Eanes ISD

Board Highlights: Discussion on amendments to the District's Plan for Innovation, updates on fund balance and more

EISD Board of Trustees

An Update from the Eanes ISD Board of Trustees

Superintendent's Report
Dr. Tom Leonard

In February, our Board discussed amendments to the District's Plan for Innovation, reviewed operational planning updates such as fund balance and bond capacity and passed a resolution regarding a possible election to help the District's budget. The Board also approved the District's priorities and goals for 2020-21.

See a synopsis of the January meetings below. Full Board agenda packets are online.

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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. 

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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

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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.  

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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.

WHS Journalism Students

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. 

WHS Best Buddies


Future Meetings

The next study session is March 10 (6pm open session) and the regular meeting is March 31 (7pm open session).

Always check www.eanesisd.net/board/cal for the most up-to-date schedule. To see agenda items, listen to meeting audio, or access board policy, please visit www.eanesisd.net/board