Board Briefs

Board Regular Meeting - April 24, 2023

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Action as Needed from Executive Session

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Trustees voted unanimously (7-0) to approve all action items as needed from the executive session. 

  • Request for Approval of Routine Personnel Items
  • Request for Approval of Employee Contract Recommendations for the 2023-2024 School Year
  • Request for Consideration of Superintendent’s Recommendation to Terminate Probationary Contract Employee at the End of the 2022-2023 Contract Term in the Best Interests of the District and Authorize Superintendent to
    Provide Notice of Same (Adam Harris)
  • Request for Consideration of Superintendent’s Recommendation to Propose Nonrenewal of Term Contract Employee at the End of the 2022-2023 Contract Term for Reasons as Stated in Board Policy DFBB, Consider Manner of Hearing, if any, and Authorize Superintendent to Provide Notice of Same (Sheryl Peck)

Adoption of Policy 

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Trustees voted unanimously (7-0) to approve all policies. 

  • Adoption of Policy: CKC(Local): Safety Program/Risk Management - Emergency Plans 
  • Adoption of Policy: EC(Local): School Day 
  • Adoption of Policy: FNG(LOCAL): Student Rights and Responsibilities - Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances 
  • Adoption of Policy: FO(Local): Student Discipline 


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Trustees voted unanimously (7-0) to approve all action items. 

  • Request for Approval of Resolution for the Office of the Governor Grants
  • Request for Approval of TEA Memorandum of Understanding for TCLAS Grant with the University of Houston - Downtown /Teach Houston

Reports and Discussions 

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Trustees discussed the Texas Association of School Board (TASB) services with Spring Branch ISD, recent information and activity surrounding funding for public schools in the 88th Legislative Session and required school board member training. 

  • Discussion of the TASB membership, insurance, and other services with Spring Branch ISD
  • Discussion of Legislative Update
  • Report of School Board Member Training for 2022-2023

Consent Agenda Action Items 

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Trustees voted unanimously (7-0) to approve all consent agenda action items.

  • Request for Approval of Budget Status Summary Report with Budget Amendment as of March 31, 2023
  • Request for Approval of Facility Improvement Program Monthly Status Report with Project Budget Changes as of
    March 31, 2023
  • Request for Approval of Contract Awards
  • Request for Approval of Extension of the Contract for Depository Services with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Request for Approval of UIL Exempt Course List for 2023-2024 School Year
  • Request for Approval of Annual Certification of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 2023-2024
  • Request for Approval of Acceptance of Gifts
  • Request for Approval of Payroll and Operating Expenses - March 2023
  • Request for Approval of Tax Overpayment Refunds (Sec. 31.11)
  • Request for Approval of Minutes for School Board Meetings
    • March 06, 2023 - Workshop
    • March 27, 2023 - Regular Meeting

Special Presentations

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  • SBISD News  
    • The Spring Branch ISD Communications Department shared a video spotlighting news events happening throughout the district over the spring semester. 

SBISD News Great Things are Happening from SBISD on Vimeo.

  • Youth Art Month 
    • In recognition of Youth Art Month in March, Sally Doyle, SBISD Coordinator of Visual Arts, introduced the students who have received honors for their outstanding talent. Sally was also recognized with the I AM SBISD Award, which honors employees who have gone above and beyond in living the district's Core Values. Dr. Kristin Craft, SBISD Associate Superintendent for Academics, spoke about Doyle's dedication to Every Child and her outstanding work with the district for the past 12 years. 


  • PTA Reflections Contest 
    • Students across SBISD participated in the PTA Reflections contest, which highlights entries in the categories of Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Film, Literature, Music and Photography. Jenette Sears, the Reflections Chair of the Spring Branch ISD Council of PTAs, introduced students representing eleven different Spring Branch ISD schools, who were chosen to advance to the state and national competitions.


  • Science and Engineering Fair Award Winners 
    • Patricia Kassir, Spring Branch Academic Institute (SBAI) director, introduced nine SBAI students who competed and won awards in this year’s Science and Engineering Fair of Houston. The event serves as the regional fair for all junior and senior high school students in Harris County and 22 surrounding counties. The educational activities sponsored by the fair complement the rapidly growing demand for students with technical skills.


  • SBAI Student Mathematic Achievements  
    • Kassir also introduced SBAI students who are a part of the SBAI Elementary Math League Team and won the East Texas District Championship. They will now compete at the State Championship in Math League. Additionally, a ninth-grade SBAI student was recognized for being one of 250 students nationwide to qualify for the USAJMO mathematics competition.