TCC Board of Trustees to Meet March 19

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.

Pursuant to the authority granted in the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Office of the Texas Governor on March 13, 2020, and in the subsequent suspension of certain provisions of the Open Meetings Act on March 16, 2020, in an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus by avoiding large group meetings while still ensuring continued governmental operations and preserving transparency:

Take supplemental notice that the Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held telephonically and at the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment/Special Presentation (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
    • Members of the public wanting to make public comment at the meeting must e-mail on or before 5 p.m. CDT on Thursday, March 19, 2020, noting the nature of the comment to be made and a telephone number where you can be reached during the meeting. Registered participants will be called in the order their requests were received and joined to the meeting telephonically during the “Public Comment” portion of the meeting.
  3. Board Business Items and Announcements
    1. Approval of Work Session Meeting Minutes
      1. February 13, 2020 Minutes
      2. February 20, 2020 Minutes
    2. Trustee Activities
  4. Consideration and Approval of Consent Agenda
    1. Consideration and Approval of Texas Association of School Boards (“TASB”) Localized Policy Manual Update 37
    2. Consideration and Approval of a Resolution Authorizing Criteria to Compile Board Meeting Agendas
    3. Consideration and Approval of Deductive Change Order for Johnson Controls Fire Protection for Fire Sprinkler Upgrades at South Automotive & South Auto Collision Repair
      Amount: -$196,443.14 (Credit)
    4. Consideration and Approval of Deductive Change Order with Freedom Construction for Sprinkler Installation at the Northeast Fine Arts Building
      Amount: -$32,599.00. (Credit)
  5. Consideration and Approval of Individual Action Items
    1. Consideration and Approval of Contracts with Multiple Vendors for Cooling Tower Replacement on Southeast Campus
      Amount: $572,343.97
    2. Consideration and Approval of Professional Services Authorization with Perkins+Will for Southeast Campus Expansion – Programming and Conceptual Design
      Amount: $269,780.00
    3. Consideration and Approval of Contracts with Multiple Service Providers for Air System Replacements Phase II at the Erma C. Johnson Hadley Center of Excellence
      Amount: $1,632,217.76 (Not to Exceed)
    4. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Freedom Construction for the Avionics Relocation Project in the Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics Building
      Amount: $315,823.25
    5. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Chambers Engineering for the Demolition of the Rotunda Building on South Campus
      Amount: $450,932.43
    6. Consideration and Approval of Multiple Contracts with Facilities Programming, LTD. for Classroom Utilization Studies at Northeast, South, and Trinity River Campus locations
      Amount: $162,810.00
    7. Consideration and Approval of Contract with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to provide Medical Director Services for the District
      Amount: $102,081.00
    8. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth to Expand the Stay the Course Program with the District
      Amount: $3,494,000.00
    9. Consideration and Approval of the Creation of the 2019 Bond Program Fund 90; Consolidation of Renewal and Replacement Fund 40 and Building Fund 70; and a Resolution Increasing the Adopted Tarrant County College District FY 2019-20 Budget
    10. Consideration and Approval of a Resolution to Transfer the May Owen Naming Designation to the Forthcoming Board Room in the Clearfork Wing of the Trinity River Complex
    11. Consideration and Approval of a Resolution Granting the Chancellor Temporary Authority until July 1, 2020 to Enact Rules and Procedures as Necessary and Appropriate to Combat the Spread of COVID-19
  6. Monthly Financial Report
    1. Financial Summary Update/Review of Income and Expenditures
    2. Review of Investment Portfolio
  7. Chancellor’s Report
    1. New Staff Member Introductions
    2. College Accolades
    3. Recent Activities
  8. Closed Session
    The Board will conduct a closed meeting in order to discuss matters permitted by the following sections of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

    1. Section 551.071, Consultation with Attorney
      To seek the advice of its attorney about pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offers, or any matter in which the duty of the attorney to the District under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

      1. Legal issues regarding any item listed on today’s District Board Meeting agenda.
    2. Section 551.072, Deliberations Regarding Real Property
      Deliberate the purchase, sale, exchange, lease or value of real property where deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the District in negotiations with a third party.
    3. Section 551.074, Deliberations on Personnel Matters
      Deliberate appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.
    4. Section 551.076, Deliberations on Security Devices or Security Audits
      Deliberate regarding the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
    5. Legal issues related to Investment Policy

    The Board may reconvene in open session and act on any item listed on the Executive Session Agenda in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

  9. Consideration and Action on Closed Session Items
  10. Adjournment and Announcement of Next Meeting
    1. Work Session Meeting: April 9, 2020
    2. Board Meeting: April 16, 2020

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Updated 12:20 p.m. on March 17, 2020

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