Judson ISD

Entries for month: June 2017

Your 2016 Bond Money At Work

Box office side of parking lot 

One of the first projects from the 2016 bond that's turning dirt...actually in this case it's turning asphalt, is the Rutledge Stadium parking lot.  If you've been to any event at the stadium over recent years and driven across the parking lot, you know it's needed work.  Well, it's underway with some of the work preps already finished on the box office side, while the end zone area has been excavated with the old surface being ripped up and will be resurfaced next.  The box office side at least is scheduled to be finished by the beginning of football season with the end zone following soon after that.  The last part will be the lot in front of the gym. Each one will feature a beefed up composition and structure. 
We'll soon bring you more information and photos during the summer of other bond projects that are underway.  Be looking for updates periodically showing progress of the work. It'll give you an idea of what's going on.


Below: work going on at the end zone part of the lot


Adventure Club: Try This Summer Fun

Judson ISD's Adventure Club program has been providing summer fun for kids age 5-12 for years and it continues this summer as well.  Campers from the three campuses hosting the Adventure Club Summer Camps got together for some special games and activities as one group at Judson Middle School recently and they had a great time.  School's out and these kids are having a great time!


Board Briefs Regular Meeting 6-14-17

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 June 14, 2017, 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.

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


       a.    Marilyn McKinney-update to board policy DNA local proposal.        

A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on May 18, 2017 and the Special Board Meeting on June 2, 2017 (pulled-Salinas) (amended-passed)    
B.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of May 31, 2017 (passed)  
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving Board policy CDA (Local) – Investments – (Annual Review) (pulled-Macias, Paschall) (passed)    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Submission of the Anticipated 2017 Tax Collection Rate as Certified by the Tax Assessor-Collector for the Judson Independent School District (pulled-Macias) (passed)    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 17-29 Escondido North Elementary School (pulled-Macias) (passed)    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposal 17-34 Solid Waste Removal  (passed) 
G.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposal 17-35 for General & Instructional Supplies (pulled-Macias) (passed)    
H.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 17-40 for Healthcare Benefits Administrator (pulled-Paschall, Rodriguez) (failed 4-3) (amended passed 7-0)    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Ranking of Architectural Firms Related to RFQ 16-07 Architectural Services for Services Related to the construction of Veterans Memorial High School - Phase II (pulled-Macias) (passed)    
J.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Ranking for Engineering Services Related to RFQ 16-08 Engineering Services for Material Testing Services for Escondido North Elementary School and Wortham Oaks Elementary School (pulled-Paschall) (passed)    
K.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Purchase of Three (3), Fourteen (14) Passenger School Buses (pulled-Macias) (passed, 6-0-1, LaFoille Abstained)     
L.    Consider and take action regarding approving Secondary Student Fees and CTE Related Student Fees for the 2017-2018 School Year (pulled-Keynoyer) (passed)    
M.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Resolution Relating to Establishing the Judson Independent School District's Intention to Reimburse Itself for the Prior Lawful Expenditure of Funds Relating to Constructing Various School District Improvements from the Proceeds of One or More Series of Tax-exempt Obligations to be issued by the District for Authorized Purposes; Authorizing Other Matters Incident and Related Thereto; and Providing an Effective Date  (passed)   
N.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving Update to FFA(LOCAL):  Student Welfare - Wellness and Health Services, Second Reading (withdrawn)    
O.    Consider and take action regarding approving College Board’s College Readiness and Success Contract (pulled-Macias) (passed)
A.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving a Nomination of a Member of the Local Board to Fill a Position on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors (Dr. Salinas) (passed)    
B.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (passed)    
C.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving Changing Title I Funding Allocation (Macias) (withdrawn)    

A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Construction Update    
B.    First Reading of FEA(LOCAL):  Compulsory Attendance    
C.    First Reading of FJ(LOCAL):  Student Fundraising    
D.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
E.    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 551.074, Discussing Personnel Superintendent Update on Evaluation Goals    
C.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Private Consultation with Legal Counsel    

A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel  (passed)   


Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Gives Back

The Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA program really blew away the state contest with the team it sent and for the second time in a row Mr. Julian Acevedo took the Opening and Closing team to the national conference in Louisville Kentucky.  While they were there, team members participated in a community improvement project to build bench tables that will be donated to the Louisville-area nonprofit organizations, public schools and community parks.  A big thanks to Lowes for donating the supplies and tools while the students put in the sweat equity. Thanks to Mr. Acevedo for involving these kids in doing something for others. 

We'll update you on the competition as the news comes in!

Metzger Band Makes Run At TMEA Competition


The Texas Music Educators Association's State Honor Competition has been going on and within the last several weeks the Metzger Middle School Band has been showing how good they are.  The band recently competed at the TMEA Area contest at Medina Valley High School. That put them up against some of the best middle school bands in south Texas.  We want to congratulate them on representing JISD so well.  They placed third and just missed out on advancing to state. But this is as far as any middle school in the district has gone in this contest in 31 years. The last time was Kitty Hawk Middle School in 1986 that placed 4th in state.  A big thanks to all the hard work the kids put in and of course band directors John Robertson and Bryant Aynes for guiding the ship this far.

Check out the new Metzger Band logo...an extension of the band's pride coming from their hard work. The district results below...region results below that. That is awesome everyone!