Board Action Newsletter

  • October 22, 2018

    Posted by Julie Baur on 10/23/2018

     

    Townley Elementary School Students Lead Pledges

    Townley Elementary School Students Lead Pledges
    The Townley Elementary School broadcast crew led the pledges to the American and Texas flags at the October 22 board meeting. Pictured are Alexa Bolton, Yaretzy Herrera, Anthony Machado,, Yalaney Teniente, Carter Shelton and Jubilee Betts.

    Julia Brown Recognized as Teacher of the Month

    Julia Brown Recognized as Teacher of the Month
    Julia Brown, English Language Arts/Reading teacher at Johnson Middle School, was honored by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Teacher of the Month for October. Brown is pictured with Trustee Nuzhat Hye.

    Blanca Gonzalez Recognized as Employee of the Month

    Blanca Gonzalez Recognized as Employee of the Month

    Blanca Gonzalez, lead custodian at Gilbert Elementary School, was recognized by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Employee of the Month for October. Gonzalez is pictured with Trustee Nell Anne Hunt.

    Patrick Ervin Recognized as Guest Educator of the Month

    Patrick Ervin Recognized as Guest Educator of the Month

    Patrick Ervin, a guest educator at Kinkeade Early Childhood School, was honored by the Board of Trustees and Administration as the Irving ISD Guest Educator of the Month for October. Ervin is pictured with Trustee A.D. Jenkins.

    Campus Leaders Recognized for National Principals Month

    Campus Leaders Recognized for National Principals Month

    In honor of National Principals Month, school board trustees and district administrators recognized Irving ISD principals for the essential role they play in making our schools great. “We are fortunate to have great leaders in Irving ISD,” said Laina McDonald, assistant superintendent of school leadership. “Great principals constantly pay attention to details. They build a culture focused on caring and learning, and they invite others to the table and support all as they lead to improvement every day.” Pictured are Irving ISD Acting Superintendent Magda Hernandez (far left) and Board President Randy Randle (far right) with some of Irving ISD’s newest principals: Krystle Green of Townsell Elementary School, Liz Muñoz of Townley Elementary School, Henry Taylor of Thomas Haley Elementary School, NeTassha Rendon of Brandenburg Elementary School and Manny Espino of Barton Elementary School.

    The board also recognized new principal Fernando Vadillo of Lively Elementary School.

    Campus Leaders Recognized for National Principals Month

    Pictured are Hernandez, Vadillo, Randle, McDonald and Imelda Little, executive director of PreK-5 schools (west).

    Schools Recognized for Earning Distinction Designations

    The board also recognized campuses who earned distinction designations under the Texas Education Agency’s 2018 academic performance rating system. Schools are listed below by number of distinction designations earned:

    One Distinction

    Brandenburg Elementary School, NeTassha Rendon (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Science

    Brandenburg Elementary School, NeTassha Rendon (principal)

    Hanes Elementary School, Dr. Ed Henderson (principal)

    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth

    Hanes Elementary School, Dr. Ed Henderson (principal)

    John Haley Elementary School, Lindsey Sanders (principal)

    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth

    John Haley Elementary School, Lindsey Sanders (principal)

    Johnston Elementary School, Stephen Pollard (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Science

    Johnston Elementary School, Stephen Pollard (principal)

    Lively Elementary School, Fernando Vadillo (principal)

    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth

    Lively Elementary School, Fernando Vadillo (principal)

    Nimitz High School, represented by Lee Parker (assistant principal)

    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth

    Nimitz High School, represented by Lee Parker (assistant principal)

    Two Distinctions

    Farine Elementary School, Joe Estrada (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Science
    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth

    Farine Elementary School, Joe Estrada (principal)

    Keyes Elementary School, Blanca De La Sierra (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Science
    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth

    Keyes Elementary School, Blanca De La Sierra (principal)

    Houston Middle School, Jeffrey Dorman (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
    • Academic Achievement in Science

    Houston Middle School, Jeffrey Dorman (principal)

    Travis Middle School, Denise Anderson (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
    • Academic Achievement in Social Studies

    Travis Middle School, Denise Anderson (principal)

    Three Distinctions

    Gilbert Elementary School, Jorge Acosta (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Science
    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth
    • Postsecondary Readiness

    Gilbert Elementary School, Jorge Acosta (principal)

    Lee Elementary School, Angel Rico (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
    • Postsecondary Readiness

    Lee Elementary School, Angel Rico (principal)

    Irving High School, Ahna Gomez (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Science
    • Academic Achievement in Social Studies
    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth

    Irving High School, Ahna Gomez (principal)

    Four Distinctions

    MacArthur High School, Deeadra Brown (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth
    • Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps
    • Postsecondary Readiness

    MacArthur High School, Deeadra Brown (principal)

    Five Distinctions

    Singley Academy, Dr. Andre Smith (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
    • Academic Achievement in Science
    • Academic Achievement in Social Studies
    • Postsecondary Readiness

    Singley Academy, Dr. Andre Smith (principal)

    Six Distinctions

    de Zavala Middle School, Anika Horgan (principal)

    • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
    • Academic Achievement in Social Studies
    • Top 25 Percent Comparative Academic Growth
    • Postsecondary Readiness
    • Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps

    de Zavala Middle School, Anika Horgan (principal)

    Action Taken:

    • Approved Consent Agenda Items:
      • Approved Minutes of Board Work Session on Monday, September 17, 2018, Special Called Meeting on Monday, September 17, 2018, and Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 24, 2018
      • Approved Unaudited Financial Statement for August 2018
      • Approved Resolution and Order No. 18-19-04 Authorizing October Amendment to the 2018-2019 Budget
      • Approved Resolution and Order No. 18-19-05 Approving Supplements to Irving ISD Tax Rolls
      • Approved Requests for Additional Compensation to a Contract or Non-Contract Employee
      • Approved Item No. 2019-07 Approving the Renewal of Award for Request for Proposal (RFP) #17-03-916 for Vending, Groceries, General Retail Merchandise and Supplies
      • Approved Item No. 2019-04 Approving the Renewal of Award for Request for Proposal (RFP) #18-16-861 for Network Infrastructure Cabling
      • Approved Item No. 2019-05 Approving the Renewal of Award for Request for Proposal (RFP) #18-07-914B for Concrete Patching, Paving and Curbs
      • Approved Item No. 2019-06 Approving the Award for Request for Proposal (RFP) #19-05-914 Exterior/Interior Door Supplies & Repair
      • Accepted Report to Irving ISD Board of Trustees for 2017-2018 Management Fees Under Certain Cooperative Purchasing Contracts
      • Accepted Gifts and Donations to the District
    • Consider Approval of Legislative Priorities
    • Approved Second Reading and Adoption of Proposed Revisions to the Following Policies pursuant to TASB Update 111: BBD(LOCAL) Board Members – Training and Orientation; CAA(LOCAL) Fiscal Management Goals and Objectives – Financial Ethics; CJA(LOCAL)
      Contracted Services –Criminal History; DHE(LOCAL) Employee Standards of Conduct – Searches and Alcohol/Drug Testing; DI(LOCAL) Employee Welfare FEA(LOCAL) Attendance – Compulsory Attendance
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