Eanes ISD

Board Highlights: Updated information on May 4th Bond (Prop A) & approval of student acceleration procedures.

An Update from the Eanes ISD Board of Trustees
Superintendent's Report
The Board meetings in March included an update on the proposed May 4th Bond (Proposition A) as well as the debut of a bond explainer video. The Board also approved acceleration procedures for students qualifying for advanced grade levels.
See a synopsis of the March meetings below. Full Board agenda packets are online.
Bond Updates
Dr. Leonard debuted an explainer video for the May 2019 Bond (Proposition A). He also shared the schedule of several bond informational presentations leading up to the May 4, 2019 election. The Board called an $80 million bond election, which requires no tax rate increase and includes projects under safety & security, student programs & support, energy efficiency & conservation and facilities. The Board voted to include instructional, co-curricular and extra-curricular spaces for the Aquatics, Robotics and Wrestling programs but decided the bonds for such facilities would not be issued until proper permitting and construction design are defined and operational costs are mitigated or eliminated.
To review projects, tax information and voting information, visit www.eanesbond.com.
To see the bond explainer video, click below.
Click to see bond explainer video
Board Approves Credit By Examination, Kindergarten Acceleration
The Board approved the use of Credit By Examination (CBE) assessments and Kindergarten acceleration. CBE determinations will use sources from Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Austin, the District, College Board (Advanced Placement) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The Board also approved district-developed Kindergarten acceleration procedures for qualified students to attend first grade rather than Kindergarten.

Read CBE memo.
Board Recognitions
The Board recognized Westlake High School principal Steve Ramsey, who was named the 
Texas Association of Journalism Educators Administrator of the Year.  In the nomination, Ramsey was described as generous with his time and an effective leader and good decision-maker. He was praised as an outstanding administrator who is supportive of student voices being heard as well as promoting an environment where scholastic journalism thrives. 
Future Meetings
The April study session is April 9 (6pm open session) and the regular meeting is April 23 (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
Eanes ISD Board of Trustees
Eanes Independent School District, 601 Camp Craft Road, Austin, TX 78746
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