Judson ISD

It's Sweepstakes For Judson HS Choirs

The Judson High School Choir program entered five choirs in the recent UIL Region 11 Choir Concert and sight Reading contest at the JISD Performing Arts Center.  At the end of the contest they went 5 for 5 in winning Sweepstakes! That's the highest award given in these contests.  Congratulations to these students for all the hard work they have put into the year and congratulations also go out to Choir Directors David Short and Tiffany Cristo.

 

 

Kitty Hawk Ag Students Make A Beautiful Difference

You may not know it, but Kitty Hawk Middle School has a class of students that are learning the principles of agriculture.  Mr. Rumfield has been working with them on of the basics of growing plants and it's serving a two-fold purpose.  The students are developing a green thumb while the campus gets better and better looking with the landscaping getting attention. 

Landscaped areas can be a real job just keeping them maintained with controlling and pulling weeds and keeping the plants from getting overgrown. Nothing like a little sweat equity to keep your campus looking good while learning at the same time. 

Miller's Point First Ever Science Day A Success

Miller’s Point hosted their first inaugural, school-wide Science Day. Every student in the school was outside enjoying the weather but more importantly, participating in hands-on science activities. Teachers, district office specialists, parents and community volunteers all came together to help make this event a huge success. Students enjoyed all kinds of science activities, including rockets, games with predators/prey, camouflage, entomology, a petting zoo and a mobile dairy barn with a real cow.

 

JISD Turns Purple To Show Military Appreciation

 

The JISD Department of Post-Secondary and Career Readiness Team kicked off their first “Purple Up” Month of the Military Child Celebration. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the Armed Forces community. Lives of military children always have their challenges, foremost among them being frequent relocations. The Department of Post-Secondary and Career Readiness team joined the nation in recognizing the significant and unique contributions and sacrifices that our JISD military-connected children make on behalf of our country. “Purple Up” stretched throughout departments and campuses across JISD. Everyone wore purple to show their support and to thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military-Army (green), Coast Guard (blue), Air Force (blue) Marine (red) and Navy (blue).

 

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 4-20-17

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 April 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
a.    Marilyn McKinney (JEA) pay raises for JISD employees
b.    Reginald Walker-TAG Coordinator  TAG Fair invitation April 25th JHS Café.
c.    Michael Beaver- Randolph Metrocom Rotary
d.    Christina Clark and Abigail Barraza- Veterans Memorial HS (Community Open House next Saturday)
e.    Rachel Torvik- culture of excellence at VMHS
f.    Coach Mendoza- VMHS athletic program
g.    Vanessa White-VMHS Fine Arts program    

4.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of March 31, 2017    
B.    Consider and take action regarding approving Cash Investment Report for all Funds as of March 31, 2017    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving the 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Letter of Understanding with National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. (pulled-tabled)    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving A Memorandum of Understanding with Family Services of San Antonio, Inc. Concerning the Head Start Program at Certain Campus Locations     
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving A Construction Procurement Method for the Selection of the General Contractor for the Construction of Wortham Oaks and Escondido North Elementary Schools (pulled)    
G.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Competitive sealed Proposal 17-17 for District Wide ADA Modifications    
H.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 17-18 for Intrusion Alarm Installation and Monitoring and a Respective Budget Amendment    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 17-20 for Access Control and Security Camera Cabling Installation and Service    
J.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposals 17-21 for Access Control and Security Camera Supplies and Equipment    
K.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 17-22 for Woodlake Hills Middle School Site Improvements     
L.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Bid 17-26 for Hopkins Elementary School Chiller Replacement    
M.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Bid 17-27 for Paschall Elementary School Chiller Replacement    
N.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Bid 17-28 for Judson High School Performing Arts Center Chiller Replacement    
O.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Competitive Sealed Proposal Process as the Default Procurement Method for Construction Projects Valued at $50,000 or more (pulled)    
P.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare May 5, 2017 as School Lunch Hero Day (pulled)    
Q.    Consider and take action regarding approving Career and Technical Education, Languages Other Than English and Algebraic Instructional Materials    
R.    Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meetings held on February 16, and March 23, 2017

(ALL ITEMS EXCEPT "D" WERE PASSED EITHER INITIALLY OR AFTER BEING PULLED AND CLARIFIED... ITEM D WAS TABLED FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION)
    
5.    DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving Contract Renewal Lists for Teachers, Nurses, Librarians, Counselors, Licensed Specialist in Schools Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and Campus and Central Office Professionals and Administrators for the 2017-2018 School Year (passed)    
B.    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 Update    
B.    Discuss the Music and Art Programs (Mr. LaFoille) (pulled)   
C.    Discussion of the Fall 2016 Demographic Report    
D.    JEF 2016 State of the Foundation    
E.    Local Update, Affecting Local Policies, First Reading    
1.    FFA (LOCAL):  Student Welfare - Wellness and Health Services    
F.    Update on Statement of Impact Amendments    
1.    Harmony Science Academy-San Antonio    
2.    School of Science and Technology-Main    
3.    Por Vida Academy    
G.    Board Sub-Committees (Macias)    
H.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
I.    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    
B.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consultation with the District's Attorney Concerning Legal Issues and Procedural Issues Related to Nonrenewal of Term Contract Employee    
C.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and Discuss Proposed Nonrenewal of Term Contract Employee    
D.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel, Discuss Fowler Report (Paschall)    
E.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel Superintendent Update on Evaluation Goals    

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 Proposed NonRenewal of Term Contract Employee (passed)    

9.    ADJOURNMENT