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Board Briefs

Regular Meeting - Sept. 19, 2022

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Action Items Approved

  • Request for Approval of Resolution Setting the 2022 Tax Rate View agenda item 8│View video item 8
    • Trustees voted unanimously (7-0) to reduce the district tax rate from $1.3043 to $1.2688. This is a reduction of 3.55 cents and represents the lowest SBISD tax rate since 2007-08.
  • Consent Agenda Action Items View agenda item 9│View video item 9
    • Request for Approval of Budget Status Summary Report with Budget Amendment as of August 31, 2022
    • Request for Approval of Facility Improvement Program Monthly Status Report with Project Budget Changes as of August 31, 2022
    • Request for Approval of Contract Awards
    • Request for Approval of Cooperative Management Fees as Required by House Bill (HB) 273
    • Request for Approval of Construction Methods
    • Request for Approval of the Resolution of Annual Review of Investment Policy of Spring Branch ISD
    • Request for Approval of the FY2024 Budget Calendar H. Certification of Anticipated Collection Rate
    • Request for Approval of Request to the Texas Education Agency for the Maximum Class Size Exception
    • Request for Approval of Teacher Appraisers for the 2022-2023 School Year K. Request for Approval of Acceptance of Gifts
    • Request for Approval of Grant Awards and Other Services
    • Request for Approval of Payroll and Operating Expenses - August 2022
    • Request for Approval of Tax Overpayment Refunds (Sec. 31.11)
    • Request for Approval of Minutes for School Board Meetings
      • August 08, 2022 - Workshop
      • August 22, 2022 - Regular Meeting

Reports and Updates

  • Discussion of the District's Affiliation/Partnerships with 501(c)(3)s View agenda item 10A│View video item 10 
    • Trustees held a discussion regarding Spring Branch ISD's affiliation/partnerships with 501(c)(3) organizations. 

Recognitions and Celebrations

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  • Recognition of #IAMSBISD Award Recipient View agenda item 4A│View video item 4
    • Officer Luis Yurnet from the SBISD police department was recognized with the I AM SBISD Award, which honors employees who have gone above and beyond in living the district's Core Values. Sarah Salas, Sherwood Elementary principal, spoke about Yurnet stepping up to connect with and help Emanuel, a pre-K student who did not speak English and was having trouble adjusting at school. 

 

 

  • Presentation of Spring Branch Education Foundation Gifts to the District View agenda item 4B│View video item 4
    • Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) chair Joe Elliott and Cece Thompson, SBEF executive director, presented a $1.6 million check to the district. SBEF has gifted more than $1 million to SBISD for the eighth consecutive year. Through programs like Project School Supplies, which provides economically disadvantaged students with the right tools to foster success and the annual SBEF Gala, which raises funds for grants and scholarships, SBEF helps fund programs that enhance students' educational experience and support the district's T-2-4 vision. 

 

 

  • Recognition of Award Earned by the SBISD Financial Services Division View agenda item 4C│View video item 4
    • The SBISD Financial Services division was presented with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Report for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. The recognition is given by the Government Finance Officers Association and is the highest award for government accounting and financial reporting. 
       

 

 

SBISD Board of Trustees

Chris Earnest
President

Lisa Andrews Alpe
Vice President

John Perez
Secretary

Josef D. Klam
Trustee

Chris Gonzalez
Trustee

Minda Caesar
Trustee

Caroline H. Bennett
Trustee