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School Board Recognitions 1-21-16

Pledge Leader Nicole Vargas…she’s a 5th grader from Masters Elementary. Nicole was recently inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society, and is in the TAG program.  She is also a member of the Honors Choir, and was asked to sing the National Anthem last spring at the Inaugural Masters Elementary 5K for literacy.  But Nicole is most proud of the fact that she received a letter from President Obama which included a certificate, a picture of the First Family, as well as their two dogs.

Student Liaisons: 
Wagner HS: William Caldwell, Jr., Reagan Faulkner
Judson Early College Academy: Serena Benavidez, Reagan Osborn, Sandra Garcia, Mark Leon

The first week in February is National School Counseling Week. The counseling staff at Judson High School was one of 56 schools statewide to receive the CREST award. This comes from the Texas School Counselors Association. CREST stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence For Students in Texas. It recognizes a dynamic commitment to improve the lives and achievement of students academically, socially and vocationally through effective guidance and counseling strategies.  The Judson counselors honored: Tammy Cantu, Evelyn Crespo, JoAnne Cruz, Kelly Krueger, Leslie McClellan, Christopher Padilla, Imari Penn, Destiny Price, Michelle Robinson, Michelle Tubilla, Cynthia Cortez,  Diana Gonzalez, Ruby Bible, Sara Cantu and Marcela Cortez.  The Director of JISD Guidance and Counseling is Mr. Ernest Cox. 

The Judson ISD has been bestowed the American Heart Association’s Nationally recognized “Fit-Friendly Worksite Award” …this is at the Gold Level.  Samantha Fewell made the presentation to JISD Director of Risk Management Tracie Moos, Health and Wellness Coordinator Marissa Ryals.

Judson High School Marching Band member Kelsey Cullen was selected to the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.  Kelsey joined 125 other top marching band musicians from across the country to perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome earlier this month. Congratulations to Kelsey and her Band Director Mr. Alan Keyes. 

This month, the month of January, is School Board Appreciation Month.  

Board members give their time and talents to ensure that ALL our children have the best public schools we can provide. They sit through meetings, read detailed reports, listen to concerns, and make the hard decisions to benefit the students and the community at large. And make no mistake about it, the whole community benefits from good schools.  So as a special gift of appreciation the district’s Mariachi group from Judson High School, Judson Middle School, JECA and Kitty Hawk Middle School performed a couple of songs.  They are under the direction of Ms. Amy Rabago.  
Juvenil Sinfonica: 
Violin: Franchelis Nieves-Perez, Samantha Olvera, Molly Tilton, Amber Guerra and Idalia Medina
Rhythm section:  Llailan Bennett, Ashley Morales, Camille White and Alfredo Cardenas

 

   

 

 

Board Briefs 1-21-16

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 January 21, 2016, beginning at 7:00 PM in the ERC Board Room, 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, Texas 78233.

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    

3.    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
  a. Randy Panell-regarding possible bond, unity in district
  b.  Bob Coster- basketball courts at Park Village ES, Thank you from community
  c. Jennifer Felty: Time for fresh start…bond advisory committee meetings    

4.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of December 31, 2015    
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 Functions    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approving Quarterly Cash Investment Report for all funds as of December 31, 2015     
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 16-09 Wagner High School Gymnasium Seat Replacement    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving a  Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Approximately 18.08 Acres of Real Property in the Horizon Pointe Subdivision from HPSA Land Partners, LLC, and Authorizing the Superintendent to Tender the Purchase Price and Other Costs and Execute Required Documents Related to this Matter on Behalf of the District. This Action also includes Approving a Budget Amendment to the General Operating Fund for this Purchase     
G.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare January 2016 School Board Recognition Month (pulled)    
H.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare February 2016 Career & Technical Education Month (pulled)    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare February 1–5, 2016 National School Counseling Week (pulled)    
J.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Commitment of Support for Take the Challenge: Build Cool, Caring, and Inclusive Communities, February 8–12, 2016    
K.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare Supporting Collaborative Efforts Between Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, and City of Selma to Repair and Upgrade Evans Road    
L.    Consider and take action regarding approving Changes to the Length of the Elementary Instructional Day (pulled)    
M.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Budget Amendment to the General Operating Fund to Offset the fees Paid by Students for Advanced Placement Exams and to Provide Funds for Students to Participate in the UTSA Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (PREP) (pulled)
ALL ITEMS, EVEN THOSE THAT WERE PULLED, PASSED 
    
5.    DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take possible action regarding In-District Charter and Texas Innovative Schools Programs (Tabled)    
B.    Discuss and take possible action Terminating Immediately All Legal Services with the Law Firm of Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo and Kyle P.C. (Salyer) (Passed) (amended for Administrative use) (amended item passed)    
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Following New Staffing Request, Reclassification Request, and a Respective Budget Amendment for: Special Programs and Compliance Paraprofessional, and Reclassification of the Human Resources Coordinator for Auxiliary Personnel to Human Resources Director for Auxiliary Personnel (no action)    
D.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (Passed)    

6.    DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS    
A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Construction Update    
2.    Potential 2016 Bond Discussion    
B.    Discuss Providing Transportation for Students Enrolled in School District Magnet Programs (A. Salinas)    
C.    Discuss a Spirit Award in Honor of Mr. Giles Babb (Paschall)    
D.    Update to EIA(LOCAL): Academic Achievement - Grading/Progress Reports to Parents, First Reading    
E.    Update to EIC(LOCAL): Academic Achievement - Class Ranking, First Reading    
F.    Policy Update 103, Affecting Local Policies, First Reading:    
1.    BF(LOCAL): Board Policies    
2.    CAA(LOCAL): Fiscal Management Goals and Objectives - Financial Ethics    
3.    CB(LOCAL): State and Federal Revenue Sources    
4.    CKE(LOCAL): Safety Program/Risk Management - Security Personnel    
5.    CO(LOCAL): Food Service Management    
6.    DBD(LOCAL): Employment Requirements and Restrictions - Conflict of Interest    
7.    DH(LOCAL): Employee Standards of Conduct    
8.    DIA(LOCAL): Employee Welfare -  Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation    
9.    FEA(LOCAL): Attendance - Compulsory Attendance    
10.    FEC(LOCAL): Attendance - Attendance for Credit    
11.    GKA(LOCAL): Community Relations - Conduct on School Premises    
12.    GRA(LOCAL): Relations with Governmental Agencies - State and Local Governmental Authorities    
G.    Update on Statement of Impact Amendments    
H.    Schools Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas Presentation (F.I.R.S.T.)    
I.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
J.    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    

8.    CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION    
A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel    

9.    ADJOURNMENT

Board Briefs 12-17-15

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 December 17, 2015, beginning at 7:00 PM in the ERC Board Room, 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, Texas 78233.

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    

3.    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
1.    Randy Panell- Hall of Honor concern 
2.    Aldridge- spoke about board attitude    

4.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held November 19, 2015     
B.    Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Special Board Meeting held on September 16, 2015 (Pulled)    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of November 30, 2015    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approving of Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Resolution Adopting an Amended Cafeteria Plan Document which includes a Health Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account and The Authority to Maintain and Administer the Plan (Pulled)    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving Ranking for Network Infrastructure Engineering Services and a Related Budget Amendment to the General Operating Fund 
CONSENT ITEMS  A,C,D,F PASSED, ITEMS B AND E BOTH PASS AFTER CLARIFICATION    


5.    DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving Campus Improvement Plan Executive Summary Reports (Passed)    
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving Inductees to the Judson Civic and Athletic Hall of Honor as selected by the Hall of Honor Committee (Passed)    
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Following New and Additional Staffing Requests and a Respective Budget Amendment for: Assistant Principal, Band Director, Athletic Coordinator, Lead Counselor, and Army ROTC teacher for Mackey High School; One (1) additional Dyslexia/Therapist Teacher; Two (2) additional Speech Language Pathologists; Six (6) additional Special Education Paraprofessionals; and an At-Risk Secondary Counselor (Passed)    
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding Legal Services Provided to Judson Independent School District (Salyer) (tabled 4-3)    
E.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (Passed)   

6.    DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS    
A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Career & Technical Education Update    
2.    Construction Update    
3.    Potential 2016 Bond Discussion    
B.    Update on Athletes and College Readiness (Paschall)    
C.    Mid-Year Update on Requests Made by Board Members    
D.    Annual End of Year Report for Continuing Education Credits for School Board Members    
E.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
F.    Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members. Spirit Award in Honor of Giles Babb. Historic Display Concept.     
7.    CLOSED SESSION    
A.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consider and Discuss New Superintendent Evaluation Instrument    
B.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and Discuss Possible Final Action on Proposed Termination of Wagner High School Band Director    
C.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel    
8.    CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION    
A.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of the Superintendent Evaluation Instrument (no action)    
B.    Consider and take possible final action on Proposed Termination of Wagner High School Band Director (passed)    
C.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel (passed)    
9.    ADJOURNMENT    

Special JISD Board Meeting December 9th

The Judson ISD Board of Trustees has scheduled a Special Board Meeting on December 9, 2015 at the ERC Boardroom starting at 6:45 pm.  The agenda for this public meeting is posted on the Judson ISD website.  Here is the link CLICK HERE.

Board Recognitions 11-19-15

These are the individuals who were part of the 11-19-15 Board Recognitions:

Elizabeth Diaz…is a 5th grader from Ms. Stowell’s class at Spring Meadows Elementary. Elizabeth has been involved in patrols, choir, and art. Elizabeth loves reading, animals and helping people. 

Isaac Marrero from Ms. Lewis’ class at Spring Meadows Elementary.  He is quite a leader, always looking out for his classmates and ways that he can be helpful. Isaac enjoys sports – especially basketball, and is involved in the afterschool basketball club. 

The student representatives attending this meeting:

1.    Our first board recognition comes from Coronado Village Elementary.  After the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation received some 4,500 initial nominations from across the U.S. for their Music Educator Award, the list of 25 semi-finalists has been selected and Coronado Village Elementary School Music Teacher Bonnie Anderson is on that list.    

The ten finalists will be announced in December and will all receive a $1,000 honorarium complete with matching grants for the schools.  The big winner will attend the Grammy Awards ceremony and receive a $10,000 prize. 
Congratulations to Ms. Anderson for getting this far and good luck the rest of the way through the selection process.

2.    Our next recognition comes from the JISD Energy Management Department.  Mr. David Oehler and The Energy Management department are being presented with rebate checks from Mr. Joe Jones from CPS Energy. 
This first check consists of a combined total of funds back to the district for six energy saving solutions the district completed.

Total check: $160,513.00 
Copperfield Indoor Lighting
Copperfield Outdoor Lighting
Copperfield Chillers
Park Village Chiller
PAC band practice Lighting
Kitty Hawk Locker Room Lighting 

The second check is for their participation in the CPS Energy’s Demand Response Program. The Demand Response Program is when the utility Grid is at a peak usage and CPS requests their customers to reduce usage where they can. 

This year the district saw a 45% cut from last year’s use. So CPS is presenting a total Demand Response check amount of $203,397.00. 

3.    Our next recognition comes from Crestview Elementary School.  Reward Schools are identified from accountability test results in two categories…High Performance and High Progress.  Crestview Elementary received both distinctions for their 2014-2015 academic achievement. Crestview Principal Yvonne Munoz is here to represent her staff and students and to receive a recognition of achievement …Congratulations!

4.    Our next recognition comes from the Transportation Department. Mr. Blas Rodriguez, Jr has been recognized by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation and awarded the designation of certified Pupil Transportation Trainer. (Mr. Davenport – Director of Transportation – is going to present a framed certificate).  Mr. Rodriguez had to complete a specific number of classes presented by TAPT and complete the “Train the Trainer” program. Mr. Rodriguez is the first individual in the Judson ISD Transportation Department to be awarded this certification.    Congratulations.

5. United Way Champions

 

 

6.    This recognition is not really a recognition, but is a show and tell item.  We have Judson High School student Jerry Villarreal who is a veteran marching band member to show you what a member of the future Patriot Band program might look like.  Although this is connected with an agenda item further down the list, we wanted to be considerate of the student’s time tonight and show it to you now.  This is the prototype uniform created by Fred J. Miller, Inc….the same company that designed band uniforms for Judson and Wagner.  The design was a product of the combined efforts of Mr. Keith Witt and Christina Clark and is based on the color palette chosen by the school board.  This is being submitted for board approval so the uniforms can be ready for the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.