Boerne ISD Board Report

June 20th, 2022

Open Session

The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting in the BISD Board Room on Monday, June 20th, 2022.

This month's Board meeting included:

-Board Commendations

-Tax Rate Lowered

-Addition of SRO's

-Superintendent's Report

-And more

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, Law Enforcement Agencies, Agree to Add School Resource Officers

Boerne ISD, along with the Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch Police Departments, and the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, have agreed to work aggressively toward assigning each Boerne ISD campus with a designated School Resource Officer beginning in the 2022-23 school year. This collaboration is in an effort to strengthen safety and security measures at all Boerne ISD facilities.

The City of Boerne will provide eight officers, while the City of Fair Oaks Ranch and Kendall County will provide two officers/deputies each, ensuring that each campus has a uniformed member of law enforcement stationed on site.

BISD and the law enforcement agencies share the costs associated with SRO’s. School Resource Officers (SRO’s) are certified law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. SRO’s are active members of local law enforcement and have extensive background and training and will continue to train for the various scenarios.

In addition to the increase in SRO’s, Boerne ISD continues to thoroughly review its safety and security protocols, such as performing an internal and external safety audit, screening all visitors though Raptor visitor management, as well as the use of multiple layers of security that are visible and not visible.

*PHOTO- Members of the Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch Police Departments, as well as the Kendall County Sheriff's office.

Boerne ISD Lowers Tax Rate Again

The Board voted to adopt a budget that will lower the district's property tax rate for the fourth straight year.

The 2022-23 tax rate is estimated to decrease by approximately three cents per $100 valuation from $1.20 to $1.17. The district's tax rate has decreased by a total of 18 cents since 2019, and is among one of the lowest school tax rates in the area.

*Note: The TEA will determine Boerne ISD's tax rate in August 2022

Key Budget Items

The Board adopted a budget that will fund three of the district’s top priorities, including the launching of PTECH (Pathway to Technology Early College High School).

Other key budget items adopted were:

*Compensation Increases, including:

*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.

For more information on the 2022-23 compensation package that was approved at the May Board meeting, please click here.

*The budget also includes five additional School Resource Officers from the Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch Police Departments as well as the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department to strengthen safety and security measures at all Boerne ISD facilities.

Superintendent's Report

-We have the largest number of students that BISD has ever had in summer school largely due to Minecraft, and other STEM programs.

-All seven BISD elementary campuses will hold Jump Start programs in July.

-BISD set a record for most students participating in summer athletic camps.

-The Champion Water Polo Team will debut in August.

-BISD is reviewing all of our safety and security protocols and are currently performing internal and external security audits.

Next Board Meeting: Mon. Aug. 15th, 2022

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