April 17, 2024

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Alamo Heights ISD is committed to keeping the community informed about the work of the Board of Trustees. This board summary highlights the action and recognitions from the latest Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees.


Spotlight on Excellence
Trevor Stuart,
Technician for the Technology Department, was honored as the April Spotlight on Excellence recipient.

Cavaliers Art Contest
Two fifth grade artists from Woodridge Elementary were recognized for their entries in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade Art Contest. Scarlett Isaac was recognized as a finalist. She earned $3,000 for her school’s art program, a week-long summer art camp at UTSA Southwest, and prizes from sponsors including Whataburger. Her art will also appear on a VIA bus and in the River Parade program. Her art teacher is Anika Blanco. Genevieve Willcox was recognized as a runner up in the art contest. She earned $1,000 for her school’s art program. Her art teacher is Adelaide Barnes.

State Color Guard
The Alamo Heights Color Guard competed at the Texas Educational Colorguard Association (TECA) state competition last month and brought home a bronze medal. This is the second year in a row that the Colorguard program has medaled at state competition.

Student Council
Grace McCormick,
President of the Alamo Heights High School Student Council, shared the April update with Trustees including the recent talent show, officer elections, and the upcoming First Friday programming.

Other Board Action and Presentations  

Trustees approved a revised EIC (LOCAL) policy, Academic Achievement and Class Ranking. It was presented by Dr. Frank Alfaro, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. Information on the new policy will be shared with eighth through eleventh grade families this week.

As required by Board policy GKD (LOCAL), the Board approved the rental of the AHJS facility for a non-school use beyond six months.

The Board approved the purchase of student and financial software and district firewall software.

The Board approved policy EHBN (LOCAL) which will require students who take an Advanced Placement (AP) course to also take the AP Exam.

A report was presented on Board Member Continuing Education Requirements.

Donations were accepted from AHHS Life Class from Friends of Special Friends; Baseball, Tennis, and Track and Field from multiple donors; PE Equipment from the Factory of Champions; Armstrong flute from Ms. Miller; and Spring Grants from AHJS PTO. The accepted donations totaled $109,500.06.

Trustees accepted reports from the Policy, Budget, Goals and Priorities, and Assessment and Long Range Planning committees; and District Education Advisory Council.

Next Regular Meeting: 

6 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, Woodridge Auditorium

Regular meetings are typically scheduled on the third Wednesday of the month and held in the AHISD Board Room, 7101 Broadway, 78209.

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