehicles (Exhibit "F")

       

 

G.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Third Year Option for General Maintenance and Hardware Supplies for the 2011-2012 School Year (Exhibit "G")

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve the Third Year Option for Body Work Refinishing Services for the 2011-2012 School Year (Exhibit "H")

 

 

 

 

 

I.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Fourth Year Option for Hourly Mechanic Services, Paint and Body Repair for the 2011-2012 School Year (Exhibit "I")

 

 

 

  J. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve General Consent Items (Exhibit "J")

 

 

1.

Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) for Austin Middle School Phase 2 Renovations

 

 

2.

Change Order to Ozen High School Renovations

     

 

K.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Southerland Head Start Policy Council Officers for the 2011-2012 School Year (Exhibit "K")

 

 

 

  L. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Southerland Head Start Shared Decision-Making Policy (Exhibit "L")
     

 

M.

Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve District Administrators as Appraisers for the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) (Exhibit "M")

 

 

 

  N. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Resolution of Votes Cast for Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors (Exhibit "N")
     
  O. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve First Reading of Additions, Revisions or Deletions of (LOCAL) Policies as Recommended by TASB Policy Localized Policy Manual Update 91 (Exhibit "O")
     
  P. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Purchase of Property Located at 3520 Lazy Lane, Beaumont, Texas (Exhibit "P")
     
  Q. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Purchase of Property Located at 3525 Lazy Lane, Beaumont Texas (Exhibit "Q")
     
  R. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Purchase of Property Located at 3520 Austin Street, Beaumont, Texas (Exhibit "R")
     
  S. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Personnel Recommendations (Executive Session)
     
  T. Consider Settlement Offer in State Court Action GADV, Inc. vs. BISD et. al. (Executive Session)
     
  U. Consider Settlement of Claim of All Star Plumbing for Work Performed at West Brook Field House (Executive Session)
     
  V. Consider Settlement of Claim of Ross Ridge Sand Co. for Work Performed at West Brook Field House (Executive Session)
     
  W. Discuss Litigation Western Surety vs. Beaumont ISD (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 (b), (2) Texas Government Code regarding pending or contemplated litigation; or a settlement offer; or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the government body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the state Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter -- (Executive Session)

1.    Settlement Offer in State Court Action GADV, Inc. vs. BISD et. al.

2.    Settlement of Claim of All Star Plumbing for Work Performed at West Brook Field

           House
    3.    Settlement of Claim of Ross Ridge Sand Co. for Work Performed at West Brook
           Field House
    4.    Discuss Litigation Western Surety vs. Beaumont ISD

 

B.

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)

1.     Resignations

2.     Retirements

3.     New Employee Contract Recommendations

4.     Administrative Contract Recommendations

        a.     Counselor, Central High School

        b.     Principal, Pathways

        c.     Director of Food and Nutrition

 

 

 

 

C.

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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