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March 22, 2022

The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on March 21, 2022.

Trustees approved the purchase of HVAC systems units for Granbury High School, Acton Middle School, Granbury Middle School, and Acton Elementary School.  The units will be primarily covered with federal funds through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund II grant.

Board members approved a bi-annual contract extension with Templeton Demographics to continue the district’s demographic student to evaluate population and housing trends as well as other data for student enrollment projections.

In personnel, the board approved staff recommendations as well as term contract extensions for campus professionals.

The board tabled action on a memorandum of understanding with Tarleton State University for the Texas Covid Acceleration Learning Support (TCLAS) Program, an initiative to provide mentor teachers to help prepare educator candidates seeking certification and future employment as a teacher. Trustees will consider the MOU at a future meeting.

Reports to the board included:

  • Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn praised campuses for common assessment scores as students prepare for state exams. He celebrated the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle for earning its fifth-straight national championship.  Glenn also discussed staff tours exploring options for a potential new high school, and he announced that the district is hosting a series of town halls on the GISD Bond 22 proposal.
  • Chief financial officer Emmett Whitefield presented financial statements and cash flow reports for February 2022.

The board also approved past meeting minutes and budget amendments.  Board members renewed participation in the Texas Association of School Boards’ Risk Management Fund through an interlocal participation agreement for the unemployment compensation program.  Trustees also approved a three-year extension in the Third Party Administrator contract with First Financial Group of America, which offers supplemental insurance products for district employees.  The board also approved a meeting schedule through June 2023.

Donations reported to the board included:  $2,000 from Antonia Segars to assist with flight time hours for GHS aviation students.

Out-of-district travel requests included the DECA students from the high school to attend the international competition on April 23-27 in Atlanta.

Trustees next convene for the regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 25. Board meetings are held in the GISD Board Room located in the Administration Building at 217 N. Jones Street.