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Board Recognitions 3-22-18

Pledge leader is Preston Young has attended Woodlake Elementary from kindergarten to 5th grade. He has three brothers: age 8, 9, and 16 years old. Preston is an A/B Honor Roll student, has been a Boy Scout for the last 4 years, and has perfect attendance at Woodlake since he started in Kindergarten. Preston is a great role model at school, willing to help in any situation. He aspires to go into the field of engineering but right now he enjoys animals and the outdoors.

Our first recognition comes from Judson High School. This student is a member of the Judson High School Band and was selected as a member of the prestigious Texas Music Educators’ Association All-State Band.  He was chosen for this great honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. As a part of this honor, this student performed at the TMEA Clinic/Convention at San Antonio's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center this past February.  Please congratulate Alex Gutierrez.
 
Alex plays clarinet at school under the direction of Jeffrey Keyes, Director of Bands at Judson.  This is Alex’s second time to be chosen to be a member of this Texas Music Educators' Association All-State Band organization.   Alex is the son of Joe and Esthela Gutierrez.

Our second recognition comes from Judson High School as well.  You have probably heard about the tremendous success that our girls’ basketball programs in the district have been seeing lately.  The Judson High School Lady Rockets went all the way to the state final and lost a tough, close game to Plano 62-58.  Their record of 34 wins and 5 loses is testimony to their commitment and ability to work as a team for a goal bigger than themselves. 

Team members are:
Teanna Huggins - Sophomore 
Corina Carter - Junior
Victoria Gonzales - Senior
Keanalei Aukuso - Junior
Heaven Mbaruk - Senior
Olivia Flowers - Senior
Demiya Barnett - Senior
Tiffany McGarity - Junior
Kyra White - Junior
Gabriella Patterson - Senior
Desiree Lewis - Senior
Ziyya Brown - Junior
Kierra Sanderlin - Freshman

Assistant Coaches:
Tosha Kennedy
Tamara Torru
Nia Torru

Head Coach:
Triva Corrales

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 2-15-18

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 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
 
3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a. Frank Arnold- coaching periods
b. Jim Rackley- coaching periods
c. D. W. Rutledge- coaching periods
d. Sherry Call-coaching periods
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Special Meeting held on January 18, 2018, Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on January 25, 2018 and Minutes from the Special Meeting held on February 5, 2018
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of January 31, 2018
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000
D. Consider and take action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 17-35 for General and Instructional Supplies
E. Consider and take action regarding approving the 2017-18 Application for Missed School Days Waiver (pulled by administration)
F. Consider and take action approving a Proclamation to declare March 2018 Social Workers Month.  Theme: Social Workers:  Leader.  Advocate.  Champions.
ALL CONSENT ITEMS PASSED
 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding the approval of the renewal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Alamo Colleges District for the 2018-2019 School Year for Judson Early College Academy (JECA) (passed, 5-0)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding the approval to terminate Early College High School Memorandum of Understanding between Alamo Colleges District, San Antonio College, and Judson Independent School District for Judson High School, Karen Wagner High School and Veterans Memorial High School. (passed, 5-0)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding approving the following reclassification staffing request from Director - Governmental, Community and Judson Education Foundation (JEF) Relations (AP 507) to Coordinator - Business Partnerships, Community and Judson Education Foundation (JEF) Relations (AP 503) (passed, 4-1, Paschall dissenting)
D. Consider and take possible action regarding approving a new staffing request for Accounting / Payroll Specialist. (passed, 5-0)
E. Consider and take possible action regarding approving Gibson Consulting Proposal for Human Resources Audit (passed, 5-0)
F. Consider and take possible action regarding possible RFP for Superintendent Search Firms (no vote or discussion)
G. 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 Report/Update
B. Discuss Attendance Zones for the Two New Elementary Schools and Student Capacity at Remaining Schools (Kenoyer)
C. First Reading of DEC (LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Leave and Absences
D. Update on Statement of Impact by the following schools:
1. Great Hearts Texas
2. Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering
E. Update on Board Advisory Committees
F. Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members
G. Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Preparation - Meeting Dates (Macias)
 
7. CLOSED SESSION
A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Attorney Consultation regarding Legal Issues related to Superintendent transition including, but not limited to, possible RFP for Superintendent search firms
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, consider and discuss Superintendent Transition
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel (passed, 5-0)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding possible RFP for Superintendent search firms (no discussion, no vote taken)
 
9. ADJOURNMENT

Dr. Montoya Announces Retirement

Dr. Carl A. Montoya was hired by the Judson ISD Board of Trustees in March of 2015 and has many accomplishments to his credit while serving as superintendent.  He has spent 44 years in education, 15 as a superintendent, but he has decided to announce his retirement effective the end of the fall 2018 semester.  He came to Judson ISD from the valley area at Brownsville ISD as its superintendent and led Aransas Pass ISD before that in that same capacity.

Below is a joint statement from Dr. Montoya and the School Board about this decision.  

Dr. Carl Montoya has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Judson Independent School District effective at the end of the fall semester in 2018, after completing 44 years in education.  
On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Dr. Montoya for the District’s achievements and accomplishments during his tenure as Superintendent. Working with the Board of Trustees and his team of administrators and educators, Dr. Montoya has helped the District pass two major bonds for much-needed construction and improvements in our facilities; open Veterans Memorial High School; and expand the District’s STEM, Dual Credit/AP, and career technology programs.
Dr. Montoya thanks the present and past Boards of Trustees for providing him with the opportunity to serve in the Judson Independent School district. Dr. Montoya would like to express his heartfelt appreciation to the staff and community for their support of the District’s programs and services during his term as Superintendent, and throughout his years of service in the community and district.  
The Board extends its best wishes to Dr. Montoya in his future endeavors. On its part, the Board will begin discussing and planning its search for a new superintendent in order to not disrupt the district’s operations.

 

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 1-25-18

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 January 25, 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
 
3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEAR
1. Pearl Fernandez, Mark Trevino: JECA Robotics accomplishments
2. Lynn Hollon: 5X5 accelerated block 
3. Ryan Dickerson: TAOS equipment
4. Daniel Dickerson: TAOS equipment
5. Suzanne Dickerson: ARD procedures
6. Cathy Heshmat-Speech & AT
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Special Meeting held on April 23, 2015, Minutes from the Special Meeting held on June 26, 2017 and Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on December 21, 2017 (pulled, LaFoille)
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of December 31, 2017
C. Consider and take action regarding approving of Cash Investment Report for all funds as of December 31, 2017
D. Consider and take action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 17-35 for General and Instructional Supplies
E. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the proposals for Request for Proposal 18-07 for the Landscaping Maintenance Services (pulled, Paschall)
F. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the proposals for Request for Proposal 18-13 for the Digital Video Projector Project
G. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare January 2018 School Board Recognition Month
H. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare February 2018 Career & Technical Education Month
I. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare February 5-9, 2018 National School Counseling Week, Theme Helping Students Reach for the Stars
J. Consider and take action regarding approving an agreement with HPSA Land Partners, LLC to create a Sanitary Sewer Easement on property located on Woodlake Parkway in the Horizon Pointe Subdivision
K. Consider and take action regarding approving the Second Reading of the following LOCAL Policies:
1. DEC(LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Leaves and Absences
2. EHBAF(LOCAL):  Special Education - Video/Audio Monitoring
3. EIA(LOCAL):  Academic Achievement - Grading/Progress Reports to Parents
4. FFH(LOCAL):  Student Welfare - Freedom From Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
5. GBAA(LOCAL):  Information Access - Requests for Information
L. Consider and take action regarding approving the a Texas Teacher Evaluation Support System (T-TESS) appraiser for the 2017-2018 School Year

ITEMS B,C,D,F,G,H,I,J,K AND L PASSED IN CONSENT.  ITEM A PASSED 6-0-1 WITH LAFOILLE ABSTAINING.  ITEM E PASSED 7-0

 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding approving and appointing a committee to develop a plan in order to pursue the designation as a District of Innovation (passed ,7-0)
B. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (Passed, 7-0)
 
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Update
2. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Report
B. Discuss Senate Bill 725 - Creating and Operating District Food Pantry
C. Human Resources Audit Follow-up (Macias)
D. Judson Early College (JECA) Discussion (LaFoille)
E. Update on study to achieve grade level and above (Macias)
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
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072, Discussing Purchase, Exchange, Lease, or Value of Real Property
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071 and 551.0821, deliberation and 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. 255-SE-0617
D. Pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code, attorney consultation related to Superintendent's mid-year evaluation
E. Pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code, Consider and Discuss the Superintendent's mid-year evaluation
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel
B. Consider and take possible action regarding Purchase, Exchange, Lease, or Value of Real Property
C. 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. 255-SE-0617
 
9. ADJOURNMENT

Board Recognitions 1-25-18

Pledge Leader Janabou Diallo is a 5th TAG and Choir Student at James Masters Elementary. She is Judson Strong and a model student in all of her endeavors! Janabou treats her Teachers and Peers with the upmost respect at all times!

 

 

January has been Board Appreciation Month and campuses all across the district have been showing their appreciation for the work the board has been doing to benefit our students.  Their impact has been immense on such accomplishments such as recent bond elections, new school construction as well as the upgrading of existing campuses and finding a way to continue to offer students a cost effective way to earn college credit while still in high school. So Hats-Off to the Judson ISD Board of Trustees!

 

We want to recognize this evening a group of students that have been showing their artistic talent for quite a while.  The Judson High School Theater Department has been competing in the Texas Forensics League since September.  They are nearing the end of the season and this group of students have set themselves apart from the pack.  They’ve done that by qualifying to represent Judson at the T.F.A. State Competition.  These students are:

Josh Mayo
Nathaniel Cullors
Faith Hooks
Autumn Johnson
Sarah Ekenroth
Jordan Watler
Eli Roberts
Alexis Patterson

Their coach is Instructor/ Coach is Mr. Larry Bailey…Judson High School Director of Theater Arts. These students will be competiting at the TFA State Contest in La Vernia in March…we wish them the best of luck.  Will their parents please stand and be recognized.