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Dr. Carl A. Montoya, JISD

Fall is definitely kicking in across Judson Independ-

ent School District. The weather has taken a noticea-

ble turn, and the football season gets more exciting

each week.

As the season rolls on, our district is continuing its

quest to offer our kids the best possible opportunities

for them to achieve academic excellence. That’s hap-

pening through a number of different ways.

Students need good facilities and resources to learn,

and it’s our responsibility to maintain quality and

integrity in both

areas. I hope you’ve

seen that since the

passing of the 2013


We successfully

opened Copperfield

Elementary on time,

fully functional

and under budget

in the fall of 2014.

The same was achieved with Veterans Memorial

High School, which welcomed approximately 600

students in August.

It was a wonderful first day at that campus, as mem-

bers of the Armed Forces greeted students with

smiles and helped out when needed. With the ap

proval of voters, we hope to finish the second phase

of Veterans Memorial in the near future.

In May 2016, voters approved a $214.1 million

measure to retool many of our campuses with updat-

ed technology and facilities, and build two new ele-

mentary schools – both located in areas forecast to

bring the largest growth in the district over the next

several years.

One school will be located on the district’s south

end, in the Escondido area near the intersection of

FM 1516 and Interstate 10. The other will serve the

district’s northern end, near the Wortham Oaks sub-

division. Signs are up indicating future sites at both

locations, which will soon begin the construction


The 2016 bond will finance other district-wide

measures, including improvements to existing cam-

puses. Since 2005, JISD’s Business Services Depart-

ment refinanced previous bonds at lower interest

rates and saved almost $52 million in taxpayer dol-

lars. The

latest measure,

approved this fall, will

save more than $30 million without extending terms

of the bonds.

Bringing the best in instruction and facilities for our

students – in a responsible way – is our goal. It is our

sincere desire to earn your support and confidence in

that pursuit each day.


The Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA continues to

pull in awards. Seven members of Mr. Acevedo's

SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Team traveled to Louis-

ville, Kentucky for the National Leadership and Skills

Conference. Middle school students participated for the

first time nationally...and these Kitty Hawk students

"showed their metal." They came away with gold! Con-

gratulations Flyers!...2016 National SkillsUSA Champs.

(L-R) Katherine Jackson, Melissa Brinneman, Eva

Perales, Alexis Gonzales, Ryanne Marquez, Yanil

Bahena, and Martina Magana.

Dedicating Veterans Memorial HS