January 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.
JEANNA SNIFFIN ANNOUNCED AS PRINCIPAL FOR NEW WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY
The board approved Jeanna Sniffin as the new principal for Everette L. Williams Elementary School. Sniffin currently serves as the principal at Ronald Thornton Middle School in Fort Bend ISD, south of Houston. She has served there since opening the campus in 2017, and her experience spans a 22-year career.
Assistant Superintendent of Operations and School Leadership Dr. Bryan Hallmark presented proposed new attendance zones to the board, following a series of public meetings held in December intended to gather community feedback. In summary, the proposed changes are as follows:
- Pinnacle neighborhood to be rezoned from Carver to Williams Elementary School
- Mayfield Ranch to be rezoned from Carver to Wolf Ranch Elementary School
- Fairhaven neighborhood to be rezoned from Mitchell to Williams Elementary School
- Pickett Elementary School students will move to Wolf Ranch Elementary School
The new attendance zones are expected to be approved during the February board meeting. For more information, visit www.georgetownisd.org/rezoning.
BOND 2018 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS CONTINUE
Executive Director of Construction and Development David Biesheuvel provided an update to the board on the progress of ongoing 2018 bond projects. Updates included the completed purchases of 33 replacement school buses, near-complete renovation projects at the Georgetown High School baseball stadium, and more.
For a complete look at construction updates for 2018 bond projects, including progress photos, visit www.georgetownisd.org/2018bond.
ORDER CALLING A SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
The board called for a May 2, 2020 election to elect trustees for Places 4 and 5. Trustees serve a three-year term on the GISD board. The first day to apply for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, Jan. 15, and the last day is Friday, Feb. 14. Early voting will occur April 20-28. The deadline to register to vote is Feb. 3.
ACTION TO APPROVE GMP TO REPLACE FIRE SYSTEMS AS 3 CAMPUSES
The board also approved funds to replace fire alarm systems at three schools: Village Elementary, Forbes Middle, and the Georgetown High Annex/Richarte High. The important safety project will cost a maximum of $551,563.00, and the project was proposed as a part of the 2018 bond program.
School Board Recognition Month
Throughout the month of January, GISD schools have joined public school districts across the state of Texas in recognizing the countless contributions of locally elected advocates for Texas children and public schools. This year’s theme is Launching the Next Generation. Campuses have honored trustees in a variety of ways, including thoughtfully created gifts and invitations to school events.
Jack Frost Citizens of the Month
East View High School students Jessica Yeager and Grayson Minneman, and Georgetown High School students Lindsey Carr and Mackenzie May, were presented Jack Frost Citizens of the Month awards for the month of January. Named in honor of former superintendent Jack Frost, the award is presented to deserving high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding citizenship in and outside of school.
Feb. 7 | State of the District
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning
Tickets available on the GISD Education Foundation website: www.gisdedfound.org
Feb. 14 | GISD Holiday
Feb 17-18 | Student Holiday/Professional Development
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, Feb. 18
7 p.m. at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning