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Key Agenda Items

Board Of Education Meeting Agenda

August 9, 2018

*More details on each item can be found below the list.

  • (B.1) The Board Approves Their Sixth Quarter Self-Evaluations in Compliance with Lone Star Governance
  • (B.3) The Board Adopts a Resolution Against Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking of Children
  • (D.1) Head Start Partnership Renewals
  • (D.3) Charter Renewal Agreement with Kandy Stripe Academy
  • (G.1) Potential Teacher Salary Freeze with the Approval of the HISD Compensation Manual
  • (I.1) Vendor Awards for Purchases
  • (I.2) Donations Greater Than $5,000 for HISD
  • (I.3) Grants Greater Than $5,000 for HISD
  • (I.4) Contract for the 2018-2019 Recapture Payment
  • (K.1) Revisions to Board Policy on Student Welfare: Freedom from Bullying

Impact (I), Leadership (L), Equity (E), Stewardship (S), Collaboration (C)

B.1 The Board’s Quarterly Self-Evaluations, Time Use Tracker, and Quarterly Progress Tracker  (I, L, C, E)

The Lone Star Governance provides a continuous improvement model for school board trustees and their Superintendent with the primary objective of improving student outcomes.  The Board must approve their sixth-quarter self-evaluations, Board Time Use Tracker, and Quarterly Progress Tracker.

B.3 Resolution Against Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking of Children (I, L)

With the danger of human trafficking and sex trafficking increasing for children, the Board is adopting a resolution to encourage the efforts to fight human and child sex trafficking in Houston.

D.1 Partnership Renewals for Head Start Prekindergarten Collaborative Programs (I, L, E)

Head Start is an educational government program that provides early childhood education, health services, nutrition services, and psychological services for students.  HISD has partnerships with AVANCE-Houston, Inc., Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Harris County Department of Education, and Baker Ripley.  The Board must authorize the superintendent to execute partnership renewals with these organizations.

D.3 Charter Renewal Agreement with Kandy Stripe Academy (I, L)

Kandy Stripe Academy, a charter school, has requested to renew its agreement with HISD.  This agreement includes a program description, services to be provided by HISD, a compensation process, data management procedures, and standards for accountability.  The Board must authorize the superintendent to renew the agreement for Kandy Stripe Academy for the next school year.

G.1 2018-2019 HISD Compensation Manua (I, L)

Because of the deficit budget that passed last June, HISD did not have room in their budget to provide raises to HISD teachers, resulting in a teacher salary freeze.  The HISD Compensation Manual provides the framework for the policies and procedures that govern compensation for the district.  The Board must approve the 2018-2019 HISD Compensation Manual.

I.1 Vendor Awards for Purchases over $100,000 (S, L)

The Board needs to approve vendor awards greater than $100,000 and ratify vendor awards under $100,000.

Vendors: Connelly-3 Publishing Group; HIPPY USA; A Yancy Life Transition Center; Best Letterpress; Clampitt Paper Co.; Mark Ady, Inc.; WRM (Southwaste Disposal LLC); Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Advance SecureTech LLC; CLS Technology, Inc.; Hi – Tek Sound & Signal, Inc.; Westco Ventures, LLC; Cintas Corporation; MCA Communications; Baker’s Safe and Lock Co., Inc; RAE Security Southwest, LLC; Education Evaluation Systems, LLC; Metis Associates, Inc.; Moak Casey & Associates; Brightways Learning; Center for the Collaborative Classroom; Cloud 9 World Corp.; Committee For Children; EduGuide; Facing History and Ourselves; Franklin Covey; Moving Forward Institute; MCS Pearson, Inc; Rethink Autism, Inc; Rock and Roll Academy; Success for ALL Foundation; Hippo Waste Systems, LLC; Southern Core Supply, Inc.; Buckeye International, Inc.; Pollock Investments Incorporated; Big House Sound, Inc.; Infinity Sound, LTD; NSEC, LLC; Norcostco, Inc.; Sweetwater Music Education Technology; Woodwind & Brasswind, Inc.; The TASC Group; StageLight Inc.; Vistar of Houston; Urban Harvest, Inc.; Professional Turf Products, LP; Houston Communications, Inc.; School Specialty, Inc.; Jennie – O Turkey Store; ACP Direct; Audio Visual Aids; AVES Audio Visual Systems, Inc.; B&H Foto & Electronics Corp; Data Projections, Inc; Troxell Communications, Inc; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Thinking Maps; Hayes Software System; Synovia Solutions, LLC.; Varsity Brands Holding Co. Inc.; Joy Products of California; Promaxima Manufacturing LLC; Dell Marketing, LP; MAC Pizza Management, Inc; Domino’s, Inc.; Sterling BV, Inc; J & J Snack Foods Sales Corp; The Masters Distribution Systems Company, Inc.; JSB Industries, Inc; MinMor Industries, LLC; The Safe + Fair Food Company LLC; Truitt Family Foods, Inc.; Auto-Chlor Services LLC; Buckeye Cleaning Center-Houston; Ecolab Inc; SFSPac Food Safety & Sanitation; Waste Management; PV Rentals, LLC; Express Scripts, Inc.; Platinum Preferred Healthcare Services Network, PLL; Concentra Health Services, Inc

I.2 Donations for Districtwide and School-Specific Programs (S, L)

All donations greater than $5,000 must be approved by the HISD Board of Education.

Donors: HISD Foundation on behalf of National Council of Jewish Women; Kinetic Learning Enterprises Inc.; Capital Farm Credit, FLCA; AES Parent Organization, Inc. via HISD Foundation; Oran Roberts ES PTO; Capital One Bank via HISD Foundation; The Foundation for Enhancing Communities; The Aramco Services Corporation via HISD Foundation; The HISD Foundation; The Texas Children’s Health Plan; Renaissance Learning; SchoolCity Inc.; Sterling VIP Services; Peli Peli; The Heart of America Foundation; Reliant, an NRG Company; The Kinder Foundation via HISD Foundation

I.3 Grant Funds in Support of Districtwide and School-Specific Programs (S, L)

All grant funds greater than $5,000 must be approved by the HISD Board of Education.

Grantors: TEA; The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Service; Teach For America, Inc.; Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI); Allstate Foundation

K.1 Board Policy on Student Welfare: Freedom from Bullying (I, L)

There were changes to the state law that prompted recommended revisions to this Board Policy on student bullying.  Some of the recommendations include an update of the definition of bullying and cyberbullying, an emphasis on examples that include bullying through electronic means, and an acknowledgment that the district can notify law enforcement under certain circumstances.

Other agenda items to be voted on during the meeting:

  • (B.2) The Board must approve the appointment of Robert Icsezen to the tax increment reinvestment zones (TIRZ) board of directors.
  • (D.2) The Board must authorize the superintendent to renew an agreement with the Harris County Juvenile Board, ensuring the continuation of the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program for expelled students.
  • (H.1, H.2) The Board must authorize the superintendent to negotiate, execute, and amend a contract for the improvement and reconstruction of the SPARK Park at Whidby ES and Milne ES, respectively.
  • (H.3) The Board must approve the proposed contract amendment to the SPARK park agreement for Mandarin Immersion Magnet School Peterson ES, Walnut Bend ES, Ashford ES.
  • (H.4) The Board must authorize the superintendent to negotiate, amend, and execute an interlocal agreement with Montgomery County Hospital District, allowing HISD to enhance public safety operations by permitting
  • (I.4) Because Houston is considered to be “property rich”, HISD owes the state money so wealth is equally distributed across the state. The Board must approve the Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credits from the state for the 2018-2019 recapture payment.
  • (I.5) The Board must approve the 2019 employee medical program.
  • (I.6) The Board must authorize the superintendent to negotiate and execute contracts with service providers for the 2019 voluntary benefit plans and the Employee Assistance Program.
  • (J.1) The Board must approve the adoption of the TEA Innovative Courses for use in career and technical education programs, allowing districts to offer classes to enable students to master knowledge, skills, and competencies not included in the required curriculum.
  • (J.2) The Board must authorize the superintendent to negotiate and execute a contract with a service provider (that is not yet determined) for legislative services.