An Update from the Eanes ISD Board of Trustees
Board Passes Golden Penny Resolution
The Board approved a resolution regarding the 2020-2021 tax rate and the option of asking the voters to access two additional Golden Pennies in a November 2020 Tax Rate Election. If the TRE passes, the Golden Pennies would keep more local dollars local.
See Resolution online.
Board Reviews Fund Balance, Bond Capacity
After reviewing budget surplus and deficit projections for the next two years, the Board discussed the impact on the fund balance and future bond capacity if the proposed Golden Penny/Tax Ratification Election passes.
See update online.
Board Reviews Plan For Innovation & Local Control
The Board reviewed the District Leadership Team's recommendations for amendments to the District's Plan for Innovation & Local Control. Now approved by the DLT, the Board is scheduled to vote at a meeting in March.
See draft amendments online.
Board Approves Priorities & Goals
After months of review and discussion, the Board approved the priorities and goals for the 2020-21 school year. The goals will now form the basis for the District and Campus Improvement Plans.
See priorities & goals online.
The Board recognized the Westlake High School Journalism students at the February 11 meeting. The students won several national awards from the Journalism Education Association, Quill and Scroll Honor Society for High School Journalists, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, National Council of Teachers of English and Texas Association of Journalism Educators.
The Board gave special recognition to the Best Buddies program, which creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The students in the BB program gave special Inclusion t-shirts to the trustees as a thank you for their support.