Judson ISD

The City of Converse Says It Will Be Lady Rockets Way

Because the City of Converse is so proud of its partnership with Judson ISD and the Lady Rocket Basketball team winning the 6A UIL State Championship, they took a big step.  In a regular meeting of the Converse City Council, members voted unanimously to change the name of what is now Lower Seguin Road, to Lady Rockets Way.  Dr. Ball was on hand to accept the proclamation and thank Mayor Al Suarez and all the council members.  There will be an official changing of the street sign ceremony in the near future. What a great honor.

 

Poetry Jam At Kitty Hawk

Poetry, string music, and coffee...now that's better than any Starbucks! Kitty Hawk recently held its 1st annual Poetry Jam, featuring student poetry readings, as well as performances by the Orchestra. The audience enjoyed the event in a coffee shop atmosphere. What a great way to mix some of the wonderful pleasures of life for students and parents. 

El Rey Feo Visits JISD...Fiesta Is Coming!

Rey Feo LXXI came to visit Judson ISD recently to get everyone into the Fiesta mood.  You know it's spring when Rey Feo starts his rounds making visits to schools and appearances at just about every event around town it seems. Rey Feo this year is  Dr. Salvatore Barbaro, III and he brought his whole entourage to  Hartman, Paschall, Olympia, Spring Meadows, and Miller's Point Elementary Schools. He also stopped by JECA and Kirby Middle School.  He had a great message of using your talents to help other people and make the world better. He is a great supporter of education and we appreciate his visits. 

At Spring Meadows ES

    

At Miller's Point ES

     

Read Across America At JISD Schools

March 1st was National Read Across America Day and many of our elementary campuses celebrated in different ways. Some designate special reading times, others dress up as Dr. Seuss characters since the reading observance coincides with the birthday of the prolific children's writer.  But one thing is wonderful to see is how secondary students come to the elementary level for special read out loud sessions. It's good for the older students to give time to others and it's encouraging to the younger students to have them there.  Here are photos from different campuses around the district. 

Park Village Elementary School:  The students were beyond excited that the Wagner Thunderbirds came by and spent the morning reading to every class. They picked the books to read from the library and then answered questions from excited students. They did an amazing job! Thank you to the Wagner football coaches and players for supporting our reading event.

     

At Paschall Elementary School 

  

At Hopkins Elementary

  

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 3-21-19

Agenda of Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees
Judson ISD

A Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held March 21, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM in the ERC Board Room, 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

 
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
A. Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance
 
2. RECOGNITIONS
    a. Judson High School Lady Rockets- 6A UIL Girls State Basketball Champions 2019 
         -intermission with cake and other refreshments to honor the team
 
3. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a. Alton Crain-SPED department employee on the JAAC program success.
b. Mariya Ortiz-speaking for librarians and national librarian week.
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on February 19, 2019.
B. Consider and take action regarding approving of Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000.
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Budget Transfers across expenditure function categories.
D. Consider and take action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 16-01 Fundraiser Products and Services.
E. Consider and take action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 19-07 Custodial Supplies, Chemicals, Soaps, Paper Products & Dispensers.
F. Consider and take action regarding approving the submittal for Request for Proposal 19-13 Beverage Vending Service.
G. Consider and take action regarding approving a settlement agreement with the insurance company to cover hail damage to District property.
H. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation declaring April 15 - 19, 2019 as JISD Assistant Principals Week.
I. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to declare April 2019 School Library Month.
J. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation declaring April as JISD Month of the Military Child.
K. Consider and take action regarding approving the Contract for Election Services with Bexar County Elections Administrator.
L. Consider and take action regarding approving the Certification of Unopposed Candidate in Single Member District 1 for the May 4, 2019 Trustee Election.
M. Consider and take action regarding approving an Order to Cancel the Trustee Election on May 4, 2019 for Single Member District 1.
ALL ITEMS A THROUGH M PASSED ON CONSENT VOTE.
 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action to amend board Policy DNA(LOCAL) to allow for teachers who are retiring to receive a T-TESS Appraisal waiver for the school year in which they are retiring. (passed, 5-0)
B. Consider and take possible action to address district full day Pre-K program initiatives. (Macias) (passed, 5-0)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding approval of the Contract Renewal Lists for Teachers, Nurses, Librarians and Counselors for the 2019 - 2020 School Year. (refer to 8B)
D. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approval of the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (refer 8A)
 
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Report
B. Policy Update 112, affecting (LOCAL) policies, first reading
1. BJA(LOCAL):  Superintendent - Qualifications and Duties
2. CCG(LOCAL):  Local Revenue Sources Ad Valorem Taxes
3. CCGA (LOCAL):  Ad Valorem Taxes Exemptions and Payments
4. CH(LOCAL):  Purchasing and Acquisition
5. CQ(LOCAL):  Technology Resources
6. CV(LOCAL):  Facilities Construction
7. DCB(LOCAL):  Employment Practices - Term Contracts
8. DH(LOCAL):  Employee Standards of Conduct
9. DIA(LOCAL):  Employee Welfare - Freedom From Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
10. FMA(LOCAL):  Student Activities - School-Sponsored Publications
11. FNG(LOCAL);  Student Rights and Responsibilities - Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances
12. GF(LOCAL):  Public Complaints
13. GKA(LOCAL):  Community Relations - Conduct on School Premises
14. GKB(LOCAL):  Community Relations - Advertising and Fundraising
C. Local District Updates, first reading
1. DEC(LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Leaves and Absences
2. DED(LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Vacations and Holidays
3. EHBC(LOCAL):  Special Programs - Bilingual Education/ESL
4. EHBE(LOCAL):  Special Programs - Compensatory/Accelerated Services
D. Statement of Impact from School of Science and Technology - Discovery
E. 2018 - 2019 Internal Audit implementation measures (Macias)
F. Update on Board Advisory Committees
G. Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members
 
7. CLOSED SESSION
A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel, the Personal Report, and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments.
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel, Contract renewal Lists for Teachers, Nurses, Librarians and Counselors for the 2019 - 2020 School Year.
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consultation with the School District's attorney regarding pending litigation styled Civil Action No. 5:18-cv-269-FB (HJB); Caroline Ross vs. Judson Independent School District; In the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.
D. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, attorney consultation regarding legal issues related to construction litigation.
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding the Personal Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (passed, 5-0)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding approval of the Contract Renewal Lists for Teachers, Nurses, Librarians and Counselors for the 2019 - 2020 School Year. (passed, 5-0)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding pending litigation styled Civil Action No. 5:18-cv-269-FB (HJB); Caroline Ross vs. Judson Independent School District; In the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. (passed, 5-0)
D. Consider and take possible action related to construction litigation. For superintendent to authorize joinder of third parties as discussed in closed session (passed, 5-0)
9. ADJOURNMENT