Board Briefs
News from the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees

Summary of Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

During its monthly meeting, the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees recognized 46 students from prekindergarten to 12th grade. All the students earned annual Character without Question Awards. Trustees also honored All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra students, and recognitions were presented to the district’s Employee and Volunteer of the Month recipients.

Special Presentations

Named as district Employee of the Month is Police Department’s Telecommunications Records Clerk Amelia Barrera. Since she joined the department in 2000, Amelia has held an increasing set of duties, including several key crime information and data systems.

In addition, she oversees the monitoring of district burglar and fire alarm systems, and manages the expunction, or removal, of law enforcement records for juveniles and adults. Through all these duties, Amelia keeps a bright smile. She is a reminder that - even at a staff level - that the safety, security and well being of all Spring Branch students, staff and community residents come first! View the video here.

February’s district Volunteer of the Month is Elizabeth Soles, who is financial aid director with Houston Community College. She has demonstrated leadership and improved parent involvement by assisting with numerous Financial Aid Overview presentations at all district high schools. She volunteers after working a full day at the community college, and she also spends countless hours working with students, parents and staff at federal and state financial aid workshops.

“She clearly exemplifies a volunteer that is helping the district meet its T-2-4 Goal of doubling the number of students that complete some form of higher education or certification,” her nomination states. View the video here.

All State Choir and Orchestra

The Board honored 11 students who have been selected for this year’s All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra. The All-State designation is the state’s top student music award. Honorees are Memorial High Orchestra students Catherine Cai, Tiffany Hu, Jonnathan Sullins and Yestle Ough; Spring Woods High Band students Janet Navarro and Victor Rangel; Stratford High Band student Eric (Ho Min) Lee; and Stratford High Choir student Nicholas Jones. Read the entire news release here.

Character Without Question

Northbrook High School’s auditorium was the site for February’s meeting to accommodate the families who attended the annual Character without Question Award Recognition event, which included a reception with cake before the meeting. The auditorium stage was smartly decorated with student posters. Forty-six students were selected for commendable personal traits that range from honesty and integrity to courage, caring and kindness. Read the entire news release here.

In other action...
  • Received a quarterly energy report and quarterly investment report
  • Approved 2013-2014 enrollment projections and campus staffing definitions and guidelines
  • Heard a Legislative Update report
  • Approved a variety of Consent Agenda items
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