Boerne ISD Board Report
May 15th, 2023
The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting in the BISD Board Room on Monday, June 19th, 2023.
This month's Board meeting included:
- Board Commendations
- 2023-24 Employee Compensation Plan
- Executive Director of Operations Named
- Herff Principal Named
- Tax Rate Lowered
- Superintendent's Report
The Board commended Boerne ISD students and staff, as well as celebrated district-wide honors. Below are some of the honorees.
- Champion Baseball (State Bronze Medal)
- BISD Whole Child Department (SEL Impact Award)
- Yvette Reyna (BEF/Community Partnerships- Statewide Award)
- BISD PTO's
*Click on the photos to enlarge
2023-24 Compensation Plan Approved
The Board approved the 2023-24 employee compensation plan.
- The approved compensation plan features a 3.44% pay increase for all positions in the district. Starting pay for a first-year teacher will increase to $54.250. Teachers, nurses, and librarians will receive a minimum increase of $2,000 more per year as part of the annual step.
- Paraprofessional, professional, and Auxiliary employees will also receive an increase of 3.44% of their pay grade midpoint.
- In addition, the district will increase its contribution of TRS health insurance premiums for the 23-24 plan year. The district will contribute an additional $78,000 district-wide based on the employee plan election, bringing the district contribution range to $4,020 - $5,220 per year based on the employee’s specific coverage plan.
- Overall, BISD increased employee compensation district-wide by $2.44 million dollars for the 2023-2024 school year.
Executive Director of Operations Named
Boerne ISD named Boerne native Mark Stahl Executive Director of Operations.
Mr. Stahl has over 15 years of of service with BISD, including the last year as Director of Construction and Planning.
With deep roots in BISD, Mr. Stahl understands the local education landscape and implements tailored solutions.
He has a history of giving back to the community through his involvement in organizations like the Rotary Club of Boerne and the Kendall County Centurions. Mark's dedication, leadership, and diverse skills impact education in Boerne and beyond, promoting excellence, equity, and collaboration.
Herff Principal Named
Mrs. Hammond has served as an educator for 29 years. She began her teaching career in Corpus Christi, where she taught for 24 years. Throughout her time in Corpus Christi ISD, she served as a classroom teacher, an Instructional Math Coach, an Assistant Principal, and a Principal.
Five years ago, she moved to Fair Oaks Ranch, and joined Northside ISD as a Principal.
To read the full story please click here.
Tax Rate Lowered
The Board voted to adopt a budget that will lower the district's property tax rate for the fifth straight year.
- The 2023-24 tax rate is estimated to decrease by eight cents per $100 valuation from $1.1786 to $1.0986. The district's tax rate has decreased by a total of 25 cents since 2019, and is among one of the lowest school tax rates in the area.
- The district will pay an estimated $9.4 million dollars in recapture payments to the state, which is an increase of approximately $600,000 from the 2022-23 school year.
- Additional relief to BISD’s tax rate and estimated recapture payment could be lowered significantly pending results of a possible Texas Legislature Special Session.
- The TEA will determine Boerne ISD's tax rate in August 2023.
Strategic Planning Highlights
This past Spring, the BISD engaged a committee of staff to review the progress of our District
Strategic Plan and to develop a 2023-2028 District Strategic Plan that builds upon our previous work.
The Strategic Planning Committee solicited feedback from the District Education and Improvement Committee (DEIC) and the District Student Advisory group in the development of the plan.
Please take a moment to view a highlight video of the Strategic Planning Process!
*Note, the video was produced by ESC-13.
• We have updated our 2023-24 Student Code of Conduct. There are dress code changes related to safety and security, and there are changes related to the district’s practices for enforcing the rules for student cellular device use.
• The safety and security dress code additions include: The wearing of hats and, hoodies for all students, and the wearing of ID Badges for high school students.
• We have provided additional direction for staff and students for 23-24 regarding student-led clubs
• We will message out in-depth information regarding the Student Code of Conduct and student-led Club updates to our students, parents, and staff