Townsell Elementary School Students Lead Pledges Townsell Elementary School students (from left) Nofaisa Kumkum, Maya Scott, Kevin Euceda, Gabriela Zepeda and Xavier Washington led the pledges to the American and Texas flags at the February 19 board meeting.
Yadira Vargas Recognized as Teacher of the Month Yadira Vargas, a third-grade teacher at John Haley Elementary School, was honored by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Teacher of the Month for February. Vargas is pictured with Chief Academic Officer Jackie Gorena, Ed.D., and Trustee Randy Necessary.
Lupe Moreno Recognized as Employee of the Month Lupe Moreno, building manager at Pierce Early Childhood School, was recognized by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Employee of the Month for February. Moreno is pictured with Trustee Nell Anne Hunt and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jackie Gorena, Ed.D.
Sandy Thomas Recognized as Guest Educator of the Month Sandy Thomas, a guest educator at Elliott Elementary School, was honored by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Guest Educator of the Month for February. Thomas was not able to attend the February board meeting. Accepting the award on her behalf is Elliott Elementary School special education teacher Rebekah Knowles, pictured with Trustee Pam Campbell.
Recognition of All-State Musicians The board of trustees recognized three Irving ISD students for achieving the highest honor a Texas music student can receive – All-State Musician. Clarinet player Ivan Castro from Nimitz High School was selected to join the 2019 All-State Band. Placing in the All-State Choir are vocalists Tatum Griffin from Nimitz and Irving High School’s Cynthia Lopez Quinteros. Pictured (from left) are Chief of Schools André Smith, Ed.D., Castro, Griffin, Lopez Quinteros and Board President Randy Randle.
Public Hearing on 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) Dr. Laina McDonald, assistant chief of high schools and academic support services for Irving ISD, shared information about the 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report for Irving ISD. Action Taken:
Approved Consent Agenda Items:
Approved Minutes of Board Work Session on January 14, 2019 and Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 22, 2019
Approved Financial Statement for December 2018
Approved Resolution and Order No. 18-19-13 Authorizing February Amendment to the 2018-2019 Budget
Approved Resolution and Order No. 18-19-14 Approving Supplements to Irving ISD Tax Rolls
Approved Requests for Additional Compensation to a Contract or Noncontract Employee
Approved Memorandum of Understanding between Texas Tech University and Irving ISD for Applied Behavior Analysis Teacher Training Institute Program
Approved Item No. 2019-12 Approving the Award of Request for Proposal (RFP) #19-21-908 for the Purchase of E-Rate Category 2 Network Cabling
Approved Item No. 2019-13 Approving the Award of Request for Proposal (RFP) #19-19-908 for the Purchase of E-Rate Category 2 Network Equipment
Approved Item No. 2019-14 Approving the Award of Request for Proposal (RFP) #19-22-896 for the Purchase of 2019 Summer Reads Program
Approval Item No. 2019-15 Approving Renewal of Request for Proposal (RFP) #18-20-872 and 18-21-872 for the Purchase of Professional Development, Consulting Services, Authors and Speakers
Approved Item No. 2019-16 Approving the Renewal of Region 10 Multi-Region Purchasing Cooperative (R10MRPC) Interlocal Agreement for the Purchase of Mainline Food Items, Supplemental Nutrition Products, Chemicals, Small Wares, Beverages and Snack Products
Accepted Gifts and Donations to the District
Approved First Reading of Proposed Revisions to the Following Policies Pursuant to Administration Request: DEC(LOCAL) Compensation and Benefits – Leaves and Absences; DHA(LOCAL) Employee Standards of Conduct – Gifts and Solicitations; FL(LOCAL) Student Records; GKDA(LOCAL) Nonschool Use of School Facilities – Distribution of Nonschool Literature