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
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
Elementary on time,
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
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-
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.
CONGRATS NATIONAL CHAMPS
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