TCC Board of Trustees to Meet February 18, 2021

Update: February 17, 2021

The TCC Board of Trustees meeting has been postponed to Thursday, February 25, 2021, due to inclement weather and ongoing power outages.

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 notice that the Monthly Meeting of the Tarrant County College Board of Trustees will be held telephonically/video conferencing and at the TCC Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021, to consider and act on the agenda described below.


  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 5:00p.m. CDT on Thursday, February 18, 2021, 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 – January 14, 2021
    2. Approval of Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes – January 21, 2021
    3. Trustees Activities
  4. Consideration and Approval of the Consent Agenda
    1. Consideration and Approval of FY2021 Mid-Year Pay Adjustments for All Employees
    2. Consideration and Approval of Amendment to TASB Local Policy DEA – Earnings and Salary Increases Section
    3. Consideration and Approval of a Resolution Expressing the Board of Trustees Commitment to Innovative Technology, Accessibility and Sustainability on New and Renovated Facilities
    4. Consideration and Approval of Student Fees for the Academic Year 2021 – 2022
    5. Consideration and Approval of the Recommendation for Faculty Tenure Awards
    6. Consideration and Approval of the Recommendation to Apply the In-County Tuition Rate to All Students Participating in the College’s Dual Credit Program Effective for the Academic Year 2021-2022
    7. Consideration and Approval of the Payment to Blackboard, Inc. for Hosting and Storage Overage Costs in the Amount of $405,000.00
  5. Consideration and Approval of Individual Action Items
    1. Consideration and Approval of a Request to Increase the Previously Approved Spending Authority for Dell Computer by $450,000 to a Limit of $1,200,000.00 (Not to Exceed)
    2. Consideration and Approval of an Initial 18-Month Contract with Three One-Year Options to Renew with Guardian Services for the Window Washing Services on Trinity River Campus and Trinity River East Campus in the Amount of $312,250.00
    3. Consideration and Approval of an 18-Month Contract with Three 1 Year Options to Renewal with Fish Window Cleaning for Services on South, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast Campuses, and Other Offsite Locations in the Amount of $216,084.84
    4. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Freedom Construction for Construction on the Library Data Room Expansion Project on South Campus in the Amount of $631,354.00
    5. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Lockwood, Andrews & Newman for Additional Phase III Services to Renovate the 3rd floor of Northwest Campus CEATL to Create a Corporate Services Environment in the Amount of $50,650.00
  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: Dr. Sha-shonda Porter – Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
    2. College Accolades
    3. Recent Activities
  8. Closed SessionThe 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 AttorneyTo 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 PropertyDeliberate 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 MattersDeliberate appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee
    4. Section 551.076, Deliberations on Security Devices or Security AuditsDeliberate regarding the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices

    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: March 11, 2021
    2. Board Meeting: March 25, 2021

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Posted 7:30 p.m. on January 18, 2021

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