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Last week saw Judson pick up another big win against New Braunfels and Wagner taking only its first loss of the year. Both look to get another big win and they need our support. The Rockets are on the road, while Wagner is at Rutledge. These are big district games with a lot of great action on the way. Be a part of it!
Agenda of Regular Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees
A Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held September 15, 2016, 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.
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
A. Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance
3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a. Sharron Brown: Renewable energy instructional initiative
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of August 31, 2016
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditure Equal to or Greater than $50,000
C. Consider and take action regarding approving the Submission of the 2016 Appraisal Roll as Certified by Bexar Appraisal District for the Judson Independent School District
D. Consider and take action regarding approving the Submission of the 2016 Effective and Rollback Tax Rates for the Judson Independent School District
E. Consider and take action regarding approving the 2016 Tax Rate (pulled, Macias)
F. Consider and take action regarding Request for Proposals 17-05 for Textbooks (pulled, Macias)
G. Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 16-01 for Fundraiser Services
H. Consider and take action regarding approving Ranking for Engineering Services Related to a Topography and Tree Survey for the Wortham Oaks Property (Pulled, Paschall)
I. Consider and take action regarding approval of Ranking for Architectural Services Related to Roofing Damage Assessment and Design Services for Various District Facilities (Pulled, Paschall)
J. Consider and take action regarding approving Policy Update 105, Affecting Local Policies, Second Reading:
1. BJCF(LOCAL): Superintendent - Nonrenewal
2. BQ(LOCAL): Planning and Decision-Making Process
3. CLB(LOCAL): Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment Management - Maintenance
4. CLE(LOCAL): Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment Management - Flag Displays
5. CPC(LOCAL): Office Management - Records Management
6. DBA(LOCAL): Employment Requirements and Restrictions - Credentials and Records
7. DFBB(LOCAL): Term Contracts - Nonrenewal
8. DFFA(LOCAL): Reduction in Force - Financial Exigency
9. DFFB(LOCAL): Reduction in Force - Program Change
10. EHBD(LOCAL): Special Programs - Federal Title I
11. FDC(LOCAL): Admissions - Homeless Students
K. Consider and take action regarding approving Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) Appraisal Calendar (pulled, Macias)
L. Consider and take action regarding approving Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS) Appraisal Calendar (pulled, Macias)
M. Consider and take possible action regarding approving an Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP) for Judson High School and Wagner High School
N. Consider and take action regarding approving Bexar County 4-H as an Extracurricular Activity and Bexar County 4-H Extension Staff Adjunct Faculty Status (pulled, Macias)
ITEMS A,B,C D,G, J, M PASSED ON CONSENT VOTE. ITEMS E, F, H, I, K, L AND N ALL PASSED AFTER CLARIFICATION
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action approving Requests Made by Board Members (Passed 6-1, LaFoille)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding approving a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Financial Advisors to be Issued by Administration No Later Than December 16, 2016 (Paschall) (No vote)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding approving an Expenditure of Funds to be Paid to the Bexar County School Board Coalition and a Related Budget Amendment (Passed)
D. Consider and take possible action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring October Family and Community Engagement Month (Passed)
E. Consider and take possible action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring October 3, 2016 as Custodial Appreciation Day (Passed)
F. Consider and take possible action regarding approving a Proclamation Declaring September 30, 2016 as American Indian Heritage Day (Passed)
G. Consider and take possible action regarding approving Changing the Name of Judson Secondary Alternative School to (JSAS) to Judson CARE (Character, Academics, Relationships, & Empowerment) Academy (Passed) 4-3
H. Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Fast Track Hiring of Teachers, Librarians, Nurses, and Counselors (Passed)
I. Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Following New Staffing Requests and a Respective Budget Amendment for: (1) Bond Construction Secretary, (2) Bond Construction Inspectors, (2) Bond Construction Project Managers, (1) Bond Construction Accountant II, (1) Bond Construction Network Technician Coordinator (Passed)
J. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (Passed) 6-0-1 Mr. Salinas abstained
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Report
B. Discussion of TASBO Transportation and Maintenance Management Review (A. Salinas)
C. Discuss Comprehensive District Plan to Address Student Support and Anti-bullying Strategies (Macias)
D. College Readiness Report: SAT/ACT Prep Update (Macias)
E. Policy Update 106, Affecting Local Policies, First Reading:
1. EHBAF(LOCAL): Special Education - Video/Audio Monitoring
F. Update on Statement of Impact Amendments:
1. Texans Can Academies
G. Update on Board Advisory Committees
H. 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 551.071, Attorney Consultation Regarding Legal Issues Related to Possible State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) Complaint for Sanctions Against Educator for Abandonment of Contract
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and Discuss Possible State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) Complaint for Sanctions Against Educator for Abandonment of Contract
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action related to State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) Complaint for Sanctions Against Educator for Abandonment of Contract, Including Possible Finding that Good Cause Did Not Exist for the Educator's Failure to Perform the Contract and Failure to Comply with the Statutory Resignation Deadline (Passed)
B. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel (passed)
Mr. Galloway was introduced as the new principal at Candlewood ES
Ta’Sai (ta-SIGH) Cole…he is from Ed Franz Elememtary
His parents are Annette and Michael Lackey. He is a second grader at Ed Franz Elementary. He loves to play basketball, football and ride his bike. His favorite food is anything with ketchup on it.
His pledge leading buddy is Paul Vela…he’s a 5th grader at Franz Elementary School. His Mom is Shauna. He plays soccer and loves playing with his dog…his favorite food is steak.
It’s no secret that the SkillsUSA program at Kitty Hawk Middle School is at a different level than most schools…even around the state. Well the school’s SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Team went to the National Contest in Louisville Kentucky over the summer to compete. This is the first time middle school students were allowed at the national level. Well first time out, this team came away with the Gold Medal in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Congratulate Melissa Brinneman, Katherine Jackson, Eva Perales, Alexis Gonzales, Ryanne Marquez, Yanil Bahena and Martina Magana. Congratulate these students and their instructor Julian Acevedo.
From Judson High School’s AgriScience program. A number of students in the program attended the State Conference in Dallas this past summer. Three students competed in the of exhibit competition.
• Winning first place in the “Food Processing Category, Division 2” with her project called “Bad To The Buns: Extending the Life of Baked Bread was Samanth Obuch.
• Also, winning first place in “Food Processing Category, Division 4” with their project “The Effectiveness of Natural versus Artificial Preservatives in Snacks” are Mallori Johnson and Sutton Horner. All three students will go on to Nationals in October.
• In addition, twelve Judson FFA members were awarded the Lone Star FFA degree. That is the highest degree that a student can earn from the Texas FFA. Judson FFA Officers in attendance are Machayla Longfoot (President), Jocelynn Hodgson (Secretary), Morgan Wintermeier (Reporter)
Congratulations also member of that group Ashley Chandler, Alexandra Covarrubias, Renae Hill, Haley Klar, Jenna Lehman, Kelsey Shumake, Regan Stanton, Sarah Stautzenberger and JB Trees.
Finally, the Judson FFA Chapter also received the prestigious Gold Emblem rating. The Gold Emblem rating is only for the top 10 percent FFA chapters in the state. The Judson Chapter will go on to the National FFA Chapter Contest to compete.
Judson has a number of great Career and Technology Education programs…including the Health Sciences/Dental Program. Instructor Monica Nichols was recently selected as a “Classroom Highlight” in the August Newsletter of CareerSafe which is a an authorized OSHA safety training provider. Congratulations to her on her level of instruction she’s giving to students.