News from Georgetown ISD
COMPLIED BY HUNTER TERRELL
QUOTE OF NOTE
Foundation gets donation
HIGHLIGHTS GEORGETOWN ISD Summer meals are available to students age 18 or younger through July 29. Students do not need to provide a Georgetown ISD ID to participate, and meals are provided at no cost. Breakfast is available Monday-Friday from 7:30-9 a.m., with lunch available 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Participating locations include Cooper Elementary, Purl Elementary, Williams Elementary, Tippit Middle and East View High schools. GEORGETOWN ISD The board of trustees named Heather Stoner executive director for campus and student services on May 24. Stoner had been working as Georgetown ISD’s director for campus operations and Title IX since 2020. In her new role, Stoner will be responsible for monitoring, coordinating and supervising district operations including counseling services, health services, Title IX and student attendance. Georgetown ISD board of trustees Meets June 20 at 7 p.m. in the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, 507 E. University Ave., Georgetown • 512-943-5000 www.georgetownisd.org MEETINGS WE COVER “MY GOAL IS TO ENSURE OUR CHILDREN HAVE MULTIPLE PATHS TO SUCCESS AND THE TOOLS REQUIRED TO COMPETE AND ACHIEVE AT THE NEXT LEVEL.” JAMES SCHERER, UPON BEING SWORN IN AS GEORGETOWN ISD PLACE 1 TRUSTEE
GEORGETOWN ISD The Education Founda- tion received a donation of $450,000 and a 2.7-acre parcel of land located o Shell Road valued at $343,568 on May 12, according to a release. This is the largest individ- ual donation the foun- dation has received in its seven-year history. The donation was made by the now-dissolved Vil- lage Homeowners Associ- ation, which encompassed 549 homes in the Village neighborhood. The Village HOA was originally created in 2008 by the developer to build and operate a commu- nity pool. After years of homeowner discussions
and a lack of funds to construct the neighbor- hood pool, voters cast ballots in the winter 2021 in favor of dissolving the organization, according to the release. The donated funds will be used to support the GISD Education Founda- tion’s initiatives, which help fund innovative learning experiences. “We are honored that the homeowners and parents in the Village community entrust us with this gift. It is a game- changer for our organi- zation,” Greg Bowden, founder and chair of the Georgetown ISD Educa- tion Foundation, said in the release.
The Village HOA donated $450,000 and a plot of land to the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation.
COURTESY GEORGETOWN ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
SUPPORTING GISD STUDENTS A $450,00 donation to the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation will help the organization fund its key initiatives, including:
Innovative teacher grants Providing new teachers with gift cards to purchase new school supplies
The Hammerlun Leadership Academy The SeaPerch STEM program
The annual State of the District showcase
SOURCE: GEORGETOWN ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
New school board members sworn in GEORGETOWN ISD New school board members James Scherer and Cody Hirt as well as incumbent Elizabeth McFarland were sworn in for their three-year terms May 16, following the May 7 election. On May 16, the board also elected its leadership for the next year. McFarland was named president; Melanie Conner was selected as vice president; and Stephen Benold was selected as secretary.
Georgetown ISD holds rst Special Olympics GEORGETOWN ISD The district held its rst Special Olympics at Birkelbach Field on May 19. The event was an opportunity for both elementary and secondary students in the special education program across Georgetown ISD to participate in track and eld events. About three dozen student athletes participated, according to a district release. Parents, community members and other stakeholders came to support the event.
ELECTION RESULTS Three Georgetown ISD trustees were elected May 7.
9.3% Brian Flachs
44.66% Eric Lashley 46.04% James Scherer
43.51% Allen Brown
56.49% Elizabeth McFarland*
5.18% Eric Marin 49.34% Cody Hirt 45.49% Tania Easton
SOURCE: WILLIAMSON COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENTCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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