Board Briefs

  • Board Briefs are monthly, high-level updates following regularly scheduled meetings of the GISD Board of Trustees. 

    Look for Board Briefs each month following the regularly scheduled meeting of the board. These updates are designed to help keep you informed on important activities and decisions in the district.

    If you're looking for recordings of our GISD board meetings, they are available on our website.

  • October 18, 2021 Board Briefs

    Posted by Logan Reuland on 10/20/2021

     

    CFO Scott Tipton presented the 2020-2021 Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) report during a public hearing.

    • The report showed that Georgetown ISD has accomplished the highest rating of A = Superior for the 2020-2021 rating year. The full presentation can be viewed on our website under Financial Transparency.

     

    September and October Jack Frost Award Recipients 

    Recipients of the Jack Frost award from East View High School and Georgetown High School were recognized.

    • The September recipients from East View are Erin Holmes and Jordan Holmes.
    • The October recipients from East View are Devduni Perera and Selena Parry.
    • The September recipients from Georgetown HS are Andrew Vaughan and Braylin Pannill.
    • The October recipients from Georgetown HS are Annika Flora and Ella Hampton.

     

    Virtual Learning Program Updates

    Three options were shared for Virtual learning.

      • Option 1 is to provide virtual learning with teachers from GISD.
      • Option 2 is to use a third party provider for virtual instruction.
      • Option 3 is to offer no virtual learning.
    • The proposed plan for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade is to keep students enrolled with us in a district-run, full-time virtual school in partnership with Pearson. 
    • The proposed plan for students in grades nine through 12 is to enhance virtual learning opportunities for students through Richarte High School who wish to enroll and take advantage of a virtual experience.
    • The district could begin onboarding students in early November. Information was sent to families in Skyward on Wednesday, October 19th. 

     

    District Improvement Plan

    The District Improvement Plan is a working document that is updated several times during the school year with measured progress and was shared with the board during the October meeting.

    • It aligns to the GISD Strategic Plan Goals (4) as well as the GISD Board of Trustee’s identified Targets (5) 
    • Developed in partnership with GISD leadership and the District Performance Committee 
    • The District Improvement Plan includes targets and goals required by House Bill 3 for Early Literacy/Numeracy and College Career & Military Readiness 
    • Will seek action next month on the Goals and Performance Objectives in the District Improvement Plan 



    From the Superintendent



    Board Approves MOU Between Georgetown Police Department and GISD

    The board approved a partnership between GPD and GISD, which will allow the continuation of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program.

     

    Board Approves MOU Between Celebration Church and GISD

    The board approved an agreement between GISD and Celebration Church in which Celebration Church will serve as an evacuation or reunification site for GISD in the event of an emergency.

     

    Board Approves MOU Between Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BCTS) and GISD

    The board approved a partnership with Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BCTS) for two types of counseling services to be provided at the Georgetown Alternative Placement (GAP) Campus.

      • The first type of counseling is a substance abuse recovery program. Services include substance abuse screenings, individualized treatments based on assessed needs, and mental health counseling.
      • The second type of counseling is a life skills program. This program works with school-based skills groups in order to promote positive behavior modification and improved emotion self-regulation.



    Upcoming Events

    November 1

    Student Holiday/ Staff Work Day

    November 2

    Election Day

     

    Next Board Meeting

    Monday, November 15, 2021

    7 p.m. at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning



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