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Board Recognitions 4-17-14

Pledge Leader: Zander Williams- a 5th grader from Park Village Elementary. Zander has attended Park Village since 3rd grade. Zander is an A-B honor roll student and is currently a member of the Park Village Robotics Club. Zander is part of the safety patrol and regularly participates as a member of the Morning PVTV Broadcast Crew. Zander will also be part of the inaugural class of Judson’s STEM-- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy next year. He is the son of Rose and Jackie Williams.

After competing in the district and regional engineering and science fairs and both times coming away with 1st place in her category, 7th grade student Madison Lagrimanta earned her the right to attend the Exxon-Mobil Texas Engineering and Science Fair. Her teacher is Mrs. Jennifer Hooper at Kitty Hawk and Mrs. Elsa Barrientos is the Science Specialist.

After the district and regional levels, these students competed at the State Refinishing Contest held in Corpus Christi at Del Mar College. Rebekka Howell placed 4th out of 12 in Refinishing Technical Information and Danielle Caballero placed 3rd out of 24 in Technical Information for Refinishing. 

The Grace Hopper Award recognizes great computer professionals in their field.  This year the Texas K-12 CTO Council chose Judson ISD Chief Technology Officer Steve Young as their Grace Hopper award winner for the state of Texas.

                                  

 The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) awarded Judson’s Purchasing Department with an Award of Merit. The TASBO recognized the Purchasing Department because of their commitment to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services. This department is comprised of Purchasing Director Mike Ashmore, Executive Secretary Hilary Moore (not pictured) and Department Buyer Debbie Baerman (not pictured) 

 

 

 

Board Briefs 4-17-14

Agenda of Regular Meeting

The Board of Trustees
Judson ISD


A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held April 17, 2014, 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 as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order 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
Tom Ponder- changing school start time for elementary
Michelle Thurman-natatorium 
John Borland-natatorium
Marilyn McKinney- CVE Wax Museum event
Mark Lambert-natatorium, time change for elementary
Steven Fernandez-resignation as Indian Education President

    
4.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Board Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting on March 27, 2014     
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of Board Minutes for the Special Meetings on March 17 and March 20, 2014    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Monthly Financial Information as of March 31, 2014    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Budget Transfers Across Functions    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Quarterly Cash Investment Report for all Funds as of March 31, 2014    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Construction Procurement Method for the Evans Road High School Water Line Extension     
G.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Ranking for Materials Testing Engineering Services for Evans Road High School     
H.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Construction Procurement Method for an Upgrade to the Uninterruptible Power Supply System for the Education Resource Center     
I.    Consider and take action regarding approval of a Texas Education Agency (TEA) Expedited Waiver for Staff Development    
J.    Consider and take action regarding approval of a Texas Education Agency (TEA) Expedited Waiver for Foreign Exchange Student Program    
K.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Instructional Materials: Mathematics, Grades K-8 & K-5 Spanish, Science, Grades K-12 & K-5 Spanish and Technology Applications, K-12
All Consent Items passed 
    
5.    DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of a Utility Services Agreement with San Antonio Water System (SAWS) for Water and Sewer Provisions for the Evans Road High School Site (passed)     
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of Increasing the Paid Lunch Prices for 2014-2015 (amended, option 2 passed)    
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding Initiating an Internal Audit of Human Resources (Macias) (pulled)    
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of an Opportunity Assessment Review at no Charge to Judson ISD by Chevron Energy Solutions Company (Adair) (passed)    
E.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of Local District Update CH(LOCAL): Purchasing and Acquisition, Second Reading (Adair)  (Tabled)    
F.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval to Direct the Superintendent to Develop a Plan for Meeting University Interscholastic League (UIL) Requirements to Build and Fund a Natatorium (Salyer) (amended, passed)    
G.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of establishing a Commitment of Fund Balance in the Amount of $3 Million Dollars for the Procurement of Future School Sites (Flores)  (passed)    
H.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of Moving the Date for the Regular May Board Meeting to Wednesday, May 14, 2014  (passed)    
I.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approval of the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments  (passed)    
6.    DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS    
A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Construction Update    
2.    JSTEM Academy Update    
3.    Curriculum: 3 Essential Instructional Systems (Vertical Alignment , Collaborative Planning & RPM) + Student Culture    
B.    Discuss Ramifications of Elementary Boundary Changes Approved on March 27 (Flores)    
C.    Policy on Internal Auditor - First Reading (Adair)    
D.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
E.    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    
B.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 and 551.074, Attorney Consultation Regarding Legal Issues Related to the Superintendent’s Retirement Plans, and Discussion Regarding Same (passed)    
C.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 and 551.074, Attorney Consultation Regarding Legal Issues Related to the Associate Superintendent’s Retirement Plans, and Discussion Regarding Same  (passed)    
8.    CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION    
A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel    
B.    Discussion and  take possible action regarding Superintendent's Retirement Plans    
C.    Discussion and  take possible action regarding Associate Superintendent's Retirement Plans    
9.    ADJOURNMENT

Dr. Mackey Retiring As Superintendent

After 30 years in education...17 as a superintendent, Dr. Willis Mackey will be stepping down from his position as Judson ISD Superintendent. He informed the School Board April 14 that he will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Dr. Mackey has been JISD Superintendent since December 2007.  His leadership has provided a beneficial element of consistency and forward thinking. Under his superintendence, the school district has seen its first bond passage by voters since 2006 resulting in the current construction of Copperfield Elementary and a new high school.  Judson Early College Academy also opened in 2009, JSTEM (STEM Academy) is set to open at Judson Middle School next school year and the district has developed a better financial posture.  The district's fund balance has topped $40 million and the district has realized significant savings through the refinancing of older bonds to the tune of $11 million.  Academically through curriculum decisions and instructional systems, Judson ISD was one of only three public school districts in the San Antonio metro area in which all campuses, elementary, middle school and high school met state academic standards.  All campuses also met federal academic standards. Dr. Mackey hopes to spend more time on his ranch that he maintains and works himself. 

Board Briefs, Regular Meeting 3-27-14

Agenda of Regular Meeting

The Board of Trustees
Judson ISD


A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held March 27, 2014, 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 as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order 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
Mark Lambert…natatorium
Michelle Thurman…natatorium
Pat McMullen…Evans Rd. High School
    
4.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Board Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting on February 20, 2014     
B.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Minutes for the Special Meetings held on March 17 and March 20, 2014 (pulled) (moved to next meeting)    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Monthly Financial Information as of February 28, 2014    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000     
E.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Amendments to the Budget for the 2014 Fiscal Year  (pulled)     
F.    Consider and take action regarding approval of an Order by the Board of Trustees of the Judson Independent School District Authorizing the Issuance of “Judson Independent School District Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2014”; Levying a Continuing Direct Annual Ad Valorem Tax for the Payment of the Bonds; Prescribing the Form, Terms, Conditions, and Resolving Other Matters Incident and Related to the Issuance, Sale, and Delivery of the Bonds, Including the Approval and Distribution of an Official Statement Pertaining Thereto; Authorizing the Execution of a Paying Agent /Registrar Agreement, an Escrow and Trust Agreement, and a Purchase Contract; Complying with the Letter of Representations on File with the Depository Trust Company; Delegating the Authority to Certain Members of the Board of Trustees and District Staff to Execute Certain Documents Relating to the Sale of the Bonds; and Providing an Effective Date (pulled)    
G.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Construction Procurement Method for the Replacement of the Child Nutrition Walk in Cooler Unit    
H.    Consider and take action regarding approval of a Resolution to Declare Real Property as Surplus - Park Village Elementary Portable Building (pulled)    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Request for Proposals 13-14 for General and Instructional Supplies     
J.    Consider and take action regarding approval of the Ranking for Request for Competitive Sealed
Proposals 14-11 for Evans Road High School (pulled)     
K.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Request for Proposals 14-17 for Access Control
& Security Camera Cabling, Installation and Repair     
L.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification for the 2014-2015 School Year     
M.    Consider and take action regarding approval of the Modified Schedule/State Assessment Days Waiver     
N.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Local District Update BP(LOCAL): Administrative Regulations, Second Reading (pulled)    
O.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Local District Update CH(LOCAL): Purchasing and Acquisition, Second Reading     
P.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Local District Update DCB(LOCAL): Employment Practices - Term Contracts, Second Reading     
Q.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Local District Update DCD(LOCAL): Employment Practices - At-Will Employment, Second Reading (pulled)
(ALL ITEMS PASSED EXCEPT PULLED ITEMS…ITEMS E, F H,J,N AND Q PASSED AFTER CLARIFICATION. ITEM B MOVED TO NEXT BOARD MEETING)     
5.    DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of Request for Proposals 14-15 for Human Resources Audit Services (tabled)    
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval to Add an Internal Audit (per TEC 11.170) Component to Review and Maintain the 2013 Bond (Macias)(withdrawn)    
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval Adjusting Elementary Boundary Lines for Copperfield and Converse Elementary Schools (Williams) (amended) (passed)    
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of an Opportunity Assessment Review at no Charge to Judson ISD by Chevron Energy Solutions Company (Adair) (pulled for next month)    
E.    Consider and take possible action to Establish a Professional Educator Pay Grade 10 (Adair) (died due to lack of second)    
F.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of Contracts for Teachers/ Nurses/ Librarians/ Counselors/ LSSP's/ Speech Pathologist for the 2014-15 School Year (passed)    
G.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approval of the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (passed)    
1.    Teacher Retirement System (TRS) Retirement Surcharge (Adair)  (pulled)  
6.    DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS    
A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Judson Education Foundation's State of the Foundation Presentation    
2.    SAT Data Presented by College Board (Macias)    
3.    Construction Update    
B.    Update on Natatorium (Salyer)     
C.    Report of United Communities of San Antonio at Metzger Middle School (Macias)    
D.    Discussion on District wide Emergency Response Systems (Macias)    
E.    Discuss Implementing a Financial Analysis, Through an Internal Audit (per TEC 11.170) of Judson I.S.D. Finances (Macias) (pulled)    
F.    Update to Local Policy CH(LOCAL) - Purchasing and Acquisition, First Reading (Adair)    
G.    Update on Statement of Impact Amendments    
H.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
I.    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    
B.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.076, Considering the Deployment, Specific Occasion For, or Implementation of, Security Personnel or Devices    
C.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 and 551.0821, Consultation with School Attorney Regarding Pending Litigation and Possible Settlement of Student v. Judson Independent
School District, Before a Special Education Hearing Officer for the State of Texas; Docket No. 035-SE-0213    
8.    CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION    
A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel    
B.    Consider and take possible action concerning Pending Litigation and Possible Settlement of Student v. Judson Independent School District, Before a Special Education Hearing Officer for the State of Texas; Docket No. 035-SE-0213    
9.    ADJOURNMENT

Current Instructional Calendar ('13-14) Changed

The current 2013-2014 Instructional Calendar has been changed...specifically the make up weather day.  Memorial Day will NOT be used as a bad weather make up day. Instead, there will be an early release day on April 25th to allow for Battle of Flowers celebrations.  The Judson Board of Trustees made the change during their regular meeting on February 20, 2014.  Next year's school calendar ('14-15) has also changed...the bad weather make up days will be at the end of the school year. Check out both calendars for changes.

Early release times are only for students and are as follows:

PreK: 7:30-9:10am  or  9:50-11:30 am
Elementary: 11:30 am
Middle Schools: 12:15 pm
High Schools: 1:00 pm

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED '13-14 CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED '14-15 CALENDAR