Boerne ISD Board Report

May 16th, 2022

Open Session

The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting in the BISD Board Room on Monday, May 16th, 2022.

This month's Board meeting included:

-Board Commendations

-2022-23 Compensation Package

-New Campus Principals

-Board Reorganization

-Superintendent's Report

-And more

Students Lead the Pledges

Thank you to the Curington Student Council for leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge.

The students also asked great questions to 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.

Compensation Plan Approved

The Board approved the 2022-23 employee compensation plan at Monday’s meeting.

The approved compensation plan features increased pay grades aligned to market values for all positions in the district. Starting pay for a first-year teacher will increase to $52,250. Teachers, nurses, and librarians will receive a 3.5% increase as part of the annual step equating to $2,020 more per year. Paraprofessional and professional employees will receive 3.5% of their new pay grade midpoint. Auxiliary employees were granted emergency pay during the spring in the amount of $2.00 per hour. The pay differential will become permanent to their pay for 22-23, equating to a 6.5% to 12.0% of the midpoint increase for these employees. Guest Teachers will also maintain the emergency pay rates implemented in the spring.

In addition, TRS health insurance premiums have been significantly reduced for the 22-23 plan year. The district will continue contributing at the current rate based on the plan election. Savings directly to employees will range from $852 to $4,068 a year. The average insurance cost savings for BISD employees will be $1,548.

Together, the BISD salary increase and health insurance premium decrease will mean our employees will see an average of 6.2% total increase as take home for 2022-2023.

For more information regarding compensation please click here.

New Principals Named

Boerne ISD has named new Principals at three campuses for the 2022-23 school year. The new Principals are Dr. Beto Hinojosa (Champion High School), Kathy Cornett (Voss Middle School), and Jennifer Escamilla (Kendall Elementary). The appointments were approved at the Board meeting.

To read more about the new Principals please click here.

Boerne ISD to Lease Ag Barn

Boerne ISD has partnered with the Kendall County Fair Association to lease the Ag Barn at the Fairgrounds on HWY 46.

The building will serve as Boerne ISD’s Ag Barn and Animal Science Center and will be accessible to all students from Boerne and Champion.

Boerne High School Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor, Kathleen Young, will serve as Boerne ISD’s Ag Barn Manager.

“We are excited about continuing to honor our community’s strong agricultural heritage,” said Boerne ISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Price. “The rich history that Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch and Kendall County have with FFA and agriculture is simply amazing, and we look forward to the future by using this incredible facility for our students,” Dr. Price said.

KCFA President Shane Boerner and 1st Vice President Billy Shussler, Kendall County Junior Livestock Association President Joe Lozano, as well as BISD Trustee Dr. Joe Tidwell spearheaded these collaborative efforts to make this a reality for the school district and community.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

*Photo- Boerne ISD Ag Teachers Kathleen Young, Lexi Seaman, Tanessa Sawyer, Cheyanne Waltman, Tori Thornton, and Dorman Vick with Trustee Dr. Joe Tidwell and Dr. Price

Board Members Sworn In

Trustees Maritza Gonzalez-Cooper (Place 4), and Garrett Wilson (Place 5) were sworn in by 451st District Judge Kirsten Cohoon.

Mrs. Gonzalez-Cooper won re-election to serve her fourth term on the board, while Mr. Wilson was unopposed and was automatically elected.

Mrs. Gonzalez-Cooper and Mr. Wilson will each serve three-year terms.

Board Reorganizes Leadership

The Board conducted its annual reorganization and approved new leadership.

Mr. Rich Sena (President), Mr. Carlin Friar (Vice President), and Mr. Garrett Wilson (Secretary) were voted to serve in new capacities.

At the first regular meeting after each election and qualification of Board members, the Boerne ISD Board reorganizes by selecting these positions.

Outgoing Board President Honored

Dr. Price presented outgoing Board President Mrs. Donna Sharp with a plaque to thank her for her leadership and strong support during the past year.

Mrs. Sharp has one year remaining on her current three-year term.

Superintendent's Report

-We held our first-ever Workforce Wednesday last week at Champion. There were over 40 businesses and organizations on hand to offer students full and part-time jobs, as well as internships.

-Boerne High School will hold Workforce Thursday this week

-The class of 2022 at Boerne and Champion High School have earned a combined nearly $18 million dollars in reported scholarships. This is $4 million dollars more than the previous school year.

Next Board Meeting: Mon. Jun. 20th, 2022

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