At the May 9 Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees workshop meeting, trustees and district leaders held a recognition of service for outgoing members of the SBISD Board of Trustees.
Members J. Carter Breed (Position 5), Pam Goodson (Position 6) and Karen Peck (Position 7; board secretary) have served on the board for a collective 27 years of service.
Family, friends and district staff were in attendance to recognize and celebrate Breed, Goodson and Peck.
In words of thanks, Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Blaine shared that Breed, Goodson and Peck have tirelessly given time and resources to the betterment of SBISD and the Spring Branch community. “Each of you lives our Core Values daily in the manner for which you treat others and your belief that we are better when we work together. We have learned a great deal from each of you and have cherished getting to know you not only as a Trustee, but as friends,” she said.
Also shared were successes and strides seen in academic and operational areas during Breed, Goodson and Peck’s tenure on the board. Some of these included:
- District performance on End-of-Course exams exceeded state and region in all subjects at the ‘Masters’ Grade Level and exceeded state and region in four of five subjects tested at the ‘Approaches’ and ‘Meets’ Grade Level.
- 70% of SBISD students read on or above grade level, exceeding the region and state (Source: 2020-21 Texas Academic Performance Report).
- This year, 70% of SBISD students demonstrated growth in reading, and 82% demonstrated growth in math. (Source: 2021-22 middle-of-year MAP® data).
- SBISD’s graduation rate for the Class of 2020 was 90% and the percentage of college-ready graduates in 2020 exceeded the region and state! (Source: 2020-21 Texas Academic Performance Report).
- During the pandemic in 2020-21, 81% of SBISD students returned to in-person learning, leading the state and nation for districts of similar size.
- Facilitated and called for two bond elections (2017 & 2022) totaling over $1 billion dollars, positively impacting students for years to come.
- Superior Achievement in the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas.
- Advocated in Austin for House Bill 3, reducing recapture for over three years, saving the district over $100 million.
- Won state and national awards for merit in Purchasing/Procurement/Financial Reporting.
- Supported digital expansion for elementary and secondary schools.
Three new members of the SBISD Board of Trustees will be sworn in at a special meeting on Tuesday, May 17. For more information about the SBISD Board of Trustees, visit www.springbranchisd.com/board.