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Judson ISD will have some important decisions for voters to make in the upcoming May 6th election.  A $60 million dollar bond proposal involving Veterans Memorial High School and three positions on the JISD Board of Trustees will be on the ballot.  Information on early voting, the issues and races are all within a click.  Please let your voice be heard and vote.  




Board Recognitions 3-23-17

Pledge Leader: Ms. Mikaylee Puckett is a top 5th grade student at Copperfield Elementary School. Mikaylee interviewed and was selected to serve on the Student Leadership Team at Copperfield.  This team strives to serve the school and community through volunteer opportunities.  Mikaylee’s favorite subject is science and she enjoys writing her own music.  She is currently working on composing a song for the 5th grade completion ceremony at Copperfield.

Our first recognition comes from Judson High School. For the first time in school history, this Lady Rocket Basketball Team went to the State UIL State Basketball Tournament.  On their journey there the team earned a 28 and 7 record as back to back District Champions, Bi-District champs, Area and Regional Champs and of course went on to State.  This team has some obvious leaders, but it has been a total team effort…the way it should be.  Steering our Lady Rockets to success this year, is Head Girls Basketball Coach, who has been selected as the Express News Girls Basketball Coach of the Year and a Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Coach…Ms. Triva Corrales.  Coach Corrales has been an employee of JISD since 2005, Head Coach of the Lady Rocket Basketball team for the past 7 years and holds a record of 164 and 70.

Team leadership would not be complete, however without, team coaches Stephanie Etienne and Nia Torru who worked tirelessly this season to make sure our athletes were up to the challenges ahead. And finally, congratulations to our incredible student athletes:

Kyra White (Express News Super Team), Desiree Lewis (All-Area Team), Sabrina Allen, Keanalei Aukuso, Elena Blanding, Samara Clark, Miandria Davis, Olivia Flowers, Chantel Govan, Heaven Mbaruk, Tiffany McGarity and Victoria Gonzales.

Our second recognition comes from Judson High School as well.  Isamary Aquino is currently a junior at Judson and competes on both the Varsity Cross Country and Track teams. Outside of school, she is an accomplished amateur boxer with more than sixteen  National Titles…including most recently winning the 2016 Youth National Championship and claiming her spot on the USA Boxing National Team once again.  She is also the USA Boxing Junior Female Athlete of the Year. By the way, with all these accomplishments, Isamary has maintained a 4.0 GPA…amazing!

Our next recognition is from Judson High School and Wagner High School.  The Texas Music Educators Association selects its All-State Choir, Band and Orchestra members and JISD placed four fantastic student musicians.  In the Choir category, a familiar name has come back.  A member of the Judson High School Chorale and Cantate, serving as Student Director and recipient of the TMEA’s Bill Cormack Scholarship. Congratulations to three time All-State Choir member Scott Rogers. His director is Mr. David Short.

Now on the Band side of the All-State musicians, three students have been selected to perform as a part of the All-State Band.  From Judson High School, a three time All-State selection Paula Wilson and First year All-State selection Alex Gutierrez under the direction of Mr. Jeffrey Keyes…and from Wagner High School Assistant principal trumpet in the TMEA 6A All-State Concert Band and 4th chair in the TMEA Region 11 Treble Choir, Kiah Johnson. This is a prestigious honor that is a selection from literally thousands of students in school music programs across the state. They all performed in the Texas All-State Band and Choir concerts back in February at the Gonzalez Convention Center. Congratulations to all.

Our next recognition comes from criminal justice students from across JISD, under the leadership of Mr. Jesse Acosta.  The students competed in the following qualifying events which they will now compete in at the TSPA State Competition: SWAT, Criminal Investigations, Foot Pursuit, Felony Traffic Stop, Building Search, Police Report Writing, Firefighter Agility Course, Inmate Processing, Cell Extraction, Brain Bowl, Criminal Case Analysis, Opening Statement, and Bulletin Board Display.  The students are:

Ashley Salinas, Idalia Barraza, Kiara Echevarria, Faith Robles, Michel Velez, Richard Hernandez, Juan Flores, Xavier Saucedo, Alec Harrison, Brandon Major, Courtney Pride, Thomas Briones,
Courtnee Tallon, Rosalia Molina, Janessa Hernandez, Brieanna Ruiz, Amerika Leija, Eugene Smith, Laura Moreno, Marissa Schultz, Juanita Ortiz, and Ian Sides.

The final recognition of the evening are six members of the Judson High School Mock trail criminal justice team. Never in the decades that the Texas High School Mock Trial Regionals have been held had Judson High School ever sent a team to participate.  In their first run at this competition this Judson team placed 3rd in the overall event held at Region 20.  With expert coaching by attorneys Boggs-Perez and Bruce Luckett, practice space that was graciously provided by the St. Mary's Law School in their Moot courtroom and the in time that the Honorable Judge David Canales provided them for arguing their cases before him, this team has flourished.  Congratulations to students:

Nadia Oviedo, Tatiana Huizar, Samantha Gonzalez, Alyssa Martinez, Idalia Barraza, and Jake Fricke

Board Briefs 2-16-17

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 16, 2017, 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.

A.    Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance    


a.    Chris Galloway- Candlewood Pride
b.    Walter Lewis- Candlewood campus programs
c.    Adam Sanchez- Candlewood pride
d.    Susan Kenoyer- District of Innovation concerns
e.    Pam Barnes- Texas AFT thanks for recent meeting with legislators
f.    Michael Holdman- Administrative staffing at Rolling Meadows ES  

A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of January 31, 2017    
B.    Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposal 17-16 Summer Reading Backpacks     
D.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Resolution to Consider Judson ISD as a District of Innovation (removed)    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Adoption of the Procedures for the Adjudication of Appeals Process as it Relates to the School Safety/Stop Arm Enforcement Program    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving an RFQ for DW Rutledge Parking Lot (pulled, Flores)    
G.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Seven (7) Firms for Architectural Services Related to Seven (7) Elementary School Kitchens (removed)    
H.    Consider and take action to Waive Penalty and Interest on Tax Payments Paid on February 1, 2017    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 17-14 for Sheep, Goat and Swine Pens for the Judson High School Ag Barn  



A.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of an Order Calling a Bond Election to be Held by the Judson Independent School District, Making Provision for the Conduct of a Joint Election, and Resolving Other Matters Incident and Related to Such Election  (passed)    
B.    Consider and take possible action(s) to Order a Regular Trustee Election for District 2, District 3, District 4, and District 5 and Special Election to Fill a Vacancy for District 1 Unexpired Term  (passed)
Considerar y tomar acción para Ordenar una Elección Regular para Miembros Directivos escolares para el Distrito 2, Distrito 3, Distrito 4, y el Distrito 5 y Eleción Especial del puesto vacanté para el Distrito 1 termino vacanté    
C.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments  (passed)    
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding Changing the Criteria for the JISD Hall of Honor Involving the JISD Board of Trustees' Approval of Civic and Athletic Hall of Honor Committee Recommendations, First Reading  (Mr. Salinas) (just first reading-no discussion)    
E.    Consider and take possible action regarding Implementation of an Annual District Wide Intervention Awareness Plan (Macias) (removed)    

A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Construction Report/Update    
B.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
C.    Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members    
D.    May 6 General Election Early Voting    
E.    Tax Office    
F.    Parent Surveys (Macias)    
G.    SAT Prep (Macias)    
H.    Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Preparation - Meeting Dates    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approving Statement of Impact Submitted by the Following Schools:    
1.    Great Hearts Texas    
2.    Texans Can    
A.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel
B.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Board and Superintendent Board Evaluation Process

A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel
B.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Board and Superintendent Board Evaluation Process


Board Recognitions 2-16-17

Pledge Leader: Jordan Castilleja is a 5th grader from Rolling Meadows Elementary. She is an honor roll student and has worked with Wolf TV, the Rolling Meadows morning announcement show.  She is very entertaining, energetic, and a hard worker.  She is always willing to help out another student who doesn’t understand or just needs a little extra help. She enjoys learning and perseveres through struggles by asking questions.


Our first recognition comes from our Post Secondary Education and Career Readiness Department.  It's always helpful to get the best ideas for teaching students from a variety of sources that are reliable and bring results. That’s why Pitsco Education went out looking for the best and brightest instructors across the country for their Teacher Advisory Group. The mission with this group is to form more effective curriculum that can be used in the area of STEM education. JISD's K-12 STEM Specialist Deborah Rice was one of four Texas teachers and among only 22 teachers picked nationwide for this expert panel.


Our final recognition comes from Judson High School. Members of Judson’s Chapter of Business Professionals of America participated in their regional leadership conference back in January and represented Judson with pride and distinction.  The following teams and Individuals will move on to the BPA state leadership conference in Dallas:

Makayla Turner (Presentation Management Team Member - serves as Treasurer)
Anabelle Perez (Advanced Word Processing)
Sarai Hodges (Presentation Management Team Member - serves as Vice President)
Makira Andrus-Morrison
Mykenzie McAlister
Demia Barnett
Dwayne Shorter (Business Teacher/BPA Sponsor)


JISD Board Accepts President's Resignation

The Judson ISD Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Board President Steve Salyer in a special meeting on January 11, 2017.  This action left the board with a vacancy in the District 1 seat.  After the board met in executive session, it decided to allow the seat to remain vacant until the upcoming May election when that position will be put on the ballot for voters to decide.   Ms. Paschall and Dr. Salinas, the two board members serving in At Large positions, both welcome the opportunity to serve the residents of District 1 until the May election.