March 29, 2021
Santa Fe J.H. recognized one of their Robotics teams. Team 9875B (Technical Knockout) which included team members Edgar Hernandez, Ethan Oliver, Youth Kim, Colton Payne and Alison Torres along with their robot, Marquis De LaFayette, have qualified for the State Competition, which will be held on April 10th. Their coach is Kayla Platt.
Santa Fe H.S. recognized the Girls Basketball All-District selections. Freshman, Alysia Flores-2nd Team All-District; Junior, Emma Cerda-Honorable Mention and Academic All-District; Junior, Kloee Vanier-Honorable Mention; Sophomore, Casey Blackwell-Honorable Mention; Sophomore, Kamryn Cruz-Academic All District; and Sophomore, Kianna Chastain-Academic All-District. Their coach is Carl Matejka
Santa Fe H.S. also recognized the Powerlifting Teams. The Lady Indians competed very well on March 3rd at the 2021 THSWPA Regional Powerlifting Meet in Alvin. 2021 THSWPA State Qualifiers, Senior, Gracie Cervantes and Junior, Karissa Betancourt, traveled to Corpus Christi on March 20th to represent Santa Fe H.S. at State Competition. Karissa took 3rd place in her weight class and Gracie was awarded the THSWPA Region 4 Powerlifting Scholarship. Congratulations to the Santa Fe Boys Powerlifting Team. They took 3rd place overall at the 2021 THSPA Regional Meet in Dickinson on March 6th. Jacob Cavness and Tristen Nabors competed in the THSPA State Meeting in Abilene on March 27th. Jacob finished 6th overall and was awarded the THSPA Region 4 Scholarship. Tristen finished 8th overall in the state. C.J. Cavness is the Powerlifting Coach.
The District recognized our Student and Staff Spotlights for the Month of March. 5th grader, Karley Mackenzie from Kubacak is our elementary student. Karley overcame many challenges this year, both personally and academically. She continues to impress everyone with her resiliency. 8th grader, Colton Payne is our secondary spotlight student. Colton has been on the “A” honor roll every semester during Jr. High. He helps others in the community and has competed in numerous competitions and received many medals. He was the first SFISD student to advance to the National History Day Competition. Ms. Kayla Platt is our Spotlight Staff member. She is the Robotics Teacher and spends long hours of after school practices and fundraising. She organized and facilitated our first Vex IQ Robotics Tournament with 16 teams from area schools participating. Three out of four SFJH teams made it to the finals. One of our teams will be moving on to the State Robotics Competition.
Transportation Department and our PCAT Representative Tom Linklater presented Kendra Mattes with the PCAT Bus Driver of the Year award.
Santa Fe ISD recognized the Public Relations Department for winning 27 Star Awards including 3 “Best of Category” at the Texas Public Relations Association (TSPRA) annual conference. Ms. Hanssard was also recognized for being chosen to write an article for Communication Matters, a TSPRA Magazine. Her article “A Communication Refresh Perspective” was featured in the winter edition.
Employees of the Month for March are: Jadah Micks, Barnett Elementary; Becky Sullivan, Kubacak Elementary; Hannah Nelson, RJW Elementary; Kirstyn Bullington, SFJH; Danielle Biggs, SFHS; Delysia Gonzales, Transportation; Sam Herrera, M&O; Rebecca Self, Custodial; Trisha Hayman, Nutrition Services; Joel Sumrall, Administration.
Mr. Atkins updated the Board on projects around the district as well as the renovations and new addition at the high school. There is a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for April 19, 2021.
Mr. Wheeler presented the Board with an annual Maintenance and Operations Department update.
Mr. McKinney presented the Board with an annual Transportation Department update.
Accounts Payable $1,445,610.82
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Update Authorized Representative for First Public Investment Pool
Promotional Items, Screen Printing, Embroidery and Related Services Awards
Approved Missed School Days Waiver due to the winter ice storm on February 16-19, 2021.
Approved Hybrid Instruction Waiver during STAAR Testing for 6th-8th grade students.
Approved the resolution proclaiming April 21, 2021, as Administrative Professional's Day in Santa Fe ISD.
Approved the resolution proclaiming the week of April 4-10, 2021 as National Library Week in Santa Fe ISD.
Approved the resolution proclaiming the week of April 19-23, 2021 as Public School Volunteer Week in Santa Fe ISD.
Approved the resolution proclaiming the month of April as Occupational Therapy Month in Santa Fe ISD.
Approved the Resolution for Compensation of Employees During Summer "Gap Time" where employees work 36 hours but are paid for 40 hours.
Approved the Resolution for Compensation of Employees during the 2021 winter storm emergency closure.
Approved the terms of Audit Engagement with Start, Garcia, & Stanley, LLC to perform the 2020-2021 fiscal year-end audit.
Approved the purchase of the Audio Enhancements System at Santa Fe Junior High.
Approved the proposal from PBK Sports for engineering services for replacement of synthetic turf at the H.S. Football Field.
Approved the proposal from Hunton Services to replace the damaged HVAC coils at high school and junior high.
Approved participation in the TASB Energy Cooperative to purchase fuel from June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Approved to allow mask for students and staff to be optional at school and school related events.
Approved the acceptance of donation of Santa Fe Ten Memorial Unfillable Chair valued at $19,920.00 (in-kind) to be located in front of Santa Fe High School in the southeast area in the proximity of the remembrance trees, with final placement approval delegated to the Superintendent within these parameters.