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Board Recognitions 11-17-16

Pledge Reader:

Stacy Sosa-Rommel is a great 5th grade student at Mary Lou Hartman Elementary and has been a true Hartman Knight since Kindergarten. Stacy has maintained her status of “A” Honor Roll throughout her years and participated in various TAG projects.  She has been an exemplary role model and exhibits true leadership qualities.  She is an avid reader and in her spare time enjoys dancing and swimming.

 

Veterans Memorial High School Junior ROTC presented the colors at our board meeting for the first time in school history. Members are Cadet Jose Allende, Cadet Caraline Mitchell, Cadet Aiden Gomez and Cadet Daniel Demeties. Also pictured is the school's principal Christina Clark and ROTC instructor Derrick Allard.

 

Our first recognition comes from our own JISD Board of Trustees.  Mr. Gilbert Flores who has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of School Boards for the past three years is wrapping up his term of service. He was elected in 2013 to serve a three year term and Dr. Montoya and the JISD Board wanted to recognize him for his leadership in that position. Mr. Flores by serving on the TASB board represented this district and Region 20-D. Thank you and congratulations Mr. Flores.

 

Our next recognition comes from the Judson ISD’s Energy Management Department. For the last several years the district has participated in the Demand Response Program with CPS Energy. This is a program that CPS started as a way of taking pressure off the power grid during peak usage time like during the summer when everyone’s A/C is humming.  Judson ISD participates in the Demand Response Program cutting our energy use through energy efficient presets during those times. This year 17 campuses participated reducing power use by more than 4900 kilowatts.  CPS Energy representative Joe Jones presented an incentive check to the district with a large number on it.  ($358,719).  That is a 76% increase from last years amount.

 

Our last recognition comes from the Judson CARE Academy.  The Iva Dean Cook Educator of the Year award is given to one who demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the career education and transition of students with disabilities. The DCDT (Division of Career Development and Transition) is part of the Council For Exceptional Children and acknowledges individuals and groups that provide exceptional educational opportunities to students through practice and research. The board wanted to recognize Ms. Teresa Pena for receiving the Iva Dean Cook Award. Congratulations. You may remember Ms. Pena was our JISD Teacher of the Year last year and was recognized by KENS 5 as an ExCEL  teacher from our district.

Board Recognitions Regular Meeting 10-20-16

Pledge Leader:

Kathryn Palitza is an exceptional 5th grade student from Converse Elementary School. She is very active in the school safety patrol and last year earned Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll.  Outside of school she has obtained her Junior Blackbelt in martial arts and just obtained Sensei Rank and is now a Leader/Teacher at Patriot Martial Arts.

Judson ISD recently set aside a day in October to recognize the consistent contributions that our custodial and maintenance staff make each day to the cleanliness and daily operation of our campuses. Two custodial staffs were recognized as the cleanest of the clean.  They came from Crestview Elementary School (elementary level) and Metzger Middle School (secondary level). A special video was also viewed by the board and all attending that was a tribute to the hard work of our custodians.  The music was made possible by the Copperfield Elmentary School choir under the direction of Ms. Crisp. The video can be viewed in the October Judson Post that was emailed out on 10/26 from Judson ISD with the subect line of: The Piano Man Makes One Texas Stop, See Him!

Crestview ES 

Metzger MS

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 10-20-16

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 October 20, 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.    Michael Holdman (overcrowding of schools)    

4.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meetings held on July 21, August 18 and September 15, 2016    
B.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of September 30, 2016    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving Budget Transfers Across Functions (pulled Macias), (passed)    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditure Equal to or Greater than $50,000    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Cash Investment Report for All Funds as of September 30, 2016    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving the 2016 Tax Roll    
G.    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 2016A”; 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 Approve and Execute Certain Documents Relating to the Sale of the Bonds; and Providing an Effective Date    
H.    Consider and take action regarding approving an Order by the Board of Trustees of the Judson Independent School District Authorizing the Issuance of “Judson Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2016B”; 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; Exercising a Purchase Option for Real and Personal Property Under a Lease with Option to Purchase with the Judson Independent School District Public Facility Corporation and Authorizing the Execution of Documentation in Connection Therewith; Complying with the Letter of Representations on File with the Depository Trust Company; Delegating the Authority to Certain Members of the Board of Trustees, Corporation Staff, and District Staff to Approve and Execute Certain Documents Relating to the Sale of the Bonds; and Providing an Effective Date    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approval of a Resolution by the Board of Trustees of the Judson Independent School District Authorizing the Issuance of Obligations Designated as “Judson Independent School District Maintenance Tax Notes, Series 2016”; Making Provision for the Payment Thereof by the Annual Levy of the District’s Maintenance and Operations Ad Valorem Taxes; Providing the Terms and Conditions of Said Notes and Resolving Other Matters Incident and Related to the Issuance, Payment, Security, Sale, and Delivery of said Obligations, Including the Approval of an Official Statement Pertaining Thereto; Authorizing the Execution of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement, And an Official Bid Form; Complying with the Requirements of the Letter of Representations Previously Executed with the Depository Trust Company; Delegating the Authority to Certain Members of the Board of Trustees and District Staff to Approve and Execute Certain Documents Relating to the Sale of the Notes; Authorizing the Execution of any Necessary Engagement Agreements with the District’s Financial Advisors and/or Bond Counsel; and Providing an Effective Date     
J.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-01 for E-Rate Services    
K.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-02 for Orientation and Mobility Services    
L.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-06 for Automatic Bus Wash System and a Related Budget Amendment to the General Operating Fund (pulled, Paschall) (passed)    
M.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-05 for Textbooks (pulled, Paschall) (passed)    
N.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-07 for Network Drop Installation     
O.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-08 for Computer and Networking Equipment     
P.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Ranking of Architects for the Construction of a New Elementary School at the Escondido North Elementary School Site (pulled, Paschall) (passed 4-1, Dr. Salinas)    
Q.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Construction Procurement Method for the Hopkins Elementary School Vestibule Project (pulled, Macias) (passed)    
R.    Consider and take action regarding approving an Interlocal Agreement with the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas (PCAT) (pulled, Macias) (passed)    
S.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Memorandum of Understanding with Our Lady of the Lake University for Special Education Services (pulled, Macias) (passed)    
T.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Elementary Class-size Exception Report Addendum for 2016-2017 Kindergarten through 4th Grade (pulled, Dr. Salinas) (passed)    
U.    Consider and take action regarding approving the District Improvement Plan (pulled, Dr. Salinas) (passed)    
V.    Consider and take action regarding approving Campus Targeted Improvement Plan for Park Village Elementary School (pulled, Dr. Salinas) (passed)    
W.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Updated Certified List of Appraisers for the 2016-2017 School Year 

ITEMS NOT PULLED PASSED,  ALL PULLED ITEMS WERE PASSED AFTER CLARIFICATION    


5.    DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of a Board Resolution Related to a One-time Supplemental Payment to Employees for the 2016–2017 School Year and a Related Budget Amendment (Macias) (pulled)    
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Appointment of Three Community Members for the Judson I.S.D. Hall of Honor Selection Committee. (Mike Holdman, Virginia Bueno and Randy Pannell) (passed)    
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Capping of Judson I.S.D. Campuses (tabled)    
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Addition of a New Assistant Principal for Wagner High School and A Respective Budget Amendment for the Staffing Allocation (passed)    
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.    Construction Report    
B.    Campus Enrollment Reports (M. Salinas)    
C.    Highly Qualified/Highly Effective Teacher Report (M. Salinas)    
D.    Policy Update 106, Affecting Local Policies, First Reading:    
1.    EHBAF(LOCAL): Special Education - Video/Audio Monitoring    
E.    Update to DNA(LOCAL): Performance Appraisal - Evaluation of Teachers, First Reading    
F.    Update to EG(LOCAL): Curriculum Development, First Reading    
G.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
H.    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    

JISD Honors Pre-Engineering Students

Some 70 students were recognized for their hard work in the Judson ISD's Pre-engineering Program.  This is a summer program that involves middle and high school students delving into challenging but fun math-based projects that take them deeper into the world of engineering and science in a practical way.  So instead of sleeping late and hanging out at the house during the summer, they took on the adventure of UTSA's PREP program.  This identifies students that have a keen interest in applied math projects that prepare their thinking and problem solving skills to develop answers.  Recognition for taking a rewarding, but path less traveled.  

        

 

Park Village Library, Now Janice LaFoille Library

It's not everyday that an individual makes an impact on students that lasts for years and years.  That's what volunteer Janice LaFoille has contributed to the library at Park Village Elementary School.  The campus library was dedicated in her name with a special ceremony.  For 17 years Mrs. LaFoille has been in that library encouraging kids to read and to appreciate a good story.  Along the way, she has shown a caring and humble spirit with the staff and of course the students who have walked in and out of the Park Village doors over the years.  Congratulations to her and a warm expression of appreciation for her work.