Board Briefs

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

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  • October 17

    Posted by Website Administrator on 10/18/2022

    Public Hearing of Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) Report


    September Jack Frost Awards

    September recipients of the Jack Frost Award from East View High School and Georgetown High School were recognized.

    • The September recipients from East View HS are Sebastian Posada and Abbi Arellano.

    • The September recipients from Georgetown HS are Jensen Kellogg and Kyle Roppolo.


    October Jack Frost Awards

    October recipients of the Jack Frost Award from East View High School and Georgetown High School were recognized. 

    • The October recipients from East View HS are Tyler Coe and April Ipina.

    • The October recipients from Georgetown HS are Ali Seaback and Emma Hoover.


    Student Performance and State Accountability for 2022

    • For 2021-22, all districts and campuses will receive a label of A, B, C, or Not Rated. Any domain or overall score less than 70 receives the label: Not Rated.

    • The accountability system is broken up into 3 domains: 1. Student achievement (a large part of this is STAAR scores), 2. School progress (ex: change in test achievement over time), and 3. Closing the gaps (considers different student groups and their targets achieved)

      • Domains 1 and 2 make up 70% of the overall rating, and domain 3 makes up 30 %. 

    • GISD received an overall rating of B for 2022.

      • 14 out of 16 schools either maintained or improved letter grade rating from 2019

      • 9 out of 16 schools improved letter grade rating from 2019 

      • 12 out of 16 schools increased in their overall numerical accountability score from 2019

    • A summary of STAAR/EOC performance was presented.

      • Average change in STAAR reading indicators grades 3-8 shows 9% increase

      • Average change in STAAR math indicators grades 3-8 shows 2% increase

      • 71% of performance indicators for STAAR/EOC math maintained or improved from 2021

      • The data helps us determine that areas of focus for 22-23 include: math, middle school instruction, special education and English language learners. 

    From the Superintendent

    • GISD Board Goals and recordings of board workshops and meetings can be found on our website. 

      • The next board workshop will take place on Nov. 7 at 11 AM.

    • October is National Principals Month. Dr. Brent shared a reminder to share stories about the principals who have made or are making a difference to you and/ or your student, using the hashtag #ThankAPrincipal on social media. You can also share a Way to go gram on our website.

    • September Teacher of the Month honorees are now posted on the district’s website

    • Visit our website for a look at GISD Manufacturing Day.

    • Dr. Brent thanked community members, staff, parents and students who provided input last week on the district’s strategic planning refresh. This process will continue over the next few months and involve a variety of stakeholders.

    • Dr. Brent addressed a sign that appeared during the Oct. 14 football game between GHS and EVHS and reminded everyone that we are a foundation of this community.


    Annual Audit Report

    • Paula Lowe from Patillo, Brown & Hill, LLP present an Annual Audit Report to the board.

    • The auditing firm rendered an “unmodified- or clean - opinion” of the district’s finances, the highest opinion that can be given.

    • The report shows that in 2021, 13% of property tax revenue was paid to the state in recapture funds. In 2022, 19% of property tax revenue was paid to the state in recapture funds. 

    • The board approved the full Audit Report, and it will be posted on our website under Financial Transparency. 


    Presentation of Campus Improvement Plans Goals and Performance Objectives

    • The plans goals and performance objectives are derived from the strategic plan, GISD board goals and GISD mission and other priorities. 

    • The board approved the campus improvement plans, which will be posted on our website at


    Upcoming Events

    October 22 - 50 Fellas Food Fest - GISD Ed Foundation fundraiser supporting GISD

    October 31 - Student Holiday/Professional Learning Day (Happy Halloween!)

    November 7 - GISD Board Workshop

    November 14 - GISD Board Meeting

    November 21-25 - Thanksgiving holiday/Schools closed


    Next Board Meeting

    Monday, November 14

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

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