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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.

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 12-20-18

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 December 20, 2018, 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
 
3. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a. Steven Schultz - dealing with any construction issues with communication
b. Doug McMurry - dealing with any construction issues/right to repair
c. Torrey Stanley Carleton- dealing with any construction issues/right to repair
d. Renee Henry- request for drill pad for Wagner ROTC & parking lot condition
 
4. REORGANIZATION OF THE JUDSON ISD BOARD LEADERSHIP:  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY (pulled for May board meeting)
 
5. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on November 15 and the Special Meeting held on December 7, 2018.
B. Consider and take action regarding approving the Monthly Financial Information as of November 30, 2018. The accounting department compiles various financial reports each month to inform the Board of Trustees on the financial position of the District. Estimated cash flow for the General Operating and Child Nutrition Funds.
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Amendments to the Budget for the 2019 Fiscal Year. These amendments are required to reflect the financial transactions of the district as well as to forecast the operating results of the funds.
D. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000. -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.
E. Consider and take action regarding approving Budget Transfers Across Expenditure Function Categories. These transfers are typical and have no effect on the "bottom line" of the expenditure budget. That is, no additional funds are being requested. The coding standards issued by the Texas Education Agency necessitate these changes to ensure that expenditures are coded to the appropriate function.
F. Consider and take action regarding approving Metropolitan Transit Agreement regarding the use of the parking area at Crossroads Mall for transfer of our McKinney-Vento students between districts. Approval of this agreement will allow our McKinney-Vento students to be picked up at Crossroads mall and dropped off at the various schools within our District. (pulled Eaton)
G. Consider and take action regarding approving moving the Regular Board Meeting from February 21 to February 19, 2019. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve moving the Regular Meeting to February 19, 2019 due to the Winter Governance Seminar taking place February 21-23, 2019.
H. Consider and take action regarding approving the following new staffing and reclassification requests:  Deletion of CTE Secretary (CIS 306), new staffing request for CTE Purchasing Specialist (CIS 307), reclassification of Adult and Community Education Coordinator number of days from 220 to 226, reclassification of Bond Project Clerk from paygrade CIS 303 to CIS 304. That the Board approve requested new staffing and reclassification requests: Deletion of CTE Secretary (CIS 306), new staffing request for CTE Purchasing Specialist (CIS 307), reclassification of Adult and Community Education Coordinator number of days from 220 to 226, reclassification of Bond Project Clerk (CIS 303) to (CIS 304). The new staffing and reclassifications would result in an approximate savings of $35,039.68 in Local Funds, additional cost of $42,940.00 in Federal Perkins CTE funds, and an additional cost of $3,109.76 in Bond Funds for the district due to the costs of salaries and benefits. (pulled Macias)
I. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the submittals for Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 19-03 District Wide Re-Roofing Projects - Phase II. Expenditures are anticipated to be $5,884,000. Expenditures will be made from 2016 bond funds and an insurance settlement for hail damage to the roof. The contract is for a specific project and will expire upon completion of all improvements.
J. Consider and take action regarding approval of the ranking of the submittals for Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 19-04 Districtwide Re-Roofing Projects - Phase III. Expenditures are anticipated to be $12,000,500. Expenditures will be made from 2016 bond funds and an insurance settlement for hail damage to the roof. The contract is for a specific project and will expire upon completion of all improvements.
K. Consider and take action regarding approval of amending the authorized representatives to perform investments for the District. This amendment is being requested because the individual who was in the Chief Financial Officer position, and authorized to perform investment transactions, is retiring. The approval of this agenda item will authorize the new Chief Financial Officer to perform investment transactions. (pulled, Macias)
L. Consider and take action regarding approval of a resolution designating the investment officers for the Judson Independent School District. Due to a change in personnel in the Business Services Department, the administration is requesting that the attached resolution be approved which designates the staff which will be authorized to invest District funds in accordance with Board policy CDA Legal and Local.
M. Consider and take action regarding approving a Settlement Agreement with Insurance Company to Cover Hail Damage to District Property. On April 12, 2016, a major hailstorm caused damage to twenty-two District campus and department facilities. The District was insured through Affiliated FM Insurance and the policy deductible was $100,000 per location with a maximum deductible of $300,000 per event. The final agreed settlement amount to repair the damage caused by the hailstorm is $X.XX(under negotiation), net of the $300,000.00 deductible amount. The insurance company has made advance payments to the District in the amount of $29,710,703.00. (pulled from agenda)
ITEMS A,B,C,E,G,I,J AND L PASSED ON CONSENT VOTE, ITEMS F,H,AND K PASSED AFTER DISCUSSION
 
6. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding approving renegotiating the Non-Exclusive License Agreement (Paschall). That the Board consider approving renegotiating the royalty rate of the license gross revenue realized from the sale or Sublicense of products bearing the Licensed Marks or Logos.  (tabled)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding approving conducting a comprehensive internal audit of Special Education (Macias). (tabled until February)
C. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approval of the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (see item 9 A)
 
7. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Update
B. Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (F.I.R.S.T) Presentation. Senate Bill 218 of the 77th Legislature (2001) implemented F.I.R.S.T. This law requires that the financial health of every school district in Texas be evaluated each fiscal year. Part of the requirement is that a public hearing be held to share the rating received and the underlying data used to determine the rating with the public.
C. Statement of Impact submitted by The Gathering Place
D. Update on Our Kids Can (Macias).
E. Update on SAT Prep Initiatives (Macias)
F. Mid-Year Update on Requests Made by Board Members
G. Update on Board Advisory Committees
H. Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members
 
8. 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, private consultation with the District’s attorneys to discuss status of pending construction defects litigation
 
9. 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 (Mark Webber announced as Assistant Principal at Candlewood ES) (passed)
 
10. ADJOURNMENT

Board Recognitions 12-20-18

Board Ceremonies and Recognitions 
Pledge Reader:  
 
He is Fabian Ortega-Herrera. Fabian is 11 years old and is a TAG student at Elolf Elementary. Fabian plays basketball for the Knights at the Alamo City Sports Complex, and he also enjoys playing video games.  His favorite subjects in school are math and social studies, and his least favorite subject is science.  He enjoys Elolf Elementary School because he likes the teachers and the many fun activities that go on at school.  
 
 
Color Guard Tonight:
Judson High School Junior ROTC:
Cadet First Lieutenant Star Clinton
Cadet Second Lieutenant Sidney Silva
Cadet Airman First Class Keith Mayne
Cadet Airman Justin Gonzalez
 
Board Recognitions:
a. The Fine Arts program is an active and robust part of the total education package in Judson ISD and recent competitive auditions have shown that our student musicians are very capable and talented.  At the recent Region 11 auditions, JISD had a number of students that emerged from the pack as the cream of the crop…and will be going on to compete for a chair at the state level. First, we will start with Band students from each high school. 
 
 
From Judson High School, Jeff Keys Director: 
Student musicians…
John Medina
Lonnie Buck
Jorge Rivera
Diego Zamora
Blake Lowak
Jaxson Havemann
Charles Samaniego
Alisha Pagan-Velez 
Kyle Martinez (placed 1st Chair Percussion)
Dominic Maldonado (placed 1st Chair Trombone)
Daniel Zamora (placed 1st Chair Bassoon)
In addition, Christen Robinson (1st chair Oboe) is out of town…
 
 
From Wagner High School, Frank Foster Director:
Student musicians…
Kenna Knowles – 
Anely Rivera – 
Izcalli Guadarrama – 
Jordan Simmons – 
 
Moving on to Choir:
From Judson High School, Director David Short:
Student musicians…
Jadin Blanchard
Haley Bennett
Lijah Finley
Molly Tilton
Heidi Neighbours (not able to attend)
Skye Swisher (not able to attend)  
 
From Veterans Memorial High School, Directed by Letitia Rodriguez:
Victoria Mata-1st chair Soprano 2  
 
From Wagner High School, Directed by Antionette Harris:
Leo Peery
Makayla Hall
Lafililo Fa’afiti
 
Dr. Ball and the JISD Board also recognized those students that participated in the district Christmas card design art contest including some of the winners.
 
 
 
Finally, Dr. Ball and the Board recognized Mr. Jose Elizondo who dedicated decades of service to JISD as its Chief Financial Officer. He is retiring at the end of the calendar year. 
 
 

Dr. Salinas Resigns As JISD Board President

In the regular meeting of the Judson ISD Board of Trustees on November 15, 2018, Board President Dr. Melinda Salinas submitted her resignation.  Dr. Salinas has been a trustee since May of 2015 and became Board President in January of 2017.  She explained to the board that she is moving out of the district boundaries preventing her from serving in her position, according to board policy.

She wants to thank all the wonderful staff and the community for giving her the opportunity to serve Judson ISD as an employee, elected trustee, and Board President.  The board thanked her by presenting a plaque of appreciation to her at the end of the meeting.  Below is a letter that she submitted to the board as her official letter of resignation.

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF THE LETTER 

 

 

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 11-15-18

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 November 15, 2018, 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 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:
  •   Judson High School Theater Students
  •    CPS Energy presentation of check to JISD Energy Management Department
  •    AP scholars
3. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD- None
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on October 18, 2018.
 
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of October 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 Funds; Estimated cash flow for the General Operating and Child Nutrition Funds; Cash reconciliation for the General Operating, Child Nutrition, Special Revenue, Interest & Sinking, and Construction Funds.
 
C. Consider and take action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 16-01 Fundraiser Products and Services. Allows the District to purchase goods and services in accordance with Section 44.031 of the Texas Education Code. Total annual expenditures are anticipated to exceed $50,000. Expenditures will be made from local and activity funds. All awards will be valid through June 30, 2019, with the option to extend for two additional one year periods.
 
D. Consider and take action regarding approving ranking of the engineering firms for services related to the material testing phase of the construction at Veterans Memorial High School - Building Addition. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the ranking of the engineering firms to provide services for the material testing phase of the construction at Veterans Memorial High School - Building Addition. It is further recommended that the Board of Trustees delegate the authority to the superintendent or her designee to execute contracts upon successful negotiations.
 
E. Consider and take action regarding approving the Judson Independent School District's Annual Financial Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2018. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the Judson Independent School District’s Annual Financial Audit Report for the Fiscal year 2018 as presented by the firm of Alonzo, Bacarisse, Irvine and Palmer, PC. The Board of Trustees is required to take action regarding the Financial Audit Report before it is submitted to the Texas Education Agency and other federal reporting agencies.
 
F. Consider and take action regarding approving the submission of the 2018 Tax Roll as certified by Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector for the Judson Independent School District. The certified appraisal roll has been submitted to the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector with corrections since the July 25 certification, the taxable values were applied to the approved 2018 tax rate of $1.44 which creates the 2018 Judson ISD Tax Roll totals.
 
G. Consider and take action regarding approving the District Improvement Plan. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the District Improvement Plan (DIP) for the 2018-2019 school year. The District Site Base Committee (DSBD) met on November 7, 2018, to review the plan. The DSBC will continue to meet and review data and discuss revision recommendations for the DIP throughout the year according to the following dates: January 16, 2019, March 6, 2019, May 8, 2019, June 12, 2019.
 
H. Consider and take action regarding approving a Memorandum of Understanding effective January 1, 2019, through June 7, 2019, with Parent/Child Incorporated of San Antonio and Bexar County, the new service provider for the Head Start Program. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Parent/Child Incorporated of San Antonio and Bexar County concerning the Head Start program at certain campus locations and delegate the authority to the superintendent to execute all necessary documents. Board approval is sought to continue program operations at Franz, Hopkins, and Park Village Elementary Schools.
 
I. Consider and take action regarding approving the K-8 ELAR Proclamation 2019 District Instructional Materials Committee. The committee is made up of campus-based teachers and C & I ELAR and ELL District representatives who represent the Judson Independent School District and provide the final recommendations for K-8 ELAR instructional resources for Proclamation 2019.
 
J. Consider and take action regarding approving an amendment to the Judson ISD Compensation Plan for the  2018-2019 Fiscal Year to include a stipend modification of class sponsors for Judson Early College Academy (JECA). Due to the unique responsibilities that are encompassed by the 9th and 10th Grade Class Sponsors at JECA, the Principal has determined that an equal stipend distribution is more appropriate for her campus as opposed to the traditional stipend distribution that is used at the other high schools, where 9 th and 10th Grade Class Sponsors do not receive a stipend. This Compensation Plan amendment would cost the district no ($0) additional dollars. 
(ALL CONSENT ITEMS PASSED 7-0)
 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding approving renegotiating the Non-Exclusive License Agreement. That the Board consider approving renegotiating the royalty rate of the license gross revenue realized from the sale or Sublicense of products bearing the Licensed Marks or Logos. (Paschall) (this item pulled by Ms. Paschall)
 
B. Consider and take possible action regarding approving inductees to the Judson ISD Civic and Athletic Hall of Honor as selected by the Hall of Honor Committees. To approve the Hall of Honor Finalists: Athletic Finalists are Jimmy Dykes, Sterling Jeter, and Melvin Boelter. The Civic Finalist is Dr. Melinda Salinas. (passed 7-0) 
 
C. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (vote after closed session)
 
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Report
2. Substitute Teacher Pay Rate Comparison
3. Human Resources Audit Update
 
B. Update on Board Advisory Committees
 
C. 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, the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments.
 
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discuss position of Deputy Superintendent.
 
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussion regarding organizational chart and duties of District level administration and possible program changes.
 
D. Pursuant to Texas Government Code § 551.071, Consultation with the School District's attorney regarding pending litigation styled Civil Action No. 5:16-cv-00832-XR; Alton Crain vs. Judson Independent School District, In the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.
 
E. Pursuant to Texas Government Code § 551.071, Consultation with the School District's attorney regarding pending litigation styled Civil Action No. 5:18-cv-269-FB; Caroline Ross vs. Judson Independent School District, Dr. Carl A. Montoya, Elida Bera, Dr. Melinda Salinas, Renee Paschall and Richard LaFoille, In the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.
 
F. Pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.074, Consider and discuss resignation of board member Melinda Salinas.
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel, the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (Passed 7-0)
 
B. Consider and take possible action regarding organizational chart and duties of District level administration and possible program changes. (Passed 7-0)
 
C. Consider and take possible action regarding pending litigation styled Civil Action No. 5:18-cv-269-FB; Caroline Ross vs. Judson Independent School District, Dr. Carl A. Montoya, Elida Bera, Dr. Melinda Salinas, Renee Paschall and Richard LaFoille, In the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. (no action)
 
D. Consider and take possible action to accept resignation of board member Melinda Salinas (Passed 5-1-1, Macias opposed, Salinas abstained)
 
9. ADJOURNMENT