September 23, 2019




    High School recognized the Tribal Belles Military Officers and Social Committee Officers:  Jenna Arthur, Bailey Johnson, Shelby Haaga, Haylee Melancon, Ashton Shutt, Kirby McCaskill, Amya Austin and Mercadise Wheeler.  The officers attended Trendsetters Officer Camp where they earned many awards.  In July the dance team attended dance camps at TBARM in New Braunsfels and at SFHS.  In addition to dancing, the team participated in several team building activities.  Some of the dancers earned the All-Star award which provided them an invitation to dance in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the 2020 Cotton Bowl. The Tribal Belles are under the direction of Director Ashley Hardage.

    High School also recognized Cameron Redwine.  Cameron is a member of the SFHS Choir and was selected as an Outstanding Performer at the 2019 UIL State Solo and Ensemble Vocal Solo Contest.  SFHS Choir Director is Gunnar Tietge.

    Maintenance and Operations would like to recognize their student workers and supervisors. Ty Baker, Brittany Barker, Jaron Bryan-Prejean, Christian Cabrera-Guevara, Jon-Anthony Diaz, Haley Gibson, Micah Gibson, Jimmie Gibson, Andrew Girouard, Keaton Gonzalez, Alexia Goolsby, Macy Gregory, Chase  Heckendorn, Caleb Ioannidis, Colton Kimball-Honings, Madison Mann, Myracle Montemayor, Matthew Monroe, Reagyn Murphy, Grant Pfaff, Keaton Plovanich, Paul Randolph, Joseph Rodriguez, Noah Silva, Riley Tacquard, Holden Wainwright and Cade Wheeler. Supervisors were Lorae Honings, Carl Matejka and Alex McFadden. These students daily tasks included, moving furniture, boxes and pallets, pressure washing sidewalks and school fronts, supporting the maintenance staff and helping the custodial staff with school cleanings. 

    The District would like to recognize our financial partners, who assisted the district with possible funding options for renovations to the H.S. after the May 18th tragedy.  Marcus Deitz, our bond council with Orrick Public Finance reached out to James Hernandez, partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and Amanda Schar and Colin Parrish, partners with Statehouse Consultants.  The team immediately responded and worked with the District in creating summary information and graphics of the District’s current financial details following the tragedy and challenges we faced moving forward.  With their support, SFISD was awarded 10.9 million dollars through SB500, Section 31, 86th Texas Legislative Session Appropriations.

    Employees of the Month for September are: Amy Childs, Barnett;  Lidia Cleveland, Kubacak; Sara Linkey, RJW; Jeff DeWillis, Jr. High; Thomas Bennett, H.S.; Carolina Mejia, Transportation; Robert Tull, M&O; Catalina Esparza, Custodial; Drew Riggin, Nutrition Services; Becky Wright, Administration; Eli Arredondo, Police Dept.



    Mr. Atkins updated the Board on projects ongoing throughout the District.  

    Minutes for August 26, 2019 and September 4, 2019

    Accounts Payable $3,853,970.30

    Budget Amendment #1

    Student Transfers

    MOU of Coordinated Response between SFISD and The Disaster Behavioral Health Services

    Approved the Policy DED(LOCAL) as presented.
    Approved the Policy BED(LOCAL) as presented.
    Approved the resolution proclaiming October 6-12, 2019 as Fire Prevention Week in Santa Fe ISD.
    Approved the resolution proclaiming October 14-18, 2019 as National School Lunch Week in Santa Fe ISD.

    Approved the resolution proclaiming October 21-25, 2019 as National Bus Safety Week in Santa Fe ISD.

    Approved the resolution proclaiming October 23-31, 2019 as Red Ribbon Week in Santa Fe ISD.

    Approved the resolution proclaiming September 2019 as Attendance Awareness Month in Santa Fe ISD.

    Approved the resolution proclaiming October 2019 as Bullying Prevention Month in Santa Fe ISD.

    Approved the resolution proclaiming October 2019 as National Principal's Month in Santa Fe ISD.

    Approved the contract with Rozell Therarpy Services for the 2019-20 school year.

    Approved the purchase of (9) school buses from Longhorn Bus.

    Approved the procurement method for construction of the H.S. additions and renovations as Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR).

    Approved the procurement of the quarterly and annual service agreements for Barnett chillers from Hunton Services.

    Approved the purchase of two new chillers at the H.S. from Hunton Services.

    Approved the contingency and performance payment bond costs to Fielders Choice and Enviroturf.