Boerne ISD Board Report

January 24th, 2022

Open Session

The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting in the BISD Board Room on Monday, January 24th, 2022.

This month's Board meeting included:

-May 7th, 2022 Bond Election

-Emergency Pay Increases for Substitutes and Operations employees

-School Board Recognition Month

Board Commendations

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

Boerne ISD to Hold Bond Election May 7th

Boerne ISD will hold a Bond Election on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The ballot will consist of two separate propositions, totaling $165.64 million dollars, and will focus on safety, growth, and technology.

The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees accepted the recommendations of the district’s Long Range Steering Committee, which is composed of over 80 community volunteers, including parents, teachers, students, and business members. The committee met eight times over a span of five months to discuss ways to manage the district’s growth, which led to the creation of the proposed bond package.

For more information regarding the bond propositions please click here.

Thank you to the Long Range Steering Committee for their hard work in building the bond package. The committee is pictured below with the Board and Dr. Price.

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Board of Trustees Election Called

The Board Approved an Election Order that calls for a general election on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, for Boerne Independent School District Trustees Place 4 and Place 5 This will be a joint election with the Kendall County Elections Office.

Boerne ISD Enacts Emergency Pay Rates

Boerne ISD has enacted emergency pay rates for all Substitutes and all Auxiliary Employees, effective immediately. The new pay rates are the second-highest in the region.

All Substitutes, both daily and long-term assignments, will receive an additional $25 per day, increasing their daily rate. The new pay rates for Substitutes are:

-Degree or non-degreed: $120/day

-Certified Teacher: $135/day

-Certified Teacher, Long Term sub: $185

-Nurse: $135

In addition, all Auxiliary employees (maintenance, custodial, food service, and transportation) will receive an additional $2 per hour during the emergency pay period, which averages an additional $320 a month for eight-hour Employees.

In December 2021, the district gave Longevity Stipends to all employees. All employees on the Teacher pay scale received a longevity stipend of $1,050, which netted a take-home amount of approximately $800 after mandatory taxes were taken out. All other permanent full-time employees, not including temporary or substitutes, received a longevity stipend of $325, which netted a take-home amount of approximately $250 after mandatory taxes were taken out.

The district used Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) for the Longevity Stipends and will use the same federal funds for the emergency pay rates for our Auxiliary Employees. Local district funding will not be used.

School Board Recognition Month

Our Trustees were honored at the meeting for School Board Recognition Month. The Board members were presented with appreciation gifts, including a 2022 Calendar designed by our students. We greatly appreciate our board and all they do for the Boerne ISD Community.

To view the Board Recognition video please continue reading below.

2022 BISD School Board Appreciation Video

Superintendent's Report

-We currently have 10,410 students enrolled. Our student enrollment will continue to grow throughout this year and the coming years. Our enrollment on the first day of school on August 11th was 10,010.

-At the beginning of this week, we had an ADA of 90%.

-The Boerne ISD Pathways in Technology (PTECH) application has officially opened. Currently, there are 12 applicants for the program.

Next Board Meeting: Tue. Feb. 22nd, 2022

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