Georgetown | October 2020


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Football isback on theeld for Georgetown ISD

District names newdirector of assessment



GEORGETOWN ISD Deb Jacobson was named the Georgetown ISD director of assessment following board approval Sept. 21. For four years, Jacobson has served as district state assessment coordi- nator in Leander ISD and previously worked in Hays CISD as a district assessment specialist, according to a news release. Jacobson is also a former teacher, it said. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences. Jacobson’s assessment experience in large, fast-growth school districts will benet GISD by helping the district build eective, sustainable systems and processes for assess- ment and feedback, the release said. She will lead eorts to use a variety of data to inform student-centered decision making that results in eec- tive teaching and learning, it said. She replaces Gabi Nino, who was recently selected to lead elementary campus leadership eorts in Belton ISD, the release said. Jacobson will start in her new role Oct. 19. Georgetown ISD board of trustees meets Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning Boardroom, 507 E. University Ave., Georgetown MEETINGSWE COVER

GEORGETOWN ISD The district kicked o its 2020 football season with a series of scrimmage games between Georgetown High School’s and East View High School’s freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams Sept. 18. The games took place at the GISD Athletic Complex Birkelbach Field. Tickets were limited, and masks were required for all attendees.

Georgetown ISD kicked o its 2020 football season with a series of scrimmage games between Georgetown High School’s and East View High School’s football teams. (Photos by Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Players and coaches remained masked as much as possible.

Attendees were limited and asked to maintain distance.

The East View cheer team also showed its support at the scrimmage.

Georgetown ISD looks to purchase land for future education center


district. The exact location will not be released until the purchase is nal, ocials said. CTE prepares students for post-secondary education, voca- tional work, trade school or the workforce while providing state- of-the-art instruction and practical lab experience, according to the district’s website. In 2018, voters approved a $150.5 million bond package that included $2 million

to plan and design a new CTE center, but due to bond savings, the district was able to pursue a land purchase, GISD Executive Director for Commu- nications Melinda Brasher said. Ocials said the agenda item only moves the project forward, and the purchase of the land will not be nal until a feasibility study is conducted and the district completes its due diligence. Then the district will go before the board for nal approval.

GEORGETOWN ISD The Georgetown ISD board of trustees approved the purchase of a 35-acre tract of land for a future career and technical education, or CTE, facility during a Sept. 21 meeting. The approval from the board authorizes Superintendent Fred Brent to negotiate and execute a contract to purchase the land located near the center of the

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