Judson ISD

Franz Students See What Giving Looks Like

'Tis the Season for giving! At Ed Franz Elementary, the staff works hard to encourage students to be active members of their communities. A former Franz student exemplified this by donating turkeys and baskets with all of the trimmings to five Franz families! What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season! 

Super Outrageous Science Day Popular At Hopkins

Trying to keep students engaged with their mind on learning can be a challenge as the holiday break nears, but Hopkins Elementary School has found something that helps... S-O-S. That's Super Outrageous Science Day.  The kids don't want to miss it and they want to make sure they are in class to see what cool experiments are waiting for them.  It's a great way to build scientific knowledge and keep kids coming to class and engaged all the way to the break.  

  

Wagner JROTC Trophy Laden From Meet

Wagner JROTC Varsity and  JV placed 1st Overall competition recently at East Central High School and walked away with 10 trophies. It was the final competition of the school year where the  JROTC teams competed in Armed Drills, Unarmed Drills, and Color Guard. The upcoming event is the 5th Brigade Drill meet on the 26th of January at the Henry B. Gonzalez Center. Congratulations to the Wagner JROTC Thunderbird Battalion!

1st Place: Varsity and JV Overall Competition
1st Place: Varsity Mixed Color Guard
3rd Place: Varsity Armed Inspection
1st Place: JV Armed Inspection
1st Place: JV Armed Regulation
1st Place: JV Armed Exhibition
2nd Place: JV Unarmed Inspection
1st Place: JV Unarmed Exhibition
1st Place: JV Male Color Guard
2nd Place: JV Mixed Color Guard

   

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 12-20-18

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 December 20, 2018, beginning at 6:00 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. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a. Steven Schultz - dealing with any construction issues with communication
b. Doug McMurry - dealing with any construction issues/right to repair
c. Torrey Stanley Carleton- dealing with any construction issues/right to repair
d. Renee Henry- request for drill pad for Wagner ROTC & parking lot condition
 
4. REORGANIZATION OF THE JUDSON ISD BOARD LEADERSHIP:  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY (pulled for May board meeting)
 
5. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on November 15 and the Special Meeting held on December 7, 2018.
B. Consider and take action regarding approving the Monthly Financial Information as of November 30, 2018. The accounting department compiles various financial reports each month to inform the Board of Trustees on the financial position of the District. Estimated cash flow for the General Operating and Child Nutrition Funds.
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Amendments to the Budget for the 2019 Fiscal Year. These amendments are required to reflect the financial transactions of the district as well as to forecast the operating results of the funds.
D. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000. -Board approved contract; -Continuing or periodic purchases under a board-approved contract or bid; -Expenditures for utilities including electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water and wastewater; -Expenditures for impact and permitting fees imposed by municipalities and county governments; -Payments to the County Appraisal District. -Expenditures for vehicle fuels procured through board-approved purchasing cooperatives; -Expenditures for food service products procured through board-approved purchasing cooperatives.
E. Consider and take action regarding approving Budget Transfers Across Expenditure Function Categories. These transfers are typical and have no effect on the "bottom line" of the expenditure budget. That is, no additional funds are being requested. The coding standards issued by the Texas Education Agency necessitate these changes to ensure that expenditures are coded to the appropriate function.
F. Consider and take action regarding approving Metropolitan Transit Agreement regarding the use of the parking area at Crossroads Mall for transfer of our McKinney-Vento students between districts. Approval of this agreement will allow our McKinney-Vento students to be picked up at Crossroads mall and dropped off at the various schools within our District. (pulled Eaton)
G. Consider and take action regarding approving moving the Regular Board Meeting from February 21 to February 19, 2019. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve moving the Regular Meeting to February 19, 2019 due to the Winter Governance Seminar taking place February 21-23, 2019.
H. Consider and take action regarding approving the following new staffing and reclassification requests:  Deletion of CTE Secretary (CIS 306), new staffing request for CTE Purchasing Specialist (CIS 307), reclassification of Adult and Community Education Coordinator number of days from 220 to 226, reclassification of Bond Project Clerk from paygrade CIS 303 to CIS 304. That the Board approve requested new staffing and reclassification requests: Deletion of CTE Secretary (CIS 306), new staffing request for CTE Purchasing Specialist (CIS 307), reclassification of Adult and Community Education Coordinator number of days from 220 to 226, reclassification of Bond Project Clerk (CIS 303) to (CIS 304). The new staffing and reclassifications would result in an approximate savings of $35,039.68 in Local Funds, additional cost of $42,940.00 in Federal Perkins CTE funds, and an additional cost of $3,109.76 in Bond Funds for the district due to the costs of salaries and benefits. (pulled Macias)
I. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the submittals for Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 19-03 District Wide Re-Roofing Projects - Phase II. Expenditures are anticipated to be $5,884,000. Expenditures will be made from 2016 bond funds and an insurance settlement for hail damage to the roof. The contract is for a specific project and will expire upon completion of all improvements.
J. Consider and take action regarding approval of the ranking of the submittals for Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 19-04 Districtwide Re-Roofing Projects - Phase III. Expenditures are anticipated to be $12,000,500. Expenditures will be made from 2016 bond funds and an insurance settlement for hail damage to the roof. The contract is for a specific project and will expire upon completion of all improvements.
K. Consider and take action regarding approval of amending the authorized representatives to perform investments for the District. This amendment is being requested because the individual who was in the Chief Financial Officer position, and authorized to perform investment transactions, is retiring. The approval of this agenda item will authorize the new Chief Financial Officer to perform investment transactions. (pulled, Macias)
L. Consider and take action regarding approval of a resolution designating the investment officers for the Judson Independent School District. Due to a change in personnel in the Business Services Department, the administration is requesting that the attached resolution be approved which designates the staff which will be authorized to invest District funds in accordance with Board policy CDA Legal and Local.
M. Consider and take action regarding approving a Settlement Agreement with Insurance Company to Cover Hail Damage to District Property. On April 12, 2016, a major hailstorm caused damage to twenty-two District campus and department facilities. The District was insured through Affiliated FM Insurance and the policy deductible was $100,000 per location with a maximum deductible of $300,000 per event. The final agreed settlement amount to repair the damage caused by the hailstorm is $X.XX(under negotiation), net of the $300,000.00 deductible amount. The insurance company has made advance payments to the District in the amount of $29,710,703.00. (pulled from agenda)
ITEMS A,B,C,E,G,I,J AND L PASSED ON CONSENT VOTE, ITEMS F,H,AND K PASSED AFTER DISCUSSION
 
6. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding approving renegotiating the Non-Exclusive License Agreement (Paschall). That the Board consider approving renegotiating the royalty rate of the license gross revenue realized from the sale or Sublicense of products bearing the Licensed Marks or Logos.  (tabled)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding approving conducting a comprehensive internal audit of Special Education (Macias). (tabled until February)
C. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approval of the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (see item 9 A)
 
7. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Update
B. Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (F.I.R.S.T) Presentation. Senate Bill 218 of the 77th Legislature (2001) implemented F.I.R.S.T. This law requires that the financial health of every school district in Texas be evaluated each fiscal year. Part of the requirement is that a public hearing be held to share the rating received and the underlying data used to determine the rating with the public.
C. Statement of Impact submitted by The Gathering Place
D. Update on Our Kids Can (Macias).
E. Update on SAT Prep Initiatives (Macias)
F. Mid-Year Update on Requests Made by Board Members
G. Update on Board Advisory Committees
H. Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members
 
8. CLOSED SESSION
A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, private consultation with the District’s attorneys to discuss status of pending construction defects litigation
 
9. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (Mark Webber announced as Assistant Principal at Candlewood ES) (passed)
 
10. ADJOURNMENT

Hopkins Holiday Program Sings Away

Hopkins 5th Grade students performed a Holiday program for their families. It included songs and musical instruments as well as a solo performance from one of our own fifth grade teachers, Mr. Dunn singing "White Christmas".