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Board Meeting Briefs  |  July 18, 2022

Granbury ISD Board of Trustees held its budget workshop and regular monthly meeting on July 18, 2022. 

During the budget workshop, Emmett Whitefield presented a balanced budget. 

Dr. Glenn shared preliminary assessment data showing significant growth for students across all campuses. 

One major highlight shown was Baccus Elementary's impressive improvement, growing from a rating of 'F' in 2020-21 to a rating of 'B' in 2021-22. 

Official campus data and school report cards will be published by TEA in August.

Trustees accepted a total of $28,733.14 in donations from the community.

  • GHS Volleyball Booster Club for student travel, $5,368.00
  • Emma Roberson PTO to campus activity fund, $3,615.14
  • Adrian Hinojosa to FFA campus activity account to fund smoker projects,  $1,000.00
  • Gemini Homes to GHS Robotics student activity,$1,500.00
  • Hyde Law Firm to GHS Robotics student activity, $1,200.00
  • NRA to GHS MJROTC student activity, $600.00
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program to GHS MJROTC student activity, $5,450.00

Trustees discussed and took action on agenda items.

  • Approved election contracts with Hood, Johnson, Somevell, and Parker counties
  • Approved MOU with StoneWater Church regarding volunteer partnership
  • Approved new meal prices for the 2022-23 school year:
    • no increase in the price of student breakfast & lunch meal prices
    • no increase in the price of adult breakfast
    • increase in the price of adult lunch from $3.90 to $4.25 
  • Approved the published proposed tax rate of $1.0496

Trustees heard reports from district administrators.

  • Assistant Superindent Jimmy Dawson reported on a flexible school calendar and the impact of possibly adding instructional minutes to the school day, addressing specific challenges of the substitute fill rate while prioritizing instructional time and academic achievement.
  • Chief Financial Officer Emmett Whitefield reviewed financial statements and cash flow reports.  Whitefield also gave a report regarding custodial services.
  • Child Nutrition Director Amy Whiteley gave the annual report on Child Nutrition report.
  • Federal Programs Coordinator Hailey Veron shared the six-month review of ESSER funds describing the district's expenditures and results.

Trustees next convene on Monday, August 22, 2022 with an Executive Session at 5 PM followed by a Regular Session at 6 PM.  Meetings are held in the GISD Board Room in the Administration Building at 217 N. Jones Street.

Watch the recording of the July 18, 2022 meeting: