Judson ISD

Judson MS Students Earn Life-Saving Certification

Judson Middle School Principles of Health Science Program, taught by Mr. Timothy Hauptrief, were instructed and practiced first aid and CPR. The cool part though was as part of the safety and training module of the Principles of Health Science, these students obtained their DHS FEMA Incident Command Systems ICS 100.c certification from the Department of Homeland Security and learned about First Aid and CPR. The students practiced chest compression and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The students in this class continue to work every day to practice skills that will one day save someone's life and improve safety in our community.

JISD Volunteers Honored

As much as there is to do in a given day, there is always a need for volunteers to help out. Judson ISD has some wonderful volunteers that help our students and staff day in and day out. From lunch duty to reading aloud to a class, or just comforting a student who is having a bad day.  These people are invaluable and they do it because they love children and want to help any way they can.  Judson ISD hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet at Judson Early College Academy recently as a modest way of saying 'thank you' to each one of them.  You are a big part of making JISD roll.  There will be more photos and content in the upcoming April issue of the Judson Post. 

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Board Recognitions 4-18-19

Pledge leader: Abigail Balderas was a trooper and was a last minute addition to our meeting and stepped up to lead our pledges of allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags.  She did a great job.  She is the daughter of Park Village Elementary School Principal Sharon Balderas.  

 

Our first board recognition comes from Judson Early College Academy. Being a National Merit Finalist is a great honor and many school districts around the state and country go years without seeing one in their classrooms. Being a finalist is a fraction of the 1.6 million who start the process. Congratulations to National Merit Finalist, JECA student Noah Zuckerman. Noah enjoys languages and the sciences, and his family. At last count, Noah was considering North Texas as his college of choice. National Merit Scholars will be determined in May.

 

Our next recognition comes from Judson High School. Many times high school wrestling doesn't get the attention some of the other sports attract, but it indeed is a test of quickness, stamina, and strategy. Two Judson Rockets qualified for the state wrestling tournament where they did very well.  Please congratulate Luis Rodriguez and Isaiah Dugar. Isaiah finished being ranked 16 in the state while Luis ended up ranked 10.  Their coach is Paul Guenther.

 

The next recognition comes from Judson High School. Our JISD counselors do an incredible job every day. From advising students on academic pathways and graduation plans to the everyday issues of family and school. One of our long time counselors at Judson High School was recently recognized for her contributions to the school counseling profession. She was selected as a Texas semi-finalist for counselor of the year, please congratulate Ms. Joanne Cruz.

 

Taking the challenging AP exam is a test that many students are encouraged to take because it’s a great way to attract colleges and universities to them. Last May, a Judson HS student achieved something that few accomplish. This student was one of 193 out of more than 65,000 to make a perfect score on an AP exam…in his case the AP Computer Science exam. Please congratulate Judson High School student Cameron White. This is the first time for any Judson ISD student.

 

Our next recognition is from Wagner High School. The Thunderbird Boys Basketball team went on quite a roll this past year coming within one win of a State UIL 5A Basketball Championship. This was the team's second trip to the State finals game in three years. They ended the season with a record of 34-6. Players are Eddie Fernandez, Jalen Jackson, Isaiah Kennedy, Jasean Jackson, Brian Bigley, L.J. Butler, Kaijon Thornton, Earl Levons, Journee Phillips, Donnie Harris, Karan Glasco, Eric McKethan Jr., Joerell Brown, Joshua Cobbs, Isaiah Leday, and Demarcus Hendricks.  

Two players made the Express-News Super Team, the All-State Tournament Team, UIL All-State Team, and the TABC All-Region Team…Journee Phillips and Jalen Jackson. Jalen was selected as the Express-News Player of the Year.  

Coaches include Brent Hildabrand, Kimothy Jones and the Express-News Coach of the Year Rodney Clark. Congratulations to all! 

 

Experience usually helps when you get into competitions...but not always. This group of students in the Judson High School Health Science/Radiology Program went to the regional SkillsUSA competition for the first time ever and seven qualified for the state level.   
That team is made up of Jaylen DeRohn, Marrisa Avila, Richard Lewis, Jonathan Ramirez, Rosa Rojas, Roland Willborn, Marissa Rodriguez. Congratulations to them and their teacher Denise Aguilar.

 

Our next recognition is a partnership between Judson ISD and the national organization, Communities in Schools. This organization helps empower at-risk students to stay in school and on a path for success. Communities in Schools San Antonio has been awarded a competitive grant worth $541,153. The grant came from AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. Recipients were selected from across the country and Judson ISD was among those chosen. Within JISD, this partnership with C.I.S. will expand into six schools over a 3-year period to support student achievement progress. We thank Communities In Schools for their partnership and look forward to seeing some wonderful progress in the future. Communities in Schools CEO is Jessica Weaver.

 

The next recognition comes from the Judson ISD Communications Department. The Texas School Public Relations Association gathers annually in an effort to provide training for communication professionals to improve how they tell the Texas public education story. At that conference in February, the JISD Communications Department was awarded a number of top awards for such district projects as photos, videos, publications, flyers, and logo generation. JISD was awarded 9 Gold Star Awards, 11 Silver Star Awards, 1 Bronze Star Award…and also picked up a Best In Category Award…that’s the overall category winner in video news and information production in the state of Texas for schools with 10,000-30,000 students. The department is comprised of Multimedia specialist David Rhoads, Business Partnerships and Social Media Coordinator, and JEF Director Lexie Greathouse, and Director Steve Linscomb.

 

 

 

 

Lady Rocket Signs With Roadrunners

Judson High School Lady Rocket Elena Blanding signed her National Letter of Intent with UTSA.  She will receive a full athletic scholarship to continue her basketball career as a Roadrunner. Congratulations to her and her family on this tremendous accomplishment!

Board Briefs: Regular Meeting 4-18-19

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 18, 2019, 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
   a. Noah Zuckerman-National Merit Finalist (JECA)
   b. Judson HS State Wrestling athletes Luis Rodrigues and Isaiah Dugar
   c. Judson HS Counselor Joanne Cruz, Texas semi-finalist for Counselor of the Year
   d. Judson HS student Cameron White who achieved a perfect AP exam score
   e. Wagner T-Bird Boys Basketball Team and Coaches for reaching the UIL State Final Championship Game. 
   f. Judson HS SkillsUSA group for state competition
   g. JISD and Communities In Schools partnership
   h. JISD Communication awards from TSPRA
 
3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
    a. Pamela Thompson: Library and librarian appreciation
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Special Board Meeting held on March 7,  and Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on March 21, 2019.
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of February 28, 2019 and March 31, 2019.
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Cash Investment Report for all Funds as of March 31, 2019.
D. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000.
E. Consider and take possible action regarding approving Amendments to the Budget for the 2019 Fiscal Year.
F. Consider and take action regarding approving a Board Resolution to Extend the Bank Depository Contract with JPMorgan Chase Bank through June 30, 2021.
G. Consider and take action regarding approving the ranking of the engineering firms for services related to the testing & balancing phase of the construction at Kirby MS.
H. Consider and take action regarding approving a resolution for a participation agreement with Education Services Center Region 11 - Multi Regional Purchasing Cooperative.
I. Consider and take action regarding approving a resolution for an interlocal agreement with Education Services Center Region 19 - Allied States Cooperative.
J. Consider and take action regarding approving Summer Work Hours for 2019. (pulled, Macias)
K. Consider and take action regarding approving a Project Proposal for two Summer Enrichment Programs, Camp Invention for elementary and Invention Project for middle school students. (pulled, Eaton)
L. Consider and take action regarding approving a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2019-2020 school year with Parent/Child Incorporated (PCI) of San Antonio & Bexar County and the Judson Independent School District.
M. Consider and take action regarding approving the Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) & TEKS Certification for 2019-2020.
N. Consider and take action regarding approving Proclamation 2019 ELAR / SLAR K-8 Instructional Materials. (pulled, Paschall)
O. Consider and take action regarding approving Entering a Shared Services Agreement (SSA) with San Antonio ISD Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD).
P. Consider and take action regarding approving JISD partnership with P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County (d/b/a UP Partnership) My Brother's Keeper San Antonio (MBKSA). 
Q. Consider and take action regarding approving renewal of College Connection Program Agreement by and between Judson ISD and Alamo Community College District for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 School Year.
R. Consider and take action regarding approving a Proclamation to Declare May 3, 2019 as School Lunch Hero Day.
S. Consider and take action regarding approving the Second Reading of Policy Update 112 affecting (LOCAL) policies.
1. BJA (LOCAL):  Superintendent - Qualifications and Duties
2. CCG (LOCAL):  Local Revenue Sources - Ad Valorem Taxes
3. CCGA (LOCAL):  Ad Valorem Taxes - Exemptions and Payments
4. CH (LOCAL):  Purchasing and Acquisition
5. CQ (LOCAL):  Technology Resources
6. CV (LOCAL):  Facilities Construction
7. DCB (LOCAL):  Employment Practices - Term Contracts
8. DH (LOCAL):  Employee Standards of Conduct
9. DIA (LOCAL) Employee Welfare - Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
10. FMA (LOCAL):  Student Activities - School-Sponsored Publications
11. FNG (LOCAL):  Student Rights and Responsibilities - Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances
12. GF (LOCAL):  Public Complaints
13. GKA (LOCAL):  Community Relations - Conduct on School Premises
14. GKB (LOCAL):  Community Relations - Advertising and Fundraising
T. Consider and take action regarding approving the Second Reading of Local District Updates (pulled, Macias)
1. DEC (LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Leaves and Absences
2. DED (LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Vacations and Holidays
3. EHBC (LOCAL):  Special Programs - Bilingual Education/ESL
4. EHBE (LOCAL):  Special Programs - Compensatory/Accelerated Services
ITEMS A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,L,M,O,P,Q,R, and S, passed on initial vote. ITEMS J,K,N, and T PASSED AFTER CLARIFICATION/DISCUSSION
 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding approval of the Contract Renewal Lists for Campus and District Office Administrators for the 2019-2020 School Year. (please see item 8A)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding changing the June 20, 2019 Board Meeting to June 27, 2019. (passed, 6-0)
C. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (please see item 8B)
 
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Report
B. Judson Education Foundation 2019 first quarter update
C. Discussion of Revised Pay Schedules for Bi-Weekly Pay Period (Macias)
D. Annual Report for Continuing Education Credits for School Board Members
E. Statement of Impact from the following Charter Schools:
1. Lighthouse Charter School
2. Premier High Schools
3. KIPP Texas Public Schools
F. Update on Board Advisory Committees.
G. 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, the Contract Renewal Lists for Campus and District Office Administrators for the 2019-2020 School Year.
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel, the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments.
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, attorney consultation regarding legal issues related to Superintendent contract.
D. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, deliberation regarding Superintendent contract.
E. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and discuss duties, roles and responsibilities of a board member.
F. Pursuant Texas Government Code Section 551.071, consultation with the District's attorney concerning legal issues and procedural issues related to termination of probationary contract employees.
G. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, consider and discuss recommendation to terminate probationary contract employees.
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action regarding the Contract Renewal Lists for Campus and District Office Administrators for the 2019-2020 School Year. (passed, 6-0)
B. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. (passed, 6-0)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding the Superintendent's contract. (passed, 6-0)
D. Consider and take possible action regarding termination of probationary contract employees. (passed, 6-0)
 
9. ADJOURNMENT