Committees

New Braunfels ISD has a number of advisory committees that are comprised of community members, parents and NBISD employees. The committees provide input and feedback on specific topics to the Board of Trustees as well as campus and district administration. NBISD has the following committees:

2024 Bond Planning Committee

Background

New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees has formed a Bond Planning Committee to develop recommendations for a possible bond referendum in May 2024. 

The committee member qualifications include: 

  • Current resident of New Braunfels ISD or current NBISD employee
  • Agrees to work as a team to develop recommendations for a bond referendum
  • Must pledge to attend a majority of the committee meetings
  • Remain objective and be open to all ideas related to the facility needs of NBISD

Timeline

Began Seeking Applicants for Committee: August 29, 2023
Application Period Closed: September 6, 2023
Applicants Notified: September 11, 2023
Meeting #1: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Meeting #2: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Meeting #3: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Meeting #4: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Meeting #5: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Meeting #6: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 (tentative)
Board Meeting Presentation at 7 p.m.: Monday, December 11, 2023

The Bond Planning Committee will meet 5-6 times over the course of two months this fall semester at various locations. The meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end by 7:30 p.m. 

For more information, call 830-643-5781 or email bond@nbisd.org.

Campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

NBISD provides a dual language immersion/two-way classroom for the native Spanish speaking students in grades K-5. Students with a native language other than Spanish are served in the ESL Program.

Each campus has an LPAC Committee that meets throughout the year. The duties of the LPAC include identification of English Learners (EL), reclassification of EL, instructional accommodation and state testing recommendations, and progress monitoring. The role of the LPAC parent is to represent all EL students in the decision-making for these students.

Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee

The Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee was established as a way to enhance parent engagement and involvement in our programs. Using parent input, we can create and improve our programs that result in strong family partnerships and greater student achievement. This committee meets twice per year – Fall and Spring.

Title III Comprehensive Needs Assessment Committee

This committee meets once per year to evaluate the Bilingual and ESL programs and determine needs for the upcoming year. Stakeholders include administrators, teachers, parents, and community members.

Campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

The Districtwide Education Improvement Council (committee) shall advise the Board, or its designee, in establishing and reviewing the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major district wide classroom instructional programs identified by the Board or its designee. The committee shall serve exclusively in an advisory role except that the committee shall approve staff development of a districtwide nature and perform all other statutorily mandated duties as may be required. (See NBISD Board Policy BQA (LOCAL))

View related online information here.

Contact: Office of the Assistant Superintendent of Accountability & Instruction at (830) 643-5747

Long-Range Facility Planning Committee (LRFPC)

In October 2022, the NBISD Long- Range Facility Planning Committee (LRFPC) was formed and tasked with developing a 10-year plan of what facilities are needed in our school district.

The committee was created with 21 members consisting of parents, community members, and staff members. They planned to meet monthly with the goal of presenting a plan to the Board of Trustees by Jun 2023.

The LRFPC presented the NBISD Facility Master Plan to the Board during the regular board meeting held on June 19, 2023.

Scope of Work:

The Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee was established as a way to enhance parent engagement and involvement in our programs. Using parent input, we can create and improve our programs that result in strong family partnerships and greater student achievement. This committee meets twice per year – Fall and Spring.

Facility Master Plan 23-33

The LRFPC drafted a 10-year plan that will be updated as needed due to enrollment projections and the status of current facilities.

NBISD Facility Master Plan 2023-2033

Members:

  • Laura Best, Staff
  • Miriam Blanton, Staff
  • Chris Brockman, Parent
  • Stephen Brockman, Parent
  • Kristen Carden, Parent
  • Joe Castilleja, Community Member
  • Courtney Christian, Staff
  • Isabel Cooper, Staff
  • Cariana Dionisio, Staff
  • Kristen Fain, Community Member
  • Bridget Fleming, Staff
  • Sherry Harrison, Community Member
  • David Heefner, Community Member
  • Jenny Kammerer, Staff
  • Kendall Powell, Parent
  • Melissa Powell, Parent
  • Jessica Preusser, Staff
  • Morgan Schulter,  Staff
  • David Simmons, Community Member
  • Matt Wells, Parent
  • Shelly Woolley, Staff

Plan Parameters 

  • NBISD needs to be as cost efficient as possible
  • NBISD wants to rezone as little as possible
  • LRFPC needs to address facilities impacted by district growth that impact all students first.
  • Don’t get caught up in the logistics. Let others figure out the details; stay at 50,000 ft.

Demographic Report

The district receives a demographic report twice a year that projects our enrollment numbers.

School Inventory Map

NBISD has several properties in inventory that have been purchased for future facilities in addition to those already planned and funded through a bond program. Please note that even though NBISD owns these properties, a future facility may or may not be built on the site.

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

The SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community including parents of NBISD students. The SHAC provides advice on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The SHAC provides recommendations specific to changes and/or additions to the school’s health education curriculum or instruction that may impact the students and staff of NBISD. Currently the SHAC meets four times per school year and reports annually to the Board of Trustees. The Department of State Health Services mandates that each district have a SHAC. Details can be found at Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code.

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Contact: NBISD Department of Health Services at (830) 643-5783

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

The NBISD Parent Advisory Committee was established with the goal of building a family support system for student success.  Parental involvement is paramount in NBISD as it partners with parents to enhance the academic and social success of all students.

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Contact: NBISD Department of School Leadership & Student Services at (830) 643-5704

Campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

The purpose of the NBISD SEPAC is to collaborate and create a partnership between the district and parents so communication, action and positive progress can result in benefit for the special education community in NBISD. This committee will allow for opportunities for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions regarding the education of NBISD’s special education children.

Contact: NBISD Department of Special Education at (830) 643-5757

Bilingual Committees

Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee:  The Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee was established as a way to enhance parent engagement and involvement in our programs. Using parent input, we can create and improve our programs that result in strong family partnerships and greater student achievement. This committee meets twice per year – Fall and Spring.

Title III Comprehensive Needs Assessment Committee: This committee meets once per year to evaluate the Bilingual and ESL programs and determine needs for the upcoming year. Stakeholders include administrators, teachers, parents, and community members.

Campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC): Each campus has an LPAC Committee that meets throughout the year. The duties of the LPAC include identification of English Learners (EL), reclassification of EL, instructional accommodation and state testing recommendations, and progress monitoring. The role of the LPAC parent is to represent all EL students in the decision-making for these students.

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Contact: NBISD Multilingual Program at 830-643-5738

Committees

2024 Bond Planning Committee

Background

New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees has formed a Bond Planning Committee to develop recommendations for a possible bond referendum in May 2024. 

The committee member qualifications include: 

  • Current resident of New Braunfels ISD or current NBISD employee
  • Agrees to work as a team to develop recommendations for a bond referendum
  • Must pledge to attend a majority of the committee meetings
  • Remain objective and be open to all ideas related to the facility needs of NBISD

Timeline

Began Seeking Applicants for Committee: August 29, 2023
Application Period Closed: September 6, 2023
Applicants Notified: September 11, 2023
Meeting #1: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Meeting #2: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Meeting #3: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Meeting #4: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Meeting #5: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Meeting #6: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 (tentative)
Board Meeting Presentation at 7 p.m.: Monday, December 11, 2023

The Bond Planning Committee will meet 5-6 times over the course of two months this fall semester at various locations. The meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end by 7:30 p.m. 

For more information, call 830-643-5781 or email bond@nbisd.org.

Related Documents

MEETING Documents

Campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

NBISD provides a dual language immersion/two-way classroom for the native Spanish speaking students in grades K-5. Students with a native language other than Spanish are served in the ESL Program.

Each campus has an LPAC Committee that meets throughout the year. The duties of the LPAC include identification of English Learners (EL), reclassification of EL, instructional accommodation and state testing recommendations, and progress monitoring. The role of the LPAC parent is to represent all EL students in the decision-making for these students.

Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee

The Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee was established as a way to enhance parent engagement and involvement in our programs. Using parent input, we can create and improve our programs that result in strong family partnerships and greater student achievement. This committee meets twice per year – Fall and Spring.

Title III Comprehensive Needs Assessment Committee

This committee meets once per year to evaluate the Bilingual and ESL programs and determine needs for the upcoming year. Stakeholders include administrators, teachers, parents, and community members.

Campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

The Districtwide Education Improvement Council (committee) shall advise the Board, or its designee, in establishing and reviewing the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major district wide classroom instructional programs identified by the Board or its designee. The committee shall serve exclusively in an advisory role except that the committee shall approve staff development of a districtwide nature and perform all other statutorily mandated duties as may be required. (See NBISD Board Policy BQA (LOCAL))

View related online information here.

Contact: Office of the Assistant Superintendent of Accountability & Instruction at (830) 643-5747

Long-Range Facility Planning Committee (LRFPC)

In October 2022, the NBISD Long- Range Facility Planning Committee (LRFPC) was formed and tasked with developing a 10-year plan of what facilities are needed in our school district.

The committee was created with 21 members consisting of parents, community members, and staff members. They planned to meet monthly with the goal of presenting a plan to the Board of Trustees by Jun 2023.

The LRFPC presented the NBISD Facility Master Plan to the Board during the regular board meeting held on June 19, 2023.

Scope of Work:

The Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee was established as a way to enhance parent engagement and involvement in our programs. Using parent input, we can create and improve our programs that result in strong family partnerships and greater student achievement. This committee meets twice per year – Fall and Spring.

Facility Master Plan 23-33

The LRFPC drafted a 10-year plan that will be updated as needed due to enrollment projections and the status of current facilities.

Members:

  • Laura Best, Staff
  • Miriam Blanton, Staff
  • Chris Brockman, Parent
  • Stephen Brockman, Parent
  • Kristen Carden, Parent
  • Joe Castilleja, Community Member
  • Courtney Christian, Staff
  • Isabel Cooper, Staff
  • Cariana Dionisio, Staff
  • Kristen Fain, Community Member
  • Bridget Fleming, Staff
  • Sherry Harrison, Community Member
  • David Heefner, Community Member
  • Jenny Kammerer, Staff
  • Kendall Powell, Parent
  • Melissa Powell, Parent
  • Jessica Preusser, Staff
  • Morgan Schulter,  Staff
  • David Simmons, Community Member
  • Matt Wells, Parent
  • Shelly Woolley, Staff

Plan Parameters 

  • NBISD needs to be as cost efficient as possible
  • NBISD wants to rezone as little as possible
  • LRFPC needs to address facilities impacted by district growth that impact all students first.
  • Don’t get caught up in the logistics. Let others figure out the details; stay at 50,000 ft.

Demographic Report

The district receives a demographic report twice a year that projects our enrollment numbers.

School Inventory Map

NBISD has several properties in inventory that have been purchased for future facilities in addition to those already planned and funded through a bond program. Please note that even though NBISD owns these properties, a future facility may or may not be built on the site.

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

The SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community including parents of NBISD students. The SHAC provides advice on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The SHAC provides recommendations specific to changes and/or additions to the school’s health education curriculum or instruction that may impact the students and staff of NBISD. Currently the SHAC meets four times per school year and reports annually to the Board of Trustees. The Department of State Health Services mandates that each district have a SHAC. Details can be found at Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code.

Click  here for related online information.

Contact: NBISD Department of Health Services at (830) 643-5783

Campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

The purpose of the NBISD SEPAC is to collaborate and create a partnership between the district and parents so communication, action and positive progress can result in benefit for the special education community in NBISD. This committee will allow for opportunities for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions regarding the education of NBISD’s special education children.

Bilingual Committees

Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee:  The Bilingual/ESL Parent Advisory Committee was established as a way to enhance parent engagement and involvement in our programs. Using parent input, we can create and improve our programs that result in strong family partnerships and greater student achievement. This committee meets twice per year – Fall and Spring.