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JISD Board Advisory Committee Meetings Coming

Judson ISD has a number of advisory committees that help bring in community feedback and expert perspective to a number of different areas in which the district is investing time and money. They are an important way of making sure important decisions and initiatives are not made in a bubble and those being served have a say. The public is invited to any or all of these meetings to bring their views and suggestions to the mix. 
 

Bond, Building/Facilities Board Advisory Committee Meeting – February 4th, 6pm @ Metzger MS Cafeteria

Curriculum Board Advisory Committee Meeting – February 5th, 6 pm @ JECA Commons

Long Range Planning Board Advisory Committee Meeting – February 7th, 6 pm, ERC Conference Room 169

Finance Board Advisory Committee Meeting – February 6th, 6 pm, ERC Conference Room A

Board Recognitions For 1-24-19

There are the individuals recognized by the JISD Board during its regular meeting on January 24, 2019. 
 
Wagner High School Junior ROTC:
1. Cadet Master Sergeant Nathaniel Ruhl
2. Cadet First Sergeant Isiah Barnes
3. Cadet Second Lieutenant James Chairez
4. Cadet Private Aden Parra
 
 
JSTEM’s team "Making Herstory" has marked a huge milestone in their quest to become GirlsBuild national champions. The big news came earlier when their team was chosen as one of the ten nation-wide to compete this season, so they are national finalists. 
They are  Nelly Erby, Naolin Gonzales, Marissa Ramirez, Cheyenne Lopez, and Mariana Rangel, Ava Ricks, Dianna King, Isabel Romero, Alexandra Banda, Daniya Vidal, Nevaeh Topp, and Rhianna Starks. 
Their website, event plans, and budget draft documents were just acknowledged by girls-build.org. Their challenge is to implement their community project of service and advocacy over the next few months.  Champions are selected in May. Their instructor is Mr. Randall Ohman. Congratulations to her and would her parents please stand to be recognized.
 
Being recognized by a national association affiliated with what you do as your profession is a wonderful thing. Judson High School Theater Arts Director Larry Bailey has been honored by the National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society. His special membership is the result of his
students' speech and debate presentations, competition, and service. Mr. Bailey works hard with his students to perform with confidence and purpose in each production and competition. He will be featured in the National Speech and Debate magazine called “Rostrum” coming in February and will be recognized at the National Speech & Debate Contest in Dallas in June. Congratulations!
 
. Our final recognition is from Wagner High School.  The football team at Wagner High School made history this year.  The Thunderbirds went 13-2 and made it to the State Semifinals for the first time and they let it be known that Wagner aims to be in the postseason mix for years to come. The hard work and dedication that the T-Birds have invested have brought them farther than other previous Wagner football team. While the team’s ride through the playoffs stopped at the semifinals, Coach Bruce and his staff have really worked hard with this team and the players responded by giving their all.   They deserve our recognition and congratulations. Coach Bruce and his staff brought some of the players to represent the team for this evening’s recognition. 
They are:
 
1.  Elijah Balderas, Senior - Plays Defensive Tackle, varsity letterman, Part of the Defensive Line that had 5 shutouts.
 
2.  Javon Barnes, Senior - Plays Cornerback, 3-year letterman, All-District First Team, Played in the San Antonio All-Star Game.  VYPE Defensive Player of the Year (Corner).
 
3.  Kavon Barnes, Senior - Plays Cornerback, 3-year letterman, All-District First Team, Played in the San Antonio All-Star Game.  VYPE Defensive Player of the Year (Safety).
 
4.  Noe Diaz, Senior - 2-year letterman, Week 1 Kens Army Strong Award, All-District First Team, Played in the Texas All-Star Game.
 
5.  Greg Steptoe, Senior - Plays Line Backer, 2-year letterman, All-District First Team, Honorable Mention All-State, Played in the Texas All-Star Game.
 
6.  Tobias Weaver, Senior - Plays Quarterback, 2 -Year letterman, Week 3 player of the week, Vype Magazine offensive player of the year, All-District First Team, Played in the San Antonio All-Star Game.
 
7.  Demarcus Hendricks, Junior - Plays Defensive End, 2-year letterman, Led the district in interceptions, All-District First Team, All-City, Honorable Mention All-State.
 
8.  Raphael Zertuche, Junior - Plays Offensive Line, 2- year Letterman, All-District First Team, All City 
 
9.  L.J. Butler, Sophomore - Plays Running Back, 2- year Letterman, All-District First Team, All City
Player of the Game for Regional Champions,  All VYPE 1st Team.
 
Coaches:
1.  Desmon Battle - Secondary Coach
2.  Brandon Kallies - Slots Coach and Head Baseball Coach
3.  Adam Lopez - FCA Huddle Leader, Assistant Offensive Line Coach, and Assistant Baseball Coach
4.  Charles Bruce - Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator, Express-News Football Coach of the year.
 
Our JISD Board Members were given special recognition for their hard work at the beginning of the meeting. This also included unique wall decorations depicting the board watering the seeds of educational excellence and a special slide show presentation prior to the meeting. Thank you JISD Board for all you do.

Board Briefs 1-24-19 Regular 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 24, 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. JSTEM's GirlsBuild team
    b. Larry Bailey national recognition from Speech and Debate Association
    c. Wagner High School Football team members and coaches
 
3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on December 20, 2018
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of December 31, 2018. The accounting department compiles various financial reports each month to inform the Board of Trustees on the financial position of the District. The following reports are included for this purpose: Revenue and Expenditure (Budget vs. Actual) for the General Operating, Child Nutrition, and Interest & Sinking;
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Cash Investment Report for all funds as of December 31, 2018. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the investment report for the following funds (As of December 31, 2018): General Operating Fund Child Nutrition Fund Interest & Sinking Fund Construction Funds (Series 2013, 2016, and 2017)
D. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000. Board Policy CH (Local) states that any single, budgeted purchase of goods or services that cost $50,000 or more shall require Board approval before a transaction may take place, unless the purchase falls into a categorical exemption as reflected in the policy. A categorical exemption shall be defined as: -Board approved contract; -Continuing or periodic purchases under a board-approved contract or bid; -Expenditures for utilities including electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water and wastewater; -Expenditures for impact and permitting fees imposed by municipalities and county governments; -Payments to the County Appraisal District. -Expenditures for vehicle fuels procured through board-approved purchasing cooperatives; -Expenditures for food service products procured through board-approved purchasing cooperatives. (pulled, Macias)
E. Consider and take action regarding approving Amendment to the budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The Chiller at Spring Meadows Elementary School needs to be replaced as soon as possible. This is an item that was unforeseen and not budgeted for. This amendment will increase the Budget by $266,863 in local funds from fund balance. (pulled, Macias)
F. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the submittals for Request for Proposal 19-11 for a Consultant to Evaluate the Curriculum & Instruction Program at Judson ISD. It is recommended that the Board approve the ranking of the submittals for RFP 19-11 Consultant to Evaluate the Curriculum & Instruction Program at JISD for the hiring of a consultant to complete the project as presented in the attachment and delegate the authority to the Superintendent or her designee to execute all contracts and related documents necessary to complete this project. Expenditures are anticipated to be $93,280. Expenditures will be made from local funds. The contract is for a specific project and will expire upon completion of all work. (pulled, Macias)
G. Consider and take action regarding approving the Member Representative for the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the appointment of William Atkins as the Member Representative for the Property and Casualty Alliance of Texas. (pulled, Macias)
H. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare January 2019 School Board Recognition Month.
I. Consider and take action regarding approving a proclamation to declare February 2019 Career & Technical Education Month ®It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve a proclamation on behalf of Judson ISD to show continue support for the valuable Career and Technical Education programs offered at JISD schools, the students who benefit from them, and the dedicated teachers who share their knowledge and passion.
J. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare February 4-8, 2019 National School Counseling Week, Theme "School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life." National School Counseling Week 2019, "School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life," will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2019, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. N
K. Consider and take action regarding approving the Certified List of Appraisers for the 2018-2019 School Year. Certified appraisers are needed to evaluate all teaching personnel within JISD per the requirements of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).
L. Consider and take action regarding approving the 2019-2020 Instructional Calendar. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve Option B as the Instructional Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year as presented.
M. Consider and take action regarding approving the Judson Early College Academy School Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year. The calendar is very similar to the JISD calendar options to minimize discrepancies. Any differences are due largely to the constraints of the NLC calendar.
N. Consider and take action to Order a Regular Trustee Election for District 1, and At-Large Place 6 and At-Large Place 7 on May 4, 2019. Recommendation for the Board to approve order of a Regular Trustee Election for District 1, and At-Large Place 6 and AtLarge Place 7 on May 4, 2019.
Considerar y tomar acción para Ordenar una Elección Regular para Miembros Directivos Escolares para el Distrito 1, y Lugares en General el Lugar 6 y el Lugar el 4 mayo, 2019.

ITEMS A,B,C, H,I,J,K,L,M,N PASSED. ITEMS D,E,F,AND G PASSED AFTER CLARIFICATION

 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding approving the reclassification of number of work days for core subject Curriculum and Instruction Specialists. That the Board approve the requested reclassification of increase in number of work days from 216 to 226 for core subject Curriculum and Instruction Specialists (ELAR, Math, Science, Social Studies). The cost of said increase in days will be both locally funded ($19,419.00) and Title 1 funded ($9,709.50).  (passed, 6-0)
B. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments.  (see agenda item 8A)
 
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Update
B. Revision of MOU between Judson Education Foundation and Judson ISD. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees be presented with an annual report with quarterly updates by the JEF executive director with a revision of the JEF & JISD MOU to reflect as such. Because the Judson Education Foundation raises funds to support innovative teacher and principal grants and student scholarships for the students of Judson ISD, it is important for the Board to be kept abreast, of the impact that the foundation is having on the district.
C. Innovative Schedule for all High Schools. The Innovative Schedule Advisory Committee will share a presentation with the Board of Trustees describing the Innovative Schedule for All High Schools. The information presented will outline the advantages for students, the misconceptions of the Innovative Schedule, and the reasons to consider implementation of this schedule at the high school level.
D. Discussion of District-wide Summer Programming for Judson ISD students. Provide an update of Summer School planning to keep everyone informed. An initial meeting was held on January 9th and this planning is moving forward.
E. Review 2018-19 Administrative Review (AR) and Procurement Review (PR) of School Nutrition Programs (SNP). Review the results of the evaluation for the first componets of the Administrative Review (AR) and Procurement Review (PR) of our School Nutrition Programs (SNP). The results of phase one of these reviews was: Met Standards which is the highest level of result obtainable under this evaluation from the Texas Department of Agriculture.
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 and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, attorney consultation regarding legal issues related to Superintendents mid-year evaluation and contract
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and Discuss the Superintendent's mid-year evaluation and contract
D. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, attorney consultation regarding legal issues related to pending Special Education matters
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments ( passed)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding Superintendent midyear evaluation and contract
9. ADJOURNMENT

Wortham Oaks Goes On Tour

Wortham Oaks Elementary recently received its Certificate of Occupancy. That's a huge step in the construction process and a step closer to opening doors at JISD's newest campus.  The Judson ISD Board Trustees toured the campus located north of Evans Road and saw how everything was coming along and what finishing touches still are in progress.  Later in the day, other employees of the district were able to take a look around as well.  The campus is scheduled to open on February 4, 2019, as the district's 20th elementary school. 

       

It's School Board Appreciation Month!

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Judson ISD is joining other districts across the state to honor the countless contributions of our locally elected advocates for Texas schoolchildren and public schools.

School board members tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. They are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. In addition, they provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates. 
Our district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay. 

 

Renee Paschall is Board Vice President. She was elected to serve in May of 2015 as an At Large member. She is a former educator who has lived in the district for more than 30 years.  

 

Board Secretary Jose Macias was elected to the board in 2010 and represents district 4. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran, a graduate of OLLU, and works as a non-profit administrator. 

 

Richard LaFoille has served on the board since 2004 representing District 2. He's a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired and has lived in JISD for more than 40 years. 

 

Debra Eaton is an Army veteran of 28 years and was elected to the board in 2017 serving District 3. She holds a Masters in Education and has been a JISD resident for more than 25 years.  

 

Suzanne Kenoyer was elected in 2017 for District 1. She is a retired JISD teacher who has 23 years experience in the classroom and as a curriculum specialist. She's lived in JISD for 26 years. 

 

Jennifer Rodriguez was elected in 2017 for District 5 and has lived in the district for more than 10 years. She has worked in education for 16 years both as a teacher and in teacher development. 

 

Please take a moment and tell school board members thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.