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December 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.

These briefs will be archived on our website so you can access them at any time. A video archive of GISD board meetings is also available on our website.

District to Open New District Health and Wellness Clinic

Chief Strategist for Systems and Operations Courtney Acosta presented information on a brand new district health and wellness center, which will open in January in partnership with Lone Star Circle of Care.

 The center is designed to increase the availability of health services to GISD students, staff and their families and help reduce student and faculty absenteeism due to routine medical visits.

Available services include:

  • Sick visits
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Sports physicals
  • Nutritional/wellness counseling
  • Limited sports medicine
  • Behavioral health
  • Vaccines, and more.


More information about the Health and Wellness clinic is available on our website here.

Board Approves Formation of Citizens Advisory Committee

During last month’s board meeting, Dr. Brent presented information on goals, charges and parameters around the possibility of developing a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) in the new year. Last night, the board approved Dr. Brent’s recommendation to convene a CAC.

 The CAC will review and assess facilities and other projects for consideration in a future bond. According to the tentative timeline, CAC meetings would take place beginning in the new year, from February to June. A community survey would then be conducted next summer, and any recommendations developed from those efforts would be presented to the board in July.

 The deadline to call for a bond election in 2021 is next August. More information on nominations for the committee will be coming soon.

Updates to District of Innovation Plan, New Principal Evaluation Tool Approved

The board approved adjustments to the district’s District of Innovation Plan, after being presented information about possible adjustments during the November board meeting. Feedback and routine review of the DOI plan led GISD to pursue adding the following:

  • an added statute that will allow the district to explore alternative group health benefits, with potential improvements and lower premiums
  • an added statute for an updated principal and administrator evaluation tool and process


The board also approved the redesigned principal evaluation tool, which is comprised of three main parts:

  1. Monitoring of progress toward professional goals
  2. Feedback on GISD leadership commitments
  3. Feedback on skills, abilities, work and expectations, specifically related to the role

Students Recognized for Citizenship, Cross Country

The board recognized November Jack Frost Citizens of the Month from East View and Georgetown High Schools. Those students are:

East View High School
Vanessa Calzada, Brooke Perry

Georgetown High School
Grace Kearney, Alex Brent

Additionally, the board recognized the Georgetown High School Lady Eagle cross country team for qualifying for the UIL state cross country meet for the second consecutive year.

Congratulations to all of the cross country team members, including: McKenzie Bailey, Avery Hill, Dennie Decker, Ava Sieckmann, Jacqui Spencer, Sam Folsom and Emily Morales.

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, Jan. 19
7 p.m. at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning