Judson ISD

Holiday Wishes Turn Into Action

The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays can sometimes be tough for families that are apart...especially those who long for their loved ones serving in the military.  There were several organizations that went beyond just good wishes for the holidays...they stepped up and took action to provide a little extra comfort during this time of the year. The internet server company Rackspace and Now Word Missions Ministries Outreach Project provided Judson ISD military-connected and a numerous civilian families with special Thanksgiving baskets that included some great food items to help stretch the budget.  A big thank you to Rackspace and their "Fill A Box, Feed A Family" project and Now Word Missions for their efforts in its "O Give Thanks" program.  

   

Wagner Students Show Leadership At Paschall

The Leadership Access Granted (LAG) program at Wagner High School gets students involved in opportunities that build leadership qualities and help others in the process. Recently the team led by Ms. Rebecca Ayala had the chance to spend some time at Paschall Elementary School interacting and working with some of the students there.  This was a real treat for the younger kids who enjoyed the activities and it was especially gratifying for some of the Wagner students in the program that have a keen interest in the field of education.  

     

JISD Football Players Make All-Star Selection

Both the Judson and Wagner football teams were very competitive this year and wound up with three players a piece on the HEB High School Football All-Star Team. Harold Watson, Mi'kel Jackson and Eligio Gaytan from Judson as well as Isaiah Sayles, Ty Rese Audu and Antwoine Ware from Wagner received their awards on the TV segment Sports Sunday.  The game is coming up January 7th in the Alamodome and they will be playing on the East All Star Team coached this year by Highlands Head Football Coach Juan Morales. Congratulations.

Harold Watson, Mi'kel Jackson and Eligio Gaytan

 

 

 Isaiah Sayles, Ty Rese Audu and Antwoine Ware 

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Board Briefs 11-17-16

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 November 17, 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

2.    RECOGNITIONS

3.    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a.    Megan Farley
b.    Jennifer Lozano, Reginald Walker JHS TAG Fair

4.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on October 20, 2016 (pulled, Salinas)
B.    Consideration and Approval of A Resolution by the Board of Trustees of the Judson Independent School District Authorizing and Directing the Dissolution of the Judson Independent School District Public Facility Corporation; and Approving Other Matters in Connection Therewith 
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of October 31, 2016
D.    Consider and take action regarding approving Budget Transfers Across Functions
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000 (pulled, Macias)
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Judson Independent School District's Annual Financial Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2016
G.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Bids 17-10 for Woodlake Hills Middle School Chiller Replacement (pulled, Salyer)
H.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Bids 17-11 for Elolf Elementary School Chiller Replacement (pulled, Salyer)
I.    Consider and take action regarding approving Policy Update 106, Affecting Local Policies, Second Reading:
1.    EHBAF(LOCAL): Special Education - Video/Audio Monitoring (pulled, Salyer)
J.    Consider and take action regarding approving Update to DNA(LOCAL): Performance Appraisal - Evaluation of Teachers, Second Reading (pulled, Macias)
K.    Consider and take action regarding approving Update to EG(LOCAL): Curriculum Development, Second Reading
Items B,C,D,F and K Passed,  Items A, E, G, H, I and J passed after clarification

5.    DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Campus Improvement Plan Executive Summary Reports (Passed)
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving Inductees to the Judson Civic and Athletic Hall of Honor as Selected by the Hall of Honor Committee (Passed) (Civic Inductees 6-1, LaFoille Abstained) (Athletic Inductees, 7-0)
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding approval of an Employee Retention Incentive to be Paid During the 2017-2018 School Year (Macias) (Amended,  passed 5-1-1, Paschall no, Flores Abstained)
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving an Internal Audit of Campus Enrollment Reports and Master Schedules (Macias) (Pulled)
E.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving Moving the Regular Board Meeting from June 15 to June 14, 2017 (Passed)
F.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving Revisions to Board Operating Procedures (Amended, Passed)
G.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Board Self-Evaluation Instrument for the 2016-2017 School Year (discussion, tabled)
H.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Reclassification of the Business Partnership Coordinator/Executive Director of Judson Education Foundation to Director of Governmental, Community and Judson Education Foundation Relations and a Respective Budget Amendment for the Staffing Allocation (discussion, tabled)
I.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments  (passed)

6.    DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A.    Superintendent Report
1.    Construction Report
2.    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Report
B.    Training Solutions for District Sexual Harassment Prevention (Paschall)
C.    Facilities, Maintenance and Operations Update (Paschall / LaFoille)
D.    Discussion of Cost of Legal Services (Salyer)
E.    Discussion of Costs for May 2015 and May 2016 Elections (Salyer)
F.    Discuss Comprehensive District Plan to Address Student Support and Anti-bullying Strategies (Macias)
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 551.076, Discuss and Consider the Deployment, Specific Occasion for, or Implementation of, Security Personnel or Devices (A. Salinas / LaFoille)
B.    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(s) regarding the Deployment, Specific Occasion for, or Implementation of, Security Personnel or Devices (A. Salinas / LaFoille) (passed)
B.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel

9.    ADJOURNMENT

JECA's Recent Recognitions

The website Niche is one source for the public to see what are the best places to live and go to school.  In its rankings of best public high schools in the San Antonio Metro Area Niche ranked Judson Early College Academy as number 8 based on data analysis and reviews. It was also identified in the top 100 in the state of Texas (ranking 1,500+ top high schools in state). It's also been nationally ranked.  Take a look at the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR RANKINGS

In addition, in a recent high school robotics competition at Texas A&M University, the JECA Robotics Team came in 3rd place overall with a 1st place win in creativity.  Congratulations to these students and the school overall for producing excellence.