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Elementary and Primary Education
Galveston ISD Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, June 22, 2018

The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a request from Moody Early Childhood Center to engage in an innovative partnership/in-district charter under Senate Bill 1882.

Under the partnership, Moody Early Childhood Center will partner with the school district to operate an innovative campus designed to address the educational needs of infants, toddlers and PK-3 students at a single campus. The center will have independent management authority for the day-to-day operations, but will be required to meet operations goals set by the school district.

The board voted on two other motions related to the agreement.

The board voted unanimously to authorize the superintendent to finalize the performance outcome goals for the partnership.
The board also voted unanimously to authorize the superintendent to finalize a service and fee agreement under the agreement.

The program is new to the state. Board members noted that no other district has entered into such an arrangement.

The board voted 4-0-1, with Anthony Brown abstaining, to re-establish the name Rosenberg Elementary-Laboratory for Learning and Leading, in place of Coastal Village Elementary.

The board voted unanimously to delegate contractual authority to obligate the school district to the superintendent for the purpose of an agreement for the purchase of attendance credits.
Attendance credits are purchased by the school district as a mechanism by the state for recapture under the state's “Robin Hood” school finance program. Galveston ISD is considered a “wealthy” school district and is to provide funds exceeding the amount designated per pupil to the state.

The board voted unanimously to fully fund Superintendent Dr. Kelli Moulton's TRS at 100 percent, as discussed in closed session regarding the mid-year summative evaluation for Moulton.

All other action items were approved. All votes were unanimous with trustees Ken Jencks and Mary Cazares absent. Agenda

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