August 2, 2022- BoardBits
This e-newsletter highlights important news from the August 2 meeting of the STISD Board of Directors, as well as other recent and upcoming district and campus happenings.
Region One ESC recognizes Dr. Lara as Regional Superintendent of the Year for 2022
Dr. Daniel P. King, Executive Director of the Region One Education Service Center, attended the Aug. 2 board meeting to congratulate Dr. Tony Lara, Superintendent of STISD, for being named the 2022 Regional Superintendent of the Year for Region One.
As a regional winner, Dr. Lara will represent Region One in the statewide Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) Award Program. Under the direction of the Texas Association of School Boards, the SOTY Program recognizes exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership.
Dr. King shared congratulations on behalf of the region and presented Dr. Lara with a crystal plaque.
Board approves school breakfast and lunch prices for 2022-2023
Each school year, each STISD family must complete and submit an application for free and reduced-price meals, and be approved, to qualify for these rates. Below are the prices for school breakfast and lunch for 2022-2023, as approved by the Board during the Aug. 2 meeting.
Parents are highly encouraged to complete their application through the Meal Benefits/FRAM component within the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
For instructions on how to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals or how to make a deposit for your child's meals through the Parent Portal, click here.
- New Rising Scholars Academy Campus: The Board voted to reject the submissions for RFP 23-010 Rising Scholars Academy, Olmito, Texas.
New Health Professions Gymnasium: The project is still in the design phase. Renditions were shown to the Board during the update presentation.
New Central Administration & Professional Development Building Renovation Project: Construction continues on the interior and exterior of the building. See photos below.
Photos: Construction Progress of New Central Administration + Professional Development Building
Other Board Actions
- The preliminary general fund budget for 2022-2023 was presented to the Board during a budget workshop on Aug. 2. The Board approved publishing the Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget & Proposed Tax Rate, and determine the proposed tax rate to be published. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on August 23, 2022.
- The Board approved RFP 23-012 Instructional Supplies and Technology Products; RFP 23-013 Maintenance Building & Repair Services; RFP 23-014 Employee Uniforms; and RFP 23-015 Security Guards.
- The Board approved budget amendments and requisitions for additional safety and security updates to the campuses.
Welcome to South Texas ISD! Meet our new middle school administrators
Photo Galleries: 2022-2023 District Professional Development + First Day of School
July Student in Frame: World Scholars' Faith Jackson
STISD Board of Directors approved increased pay and benefits for 2022-2023
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Inside STISD Video Highlights
STISD First Day of School - 2022-2023
"Rock on, STISD" District Convocation 2022
Frank Acevedo, Health Professions Class of 1991
Kevin Eastin, Science Academy Class of 2015
Billy Shelton, Science Academy Class of 2011