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January Board Meeting Summary

January 31, 2020

The Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees held its monthly regular meeting Jan. 30, 2020.


In the Campus Spotlight, Dripping Springs High School student leaders shared information on the programs they are involved in: PALS, the Student Leadership class, Service Day, the Serenity Club, and Student Council. Elementary students who placed first in their events at the district’s elementary UIL competition were introduced. Campbell Melton, who placed seventh at the UIL Congress State Tournament and has received several other national and state honors, was recognized. DSISD’s trustees were honored for School Board Recognition Month. Staff members receiving Above and Beyond Awards for January were: Amy Caldera (Dripping Springs Middle School), Joe Davis (Dripping Springs High School), Kevin Haney (Central Administration), Jennifer McGinnis (Walnut Springs Elementary), Marissa Nall (Rooster Springs Elementary), Heidi Pousson and Lori Rill (Sycamore Springs Middle School), Megan Smith (Sycamore Springs Elementary), and Jill Zipperer (Dripping Springs Elementary).


Following public forum, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Innovation Joe Burns presented the annual TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) report.

Director of Facilities and Construction Clint Pruett shared updates on the Walnut Springs Elementary relocation/Dripping Springs Middle School project and Elementary #5.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Scott Drillette introduced several monthly and quarterly reports. Drillette reported that budget worksheets are being distributed to campuses and departments, and also shared that the Finance and Operations Office is moving to a digital format where possible. 

Superintendent Todd Washburn referenced enrollment and legal fee reports, as well as notifications of new residential lots.


Board President Carrie Kroll commented on some recent activities of Trustees, including the TASA Mid-Winter Conference, during the Board report.

Action items that were approved included approval of an election order calling a trustee election on May 2, 2020, first reading of Policy Update 114, and approval of a resolution and amendment regarding the purchase of real property described as approximately 64 acres of the Headwaters at Barton Creek Development.