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BISD agenda includes discussion of voluntary separation agreement with superintendent, some names pegged for layoff

The agenda for the June 30 Beaumont Independent School District school board meeting includes discussion of a voluntary separation agreement with the superintendent of schools.

The agenda also includes discussion of some individual educators slated for contract termination.  Some employees whose jobs are on the chopping block are not listed on the main agenda, but in exhibits included in the complete packet given to trustees.  As of 5:30 p.m. the packet has not been posted to the district's web page.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates

BISD MEETING AGENDA POSTED FRIDAY

A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Beaumont ISD will be held June 30, 2014,  beginning at 5:30 PM in the Board Room of the Administration Building.
 
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are  listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.
 
I. ROLL CALL
 
Gwen Ambres, President
Janice Brassard, Vice President
Terry Williams, Secretary
Zenobia Bush , Member
Mike Neil, Member
Tom B. Neild, Member
Woodrow Reece, Member
 
II. SCHOOL OFFICIALS
 
Dr. Timothy B. Chargois, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Shirley Bonton, Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools
Dr. Dwaine Augustine, Chief Academic Officer
Philip Brooks, Chief of Operations
Sybil Comeaux, Executive Director of Human Resources
Melody Chappell, School Attorney
 
III. ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM
IV. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
A. State of the District
V. ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Leasing the Southerland
School Property to Brystar Contracting, Inc.
 
B. Consider and, if Appropriate Authorize the Naming of the Newly Combined Campuses of the Paul A. Brown and Pathways Learning Center.
 
C. Consider and, if Appropriate Authorize, the King- Austin Merger, and that the  Campus Name will remain M.L. King Middle School.
 
D. Consider and, if Appropriate Take Action, if Any, to Authorize Attorney(s) to Take Action Concerning TEA Matter(s) and Authorize Payment to Attorney(s)  Regarding Same.

E. Consider and if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve the Proposed Termination of the Following 2014-2015 Probationary and Term Contracts due to the Reduction in Force because of Financial Exigency and Authorize the Superintendent or Designee to Notify Affected Employees as Listed in (Exhibit“E”). (Possible Executive Session Discussion)

 
F. Consider and if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Specifying the Manner of  Hearing(s), if any, Concerning the Proposed Termination of Probationary and Term Contract Employees due to the Reduction in Force because of the Financial Exigency, in Accordance with Policy DFFA (LOCAL).
 
G. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Nonrenew the Term Contract of Professional Employee Even Thomas. (Executive Session)
 
H. Consider Recommendation for Proposed Termination of Term Contract of Professional Employee Jeanne Hines. (Executive Session)
 
I. Consider Recommendation for Proposed Termination of Term Contract of Professional Employee Yolanda Clark. (Executive Session)
 
J. Consider and, if Appropriate, Take Action to Approve Personnel Recommendations. (Executive Session)
 
K. Consider and If Appropriate Approve Voluntary Separation Agreement with the Superintendent of Schools. (Executive Session)
 
VI. IMMEDIATELY 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), of the 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. Discussion of routine pending litigation matters
2. Consultation with Attorney(s) Concerning TEA matter(s)
3. Reynolds vs. BISD et. al.
B. Consideration of personnel matters of the sort described in Section 551.074 (a) (1
and 2), and 551.082 of the Texas Government Code, regarding the
appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or
dismissal of a public employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer
or employee -- (Executive Session)
 
1. Retirements
2. Resignations
3. New Employee Contract Recommendations
4. Administrative Contract Recommendations 5. Nonrenew the Term Contract of Professional Employee Even Thomas
6. Recommendation for Proposed Termination of Term Contract of Professional
Employee Jeanne Hines.
 
7. Recommendation for Proposed Termination of Term Contract of Professional Employee Yolanda Clark.
 
8. Proposed Termination of the Following 2014-2015 Probationary and Term Contract Employees due to the Reduction in Force because of
Financial Exigency.
 
9. Discussion of Voluntary Separation Agreement with the Superintendent of Schools.
 
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.
 
VII. RECONVENE FROM CLOSED MEETING - THE BOARD
WILL RECONVENE IN OPEN MEETING TO CONSIDER ACTION ITEMS
LISTED ON AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF
ANY.
 
VIII. ADJOURNMENT


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