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Board Briefs: Regular Meeting 8-16-18

A PDF of Board Briefs is also available HERE

Take A Tour Of Escondido Elementary

The name Escondido means "hidden" in Spanish, but Judson ISD certainly doesn't want to hide this beautiful new school that's about to open up. Located on Binz Engleman, it is the newest campus in the district and will take enrollment pressure off of Masters Elementary School when it opens the first day of school. Recently the JISD Operations Department, along with Facilities and Planning teamed up with Joeris, the contractor for the project, to conduct a tour of the new school. Principal Mary Kay Tyson and Assistant Principal Kelly Ruiz were also on hand to explain how each of the areas of the campus would be utilized.  Board members, Senior Staff and JISD's new Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Ball were on hand for the grand tour.  Even though furniture and books weren't quite in at the time, you could tell this will be a school for our students, parents, and staff to be proud of.  The Escondido Lions are ready to roll!

 

 

   

Welcoming New Principals At JISD Campuses

The 2018-19 school year for Judson ISD will see some new faces around some of our campuses.  In its regular meeting, the JISD Board of Trustees formally hired the following Principals to lead their respective campuses.  These individuals are very qualified and experienced administrators that have a lot to offer students and staff in their year of upcoming academics.  We want to do all we can to support these and all our principals as they lead each of our campuses to excellence.  

Greg Brauer, Principal at Veterans Memorial High School:

Mr. Brauer has been with JISD since 2007 as a teacher and an administrator and has served on numerous committees and teams to improve instruction and safety.  Most of his time with the district has been with Karen Wagner High School but he's coming to Patriot Nation from Judson Middle School. He will bring a wealth of experience know-how to Veterans Memorial as they graduate their first senior class.  

Sharon Balderas, Principal at Park Village Elementary School:

Ms. Balderas is a veteran teacher who has a mixture of administrative work too.  Most of her years as a teacher in JISD have been at Converse Elementary School where she began in the classroom in 2002.  She's served as an administrator at campuses such as Ed Franz, Judson High School and at Woodlake Elementary School before she was tapped to lead Park Village Elementary. 

Andrea Johnson, Principal at Candlewood Elementary School:

Ms. Johnson has been with Judson ISD since 2011. Hired first as a teacher at Judson High School, she went on to serve as an At-Risk Coordinator at Wagner High School and later the Summer School Principal in 2016.  She has jumped in and worked with several other campuses during her experience in JISD, including Assistant Principal at Kitty Hawk Middle School, Judson Evening High School, Wagner High School for several years and most recently at Masters Elementary before being selected for Candlewood's leadership.   

Linda Cruz, Principal at Crestview Elementary School:

Ms. Cruz has been with JISD for 3 years...all at Crestview Elementary School.  During that time she has been part of the system that brought National Blue Ribbon recognition to the campus as the Assistant Principal.  Seeing how that success happens and working with an experienced staff we know she'll be a great leader in her own right.  

Loretta Davidson, Principal at Coronado Village Elementary:

Ms. Davidson is a 21-year veteran of JISD. She served as a teacher for eight years at Miller's Point Elementary School before moving to administration.  Along with teaching, her experience includes work in Special Education and as Academic Dean at Metzger Middle School before moving on to Wagner, JECA, and later Veterans Memorial as an Assistant Principal.  We wish her and her staff and students every success with this new start.  

Josephine Juarez, Ed. D., J.D., Principal at Judson Early College Academy:

Dr. Juarez has been involved in education for 18 years and has served Judson ISD a good portion of that time. She has worked as an elementary school teacher as well as a secondary math teacher and later as a math instructional coach. She has most recently served as an Academic Dean and Assistant Principal at Judson High School and JECA before being tapped to be Principal at Veterans Memorial High School. Congratulations to her as she begins this new assignment at Judson Early College Academy. 

 

 

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 7-19-18

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 July 19, 2018, beginning at 7:00 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 (6 members present, Ms. Rodriguez absent,
The board meeting included Dr. Jeanette Ball as supeintendent)
 
2. RECOGNITIONS
 
3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a. Tom Patterson-Trauma Informed Care
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Special Board Meetings held May 30, June 4, June 5, June 12, June 13 and June 18, 2018
B. Consider and take action regarding approving the Monthly Financial Information as of June 30, 2018
C. Consider and take action regarding approving the Cash Investment Report for all funds as of June 30, 2018
D. Consider and take action regarding approving of Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000
E. Consider and take action regarding approving the Cooperative Purchasing Management Fees Report
F. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the Engineering Firms for services related to the Material Testing Phase of the construction at Kirby Middle School
G. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the submittals for Request for Proposal 18-32 Candlewood Fire Alarm Upgrade
H. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the submittals for the Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 18-33 Veterans Memorial High School - Athletic Fields
I. Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposal 18-35 Excess Workers' Compensation Insurance
J. Consider and take action regarding approving a Texas Education Agency (TEA) Expedited Waiver for Foreign Exchange Student Program
K. Consider and take action regarding approving the Inter-Local Cooperation Contract on Cyber Security Academy and corresponding summer camp(s)
CONSENT ITEMS A,C,D,E,F,G,H,I, AND J PASSED. ITEMS B AND K WERE PULLED BUT PASSED AFTER DISCUSSION
 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approval of the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments
1. Principals (see below section 8 items voted on after closed session)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding approving the new staffing request for an Emergency Management Safety Officer. (PULLED BY ADMINISTRATION)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding reinstating the Judson High School IB program. (PULLED BY ADMINISTRATION, BUT AMENDED TO DISCUSSION ONLY)
D. Consider and take possible action regarding the possible approval of an Employee Retention Incentive to be paid during the 2018-2019 fiscal year (PASSED, 6-0)
 
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Report
B. Update on Comprehensive Study on Students on Grade Level and Above (Macias)
C. Discuss Professional Development Programming, Mentor Programs and PD Surveys (Macias)
D. 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 Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments
1. Principals
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, private consultation with the Board’s attorney to discuss retention of Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., with regard to potential construction defects at Converse Elementary
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments
1. Principals (PASSED, 5-0, vote taken without Ms. Eaton)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding retention of Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., and approval to initiate contemplated litigation regarding potential construction defects at Converse Elementary (PASSED, 6-0)
 
9. ADJOURNMENT

Judson ISD Names New Superintendent

In a special meeting of the Judson ISD Board of Trustees, Dr. Jeanette Ball was named as the new Superintendent of Schools.  Dr. Ball comes from Uvalde Consolidated ISD where she has led that district since 2013.  Before that, she served in several capacities at Southwest ISD from 1998 to 2013 starting as a teacher and principal before moving to district administration. 

  

The occasion of her announcement saw Dr. Ball's family present including her husband Joe, her parents, siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. She is a big believer in Fine Arts and the impact it makes on academic achievement as well as Dual Language and the doors it can open up for students.  Congratulations to Dr. Ball as she opens a new chapter in JISD's history.