Board Action Newsletter

  • April 22, 2019

    Posted by Kashara Robinson on 4/22/2019


    Students from Stipes Elementary School Lead Pledges  

    Students from Stipes Elementary School Lead Pledges      

    Students from Stipes Elementary School Lead Pledges
    Students from Stipes Elementary School led the pledges to the American and Texas flags at the April 22 board meeting.  Pictured are (from left) Abraham Serrano, Rosie Humphry, Myles Trejo and Mikayla King.



    Trey Sobiech Recognized as Teacher of the Month

    Trey Sobiech Recognized as Teacher of the Month
    Trey Sobiech, a math teacher at Lamar Middle School, was honored by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Teacher of the Month for April. Sobiech is pictured with Trustee Pamela Campbell.  

     


    Loida Ortega Recognized as Employee of the Month

    Loida Ortega Recognized as Employee of the Month
    Loida Ortega, document & inventory specialist in facilities, was honored by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Employee of the Month for April. Ortega is pictured with Trustee A.D. Jenkins.   

     


    Sally Grantvedt Recognized as Guest Educator of the Month

    Sally Grantvedt Recognized as Guest Educator of the Month
    Sally Gractvedt, a guest educator nominated by John Haley Elementary School, was honored by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Guest Educator of the Month for April. Gractvedt is pictured with Trustee Nell Anne Hunt. 

     


    State-Qualifying Destination Imagination Teams Recognized
    The Board of Trustees recognized four Destination Imagination teams for advancing to the state tournament, held March 22 and 23. After a state appearance, three teams from Singley Academy qualified for Global Finals, which will be held May 22-25 in Kansas City, Mo.

    State-Qualifying Destination Imagination Teams Recognized - Gilbert
    The “Snotworms” team from Gilbert Elementary School placed first in the scientific category at regionals to advance to state. They are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle, team manager James Tiggeman and interim principal Claudia Ruiz.


    State-Qualifying Destination Imagination Teams Recognized - Singley

    The “Salty Potatoes” team from Singley Academy placed third at state in the scientific category. They are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle, team managers Deanna Darra and Maria Segovia and interim principal Melanie Kibodeaux.


    State-Qualifying Destination Imagination Teams Recognized - Singley
    The “For Better or Worse” team from Singley Academy placed second at state in the improvisational category. They are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle, team managers Deanna Darra and Maria Segovia and interim principal Melanie Kibodeaux.


    State-Qualifying Destination Imagination Teams Recognized - Singley
    The “Pollos Locos” team from Singley Academy placed second at state in the project outreach category. They are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle, team managers Deanna Darra and Maria Segovia and interim principal Melanie Kibodeaux.

     


    Recognition of Irving and Nimitz Academic Decathlon Teams
    Irving and Nimitz high schools competed at the state Academic Decathlon meet in March. Irving in its fourth consecutive state appearance finished 19th overall with seven individual medals. The Nimitz team placed 11th, earning seven individual medals during its 32nd consecutive trip to state.

    Recognition of Irving and Nimitz Academic Decathlon Teams

    Recognition of Irving and Nimitz Academic Decathlon Teams
    The Irving team (top) and Nimitz team (bottom) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle, principals Ahna Gomez and Curtis Mauricio, decathlon coaches James Newman and Randall Winters (Irving) and Greg Jackson (Nimitz).



    Recognition of National Merit Honorees
    The Board of Trustees honored seniors who have been recognized in one of the National Merit Programs as a result of their outstanding PSAT scores. Pictured are seniors with “Finalist” honors in the National Merit Program, as well as “Scholar” in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

    Recognition of National Merit Honorees
    Pictured are (from left) Minh Vu of Irving, Marshall Baldwin and Mariana Gomez-Araboleda of MacArthur and Alexa De La Fuente of Singley with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Signature Studies students in career and technical (CTE) student organizations were recognized for their achievement at state and advancement to national level competitions for their respective organizations. Recognized were students from Irving, MacArthur, Nimitz and Singley Academy.

    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Irving High School’s Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Irving High School’s Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA), and Skills USA – Cosmetology are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from MacArthur High School’s Business Professionals of American (BPA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from MacArthur High School’s Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from MacArthur High School’s Technical Student Association (TSA) and Skills USA – Engineering Technology and Construction Material are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Nimitz High School’s Business Professionals of American (BPA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle and principal Curtis Mauricio.

    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Nimitz High School’s Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle and principal Curtis Mauricio.

    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Nimitz High School’s Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle, principal Curtis Mauricio and teacher Lavonne Carpenter.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students

    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Nimitz High School’s Skills USA – Cosmetology (top) and Diesel Equipment Technology (bottom) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle, principal Curtis Mauricio and teacher Cesar Pineda.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Singley Academy’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle and teacher Lauren Evans.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Singley Academy’s Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle and culinary teachers Jared Cappers, Amy Hurley and Ann Lowrie.


    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Singley Academy’s Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle and teachers Harold Bradley, Marcus Mason and Natalie Mills-Moore.

     

    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Singley Academy’s Mock Trial Youth & Government are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle.

    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Singley Academy’s Skills USA – Firefighting and Information Technology Support are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle and teacher Josh Palma.



    Recognition of Signature Studies State-Qualifying Students
    Students from Singley Academy’s Technology Student Association (TSA) are pictured with Superintendent Hernandez, Board President Randy Randle and teacher Min Lee.

     

    Recognition of Service Rendered by Dr. Steven Jones and Randy Necessary
    Outgoing Trustees Dr. Steven Jones and Randy Necessary were recognized for their service to Irving ISD as dedicated members of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Jones brings his tenure to an end with more than seven years on the board, holding past positions as board president, secretary and current vice president. Trustee Necessary devoted nearly six years to the board and most recently served as board secretary. To celebrate, a gift presentation was held during the April meeting to show appreciation for their unwavering commitment to the students and employees of Irving ISD.

    Recognition of Service Rendered

    Recognition of Service Rendered
    Trustee Dr. Steven Jones (top) is pictured with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle with gifts created by MacArthur High School, his alma mater, and the Elise Walker Outdoor Learning Center. Trustee Randy Necessary (bottom) is pictured with Superintendent Hernandez and Board President Randy Randle with a gift from his alma mater Irving High School.

     

    Action Taken:

    1. Approved of Consent Agenda Items:

    • Approved Minutes of Board Work Session on March 18, 2019, Special Called Meeting on March 19, 2019 and Regular Board Meeting on March 25, 2019
    • Approved Financial Statement for February 2019
    • Approved Resolution and Order No. 18-19-17 Authorizing April Amendment to the 2018-2019 Budget
    • Approved Resolution and Order No. 18-19-18 Approving Supplements to Irving ISD Tax Rolls
    • Approved Requests for Additional Compensation to a Contract or Noncontract Employee
    • Approved Proclamation 2019 Instructional Materials Selection
    • Approved Item No. 2019-20 Approving the Renewal of Award for Request for Proposal (RFP) # 17-23-883 and RFP # 17-23- 883B for the Purchase of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs, Services and Instructional Supplies
    • Approved Item No. 2019-21 Approving the Award for Request for Qualification (RFQ) # 19-35-914 for the Purchase of Roof Consulting Services
    • Approved Item No. 2019-22 Approving the Renewal of Award for Request for Proposal (RFP) # 18-07-914C for Concrete Patching, Paving and Curbs
    • Accepted Gifts and Donations to the District

    2. Approved 2019-2020 School Board Meetings Schedule

    3. Approved Resolution and Order No. 18-19-19 Amending Resolution No. 18-19-12 Ordering an Election of the Qualified Voters of the Irving Independent School District on May 4, 2019, for the Purpose of Electing Five (5) Trustees to the Board of Trustees for said District 

    4. Approved Renewal of Probationary and Term Contracts of Employment for the Employees Recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, as Listed on Exhibit A (May be Discussed in Closed Session Pursuant to Section 551.074 Tex. Gov't Code)

     

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