During a Special Board Meeting Wednesday night, School Board Members voted to approve extending their term limits from three years to four years. This will result in biennial elections in May of odd-numbered years with four positions up for election in 2013 and three positions which will run in 2015. This will save tens of thousands of dollars for the district.
Here's how it will work: Trustees from Districts 3 and 5 whose terms were up in May of 2012, will now have their terms extended by one year. Trustees from Districts 1, 2 and 4 will draw lots to see which one will be extended two years and which two will not be extended at all. Trustees for the two At-Large positions will each have their terms extended by one year and will run in 2015.
Congratulations to Child Nutrition's employees of the month. The November awards went to Lynne Trevino, Secretary and Mandy Alandzes, JECA Manager.
Judson High School FFA members are getting set to present their market and breeding animal projects. On December 10th, from 8 am - 2 pm at the Judson Ag Barn, a silent auction will take place and all proceeds will go toward scholarships for FFA students.
The Judson ISD Police Department was represented at the annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner. Police Chief Teresa Gonzales, S.A. Police Chief Bill McManus and S.A. Fire Chief Charles Hood were special guests for the VIP ceremony, welcoming all San Antonio citizens to enjoy the feast. Then, they all helped serve food and drinks to the community. As you may already know, the Judson ISD P.D. organized a Yam Donation Drive throughout the district and raised more than 2,000 cans that were donated to the Jimenez Dinner.
The SkillsUSA Chapter at Kitty Hawk Middle School is working to help military families in need. The Fisher House at BAMC, which provides a temporary home for families during medical crises, is a wonderful program that helps relieve a lot of stress. The playground at Fisher House is one of the only places where children who are dealing with grownup problems, can escape. But, the playground is not covered and this past summer it was unusable because of the extreme heat. A playground cover will cost nearly $35,000 - so as part of the Silver and Black Give Back Team Up Challenge, Kitty Hawk MS is trying to raise money. On weekends in December, they'll be at Jordan Ford giving away hot dogs and drinks. For every vehicle sold, Jordan Ford will make a donation to the Fisher House.