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JISD Board Members, Mayors Tour Patriot Campus

School cafeteria

The excitement continues to build as the day draws closer for Mackey High School to open.  Construction continues to roll on as the campus is more than 90% complete with it scheduled to start the next school year in August.  JISD Board members Jose Macias and Arnoldo Salinas, Live Oak Mayor Mary Dennis and Universal City Mayor John Williams along with a number of district personnel took a quick tour to see how much progress has been made. Classrooms, the school library, the cafeteria, and the athletic facilities are all coming together nicely. But there are still a number of pieces to the puzzle that will be put in place in the coming weeks.  Go Patriots!!

School Library

View overlooking cafeteria from library

Mayors Williams (U.C.) and Dennis (Live Oak) talk in one of school's classrooms

School Band Hall

Competition Basketball Gym

Soccer field (foreground) Tennis courts in background

Football field and track

Front of Mackey HS

School Board Recognitions 3-24-16

Pledge Leader Sarai Gomez … she's a 5th grader from Woodlake Elementary. Sarai is part of the National Elementary Honor Society and school Drum Force. She is also a character in the play, “Cinderella.” As a National Elementary Honor Society member, Sarai participates in morning announcements and other activities for the school and community. Sarai is very self-motivating and naturally a great leader. She is able to help others, yet push herself to reach her potential. She is a great student to have in class and will, with no doubt, reach all her goals throughout her academic years in Judson.

Student Liaisons:
JECA: Amaya Harris, Reagan Osborn, Jaci Dillemuth, Alyssa Reynolds, Saline Diaz

Student Liaisons:
Judson HS: Alexandra Covarrubias, Emilee Hurst, Brooke Duncan

Student Liaisons:
Wagner HS: Norina Alvarado, Jamie Strain

The Judson HS Winter Guard recently was awarded 2nd place in the Winter Guard International Houston Regional Competition. They are currently preparing to compete at the WGI World Championships next month in Dayton, Ohio and ranked 1st in the nation of all groups attending the World Championships. Congratulations to these students:

Airiana H. Reyes, Alaza Vasquez, Alyssa Ortega, Baylie Kraft, Cassidy Robbins, Genesis Green, Jessika Chapa, Jinelle Drake, Kaitlain Dittberner, Kayla Fuhrman, Kelsey Cullen, Leslie Olguin, Mariah Thomas, Nadine Jurado, Nic Sotello,Shi Monique Cyphers, Tamia Thompson, Treyana Bolden. Their coach is Kim Booher.

Molly Tilton has shown extraordinary talent in a number of areas, but recently she won first place in the exhibit category at the San Antonio Regional History Day and will be going on to state. Molly is an 8th grader at Judson Middle School. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, Varsity Orchestra and Varsity Choir, and made the Region Choir in October. She is in the TAG Program and was recently added to the Duke University Talent Search last year for her high scores on state testing. She's actually taken the ACT test and her high score is already enough for college admission.

Judson High School student, Scott Rogers began taking piano lessons at the age of two and has gone on to win numerous piano competitions. But along the way he began to develop his voice as well. In fact, he has been named to the Texas Music Educators Association's All-State Choir. Scott is a member of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio as a percussionist and plays the piano with the Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been a member of the Judson Chorale and Cantate' since his freshman year. His Choir Director is Ms. Kay Sherrill.

Over the last several years the Wagner Wrestling Team has enjoyed some great success with state championships...well the tradition of state competition continues. Three student athletes placed at district and regionals and made it to state and did very well. Congratulations to Daniel Arau who is pictured above with Assistant Coach Robert Herron. Also congrats to Anthony Anderson and Barbara Trevino.

 

 

Board Briefs 2-18-16 Regular Board Meeting

Agenda of Regular School Board Meeting

 

The Board of Trustees

Judson ISD

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

A Regular School Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held February 18, 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

  1. Randy Pannel- support of 2016 bond proposal
  2. Converse City Mayor Al Suarez- support of 2016 bond proposal
  3. Melissa Wicker-overcrowding in schools (in support of 2016 bond)

 

4.

CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS

 

A.

Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of January 31, 2016

 

B.

Consider and take action regarding approving of Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000

 

C.

Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 16-01 Fundraiser Products and Services

 

D.

Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 16-03 for Electrical, HVAC, Controls and Plumbing

 

E.

Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Qualifications 16-13 for Legal Services (pulled Salinas)

 

F.

Consider and take action regarding approving Purchasing 13 School Buses and a Related Budget Amendment

 

G.

Consider and take action regarding approving Purchasing 5 Additional School Buses for the Transport of Students Enrolled in District Magnet Programs for the 2016-2017 School Year and A Corresponding Budget Amendment (A. Salinas) (pulled)

 

H.

Consider and take action regarding approving Policy Update 103, Affecting Local Policies, Second Reading:

ALL CONSENT ITEMS PASSED EXCEPT PULLED ITEMS E AND G WHICH PASSED AFTER DISCUSSION AND CLARIFICATION

 

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

ALL PASSED

 

5.

DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Consider and take possible action regarding approval of an Order Calling a Bond Election to be Held by the Judson Independent School District, Making Provision for the Conduct of a Joint Election, and Resolving Other Matters Incident and Related to such Election. (Passed 7-0)

 

B.

Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments

 

6.

DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS

 

A.

Superintendent Report

 

1.

Construction Update

 

B.

Presentation and Discussion of the Fall 2015 Demographic Report 

 

C.

Presentations and Discussion on In-District Charter and Texas Innovative Schools Programs (Flores)

 

D.

Discussion of the Anticipated Impacts at Capped Campuses (Paschall)

 

E.

Update on Statement of Impact Amendments

 

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

 

8.

CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION

 

A.

Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

School Board Recognitions 2-18-16

Pledge Leader Bryce Kato…he’s a 5th grader from Olympia Elementary. Bryce enjoys a good book… his favorite book series is Warriors.  He loves karate, has an orange belt and practices every afternoon.  He also enjoys music…especially classical music and his favorite composer is Beethoven. Bryce is President of Student Council and can also be found helping his mother at her business Kisuscreations.com where he assists in baking cupcakes and other creations.

Student Liaisons:
Judson HS: Regan Stanton, Caleb Brister, Cassidy Robbins

Student Liaisons:
Wagner HS: Mariah Gibbs, Taylor Martin

Student Liaison:
JLA: Brad Kessler

The Texas Association of Music Educators recently picked the members of the All State Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Bands. The process starts out with some 64,000 students auditioning from across the state. Through several tryouts, the numbers are whittled down to the best of the best. School board members recognized two JISD students for this accomplishment.

Congratulations to Wagner student Nathlalie Graciela Vela for making the cut as a member of the All-State Band and Orchestra playing the oboe and English horn. This is the second time for her to make this elite state ensemble.  She is also in the top 6% of her class and has acceptance letters from the University of Texas and SMU schools of music. She is under the musical direction of Band Director Jeremy Chapman. Her parents are Dennis and Jo Ann Vela and her brother Christian.

Joining her will be a very accomplished Judson High School flutest. Judson Junior Paula Wilson was selected to perform with the All-State Band as well. This is also her second time to be selected. Paula is a private student of Kay Southerland. She plays in the Judson High School Band under the direction of Jeffrey Keyes. Paula is the daughter of Joe and Margaret Wilson.

Just to give you an idea, only the top 3% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.

An assistant principal on a school campus is a person that wears many hats.  He or she supports the campus principal in the different initiatives and projects that go on at a campus, as well as taking care of individual student issues, lunch duty and of course helping carry out specific curriculum goals. It's a big job that takes a special brand of energy, wisdom and patience.  Well, the Region 20 Assistant Principal of the Year was picked and it's Copperfield Elementary School Assistant Principal Sherri Wrather.

Ms. Wrather has been with the district 3 years, working at Masters ES first and then to Copperfield ES when it opened.  The people she works with will tell you how incredibly effective she is with students...the encouragement she gives them and the invaluable team player she is with staff.

Board Briefs 1-21-16 Regular Board Meeting

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
1.    Randy Panell-regarding possible bond, unity in district
2.    Bob Coster- basketball courts at Park Village ES, Thank you from community
3.    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