Boerne ISD Board Report

August 15th, 2022

Open Session

The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting in the BISD Board Room on Monday, August 15th, 2022.

This month's Board meeting included:

-Board Commendations

-TEA 'A' Rating

-Chief of Safety and Security

-Recapture/"Robin Hood" Payments

-SRO Contract

-Superintendent's Report

-And more

Fabra Students Lead Pledges

Fabra's students opened the meeting as they led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge.

They also had great questions for our Board members!

Board Commendations

The Board commended Boerne ISD students and staff, as well as celebrated district-wide honors. Below are some of the honorees.

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Boerne ISD Receives 3rd Consecutive 'A' Rating from TEA

Boerne ISD received its third-consecutive ‘A’ rating with a grade of 94 in The Texas Education Agency’s state-wide Student Testing and Accountability ratings for the 2021-22 school year. In addition, BISD also received a district record 21 distinction designations, which acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. BISD is among only 1% of districts across the state who have received an 'A' rating in each of the three rating periods.

The district also received ‘A’ ratings in the 2017-2018 and 2018-19 school years. The TEA did not rate school districts in the 2019-2020 or 2020-21 school year due to the pandemic. Only 33% (396) of nearly 1,200 school districts statewide received an ‘A’ rating for the 2021-22 school year, with BISD being one of them.

To read the full story please click here.

Congratulations to everyone at Boerne ISD for this outstanding accomplishment!

*Dr. Price and the Board thanked Boerne ISD Principals for their hard work and dedication in helping lead BISD to earn an 'A' from the TEA. (Photo below)


Boerne ISD Names Goodrich Chief of Safety and Security

Boerne ISD has announced that Boerne resident Rick Goodrich has been named Chief of Safety and Security. Goodrich’s appointment was announced at Monday's Board meeting.

Goodrich will oversee the BISD Safety and Security Department, which includes 12 School Resource Officers, one designated for each campus.

Goodrich, a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA), has 22 years of law enforcement investigative experience with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), as well as 22 years of distinguished military service with the United States Air Force.

To read the full article please click here.

SRO Agreement Approved

The Board approved the School Resource Officer Interlocal Agreements with the City of Boerne and Kendall County.

Both agreements are renewals of existing contracts with the two governmental agencies for law enforcement coverage throughout Boerne ISD.

The Board approved the SRO Interlocal Agreement with the City of Fair Oaks Ranch at the June meeting.

The SROs have been serving at all 12 of our campuses since the beginning of August.

Board Approves Legislative Priorities

The Board approved its 2023 Legislative Priorities for the 88th Texas Legislative Session which will begin in January 2023.

To view the Board's complete Legislative Priorities please click the button below.

*Note- During the meeting, the Board added an amendment to advocate for a cost of living increase for retired teachers.

Boerne ISD to Pay Recapture

Boerne ISD was officially notified that it continues to be classified as a property-wealthy, or chapter 49 "Robin Hood" District, and is expected to pay excess revenue to the state in 2022-23 based on projected enrollment and resulting ADA.

BISD is expected to pay at least $7.5 million dollars or more this year, which means over half of the increase in this year’s tax levy goes to the State. BISD is estimated to pay at least $13.5 million dollars to the state next year.

The district has sent over $115 million dollars to the state over the past 15-plus years, while still lowering the tax rate by a total of 18 cents since 2019.

Superintendent's Report

-As of Monday afternoon, BISD's current enrollment is 10,688 students, which has increased from 10,528 on the first day of school last week.

-Students will begin storing Animals in the new BISD Ag Barn by next week.

-BISD will form an Ag Barn steering committee, which will include community members.

-Dr. Price gave a recap of the July Boerne ISD Safety and Security Committee meeting. To view BISD's Safety and Security updates please click here.

-BISD only has two open teaching positions across the entire district.

Next Board Meeting: Tue. Sep. 20th, 2022

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