Judson ISD

Entries for month: July 2017

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 7-20-17

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 July 20, 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.

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

4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Regular Board Meetings held on May 18, and June 14, 2017

B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of June 30, 2017

C. Consider and take action regarding approving the Cash Investment Report for all Funds as of June 30, 2017

D. Consider and take action regarding approving of Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000
E. Consider and take action regarding approving a Resolution for the approval of an Interlocal Agreement - National Joint Powers Alliance Purchasing Cooperative

F. Consider and take action regarding approving Cooperative Purchasing Management Fees Report

G. Consider and take action regarding approving 17-35 Request for Proposal General and Instructional Supplies

H. Consider and take action regarding approving 17-36 Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal Woodlake Hills Lighting Retrofit Project (pulled, Paschall)

I. Consider and take action regarding approving 17-37 Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal Secondary Alternative School (JCARE) Lighting Retrofit Project

J. Consider and take action regarding approving 17-39 Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal Athletics Sports Flooring Replacement (pulled, Paschall)

K. Consider and take action regarding approving the Bexar County Juvenile
Probation Center Memorandum of Understanding (pulled, Paschall)

L. Consider and take action regarding approving a Memorandum of Understanding Between the Director of the Panamanian National Police Director Commissioner Omar Pinzon Marin and the Chief of Police Teresa A. Ramon, on behalf of the Judson Independent School District Police Department (pulled, Administration)

M. Consider and take action regarding approving the Dual Credit Memorandum of understanding between Judson ISD and St. Philip's College, San Antonio College and Palo Alto College (pulled, Paschall)
ITEMS A,B,C,D,E,F,G AND I PASSED ON CONSENT, ITEMS H,J,K, AND M PASSED AFTER DISCUSSION AND CLARIFICATION


5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving 17-42 Request for Proposals Healthcare and 403(b) Benefits Third-Party Administrator and Consultant (discussion only, no action)

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 regarding possible approval of Mid-Year Wage and/or Salary Adjustments for all Employees and a Respective Budget Amendment (passed)

6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Report

B. Early College Program at Judson, Wagner and Veteran's Memorial High Schools, to include Student Tuition, Staffing , Student Enrollment and total Budget to Run the Program at each School for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 School Years (Paschall)

C. TASB Audit to include Human Resources, Curriculum & Instruction, Maintenance, Operations, Business Services and Administration (Superintendent's Office and Cabinet) (Paschall)

D. Parent Surveys Conducted for 2016-2017 Academic Calendar Year (Macias)

E. Report on Teacher Turnover Per Campus, 3 Year Trends (Macias)

F. Structure and Formation of Board Committees (Macias)

G. Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members

7. CLOSED SESSION
A. Comprehensive Fraud and Abuse Hotline Report 2017 (Macias)

B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel and Discuss Resignations of Employees and Campus Principals

C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and Discuss Roles and Responsibilities of HR Administrators

D. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Attorney Consultation Regarding Legal Issues Related to Roles and Responsibilities of HR Administrators
E. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Superintendent Update on Evaluation Goals

F. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Attorney Consultation Regarding Legal Issues Related to JEF Investments, and Controls and Oversight Under Memorandum of Understanding with Judson ISD Board

8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel (passed)

B. Consider and take possible action regarding Roles and Responsibilities of HR Administrators (passed)

9. ADJOURNMENT

Fuel Up Grant Paying Off

Back in January 2017 JHS received the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant

You may remember last January a grant that Judson High School received called "Fuel Up to Play 60." It was a $4,000 award that was geared toward getting students to eat better...especially at the beginning of the school day.  Judson Coach Theresa Urbanovsky worked with District Dietician Carlie Rauschuber and Judson High School Cafeteria Manger Cathy Estrada in drawing up a plan to get more students to eat breakfast.  A pivotal part of that plan was to set up a new hot breakfast kiosk located at a part of the campus that sees a lot of student foot traffic in the morning.  

Well the word got out.  According to the campus cafeteria numbers, there was between a 6.5% to 8% increase in students grabbing a hot breakfast in the morning before class. Campus staff and everyone involved in writing the grant and the breakfast plan were so excited about the results.  They hope this is the beginning of helping other students to get that important meal that starts off the day...it can be critical in how they perform in class.  That vision is to locate another grant funded kiosk in the future in another popular part of the campus during those morning hours. 

Wagner Drumline Keeps Beat At Percussion Event

The Wagner High School Drumline recently "rocked the house" at the Drum Corps International's regional event at the Alamodome.  The Wagner percussionists, along with their friends with Let Them Drum got to show their talents in the "Drumline Battle."  This pitted them against Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps in a friendly competition of rhythm.  

The Wagner students got to kick off the big day with their Kick It In Leadership program, providing some great entertainment to get the event started off in the right way.  A big thanks to John DeNovi at Drum Corps International, Eric Hjellming at Sound Sport/Drumline Battle and Ralph Hicks at Let them Drum for providing this great opportunity. 

 

Summer Auxiliary Job Fair

With the 2017-2018 school year approaching soon, the JISD Human Resource Department is already preparing with a summer job fair Tuesday, July 25th.  The 2017 JISD Summer Auxiliary Job Fair is being hosted at Judson High School at 9142 FM 78 in Converse from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Bring your resume with your current contact information and two supervisor references.  Interviews will be held on the spot! Good luck!

Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Takes National Gold, Again!

For the second year in a row, the Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Team took GOLD at the National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Opening and Closing competition evaluates a team's understanding of the symbolic representation of the colors and assembled parts of the SkillsUSA emblem.  This is the result of hard work and great leadership from instructor Mr. Julian Acevedo...all were part of great chemistry and cooperation to bring the title back to Kitty Hawk and JISD.

 

While they were there from June 20-24 they also participated in some great activities.  The MakerSpace project enlisted the students in a hands-on project to design and build a box for an egg drop competition.  The object was to construct the box so the egg would stay intact from a 10 foot drop.  They passed with flying colors.

 

While they were there, they also got busy using their building skills through a Build-A-Table event.  Lowes provided the materials and tools for it all and our Kitty Hawk students built 10 of the 250 tables from the activity...all going to Louisville non-profit organizations, public schools and community parks.  Way to go everyone...congratulations!!