TCC Board of Trustees to Meet November 15

Supporting materials for the Board meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings Web page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Take notice that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment/Special Presentation (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
  3. Board Action Items and Board Business Related Items
    1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting:
      1. October 18, 2018
  4. Trustee/Committee Reports
    1. Governance
    2. Audit & Finance: Receipt of Annual Report
    3. Trustee Activities
  5. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Sewell Advisory Services for District Real Estate and Facilities Financial Construction Consultant Services
    Amount: $304,980.00 (plus a contingency of $131,120)
  6. Consideration and Approval of Final Deductive Change Order to Contract with Empire Roofing Oklahoma to Provide Roofing on Hangers at CEATL on Northwest Campus
    Amount: ($97,369.10) CREDIT
  7. Consideration and Approval of Agreement with KI for the Purchase of Furniture for classrooms at Trinity River Campus
    Amount: $128,740.50
  8. Consideration and Approval of Three-Year Contract with AT&T for Intra-Campus Ethernet
    Amount: $531,000.00 ($177,000 per year)
  9. Consideration and Approval of Purchase Elsevier Science Nursing Exam Preparation Package
    Amount: $114,787.50
  10. Consideration and Approval of Three-Year Contract with Smarthinking-NCS Pearson Online Tutoring Services
    Amount: $315,000.00 ($105,000 per year)
  11. Consideration and Approval of 2018-2019 Insurance Renewal with TPS-Higginbotham and AXIS-Roach Howard Smith & Barton
    Amount: $1,403,934.00 (ESTIMATED)
  12. Monthly Financial Report
    1. Financial Summary Update
    2. Review of Income and Expenditures
    3. Review of Investment Portfolio
  13. Chancellor’s Report
    1. New Staff Member Introductions
    2. Campus Accolades
    3. Recent Activities
      • October 19, Entrepreneurship Strategy Follow-up Meeting, UNTHSC
      • October 19, -Remarks- Culinary Arts Scholarship Dinner and Auction, SE Campus
      • October 22, Michael Fletcher-Ride Television Network, Mercury Chophouse
      • October 23, -Speaker- Allan Saxe UTA Class, UTA
      • October 23, -Remarks- Hurst City Council Meeting, Hurst City Hall
      • October 24-27, Association of Community College Trustees Conference, New York
      • October 26, Community College Association of Texas Trustees Breakfast, New York
      • October 29, Medical City Healthcare Advisory Board Meeting and Retreat, Gaylord Resort
      • October 30, FW Chamber Conference Call, MOC
      • October 30, Bruce Rideaux-PFM Financial Advisors, MOC
      • October 30, Tom Downs-Downs Government Affairs, Conference Call, MOC
      • October 31, David Parker-TCC Foundation, FW Club
      • October 31, State of Public Education Luncheon, Cendera Center
      • October 31, Texas Rangers/TCC Partnership Meeting, Globe Life Park
      • November 1-2, FW Chamber Kansas City Site Visit, Kansas City
      • November 3, -Speaker- National American University Class, TR Campus
      • November 5, -Host- PytchBlack/TCC Meeting and Site Visits, MOC
      • November 5, FW Executive Roundtable, City Club
      • November 5, Kara Waddell-Child Care Associates Conference Call, MOC
      • November 6, Weaver Review of Annual Audit Report, MOC
      • November 6, Audit & Finance Committee Meeting, MOC
      • November 6, NACCE Chapter Author Webinar, MOC
      • November 7, Trustee Louise Appleman, MOC
      • November 7, -Remarks- New Ways of Working (WOW) Presentation, TR Campus
      • November 8, Thursday Morning Breakfast Group, City Club
      • November 8, FW Hispanic Chamber Five Pillar Lecture Series, FW Club
      • November 8, Board of Trustees Governance Meeting, MOC
      • November 9, -Speaker- FW Breakfast Club, FW Club
      • November 9, -Remarks- TCC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon, TR Campus
      • November 9, Michael Fletcher-Ride Television Network, NE Campus
      • November 12, John Wright-Simple Leadership Strategies Conference Call, MOC
      • November 12, Representative Chris Turner and Michael Morris, Westway Place
      • November 12, Northside Community Health Center Grand Opening, Northside Center
      • November 13, -Remarks- Real Estate & Facilities Symposium, Riverside Multi-Purpose Center
      • November 13, JCC Monthly Meeting, TR Campus
      • November 14, Michael Williams, Cameron Cushman, Les Kreis, UNTHSC
      • November 15, NTC Board of Directors Meeting and Reception, Las Colinas
      • November 15, Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting, MOC
  14. Closed Session:
    1. Deliberation Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the purchase, exchange, lease or value of Real Estate.
    2. Deliberation on Personnel Matters, Section 551.074, Texas Government Code.
    3. Consultation with Attorney, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code. For purposes of a private consultation with Board’s Attorney on any subjects or matters authorized by law. The deliberation will include any Pending/Contemplated Litigation.
    4. Deliberation regarding the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation of security personnel or devices, Section 551.076, Texas Government Code.
  15. Consideration and Action on Closed Session Items
  16. Adjournment and Announcement of Next Meeting:
    • Governance Meeting: December 6, 2018
    • Board Meeting: December 15, 2018

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Posted 11:20 a.m. on November 9, 2018

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