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.

  • June 20

    Posted by Website Administrator on 6/22/2022

    Budget Hearing

    • The board held a public hearing for the 2022-23 proposed budget.


    Solo and Ensemble Recognitions

    • 39 fine arts students from East View High School and Georgetown High School were recognized for their solo and ensemble performances at TSSEC. 
    • Each student received gold, silver or bronze medals for their performance. 

     

    GHS Baseball State Champions

    • The GHS baseball team was recognized for winning the 2022 UIL 5A state championship for the first time in history.

     

    GHS Softball State Qualifiers

    • The GHS softball team was recognized for advancing to the state championship for the second year in a row.

     

    Bond 2021 Update 

    • Jimmy Jones presented an update on bond 2021 project schedules, budgets, cost, and growth. 
    • Schedule update highlights include:
      • The Future Ready Complex is on track to start June 2022 with a substantial completion date of June 2024. 
      • Benold renovations to new Frost will increase the capacity of Frost and provide relief for growing Cooper and Village numbers.
      • The design effort for high school # 3 will start this month, with construction costs covered by future bonds.
    • Project cost highlights:
      • Lumber and plywood costs have increased 101% from April 2020 to February 2022.
      • Current inflation rate has increased 8.6% according to Department of Labor
    • Project costs have been significantly affected by economic factors in the last 12 to 18 months. 
      • Producer Price Indexes (PPIs) are posted monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and indicate increases in some materials areas by as much as 113%. 
    • Options for managing growing costs were presented, including delaying the start of elementary school #12.
    • Learn more about our 2021 bond projects at www.georgetownisd.org/bond

     

    Safety and Security Updates

    • GISD addresses access control with safety gates and secured front door access on campuses that were passed in the past three bond cycles.
      • Visitor procedures were added to Emergency Operation Plan
      • There are automatic alerts when campus doors are held open.
    • GISD started a “See Something, Say Something” campaign this year, which teaches students how important it is to report concerns to trusted adults.
    • GISD uses an anonymous reporting system, Stay Safe! Through Let’s Talk.
    • GISD uses technology that is monitoring campus 24/7.
    • Reunification was an area identified that needed some improvement.
      • Every campus worked with their SRO to create a reunification and evacuation plan.
      • GISD has partnered with Celebration Church to use as a site for reunification
    • The district security and safety team meets three times a year to review emergency operating plan
    • Looking forward, GISD will consider the role of social media in communicating with students after an event and work to improve the Safety and Security website.
    • Read more about GISD safety practices and procedures at www.georgetownisd.org/safety.

     

    Meal Rates for 2022-23 School Year

    • The Texas Dept. of Agriculture recommended a 26 cent increase on meal prices for the 2022-23 school year. GISD is recommending a 10 cent increase. 
    • The #GISDBoard is expected to take action on the recommendation at the July meeting.


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    • Today's #GISDBoard workshop included a summative review of board goals, highlighting increases in academic achievement including:
      • 14% increase in college career + military readiness
      • 10% increase in students meeting early numeracy indicators
      • 10% increase in students meeting early numeracy indicators
    • You can find more information about our board goals on our website
    • You can access graduation photos from all three ceremonies on our website.
    • There are a lot of programs, service and camps taking place during the summer break and you can learn more about all of them on our website: www.georgetownisd.org/summerprograms 
    • Parents can enroll their students now for the 2022-2023 school year.
    • Visit www.georgetownisd.org/enrollatGISD to get started. 
    • View or download our 2022-23 calendar on our website: www.georgetownisd.org/calendar
    • School supply lists are now posted and available for viewing and download on our website at www.georgetownisd.org/backtoschool


    Board Approval of New Hires

    • The board approved three hires for the following positions:
      • Executive Director, Technology: Kim Garcia
        Executive Director, Human Resources: Sue Harrison
      • Principal, East View High School: Alfonso Longoria
    • Visit our website for the full announcement.


    Board Approval of 2023-24 Calendar

    • The board approved  the proposed school year calendar for 2023-24.


    Board Approval of the 2022-23 Budget

    • You can view the adopted budget on our website


    Upcoming Events


    July 4
    - holiday/district offices closed 

    Next Board Meeting

    Monday, July 18, 2022

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



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