Boerne ISD Board Report

September 20th, 2022

Open Session

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

This month's Board meeting included:

  • Board Commendations

  • Lower Tax Rate Adopted

  • Lifespot

  • Superintendent's Report

  • And more

Cibolo Creek Students Lead Pledges

Cibolo Creek students from KCUB News, Student Council, Politeness Patrol, and Book Club, 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.

Tax Rate Lowered Again

The Board voted to adopt a tax rate of $1.1786 for the 2022-23 school year, which is a 2.6 cent reduction from the 2021-22 school year.

The levy generated by the adopted rate will fund an adopted general fund budget of approximately $99.5M, which is an increase of $13M (15%) over the prior year.

The largest single factor in the budget increase is $5.7M as an initial estimate of recapture (Robin Hood), followed by additional teaching positions to address overall student enrollment growth and a 3.5% pay increase for employees.

BISD's tax rate has decreased by a total of nearly 18 cents over the past four years.

Board Approves Lifespot Application

To enhance safety and security, the Board authorized Dr. Price and the district to begin the process of adding the Lifespot Application for all BISD staff to have access on their personal cellular devices in the event of an emergency.

LifeSpot is a simple-to-use technology that speeds up valuable response time, improves communication, and can be used by any staff member while working on Boerne ISD campuses. This will provide an additional layer of security for BISD.

Funds for the Lifespot application will be donated by a generous community member, therefore, no district funds will be used.

More information will be provided at a later date.

Voss Substation Approved

The Board agreed to move forward with the Ground Lease Agreement with Kendall County for an Emergency Sub-Station, which will be adjacent to Voss Middle School. The substation will include Sheriff Deputies as well as EMS.

To read more about this important safety and security project please click here.

Superintendent's Report

  • Our new signage has been placed on the Boerne ISD Ag Center. (Please see photo below). Dr. Price again thanked the Kendall County Fair Association, the City of Boerne, as well as FFA, and 4-H for their partnership and support.

  • The first event in the BISD Parent Education Speaker Series is getting rave reviews.The discussion focused on the dangers of counterfiet drugs containing fentanyl. One of our district goals is to educate our students, parents, and community members on potential dangers. (Please click here for the schedule of future events)

  • Law Enforcement Training took place at Boerne Middle School North on September 10th. Thank you to our law enforcement for their support and for utilizing our facilities to train. (Please see a photo from the training below)

  • The first-ever BISD Subcontractor Fair was a huge success with over 80 attendees. The fair gave contractors and subcontractors an opportunity to meet BISD officials and learn more about district bond projects, as well as network with each other.

  • Boerne ISD held the first 2022 Bond Oversight Committee Meeting. The purpose of the committee is to work with BISD Administration to ensure that promises made during the bond election are kept.

  • BISD has set a record with over 100 members of the Extracurricular Leadership Council. There are also over 35 members of the Student Advisory Council. Both councils are comprised of student leaders from Boerne and Champion High School.

Next Board Meeting: Mon. Oct. 17th, 2022

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