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Board Recognitions 5-18-17

Julio Williams is an outstanding 5th grade student from Paschall Elementary School.  Julio is a member of the school’s Gifted and Talented program and has been recently accepted into the JSTEM Academy. Something he is very excited about.  

The art departments of both schools sent some very talented students to the recent State VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition hosted at Madison High School. 
Judson senior Jared Jackson earned a superior rating and a medal for his color pencil portrait. 
Wagner had a trio of students that did very well.   Marvin Valenzuela and Joseph Casas  got first place medals and recognition as well.  Alexander Sanchez also received a first place medal, but was not able to attend. 

The First Lego League Animal Crackers team from the JSTEM Robotics program recently competed at the F.L.L. World Festival in Houston. It put them side by side with teams from all over the U.S. and the world.  A total of 109 teams competed and JSTEM's Animal Crackers team finished in the top third at 36th place...36 out of 109 is a huge achievement considering the level of competition.  
Team members are Talena Cheney-Lopez, Katelyn Duran, Caroline Evans, Andrea Fabian Navarro, Maria Juarez, Brad Maulden, Ethan Neff, Lucas Neff, and Giovanni Rodriguez. 
Team coach was Mr. Joseph Jacobson, JSTEM Director Mrs. Dawn Worley.

The National Spanish Examination is a program to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish to stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of the language. Earlier in the spring, 41 students from Wagner High School took the level 4 or 5 exam and 16 earned a national award of Silver, Bronze or Honorable Mention. 
Silver medalists:  Gabriela Castilla and Rebecca Rivas.
Bronze medalists: Jose Gonzalez, Arath Lopez and Mario Alberto Trevino
Honorable Mention:  Zendy Casas, Natalee Gonzalez, Dulce Gutierrez, Jocelyn Moreno, Claudio Ruiz, Ismael Salazar, Arlet Vielma, Jennifer Garza, Stacey Parra, Brenda Reza and Elizabeth Sanchez.  Their instructor is Maria Elena Ochoa. 

One of the school’s science teachers was recently recognized for her excellence in teaching her area of expertise.  The Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching was awarded to Mrs. Therese Ermer.  She was honored in Austin by the Legislature for her accomplishment and earned a cash award for herself and for the school to purchase new science equipment.

Mr. Arnoldo Salinas was recognized by Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya for his many years of service to the district...particularly as a board member.

Coach Candy Tanner has served Judson ISD for many years and has been the District Girls Athletic Director helping guide a very great program that has seen many successes. Dr. Carl Montoya recognized her with a plaque. Coach Tanner is retiring at the end of the 2016-17 school year. 

RBFCU Financial Literacy Program presented scholarships to students Bianca Rutter, Matthew Hill and Erik Ramos. In addition, a grant was awarded to teacher Diana Salazar

Foreign Exchange Student Program was recognized for its success at Judson High School and Wagner High School.  Ms. Gatter showed her appreciation to Principals Jesse Hernandez and Mary Duhart Toppen on behalf of the program. 

Board Briefs 5-18-17 Regular Board Meeting

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 May 18, 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 about DNA local and DEC local policies (benefits)
b.    Jennifer Cappuccio about VMHS athletic booster club
c.    Gary Inman appreciative of Mr. Flores and Mr. Salinas service and congrats to new board members
d.    Delia Medrano-Finch: Project graduation
e.    Migeria Brown: Judson Evening High School 
f.    Juana Montez: Judson Evening High School
g.    Student Liasions from JLA Christian and Corbin Caudillo
h.    Albert Uresti: Bexar County Tax Collection proposal    
4.    REORGANIZATION OF THE JUDSON ISD BOARD LEADERSHIP:  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY
Dr. Salinas is re-elected Board President, Ms. Paschall is Vice President and Mr. Macias is Secretary.    
5.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on April 20, 2017    
B.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of April 30, 2017    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving Budget Transfers Across Functions    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approval of a Board Resolution to Extend the Bank Depository Contract with JPMorgan Chase Bank through June 30, 2019 (pulled, Paschall) Passed    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request For Competitive Sealed Proposal 17-24 District Wide Re-Roofing Projects (pulled, Macias) Passed    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request For Competitive Sealed Proposal 17-33 D. W. Rutledge Stadium Parking Lot (pulled, Macias) Passed    
G.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Request For Proposals 16-01 Fundraising Products and Services (withdrawn)    
H.    Consider and take action regarding approving an Interlocal Agreement with Bexar County for Tax Assessment and Collection Services (pulled, Paschall) Passed    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approval of payment of the District's share of the cost of traffic improvements to the intersection of Evans Road and Wortham Oaks Boulevard (pulled, Paschall)    
J.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the TEA General Waiver for Judson Early College Academy (JECA)    
K.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Judson Early College Academy School Calendar for the 2017-2018 Year    
L.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Memorandum of Understanding between Judson Independent School District and Ayres Halfway House    
M.    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     
N.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Memorandum of Understanding with Alamo Community College District and the University of Texas at San Antonio for College Preparatory Courses in Math and ELA    
O.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving utilization of University of Texas OnRamps, a cooperative program of dual enrollment courses and high school teacher training and professional learning    
P.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Memorandum of Understanding with Texas A & M University for the Literacy-Infused Science Using Technology Innovation Opportunities (LISTO)    
Q.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Memorandum of Understanding to implement the National Math and Science Initiatives (NMSI) College Readiness Program    
R.    Local Update, Affecting Local Policies, Second Reading     
1.    FFA (LOCAL):  Student Welfare - Wellness and Health Services (pulled, Macias) (withdrawn)    
S.    Consider and take action regarding approving Update to DEC (LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Leaves and Absences, Second Reading (M. Salinas)

ALL ITEMS PASSED EXCEPT FOR  G AND R WHICH WERE WITHDRAWN.  AS INDICATED SOME ITEMS WERE PULLED AND DISCUSSED AND LATER PASSED.

    


6. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS

A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. Passed    

B.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the following New Staffing Requests for: (1) Innovative Academy Healthcare Academy, (1) Innovative Academy Healthcare Career Counselor, (1) Innovative Academy Healthcare Assistant Director. Passed 5-2    

7.    DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS    
A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Construction Update    
B.    Presentation from Student Liaisons    
C.    Overall Title Campus Report (Macias)    
D.    Review of District-Wide Tutoring Initiatives (Macias)    
E.    Update on Professional Development Survey (Macias)    
F.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
G.    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    
B.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Attorney Consultation regarding Legal Issues related to EEOC Charge Filed by a Campus Administrator    
C.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consider and Discuss EEOC Charge Filed by a Campus Administrator    
D.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Attorney Consultation regarding legal and procedural issues related to proposed nonrenewal of a Term Contract Teacher    
E.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and Discuss Issues Related to the proposed nonrenewal of a Term Contract Teacher    
F.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consultation with the School District's Attorney regarding Pending Litigation and Settlement Offer Related to Cause No. 5:16-CV-00832-XR; Alton Crain vs. Judson Independent School District, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division    
G.    Pursuant To Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consultation with attorney regarding Pending Litigation    
H.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel Superintendent Update on Evaluation Goals    
I.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.076, Considering the Deployment, Specific Occasion for, or Implementation of, Security Personnel or Devices 

   
9.    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 EEOC Charge Filed by a Campus Administrator. Did not pass    
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding Legal and Procedural Issues related to proposed Nonrenewal of a Term Contract Teacher  8 am June 2nd. Passed    
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding pending litigation and settlement offer regarding Cause No. 5:16-CV-00832-XR; Alton Crain vs. Judson Independent School District, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. No motion    
E.    Consider and take possible action regarding Pending Litigation.  Passed    

10.    ADJOURNMENT

New Faces On The JISD Board

In a special meeting of the Judson ISD Board of Trustees, five members were sworn in...three were newcomers to the board. County Commissioner Precinct 4 Tommy Calvert was on hand to officiate the oath of office for new members Suzanne Kenoyer (District 1), Debra Eaton (District 3) and Jennifer Rodriguez (District 5). These new faces were elected as a result of the May 6th election. Incumbents Richard La Foille (District 2) and Jose Macias (District 4) who ran unopposed were also sworn in to serve new terms.  Congratulations to these trustees. 

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

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 3-23-17

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 March 23, 2017, 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.    Mike McFalls and Mr. Balderas- Judson Early College Academy, student video
b.    Amaya Harris-JECA
c.    Yvonne Munoz- Crestview ES profile
d.    Mara Rodriguez- 5th grade bilingual student council president (Crestview)
e.    Ms. Renee La Franiere- CTE 30 training programs for certifications    

4.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of February 28, 2017    
B.    Consider and take action regarding approving of Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving Amendments to the Budget for the 2017 Fiscal Year (pulled, Paschall)    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meetings held on November 17, December 15, 2016 and January 19, 2017.  (pulled, Paschall)    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Certification of Unopposed Candidates in Single Member District 2 and Single Member District 4 for the May 6, 2017 Trustee Election 
Considerar y tomar acción en relación con aprobar la certificación de candidatos sin oposición de miembro único del Distrito 2 y miembro único del Distrito 4 en la elección de la Junta Directiva
que se llevara a cabo el 6 de mayo de 2017    
G.    Consider and take action regarding approving an Order to Cancel the Trustee Election on May 6, 2017 for Single Member District 2 and Single Member District 4
Considerar y tomar acción en relación con aprobación de la orden de cancelar la elección de fiduciarios de miembro único del Distrito 2 y miembro único del Distrito 4 que se llevara a cabo el 6 de mayo de 2017    
H.    Consider and take action regarding approval of Ten (10) Firms for Architectural Services Related to the Modernization and Improvements at Ten (10) Elementary Schools (pulled, Macias)    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approval of the Purchase of 15 Gas Engine School Buses and a Corresponding Budget Amendment (pulled, Macias)    
J.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Construction Procurement Method for the Rutledge Stadium Parking Lot Project

ITEMS, INCLUDING THOSE PULLED PASSED INITIALLY OR AFTER CLARIFICATION
    
5.    DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments (passed)    
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding David's Law (Proclamation supported)    
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding Changing the Criteria for the JISD Hall of Honor Involving the JISD Board of Trustees' Approval of Civic and Athletic Hall of Honor Committee Recommendations, Second Reading (Mr. Salinas) (passed 5-1, Paschall dissenting vote)    
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding the Resolution for the Submission of the Truancy Prevention and Intervention Grant, Judson ISD is on Your Phone (approved 6-0)    
E.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Renewal of Memorandum's of Understanding with Alamo Colleges District for the 2017-2018 School Year (passed, 6-0)    
F.    Consider and take possible action regarding the Desegregation Plan for the Submission of the Magnet School Grant:  JISD Broadcasting School of Choice (passed, 6-0)    

6.    DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS    
A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Construction Update    
2.    Curriculum Test Scores Reports    
B.    Update on Statement of Impact Amendments    
1.    University of Texas-University Charter School    
2.    IDEA Public Schools    
C.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
D.    Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members    
E.    Discuss the Music and Art Programs (Mr. LaFoille)  (pulled)  
F.    Discuss Funding for Students to Attend the National Hispanic Institute Summer Workshop (Mr. Salinas)    

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 Legal Counsel Regarding Legal Issues Concerning Voiding Term Contract of a District Employee    
C.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 Deliberations Regarding Voiding Term Contract and Terminating the Employee of an Elementary School Teacher  

 
8.    CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION    
A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel    
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding Voiding Term Contract of an Elementary School Teacher Terminating the Teacher's Employment 

 9.    ADJOURNMENT