Judson ISD

HS Football Week 3: Judson-Roosevelt, Wagner-Marshall

Both Judson and Wagner varsity football teams are on a roll and the season is off to a great start.  Judson is back home after a big win over Brennan and Wagner heads to NISD's Farris Stadium to take on Marshall.  The T-Birds stuck it to Taft and hope to continue the pattern. Let's keep the momentum going and encourage these student athletes each day. 

Judson Rockets

Wagner Thunderbirds 

Now We're Cookin'! Wagner Culinary Team Wins Cook Off!

The Back-To-School Cook-off sponsored by Go Public at the Culinary Institute of America was a rousing success for the Wagner High School team.  Under the guidance of Culinary Arts School Teacher Rosie Laster, seniors Kurtis Thompson and Mariah Sanchez teamed up with JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya to win this "Top Chef" style contest that included five other high schools from NEISD, NISD, Alamo Heights ISD, East Central ISD and Southwest ISD.  

More details on the contest, what dish JISD's team won with and what did they get as the "Best Overall Winner? It's all coming along with more photos in the September edition of the Judson Post being published September 20th.  Don't get the Judson Post? You can subscribe to this free e-publication by CLICKING HERE.  

9/11: A Time To Remember Those Lost

LTC Karen Wagner was a 1979 graduate of Judson High School. Her impact as a student, her service to her country and her sacrifice to that end were front and center today at a special ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.  Students and staff from Karen Wagner High School conducted the remembrance complete with comments from Principal Mary Duhart-Toppen and senior Jasmine Whelan who guided everyone's minds to remembering who Karen Wagner was, her contributions and what her example and legacy means.  

   

    

 

 

A Great Start To 2017

Photos and information continue to stream into the Communications Department since the first day of school showing how the 2017-18 school year has gone.  We welcome our students and our parents to the new year and will work with each to do everything possible for their academic and personal success.  Here are some more photos from the first day.  

Representatives of the Retama Park Organization donated a huge number of school supplies for Rolling Meadows ES on day 1.

Great start with an Open House at Judson Learning Academy...a full house!

First day lunch at Copperfield ES...time to eat and chat with friends

Getting to know each other at Crestview ES.

Figuring it out together at Franz ES.

1st Friday at Hopkins ES, Ms. Combs and Mr. Cabasos keep parents cool waiting in car line. 

A visit from Dr. M. brought smiles at Hartman.

JECA students getting a taste of what their science lab will be like. 

Figuring out the 1st day schedule together

Dr. M. checking in with Olympia ES students with a big smile

 

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 8-17-17

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 August 17, 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. Leslie Medina (JECA)
    b. David Santillano (JECA Student Council)
    c. Charlotte Hedgpeth (mother of JECA grad)
    d. Vanessa Garza (AFT Rep on teacher raises)
    e. Arnoldo Salinas (citizen, former board member on raises)
    f. Jorge Topete (early college program)                                      
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on July 20, 2017
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of July 31, 2017
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000
D. Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposal 17-35 General and Instructional Supplies (pulled, Macias)
E. Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal 17-38 Wortham Oaks Elementary School (pulled, Macias)
F. Consider and take action regarding approving Request for Proposal 18-01 Student and Athletic Insurance
G. Consider and take action regarding approval of 10/20 Year Tax Levy Write Off as Presented by Tax Assessor-Collector for the Judson Independent School District (pulled,  Eaton)
H. Consider and take action regarding approving Local Policy Updates, Second Reading
1. FJ(LOCAL): Student Fundraising
2. FEA(LOCAL): Attendance - Compulsory Attendance
I. Consider and take action regarding approving the Student Code of Conduct for the 2017-2018 School Year
J. Consider and take action regarding approving the Certified List of Appraisers for the 2017-2018 School Year
K. Consider and take action regarding approving the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) Appraisal Calendar
L. Consider and take action regarding approving the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS) Appraisal Calendar
M. Consider and take action regarding approving the Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP) for Judson High School, Wagner High School and Judson Learning Academy for the 2017-2018 School Year
N. Consider and take action regarding approving the San Antonio Municipal Court Juvenile Case Manager Program Inter-Agency Affiliation Agreement
(ITEMS A,B,C, F, H, I, J,K, L, M, N PASSED…ITEMS D, E AND G PASSED AFTER FURTHER DISCUSSION)
 
 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding approving Moving the Regular Board Meeting from December 14 to December 21, 2017 (passed)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding Rescinding and Renegotiate the MOU's for all Early College High Schools to Include the Actual Cost of the Program at each High School (Paschall) (tabled, 7-0)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding an Amendment to the 2017-2018 Budget to Increase Compensation for District Employees (Macias) (passed 6-0, Ms. Eaton not present) 
D. Consider and take possible action to select the Proposer providing the best value to the District in connection with RFP No. 17-42 Healthcare and 403(B) Benefits Third-Party Administrator and Consultant and authorizing the negotiation and execution of contract for such services in a form substantially similar to the Form of Contract attached to the RFP.  (passed, 6-1, Ms. Eaton against)
E. 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
B. Local Policy Updates, First Reading
1. EF(LOCAL): Instructional Resources
2. EH(LOCAL):  Curriculum Design
3. EHDB(LOCAL): Alternate Methods for Earning Credit - Credit By Exam With Prior Instruction
4. GKB(LOCAL): Community Relations Advertising and Fundraising
5. EIA(LOCAL): Academic Achievement - Grading/Progress Reports to Parents
6. DNA(LOCAL): Performance Appraisal - Evaluation of Teachers
7. DEC(LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Leaves and Absences
C. Update on Board Advisory Committees
D. Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members
E. Discuss List of Spanish Speaking Translators (at every campus) and Compensation Options (Paschall)
F. Discuss Moving Closed Session Items to Separate Meeting Days (Paschall)
G. Discuss the Rating System for the RFP Process (Paschall)
H. Discuss YES! Our Kids Can Program to Increase Parent Engagement and College Readiness (Macias)
I. Discuss Update on HR Audit (Macias)
 
7. CLOSED SESSION
A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Private Consultation with Attorney
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel  (Passed) 
 
9. ADJOURNMENT