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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.

A.    Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance    
Mark Lambert…natatorium
Michelle Thurman…natatorium
Pat McMullen…Evans Rd. High School
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)
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)  
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    
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    
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    

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



Board Recognitions 2-20-14

The Board Meeting's Pledge Leader for February 20, 2014 was Heaven Blanco...

Heaven is a student at Miller’s Point Elementary. She has maintained “All A Honor Roll” for as long as she has been enrolled at Miller’s Point.  Heaven is an outstanding speaker and leads the campus in morning announcements.  She has participated and won essay contests at the campus level, and is an exceptional artist.  Heaven is a member of the school’s Robotics club, and is interested in joining the STEM program next year at Judson Middle School.

The winner of the JISD STEM Academy Logo Contest was Crestview 5th grader Vianey Cano.

Her teachers are Carlos Gutierrez and Jose Rivera, Principal Dr. Nancy Gerhard. The district STEM logo winner was awarded a 1st place ribbon and an iPad donated by Trey McDougall of Clearly Zimmermann Engineers.

JISD TMEA All-State Musicians Are...

 from Judson High School….

   A senior clarinet player who is a 3 time TMEA All-State musician and also plays in the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio…Sarah Seagraves.  Sarah is the daughter of James and Hyaemee Seagraves.

  Next is a senior trumpet player who plays lead trumpet in the Judson Jazz Band and has composed music that’s been performed in UIL competition…Michael Lehman….Michael is the son of Tracey and Julie Lehmann.
   Our next all state musician is a senior Euphonium player who plays trombone in the Judson Jazz Band and is the baritone section leader…Tristan Anderson…Tristan is the son of Craig and Jeanette Anderson.
    Our next honored musician is a senior tenor saxophone player who is also part of the Judson Jazz Band. He is also one of the Drum Majors for the marching band…Josue Moreno…Josue is the son of Frank and Alma Moreno. 
    Now we move to Judson High School all state choir members.  This student is a junior soprano 2 singer. She is a two time all-stater and is also a student director…Elimel Nieves-Perez…she is the daughter of Eli and Melanie Nieves-Perez.
   Next is a senior soprano 1 singer. Not only is she a top quality, all state choir member, but she is also top notch actress qualifying for state theater competition…Brianna Pitts…Brianna is the daughter of Robin Farland.
    Our final Judson all-state choir member is a senior bass 2 singer. Along with qualifying for area and region choir the last three years, he is also a 2013-14 National Merit Finalist…Timothy Moreland…Timothy is the son of James and Gwendolyn Moreland. 
    Now…from Wagner High School. This student is a senior string bass player.  He is the first orchestra student in 14 years to be named to the All-State strings in the Judson ISD…Maruricio Torres…  Mauricio is the son of Alberto and Marcela Moreno.
   And our final all state musician is a first for the Judson ISD…ever.  This young man is a senior tuba player.  He has made the all state band all four years of his high school eligibility…that’s the first time that ever happened in Judson ISD history.  Approximately only 2% of musicians make an all state ensemble all four high school years... Frank John….Frank is the son of Lisa and Jimmy John.

Scarlet Friaga, Bridget Trejo and Julie Mata with JISD Board

We want to congratulate three Girls on the Wagner wrestling team who qualified for the state tournament. 
  First of all Bridget Trejo…she came back from an injury last season…and came back in a big way this year and did very well.   
   Scarlet Friaga…the wrestling season has been a tough one for her, being injured on and off through the year…yet she qualified but has been injured. 
    And then there’s Julie Mata.  As a junior she not only qualified for state with a 39-1 record, but she went through the state tournament without being taken down and won the state title in her classification 4-1 bringing a state championship to Wagner and Judson ISD.  We congratulate all these girls in this achievement. Their coaches are Ben Lenyard and Chris Galloway.

Board Recognitions 12-19-13

 Judson’s FFA team participated in the Texas FFA Leadership Career Development Event in Huntsville. Judson's team placed third in the State Public Relations Contest.  Team members included:  Jocelyn Cochran, Emily Oliver and Brittany Stevens. Their instructor is Andrea Watts. 

We have started a new award that we recognize once a semester. ..these awards are called Customer Service Recognition.  These are individuals that the Board, Dr. Mackey and the district want to honor for their outstanding attitude and their resulting service to students, parents and other staff members on a consistent basis.

The Following were honored:

1. Porter Rocha, Help Desk Technician in the Technology Dept. 
2. Christopher Bianco, Master Elementary Kinder Teacher 
3. Jamie Brown, District Testing Coordinator
4. Karis Johnson, Teacher at Judson Early College Academy
5. Becky Hampton, District Office Tax Clerk
6. Andrea Mitchell, Master Elementary Kinder teacher
7. Amanda Castro, Teacher at Kitty Hawk Middle School
8. Michelle Haese, Accounting Supervisor at the District Office
9. Pethrie Aldridge, 2nd grade teacher at Masters Elementary
10. Katherine Martinez, 1st grade teacher at Master Elementary
11. Sonia Mason, Route Coordinator with Transportation Dept
12.  Belen Jimenez-Valles, Counselor
13. Nelda Benavides:  District Receptionist
14. Soine Fisher: Music Teacher at Elolf Elementary
15. Tabitha Pryor: Special Ed Resource System Clerk
16. Wendy Sterling: Testing Clerk, District Office