Summary Report & Media Highlights
November 27, 2017
Board of Trustees Regular Agenda:
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Opening Remarks

Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri told trustees that a recent inspection of the Navy ROTC program at the Guthrie Center returned outstanding ratings in every area evaluated.

Sights and Sounds Around Spring Branch

Trustees watched a video highlighting Houston Astros mascot Orbit visiting Treasure Forest Elementary and encouraging students there to read. Orbit’s visit was facilitated by the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation.


CenterPoint Load Management Program

This item was postponed until a later meeting.

Second Reading of Policy: AE (Local) Educational Philosophy

Trustees considered three amendments to the Educational Philosophy policy, specifically for the district’s T-2-4 goal. Trustees agreed that the T-2-4 goal, that SBISD will double the number of graduates who attain a technical certificate, a two- or four-year degree or military training by 2017, drives the work of the system. Trustees discussed extending the goal another five years and whether keeping the doubling of students achieving post-secondary success adds to goal’s urgency yet remains attainable. It was suggested that “increase” might be a better word. Board President Karen Peck said that she wanted some time to reflect and said there will be more discussion at the policy’s third reading.

Board policy AE (Local)
Proposed amendments
Board Policy Webpage (for comments)

Adoption of Policy: TASB Policy Update 108

Trustees unanimously approved on third reading updates to the board’s local and legal policies. The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) recommends updates to policy following a legislative session.

TASB Policy Update 108

Approval of 2108-19 Academic Calendar

Trustees unanimously approved the 2018-19 academic calendar, as proposed by the District Improvement Team. The 2018-19 calendar includes a week off at Thanksgiving and two weeks for winter break. School will start on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, and end on Friday, May 24, 2019, before Memorial Day weekend.

2018-19 Academic Calendar

Approval of Amended Stipend List

Trustees unanimously approved adding certain exempt employees to the stipend list, specifically those employees required during district emergencies such as Hurricane Harvey.

Cover Page

Authorization and Approval of 10 Auxiliary Police Officers

Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of 10 auxiliary police officers to supplement the SBISD Police Department. Auxiliary officers are generally retired but need duty hours to keep their peace officer certification, while providing force reinforcement for SBISD police.

SBISD Auxiliary Police Officers

Approval of Charge and Composition of Bond Oversight Committee

Trustees unanimously approved the charge and composition of the Bond Oversight Committee (BOC). The BOC will comprise 18 members, at least half of whom served on either the Long-Range Facilities Committee or the Bond Advisory Committee and who represent all geographic areas of SBISD. The BOC will be charged with ensuring that bond projects “remain faithful to the priorities identified in the 2017 Bond Plan” and will report annually to the Board of Trustees.

BOC Charge and Composition

Consent Agenda

Trustees unanimously approved the consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda are considered routine and are considered as a whole. Trustees have the privilege of removing an item for separate consideration. No items were removed.

Consent Agenda

Strategic Plan Update

Trustees heard on update on The Learners Journey, SBISD’s strategic plan. Associate Superintendent for Research and Design Elliott Witney told trustees that T-2-4 drives the system’s work, that the multiple measures to determine success are complete and that the work of last year is starting to take shape. Hunters Creek Elementary principal Robye Snyder and Sherwood Elementary principal Stefanie Spencer told trustees that, at a recent conference, they saw how all the work they did last year comes together to help build the Resilient Foundation, one of the four pillars of the strategic plan (the others are Customized Supports, Extraordinary People and Learning Ecosystem). Chief Information Officer Christina Masick told trustees that she and her team are working on system interoperability – making sure all components of the information technology system work together.

Strategic Plan Update

District Alternative Education Program (DAEP) Update

Trustees heard an update from principal Kedrick Lookadoo on the redesign of the District Alternative Education Program (DAEP). The redesign includes updates to the Student Code of Conduct, and enhanced transition support. DAEP placements are down two months into the school year at 94. The district had 353 placements during the 2016-17 school year.

DAEP Presentation
DAEP Supplemental Material
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