Judson ISD

Entries for month: September 2018

Sending Out An S.O.S., At Hopkins

S.O.S. Day is a special day at Hopkins that teachers prepare for every six weeks that features special hands-on experiments for students.  Rotations of students among grade levels offer everyone a chance to explore something different all day long.  The cool thing is...they're experiments that support the concepts the students have been studying the last six weeks.  This time around, they centered on matter...whether that's solids, liquids, or gas and how they can change properties. 

 

The kids like it so much it's increased attendance on those days...now that sounds like they're having fun. 

The Metzger Family Has Its Night!

Sometimes it's just good to set aside some time to chat and let people ask questions to get to know people and what their needs are. That's what Metzger Middle School did recently with their Open House and Family Night.  Parents and students were invited to hear a quick presentation on Title I impact and what that means to students and the resources at the school.    

 

Week 5: Rattlers, Bears, and Eagles On Menu

It's week five in the high school football regular season and district play continues. All three schools are doing well.  Judson and Wagner are both undefeated in district play and are showing they have some high-octane offenses.  Veterans Memorial at 2-2 overall is also showing it will likely make some noise when playoff spots are decided.  Judson travels to San Marcos to meet up with the Rattlers...Wagner and Veterans are at Rutledge taking on Edison and Brackenridge respectively.  Let's keep the "Big-Mo" going and support our teams.

Veterans Memorial Patriots

Judson Rockets 

Wagner T-Birds

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, Bike Rodeo Time

Riding a bicycle is one of those great joys of living life. It gives a child the feeling of some level of independence and mobility and at the same time provides a great source of healthy exercise and exploration.  Campuses this time of year are hosting their own bike rodeos and the kids are having a blast riding.  These events are also great to teach and reinforce the importance of bicycle safety.  The big JISD District Rodeo is coming up in October at Rutledge Stadium and it's always amazing to see the skills these kids have learned.  Take a look at these campus events and see how they roll!

Hopkins ES

  

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 9-20-18

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 September 20, 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
A. Hailee Candlewood Elementary School
 
 
2. RECOGNITIONS: 
A. Students from Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Opening and Closing team came out of the state conference late last school year in Corpus Christi and did very well qualifying for the National Competition for the third year in a row. That national contest was hosted in Louisville, Kentucky this past summer…and for the third year in a row they won the National Championship for Opening and Closing teams in the SkillsUSA World. Their instructor is Mr. Julian Acevedo.
Dara Billeck
Mya Brune
Yanderli Garcia
Jalayna Zahnley
Elliana Guardado
Victoria Mata
Shelby Luker
 
B. Recently six students from the Judson FFA chapter were awarded the Texas State Lone Star degree at the 90th annual Texas State FFA Convention. That's the highest honor that can be bestowed at the state level.  Three of those students are with us this evening. They are McKenna Mosmeyer, Dylan Cole,  and Sidney Luna
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3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
1. Kirk Murray-LEAP working with STEM students…STEM camp
2. Maria Taylor-Spring Meadows cafeteria works about custodian duties.
 
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on July 19, 2018 and the Special Meeting that was held on August 22, 2018.
 
B. Consider and date action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 16-01 Fundraiser Products and Services. Allows the District to purchase goods and services in accordance with Section 44.031 of the Texas Education Code.
 
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditure Equal to or Greater than $50,000. Board Policy CH (Local) states that any single, budgeted purchase of goods or services that cost $50,000 or more shall require Board approval before a transaction may take place, unless the purchase falls into a categorical exemption as reflected in the policy.
 
D. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of August 31, 2018. Revenue and Expenditure (Budget vs. Actual) for the General Operating, Child Nutrition, and Interest & Sinking Funds; Estimated cash flow for the General Operating and Child Nutrition Funds; Cash reconciliation for the General Operating, Child Nutrition, Special Revenue, Interest & Sinking, and Construction Funds; Tax Collections status report.
 
E.Consider and take action regarding approving the Submission of the 2018 Appraisal Roll as certified by Bexar Appraisal District for the Judson Independent School District. As required by Section 26.04(b) of the Texas Property Tax Code, the Chief Appraiser of the Bexar Appraisal District has certified and the Appraisal Review Board has approved the appraisal roll for Judson Independent School District for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2018. This statement also includes the value for properties under protest at the time of certification and submission.
 
F. Consider and take action regarding approving the Submission of the 2018 Effective and Rollback Tax Rates for the Judson Independent School District. Section 26.04 (b) of the Texas Property Tax Code requires submission of the effective and rollback tax rates to the Board of Trustees as attached.
 
G. Consider and take action regarding approving the submission of 10/20 year Tax Levy Write Off as presented by the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector for tax accounts in the Judson Independent School District. Texas Property Tax Code Section 33.05 (c) requires the Tax Assessor-Collector cancel and remove from the delinquent tax roll: (1) a tax on real property that has been delinquent for more than 20 years; (2) a tax on personal property that has been delinquent for more than 10 years; if there is no pending litigation concerning the delinquent tax at the time of cancellation and removal.
 
H. Consider and take action regarding approving a Resolution Declaring Bexar County 4-H as an Extracurricular Activity and Bexar County 4-H Extension Staff Adjunct Faculty Status. That Bexar County 4-H be approved as an extracurricular activity for purposes of youth participation in projects, events and activities; and that Bexar County Extension Director, or her/his designee who meet all necessary criteria, be recognized as adjunct staff members and students participating in 4-H/Extension educational activities be counted in attendance for Foundation School purposes.
 
I. Consider and take action regarding approving the Second Reading of the following LOCAL Policies. It is being recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the Second Reading of the following LOCAL policies:
1. BBD(LOCAL):  Board Members - Training and Orientation
2. CAA(LOCAL):  Fiscal Management Goals and Objectives - Financial Ethics
3. CJA(LOCAL):  Contracted Services - Criminal History
4. DI(LOCAL):  Employee Welfare
5. FEA(LOCAL):  Attendance - Compulsory Attendance
6. FL(LOCAL):  Student Records
 
J. Consider and take action regarding approving EHDC(EXHIBIT):  Alternative Methods for Earning Credit - Credit by Examination Without Prior Instruction, Audit Process. This is a process currently in place that ensures students seeking to accelerate kindergarten-grade 5 are tested on materials that are aligned with and contain the essential knowledge and skills (TEKS) required for each subject content area
 
K. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring October Family and Community Engagement Month. The district can remain consistent on this front and seize the opportunity to showcase areas of excellence and success as well as recognize areas in need of improvement and set future goals valued in the community.
 
L. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring October 2, 2018 as Custodial Appreciation Day.
 
M. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring September 28, 2018 as American Indian Heritage Day. The purpose is to increase recognition of the many historical, cultural, and social contributions our American Indian communities and leaders have made to our state.
 
N. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring September 15 - October 15, 2018 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. The purpose is to increase recognition of the contributions made, celebrate their heritage, culture, and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States, Texas, and our Community.
 
O. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring October 2, 2018 as Converse, Texas National Night Out. 
 
P. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring October 22 - 26, 2018 as National School bus Driver Appreciation and Bus Safety Week.
 
Q. Consider and take action regarding approving the Fast Track Hiring of Teachers, Librarians, Nurses, Specialists and Counselors. By allowing the Superintendent to immediately hire and contract qualified candidates, Judson ISD would be able to secure employment of highly qualified Teachers, Librarians, Nurses, Specialists, and Counselors that may otherwise accept employment with other surrounding school districts in the Bexar County area. (pulled, Macias)
 
R. Consider and take action regarding approving an Electric and Gas Line Right of Way Agreement with the City Public Service board of San Antonio. Approval of this agreement will allow electric and gas service to the site, and authorize the Board President to execute the proposed Electric and Gas Lines Right of Way Agreement and any other documents necessary to complete the transaction.
 
S. Consider and take action regarding approving the Superintendent's Evaluation Instrument for the 2018-2019 School Year. The Superintendent shall be evaluated on an annual basis with an instrument that has been selected and approved by the Board.
 
T. Consider and take action regarding approving the Board Self-Evaluation Instrument for the 2018-2019 School Year. Once approved, the document will be used for the Board's annual Self-Evaluation. (pulled, Macias)
 

ITEMS A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P.R, AND S PASSED.  ITEMS Q AND T PASSED AFTER CLARIFICATION. 

 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding approving the 2018 Tax Rate. The following tax rates per $100 valuation are required to fund the 2018-2019 operations budget and to pay the principal and interest on outstanding bonds: Maintenance & Operation Rate (General Operating Fund) $1.04 Interest & Sinking Rate (Debt Service Fund) 0.40 Total Tax Rate: $1.44. (passed 6-0)
 
B. Consider and take possible action to allocate $250,000 to initiate district-wide summer programming for Judson ISD students (Macias). The allocation of funding will provide a base of support for Administration to evaluate, negotiate and establish summer programming for eligible Judson ISD students for the summer 2019. (tabled, 5-1, Macias opposed)
 
C. Consider and take possible action regarding approving an amendment to the Judson ISD Compensation Plan for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. Due to the proposed addition of the Texas Academic Decathlon Coaches at the four Judson ISD high schools, a stipend would compensate the designated coaches for their additional duties similar to other coaches in the district. This amendment would result in an additional total cost of $10,800 for personnel stipend expenditures to the district budget. By holding the hire of Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Library Media Specialists, a cost savings of $87,000 has been calculated.  (passed, 6-0)
 
D. 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- Dr. Fields shared a video outlining the major active projects.
B. Review 2017 - 2018 Safety Audit Summary. This summary reviews the purpose, objective and findings of the auditors when inspecting the Secondary Campuses.
 
C. First Reading of the following Local Policies
1. DHE(LOCAL):  Employee Standards of Conduct – Searches and Alcohol/Drug Testing
2. FFAC(LOCAL):  Wellness and Health Services - Medical Treatment
 
D. Discuss Non-Exclusive License for use of School Wordmarks and Logos (Paschall). The Board discussion of the Non-Exclusive License for use of School Wordmarks and Logos
 
E. Update on Board Advisory Committees
 
F. 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, the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments
 
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 attorney consultation regarding legal issues related to threatened litigation by Marcedes Fuller
 
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, private consultation with the District’s attorneys to discuss status of pending and potential litigation, and to discuss retention of Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., with regard to potential construction defects at D.W. Rutledge Stadium.
 
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (passed, 6-0)  Patricia Ramirez, William Bailey
 
B. Consider and take possible action regarding threatened litigation by Marcedes Fuller (passed, 6-0)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding retention of Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., and approval to initiate contemplated litigation regarding potential construction defects at D.W. Rutledge Stadium. (passed, 6-0)
 
9. ADJOURNMENT 
 
The next regular meeting of the Judson ISD Board of Trustees will be
October 18, 2018, 7:00 pm
JISD Boardroom located in the
Education Resource Center
8205 Palisades Dr. Live Oak, TX 78233

Board of Trustees

Dr. Melinda Salinas-President
Renee Paschall- Vice President
Jose Macias, Jr. - Secretary
Members:
Suzanne Kenoyer
Richard LaFoille
Jennifer Rodriguez
Debra Eaton  

 

Judson ISD Senior Staff: 

Jeanette Ball, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools
Elida Bera, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Jose Elizondo, Chief Financial Officer
Cecilia Davis, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Nellie Cantu, Assistant Superintendent of College and Career Readiness and Innovation
Marco Garcia, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Dr. Milton Fields, III, Deputy Superintendent of Administration and Operations
Jesse Cortinas, Chief Technology Officer
Steve Linscomb, Director of Communications