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May 17, 2022

The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on May 16, 2022.

Trustees considered implementation of House Bill 547, which passed during the recent state legislative session to allow homeschooled students to participate in UIL extracurricular activities.  The board voted to construct a policy and consider the proposal at a future meeting.

Board members replaced current local district policy regarding instructional materials and library books.  The board adopted two replacement policies recommended by the Texas Association of School Boards based on model language published by the Texas Education Agency.  The new local policies govern the selection and review of instructional materials, including library books.

Trustees reviewed a draft pledge from the office of state representative Jared Patterson regarding not partnering with vendors who have supplies child pornography to public schools.  Board members asked for specific details and language to be incorporated with the pledge and will consider action at a future meeting.

Board members approved the adopted of instructional resources for physical education and health courses.  The proposed items, which were eligible for adoption by school districts following review and selection by the State Board of Education, were recommended by the district textbook selection committee and later reviewed by the School Health Advisory Council.  The resources were open for review and public comment prior to the school board action.

The board accepted an amendment regarding the purchase of 74.355 acres of land at 4734 Acton Highway.  In addition, board members approved a job order contract for the renovation of former music classrooms into an academic classroom at Brawner Elementary School.

In personnel, trustees adopted salary schedules for the 2022-23 school year.  The board approved professional staff appointments and received notification of retiring or departing employees.  Board members also agreed to incentive pay for substitute teachers beginning in the 2022-23 school year; the incentive will provide a daily rate of $105 for these individuals after working 15 days.

Reports to the board included:

  • Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn addressed the proposed new facility for the Hood Central Appraisal District.
  • Chief financial officer Emmett Whitefield presented financial statements, cash flow reports, and a categorical expense report for April 2022.

The board approved past meeting minutes and budget amendments.  Board members renewed contracts with the Region 11 Education Service Center for a variety of programs and services.  Trustees also amended the 2021-22 school calendar to allow for early dismissal on the last day of school, May 26.

Donations reported to the board included:  $1,202.07 from the Daughters of the American Revolution Elizabeth Crockett Chapter to the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC student activity fund; $200 from Kyle Woods State Farm to Nettie Baccus Elementary School for a color run; $291 from First National Bank of Granbury to Acton Elementary School for a field trip to the Langdon Ranch.

Trustees next convene for the regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 20. Board meetings are held in the GISD Board Room located in the Administration Building at 217 N. Jones Street.