Required Postings

NBISD is required to publish certain information in accordance to State and Federal regulations. The links below are provided to enable quick access to these postings. If you require any additional information, please call (830) 643-5761.

Si necesita alguno de estos documentos traducidos a otro idioma, comuníquese con el Director de Programas Multilingües al (830) 643-5738.

Public Notices

New Braunfels I.S.D. will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m. on June 17th. 2024. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss New Braunfels I.S.D.’s Budget & Proposed Tax Rate. Click here to view the notice.

Location:
Board Room – NBISD Administration Center
1000 N. Walnut Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130.

New Braunfels I.S.D. will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m. on October 9, 2023, Board Room – Administration Center, 1000 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss New Braunfels I.S.D.’s rating on the State’s Financial Accountability System.

The New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the ESSER III Use of Funds Plan. In addition, the Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services (RIPICS) Plan will be reviewed. The public is invited to attend and will have the opportunity to comment if desired. The hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, August 14, 2023, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the NBISD Administration Center located at 1000 N. Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas

The New Braunfels Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 6:00pm on August 21, 2023 in the Board Room of the NBISD Administrative Center (1000 N. Walnut). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district’s budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited. View the full notice here.

Academic Reports & Documents

Campus Annual Report Card Meetings
The meetings are usually held in January or February each year. The dates will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

Carl Schurz Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

County Line Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Klein Road Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Lamar Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Lone Star Early Childhood Center
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Memorial Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

New Braunfels High School
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

New Braunfels Middle School
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Long Creek High School
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Oak Run Middle School
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

School of Choice
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Seele Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Veramendi Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Voss Farms Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Walnut Springs Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Campus Improvement Committee (CIC)

Districtwide Education Improvement Council (DEIC)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) 

House Bill 5 (HB5) Texas Education Agency (TEA)  

Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS)

Texas Consolidated School Rating Report (TCSR)

Texas Education Code (TEC)

Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) 

Title I: Improving The Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged 

Administrative Reports & Documents

During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session held in 2013, a new component to the state accountability system was introduced in House Bill 5 (HB5). It requires that each district report to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and make public a self-evaluation of the district and each campus in the area of community and student engagement (Texas Education Code 39.0545). HB5 requires that a local committee be established to outline the criteria to be used in issuing a rating to the district and to each campus. For NBISD, the local committee was the District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC) and the campuses utilized their Campus Improvement Committee (CIC). Each committee was then divided into eight subcommittees. Each of the subcommittees at the district level had an assigned chairperson and included parents and community members. The ninth area of compliance was evaluated by district administration. The District and each campus were rated exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable for both overall performance and on individual factors that include:

  1. Fine arts 
  2. Wellness and physical education 
  3. Community and parental involvement 
  4. 21stcentury workforce development program 
  5. 2nd language acquisition program 
  6. Digital learning environment 
  7. Dropout prevention strategies 
  8. Educational programs for GT students 
  9. Compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements. 

Click here to view the results of the NBISD Community and Student Engagement evaluation process.

Click here to view the entire NBISD Community and Student Engagement Rubric with tabs for each indicator.
The campuses also used this same rubric. Click here to view all of the campus reports.
This report is presented annually to the Board of Trustees at the regular board meeting in June.

All of the bulleted information below can be found at the following here.

  • Check Register
  • Summary of Proposed Budget
  • Adopted Budget
  • Maintenance and Operations Tax Rate
  • Electricity, Water and Natural Gas Costs

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Carl Schurz Elementary
Klein Road Elementary
Lamar Elementary
Lone Star Elementary
Memorial Elementary
Seele Elementary
Walnut Springs Elementary

Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)

Grant Application Notice
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United State Department of Education (USDE) released three grants for school districts to apply for through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) known as CARES ESSER I; CRRSA ESSER II; and ARP ESSER III. New Braunfels ISD applied for the CARES ESSER I; ARP ESSER III and the CRRSA ESSER II grant.

ESSER III
In an effort to engage all community stakeholders in meaningful consultation regarding the allocation of ESSER III funds, the District initiated multiple opportunities for feedback. Such feedback was solicited and received from various organization and groups, including but not limited to, parents, students, community members, administrators, teachers, school staff, school leaders and civil rights organizations. Additionally, stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities, English language learners, children in foster care, migrant students, and other underserved students were surveyed. Planning meetings, including those of the DEIC, district and campus administrators, and the June 21 Board Meeting, were conduits to solicit feedback and public comment. Additionally, a districtwide survey was distributed, as well as one to the principals. Results from such meetings and surveys are documented and summarized below:

Initial District Department Meeting – April 21, 2021
ESSER Planning Meeting Sign-In
ESSER Planning Meeting Notes

Stakeholder Planning Meeting – May 10, 2021
Stakeholder Planning Meeting Sign-In
Stakeholder Planning Meeting Agenda
Stakeholder Planning Meeting Minutes

DEIC Meeting – May 17, 2021
DEIC Meeting Sign-In
DEIC Meeting Agenda
DEIC Meeting Minutes
DEIC Meeting ESSER Ideas
DEIC Meeting Brainstorming Results
DEIC CNA 21-22

DEIC Meeting – November 28, 2022
DEIC Meeting Sign-in
DEIC Agenda
DEIC Meeting Minutes

Campus Administrator Feedback – May 18, 2021
ESSER Ideas – Elementary
ESSER Ideas – Middle School
ESSER Ideas – High School/School of Choice/Ninth Grade Center

Survey to Stakeholders – June 1 through June 8, 2021
A survey through a “Thought Exchange” was sent to all stakeholders in the NBISD community. Recipients were asked their thoughts on programs, resources and systems they saw as needs within New Braunfels ISD to be funded with ESSER III funds to improve learning and facilities in the district. The initial ideas were received from previous meetings and input received.
Survey Participants
Survey Results

ESSER III board presentation from June 21, 2021 to solicit public comment:
210621 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing

The District will continue to gather feedback from all stakeholders. Please email Tera Thompson, Director of Federal Programs, with questions to share suggestions or comments. Additionally, the District will continue to use DEIC meetings to consult with stakeholders, at a minimum of each 6 months, to evaluate effectiveness and to review the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. The next meeting to review the Plan is scheduled for November.

ESSER III board presentation from January 10, 2022 to solicit public comment:
220110 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing

The District will continue to gather feedback from all stakeholders. Please email Tera Thompson, Director of Federal Programs, with questions to share suggestions or comments.

ESSER III Board presentation for February 07, 2022 to solicit public comment:
220202 – Return to in Person and Continuity of Services Plan

ESSER III board presentation from August 8, 2022 to solicit public comment:
220808 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing

The District will continue to gather feedback from all stakeholders. Please email Tera Thompson, Director of Federal Programs, with questions to share suggestions or comments.

220808 – Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

ESSER III board presentations from February 13, 2023 to solicit public comment:
230213 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing
230213 – Return to In Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Six Month Review

ESSER III board presentations from August 14, 2023 to solicit public comment:
240814 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing
240814 – Return to in Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Six Month Review

ESSER II
Board presentation from August 9, 2021 to solicit public comment:
ESSER II Presentation for Public Hearing

The District will continue to gather feedback from all stakeholders. Please email Tera Thompson, Director of Federal Programs, with questions to share suggestions or comments. Additionally, the District will continue to use DEIC meetings to consult with stakeholders, at a minimum of each 6 months, to evaluate effectiveness and to review the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. The next meeting to review the Plan is scheduled for November.

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the ESSER III funds. For more information, visit the Texas Education Agency FAQ Website.

What is the purpose of the ARP ESSER III funds?

The intent and purpose of ARP of 2021, ESSER III funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students.

Are the ESSER III funds required to be used for specific purposes?

Yes, LEAs must expend a minimum of 20 percent of their grant funds on:

    • Evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning, extended day comprehensive after school programs, or extended school year programs; and
    • Ensure interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on student populations as defined in ESEA, Title I, Part A, students experiencing homelessness, and youth in foster care.

Are there recommended uses of ESSER III funds that will assist LEAs in addressing the impact of the COVID pandemic and disruptions leading to learning loss? (TEA FAQ AU-Q3)

While keeping in mind the purpose and requirements under ESSER III related to accelerating student learning, TEA strongly encourages school systems to plan for how to use these one-time federal funds expeditiously over the entire covered period to facilitate a more comprehensive long-term approach to learning acceleration. This may include aligned strategies that are currently part of a district’s current plans and strategies. A qualitative review of draft local learning acceleration plans revealed the following trends and suggestions, including but not limited to:

    • Professional Development: comprehensive Reading Academies, high-quality instructional materials, dyslexia training, professional development stipends, technology integration training;
    • Extended Instructional Time: extended day, extended year, high-dosage tutoring, summer learning;
    • Staffing: tutors, reduced class sizes, small group instruction, staff retention and recruitment incentive pay, after school enrichment programs, instructional coaching and leadership;
    • Facilities: ventilation, cleaning, HVAC systems, specialized instructional spaces;
    • Technology: devices, infrastructure upgrades, learning management systems, digital tools, educational application;
    • Mental Health and Behavioral Supports: social workers, at-risk coordinators, additional counseling services, teacher training and programming, wrap-around and community partnerships.

Public Information Act

The Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552), gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer’s agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to

the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

You have the right to:

  • Prompt access to information that is not confidential or otherwise protected;
  • Receive treatment equal to all other requestors, including accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements;
  • Receive certain kinds of information without exceptions, like the voting record of public officials, and other information;
  • Receive a written statement of estimated charges, when charges will exceed $40, in advance of work being started and opportunity to modify the request in response to the itemized statement;
  • Choose whether to inspect the requested information (most often at no charge), receive copies of the information or both;
  • A waiver or reduction of charges if the governmental body determines that access to the information primarily benefits the general public;
  • Receive a copy of the communication from the governmental body asking the Office of the Attorney General for a ruling on whether the information can be withheld under one of the accepted exceptions, or if the communication discloses the requested information, a redacted copy;
  • Lodge a written complaint about overcharges for public information with the Office of the Attorney General. Complaints of other possible violations may be filed with the county or district attorney of the county where the governmental body, other than a state agency, is located. If the complaint is against the county or district attorney, the complaint must be filed with the Office of the Attorney General.

All governmental bodies responding to information requests have the responsibility to:

  • Establish reasonable procedures for inspecting or copying public information and inform requestors of these procedures;
  • Treat all requestors uniformly and shall give to the requestor all reasonable comfort and facility, including accommodation in accordance with ADA requirements;
  • Be informed about open records laws and educate employees on the requirements of those laws;
  • Inform requestors of the estimated charges greater than $40 and any changes in the estimates above 20 percent of the original estimate, and confirm that the requestor accepts the charges, or has amended the request, in writing before finalizing the request;
  • Inform the requestor if the information cannot be provided promptly and set a date and time to provide it within a reasonable time;
  • Request a ruling from the Office of the Attorney General regarding any information the governmental body wishes to withhold, and send a copy of the request for ruling, or a redacted copy, to the requestor;
  • Segregate public information from information that may be withheld and provide that public information promptly;
  • Make a good faith attempt to inform third parties when their proprietary information is being requested from the governmental body;
  • Respond in writing to all written communications from the Office of the Attorney General regarding charges for the information. Respond to the Office of the Attorney General regarding complaints about violations of the Act.
  1. Submit a request by mail, fax, email, in person or any other appropriate method approved by the governmental body. (Beginning January 1, 2024, fax will no longer be accepted an approved method to submit a request.)
  2. Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the governmental body to accurately identify and locate the information requested.
  3. Cooperate with the governmental body’s reasonable efforts to clarify the type or amount of information requested.
  • You may review it promptly, and if it cannot be produced within 10 working days the public information officer will notify you in writing of the reasonable date and time when it will be available.
  • Keep all appointments to inspect records and to pick up copies. Failure to keep appointments may result in losing the opportunity to inspect the information at the time requested.

Cost of Records

  • You must respond to any written estimate of charges within 10 business days of the date the governmental body sent it or the request is considered automatically withdrawn.
  • If estimated costs exceed $100.00 (or $50.00 if a governmental body has fewer than 16 full time employees) the governmental body may require a bond, prepayment or deposit.
  • You may ask the governmental body to determine whether providing the information primarily benefits the general public, resulting in a waiver or reduction of charges.
  • Make a timely payment for all mutually agreed charges. A governmental body can demand payment of overdue balances exceeding $100.00, or obtain a security deposit, before processing additional requests from you.
  • If a government body determines the requested information is not subject to a previous determination or a statute that allows the information to be withheld without requesting a ruling, by the 10th business day after a government body receives your written request, a governmental body must:
  1. request an Attorney General Letter Decision and state which exceptions apply;
  2. notify the requestor of the referral to the Attorney General; and
  3. notify third parties if the request involves their proprietary information.
  • Failure to request an Attorney General Letter Decision and notify the requestor within 10 business days will result in a presumption that the information is open unless there is a compelling reason to withhold it.
  • Requestors may send a letter to the Attorney General arguing for release, and may review arguments made by the governmental body. If the arguments disclose the requested information, the requestor may obtain a redacted copy.
  • The Attorney General must issue a decision no later than the 45th working day from the day after the attorney general received the request for a decision. The attorney general may request an additional 10 working day extension.
  • Governmental bodies may not ask the Attorney General to “reconsider” an decision.

BY MAIL:
1000 N. Walnut
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Attn: Michelle Harwood

BY E-MAIL:
 info@nbisd.org

IN PERSON
1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130

For complaints regarding failure to release public information please contact your local County or District Attorney. Please ask and you will be provided with this information.

  • You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Government Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or toll-free at 1-877-673-6839.
  • For complaints regarding overcharges, please contact the Office of the Attorney General Cost Hotline at 512-475-2497 or toll-free at 1-888-672-6787.

If you need special accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact our ADA coordinator, Kathy Kenney at 830-643-5746.

El Capítulo 552 del Código Gubernamental de Texas (Texas Government Code), le otorga al público acceso a archivos gubernamentales sin que un funcionario de información pública o el agente del funcionario pregunten para qué se desea tal informacion. Se asume que toda la información gubernamental está disponible al público. Sin embargo, se podrían aplicar algunas excepciones a la revelación de alguna información. Los organismos gubernamentales deberán revelar sin demora la información solicitada que no es confidencial conforme a la ley o por decisión judicial o información para la que no se ha buscado una excepción a la revelación.

Derechos del solicitante

Tiene derecho a:

  • Acceso sin demora a información que no es confidencial o está de otra manera protegida;
  • Ser tratado igual que los demás solicitantes, incluyendo instalaciones que cumplen con los requisitos de la Ley para Personas con Discapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA);
  • Recibir cierta información sin excepciones, tal como el expediente de votación de un funcionario público y otra información;
  • Recibir por adelantado una lista detallada de los costos calculados, cuando el costo sobrepasará 40 dólares, por trabajo que se hará y la oportunidad de modificar la solicitud en respuesta a esta lista detallada;
  • Elegir si desea inspeccionar la información solicitada (generalmente sin costo alguno), recibir copias de la información o ambas opciones;
  • Una reducción o eliminación del costo si el organismo gubernamental determina que el acceso a la información beneficia a todo el público en general;
  • Recibir una copia de la comunicación del organismo gubernamental la cual le solicita al Procurador General una decisión sobre si se puede negar la información bajo una de las excepciones aceptadas o una copia redactada si dicha comunicación revela la información solicitada;
  • Presentar una queja escrita ante la Comisión de Servicios Generales por sobrecargos por brindar acceso a información pública. Las quejas sobre otras posibles violaciones se pueden presentar ante el fiscal de condado o distrito en el condado donde el organismo gubernamental, aparte de una agencia estatal, está localizado. Si la queja es contra el fiscal de distrito o del condado, la queja se debe presentar ante la Procuraduría General.

Responsabilidades de los organismos gubernamentales

Todos los organismos gubernamentales que responden a solicitudes de información tienen la responsabilidad de:

  • Establecer procedimientos razonables para inspeccionar o copiar información pública e informar a los solicitantes de este procedimiento;
  • Tratar a todos los solicitantes igual y brindarles las comodidades y facilidades razonables, incluyendo instalaciones que cumplen con los requisitos de la ADA;
  • Estar informado sobre las leyes de transparencia gubernamental y educar a los empleados sobre los requisitos de tales leyes;
  • Informar al solicitante del costo calculado si es más de 40 dólares y de cualquier cambio en los cálculos que sobrepasen el 20 por ciento del cálculo original y confirmar que el solicitante acepta los cargos o ha cambiado la solicitud, por escrito, antes de finalizarla;
  • Informarle al solicitante si no se puede proveer la información con prontitud y establecer una fecha y hora para presentarla dentro de un tiempo razonable;
  • Solicitar una decisión de la Procuraduría General sobre cualquier información que el organismo gubernamental no desee revelar y enviar una copia de la solicitud o una copia redactada al solicitante;
  • Separar la información pública de la información que se puede retener y proveer al público la información pública rápidamente;
  • Hacer un intento de buena fe de informar a terceros cuando su información patentada está siendo solicitada del organismo gubernamental;
  • Responder por escrito a todas las comunicaciones escritas de la Comisión de Servicios Generales sobre el costo de la información. Responder a la Procuraduría General sobre quejas de violaciones a la Ley.

Procedimientos para obtener información

ü  Presentar la solicitud por correo, correo electrónico, en persona, fax o en otra manera apropiada que es aprobada por el organismo  gubernamental. (A partir del 1 de enero de 2024, ya no se aceptará el fax como método aprobado para enviar una solicitud).

ü Incluir suficiente descripción y detalle sobre la información que solicita para permitirle al organismo gubernamental identificar la información solicitada con exactitud y localizarla.

ü  Cooperar con los esfuerzos razonables del organismo gubernamental para aclarar el tipo o cantidad de información solicitada.

A. Información que se entregará

  • La puede revisar a la brevedad y si no se puede producir dentro de 10 días hábiles, el funcionario de información pública le notificará por escrito de una fecha y hora razonables cuando estará disponible.
  • Mantenga todas las citas para inspeccionar archivos o recoger copias. El no presentarse a las citas podría resultar en perder la oportunidad de inspeccionar la información en el momento solicitado.

Costo del expediente

  • Usted deberá responder a cualquier estimado escrito de los cargos que se le envíe dentro de los siguientes 10 días a partir de la fecha en que el organismo gubernamental lo envió o la solicitud será consideraba como retirada.
  • Si los costos calculados sobrepasan los 100 dólares (o 50 dólares si el organismo gubernamental cuenta con menos de 16 empleados de tiempo completo), el organismo gubernamental quizás requiera un bono, pago por adelantado o depósito.
  • Usted le puede pedir al organismo gubernamental que considere si el proveer la información beneficia al público, lo que podría resultar en que no se le cobren o se reduzcan los cargos.
  • Hacer el pago a tiempo de todos los costos acordados por ambos. Un organismo gubernamental puede exigir el pago de los saldos morosos que exceden 100 dólares u obtener un depósito de seguridad, antes de procesar solicitudes adicionales.

B. Información que podría no ser revelada debido a una excepción

  • Si un organismo gubernamental determina que la información solicitada no es sujeta a una determinación previa o a una ley que permite no revelar la información sin solicitar una decision, o la cumplir los 10 días hábiles después de que el organismo gubernamental recibe su solicitud escrita, este debe:
  1.  Solicitar una opinión del Procurador General y declarar que se aplican excepciones;
  2. Notificarle al solicitante que se ha presentado la solicitud ante el Procurador General; y
  3. Notificarle a terceros si la información tiene que ver con su información patentada.
  • Si no se solicita una Decision por Carta del Procurador General y no se notifica al solicitante dentro de 10 días hábiles resultará en la suposición de que la información está disponible al público, a menos que exista una razón contundente para no revelarla.
  • Los solicitantes pueden enviarle una carta al Procurador General exhortándole a que se revele la información y pueden revisar argumentos hechos por el organismo gubernamental. Si los argumentos revelan la información solicitada, el solicitante puede obtener una copia redactada.
  • El Procurador General debe emitir una decisión antes de que se cumplan 45 días hábiles desde el día en que la Procuraduría General recibió la solicitud del organismo gubernamental. El Procurador General puede solicitar una extensión adicional de 10 días hábiles.
  • Los organismos gubernamentales no pueden pedirle al Procurador General que “reconsidere” una decisión.

Para solicitar información de este organismo, favor de contactar a:

POR CORREO:

1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Atención: Michelle Harwood

POR CORREO ELECTRÓNICO:

info@nbisd.org

EN PERSONA EN:

1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Para presentar una queja sobre información no revelada, favor de contactar a su Fiscal de Condado o Distrito. Favor de preguntar y se le dará esta información.

  • También puede contactar a la Procuraduría General, Línea Especial de Transparencia Gubernamental al (512) 478-6736 o gratuitamente al 1-877-673-6839.
  • Para presentar quejas relacionadas a sobrecargos, favor de contactar a la Linea Especial de Costos de la Procuraduría General al 512-475-2497 o gratuitamente al 1-888-672-6787.

Si necesita acomodaciones especiales que cumplan con la Ley para Personas Discapacitadas (ADA), favor de contactar a nuestro coordinador de ADA, Kathy Kenney al 830-643-5746. 

Required Postings

NBISD is required to publish certain information in accordance to State and Federal regulations. The links below are provided to enable quick access to these postings. If you require any additional information, please call (830) 643-5761.

Si necesita alguno de estos documentos traducidos a otro idioma, comuníquese con el Director de Programas Multilingües al (830) 643-5738.

Public Notices

New Braunfels I.S.D. will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m. on June 17th. 2024. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss New Braunfels I.S.D.’s Budget & Proposed Tax Rate. Click here to view the notice.

Location:
Board Room – NBISD Administration Center
1000 N. Walnut Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130.

New Braunfels I.S.D. will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m. on October 9, 2023, Board Room – Administration Center, 1000 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss New Braunfels I.S.D.’s rating on the State’s Financial Accountability System.

The New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the ESSER III Use of Funds Plan. In addition, the Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services (RIPICS) Plan will be reviewed. The public is invited to attend and will have the opportunity to comment if desired. The hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, August 14, 2023, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the NBISD Administration Center located at 1000 N. Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas

The New Braunfels Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 6:00pm on August 21, 2023 in the Board Room of the NBISD Administrative Center (1000 N. Walnut). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district’s budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited. View the full notice here.

Academic Reports & Documents

Campus Annual Report Card Meetings
The meetings are usually held in January or February each year. The dates will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

Carl Schurz Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

County Line Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Klein Road Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Lamar Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Lone Star Early Childhood Center
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Memorial Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

New Braunfels High School
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

New Braunfels Middle School
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Long Creek High School
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Oak Run Middle School
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

School of Choice
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Seele Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Veramendi Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Voss Farms Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Walnut Springs Elementary
TBD
(for details, contact campus)

Campus Improvement Committee (CIC)

Districtwide Education Improvement Council (DEIC)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) 

House Bill 5 (HB5) Texas Education Agency (TEA)  

Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS)

Texas Consolidated School Rating Report (TCSR)

Texas Education Code (TEC)

Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) 

Title I: Improving The Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged 

Administrative Reports & Documents

During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session held in 2013, a new component to the state accountability system was introduced in House Bill 5 (HB5). It requires that each district report to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and make public a self-evaluation of the district and each campus in the area of community and student engagement (Texas Education Code 39.0545). HB5 requires that a local committee be established to outline the criteria to be used in issuing a rating to the district and to each campus. For NBISD, the local committee was the District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC) and the campuses utilized their Campus Improvement Committee (CIC). Each committee was then divided into eight subcommittees. Each of the subcommittees at the district level had an assigned chairperson and included parents and community members. The ninth area of compliance was evaluated by district administration. The District and each campus were rated exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable for both overall performance and on individual factors that include:

  1. Fine arts 
  2. Wellness and physical education 
  3. Community and parental involvement 
  4. 21stcentury workforce development program 
  5. 2nd language acquisition program 
  6. Digital learning environment 
  7. Dropout prevention strategies 
  8. Educational programs for GT students 
  9. Compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements. 

Click here to view the results of the NBISD Community and Student Engagement evaluation process.

Click here to view the entire NBISD Community and Student Engagement Rubric with tabs for each indicator.
The campuses also used this same rubric. Click here to view all of the campus reports.
This report is presented annually to the Board of Trustees at the regular board meeting in June.

All of the bulleted information below can be found at the following here.

  • Check Register
  • Summary of Proposed Budget
  • Adopted Budget
  • Maintenance and Operations Tax Rate
  • Electricity, Water and Natural Gas Costs

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Carl Schurz Elementary
Klein Road Elementary
Lamar Elementary
Lone Star Elementary
Memorial Elementary
Seele Elementary
Walnut Springs Elementary

Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)

Grant Application Notice
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United State Department of Education (USDE) released three grants for school districts to apply for through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) known as CARES ESSER I; CRRSA ESSER II; and ARP ESSER III. New Braunfels ISD applied for the CARES ESSER I; ARP ESSER III and the CRRSA ESSER II grant.

ESSER III
In an effort to engage all community stakeholders in meaningful consultation regarding the allocation of ESSER III funds, the District initiated multiple opportunities for feedback. Such feedback was solicited and received from various organization and groups, including but not limited to, parents, students, community members, administrators, teachers, school staff, school leaders and civil rights organizations. Additionally, stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities, English language learners, children in foster care, migrant students, and other underserved students were surveyed. Planning meetings, including those of the DEIC, district and campus administrators, and the June 21 Board Meeting, were conduits to solicit feedback and public comment. Additionally, a districtwide survey was distributed, as well as one to the principals. Results from such meetings and surveys are documented and summarized below:

Initial District Department Meeting – April 21, 2021
ESSER Planning Meeting Sign-In
ESSER Planning Meeting Notes

Stakeholder Planning Meeting – May 10, 2021
Stakeholder Planning Meeting Sign-In
Stakeholder Planning Meeting Agenda
Stakeholder Planning Meeting Minutes

DEIC Meeting – May 17, 2021
DEIC Meeting Sign-In
DEIC Meeting Agenda
DEIC Meeting Minutes
DEIC Meeting ESSER Ideas
DEIC Meeting Brainstorming Results
DEIC CNA 21-22

DEIC Meeting – November 28, 2022
DEIC Meeting Sign-in
DEIC Agenda
DEIC Meeting Minutes

Campus Administrator Feedback – May 18, 2021
ESSER Ideas – Elementary
ESSER Ideas – Middle School
ESSER Ideas – High School/School of Choice/Ninth Grade Center

Survey to Stakeholders – June 1 through June 8, 2021
A survey through a “Thought Exchange” was sent to all stakeholders in the NBISD community. Recipients were asked their thoughts on programs, resources and systems they saw as needs within New Braunfels ISD to be funded with ESSER III funds to improve learning and facilities in the district. The initial ideas were received from previous meetings and input received.
Survey Participants
Survey Results

ESSER III board presentation from June 21, 2021 to solicit public comment:
210621 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing

The District will continue to gather feedback from all stakeholders. Please email Tera Thompson, Director of Federal Programs, with questions to share suggestions or comments. Additionally, the District will continue to use DEIC meetings to consult with stakeholders, at a minimum of each 6 months, to evaluate effectiveness and to review the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. The next meeting to review the Plan is scheduled for November.

ESSER III board presentation from January 10, 2022 to solicit public comment:
220110 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing

The District will continue to gather feedback from all stakeholders. Please email Tera Thompson, Director of Federal Programs, with questions to share suggestions or comments.

ESSER III Board presentation for February 07, 2022 to solicit public comment:
220202 – Return to in Person and Continuity of Services Plan

ESSER III board presentation from August 8, 2022 to solicit public comment:
220808 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing

The District will continue to gather feedback from all stakeholders. Please email Tera Thompson, Director of Federal Programs, with questions to share suggestions or comments.

220808 – Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

ESSER III board presentations from February 13, 2023 to solicit public comment:
230213 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing
230213 – Return to In Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Six Month Review

ESSER III board presentations from August 14, 2023 to solicit public comment:
240814 – ESSER Presentation for Public Hearing
240814 – Return to in Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Six Month Review

ESSER II
Board presentation from August 9, 2021 to solicit public comment:
ESSER II Presentation for Public Hearing

The District will continue to gather feedback from all stakeholders. Please email Tera Thompson, Director of Federal Programs, with questions to share suggestions or comments. Additionally, the District will continue to use DEIC meetings to consult with stakeholders, at a minimum of each 6 months, to evaluate effectiveness and to review the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. The next meeting to review the Plan is scheduled for November.

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the ESSER III funds. For more information, visit the Texas Education Agency FAQ Website.

What is the purpose of the ARP ESSER III funds?

The intent and purpose of ARP of 2021, ESSER III funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students.

Are the ESSER III funds required to be used for specific purposes?

Yes, LEAs must expend a minimum of 20 percent of their grant funds on:

    • Evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning, extended day comprehensive after school programs, or extended school year programs; and
    • Ensure interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on student populations as defined in ESEA, Title I, Part A, students experiencing homelessness, and youth in foster care.

Are there recommended uses of ESSER III funds that will assist LEAs in addressing the impact of the COVID pandemic and disruptions leading to learning loss? (TEA FAQ AU-Q3)

While keeping in mind the purpose and requirements under ESSER III related to accelerating student learning, TEA strongly encourages school systems to plan for how to use these one-time federal funds expeditiously over the entire covered period to facilitate a more comprehensive long-term approach to learning acceleration. This may include aligned strategies that are currently part of a district’s current plans and strategies. A qualitative review of draft local learning acceleration plans revealed the following trends and suggestions, including but not limited to:

    • Professional Development: comprehensive Reading Academies, high-quality instructional materials, dyslexia training, professional development stipends, technology integration training;
    • Extended Instructional Time: extended day, extended year, high-dosage tutoring, summer learning;
    • Staffing: tutors, reduced class sizes, small group instruction, staff retention and recruitment incentive pay, after school enrichment programs, instructional coaching and leadership;
    • Facilities: ventilation, cleaning, HVAC systems, specialized instructional spaces;
    • Technology: devices, infrastructure upgrades, learning management systems, digital tools, educational application;
    • Mental Health and Behavioral Supports: social workers, at-risk coordinators, additional counseling services, teacher training and programming, wrap-around and community partnerships.

Public Information Act

The Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552), gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer’s agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

You have the right to:

  • Prompt access to information that is not confidential or otherwise protected;
  • Receive treatment equal to all other requestors, including accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements;
  • Receive certain kinds of information without exceptions, like the voting record of public officials, and other information;
  • Receive a written statement of estimated charges, when charges will exceed $40, in advance of work being started and opportunity to modify the request in response to the itemized statement;
  • Choose whether to inspect the requested information (most often at no charge), receive copies of the information or both;
  • A waiver or reduction of charges if the governmental body determines that access to the information primarily benefits the general public;
  • Receive a copy of the communication from the governmental body asking the Office of the Attorney General for a ruling on whether the information can be withheld under one of the accepted exceptions, or if the communication discloses the requested information, a redacted copy;
  • Lodge a written complaint about overcharges for public information with the Office of the Attorney General. Complaints of other possible violations may be filed with the county or district attorney of the county where the governmental body, other than a state agency, is located. If the complaint is against the county or district attorney, the complaint must be filed with the Office of the Attorney General.

All governmental bodies responding to information requests have the responsibility to:

  • Establish reasonable procedures for inspecting or copying public information and inform requestors of these procedures;
  • Treat all requestors uniformly and shall give to the requestor all reasonable comfort and facility, including accommodation in accordance with ADA requirements;
  • Be informed about open records laws and educate employees on the requirements of those laws;
  • Inform requestors of the estimated charges greater than $40 and any changes in the estimates above 20 percent of the original estimate, and confirm that the requestor accepts the charges, or has amended the request, in writing before finalizing the request;
  • Inform the requestor if the information cannot be provided promptly and set a date and time to provide it within a reasonable time;
  • Request a ruling from the Office of the Attorney General regarding any information the governmental body wishes to withhold, and send a copy of the request for ruling, or a redacted copy, to the requestor;
  • Segregate public information from information that may be withheld and provide that public information promptly;
  • Make a good faith attempt to inform third parties when their proprietary information is being requested from the governmental body;
  • Respond in writing to all written communications from the Office of the Attorney General regarding charges for the information. Respond to the Office of the Attorney General regarding complaints about violations of the Act.
  1. Submit a request by mail, fax, email, in person or any other appropriate method approved by the governmental body. (Beginning January 1, 2024, fax will no longer be accepted an approved method to submit a request.)
  2. Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the governmental body to accurately identify and locate the information requested.
  3. Cooperate with the governmental body’s reasonable efforts to clarify the type or amount of information requested.
  • You may review it promptly, and if it cannot be produced within 10 working days the public information officer will notify you in writing of the reasonable date and time when it will be available.
  • Keep all appointments to inspect records and to pick up copies. Failure to keep appointments may result in losing the opportunity to inspect the information at the time requested.

Cost of Records

  • You must respond to any written estimate of charges within 10 business days of the date the governmental body sent it or the request is considered automatically withdrawn.
  • If estimated costs exceed $100.00 (or $50.00 if a governmental body has fewer than 16 full time employees) the governmental body may require a bond, prepayment or deposit.
  • You may ask the governmental body to determine whether providing the information primarily benefits the general public, resulting in a waiver or reduction of charges.
  • Make a timely payment for all mutually agreed charges. A governmental body can demand payment of overdue balances exceeding $100.00, or obtain a security deposit, before processing additional requests from you.
  • If a government body determines the requested information is not subject to a previous determination or a statute that allows the information to be withheld without requesting a ruling, by the 10th business day after a government body receives your written request, a governmental body must:
  1. request an Attorney General Letter Decision and state which exceptions apply;
  2. notify the requestor of the referral to the Attorney General; and
  3. notify third parties if the request involves their proprietary information.
  • Failure to request an Attorney General Letter Decision and notify the requestor within 10 business days will result in a presumption that the information is open unless there is a compelling reason to withhold it.
  • Requestors may send a letter to the Attorney General arguing for release, and may review arguments made by the governmental body. If the arguments disclose the requested information, the requestor may obtain a redacted copy.
  • The Attorney General must issue a decision no later than the 45th working day from the day after the attorney general received the request for a decision. The attorney general may request an additional 10 working day extension.
  • Governmental bodies may not ask the Attorney General to “reconsider” an decision.

BY MAIL:
1000 N. Walnut
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Attn: Michelle Harwood

BY E-MAIL:
 info@nbisd.org

IN PERSON
1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130

For complaints regarding failure to release public information please contact your local County or District Attorney. Please ask and you will be provided with this information.

  • You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Government Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or toll-free at 1-877-673-6839.
  • For complaints regarding overcharges, please contact the Office of the Attorney General Cost Hotline at 512-475-2497 or toll-free at 1-888-672-6787.

If you need special accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact our ADA coordinator, Kathy Kenney at 830-643-5746.

El Capítulo 552 del Código Gubernamental de Texas (Texas Government Code), le otorga al público acceso a archivos gubernamentales sin que un funcionario de información pública o el agente del funcionario pregunten para qué se desea tal informacion. Se asume que toda la información gubernamental está disponible al público. Sin embargo, se podrían aplicar algunas excepciones a la revelación de alguna información. Los organismos gubernamentales deberán revelar sin demora la información solicitada que no es confidencial conforme a la ley o por decisión judicial o información para la que no se ha buscado una excepción a la revelación.

Derechos del solicitante

Tiene derecho a:

  • Acceso sin demora a información que no es confidencial o está de otra manera protegida;
  • Ser tratado igual que los demás solicitantes, incluyendo instalaciones que cumplen con los requisitos de la Ley para Personas con Discapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA);
  • Recibir cierta información sin excepciones, tal como el expediente de votación de un funcionario público y otra información;
  • Recibir por adelantado una lista detallada de los costos calculados, cuando el costo sobrepasará 40 dólares, por trabajo que se hará y la oportunidad de modificar la solicitud en respuesta a esta lista detallada;
  • Elegir si desea inspeccionar la información solicitada (generalmente sin costo alguno), recibir copias de la información o ambas opciones;
  • Una reducción o eliminación del costo si el organismo gubernamental determina que el acceso a la información beneficia a todo el público en general;
  • Recibir una copia de la comunicación del organismo gubernamental la cual le solicita al Procurador General una decisión sobre si se puede negar la información bajo una de las excepciones aceptadas o una copia redactada si dicha comunicación revela la información solicitada;
  • Presentar una queja escrita ante la Comisión de Servicios Generales por sobrecargos por brindar acceso a información pública. Las quejas sobre otras posibles violaciones se pueden presentar ante el fiscal de condado o distrito en el condado donde el organismo gubernamental, aparte de una agencia estatal, está localizado. Si la queja es contra el fiscal de distrito o del condado, la queja se debe presentar ante la Procuraduría General.

Responsabilidades de los organismos gubernamentales

Todos los organismos gubernamentales que responden a solicitudes de información tienen la responsabilidad de:

  • Establecer procedimientos razonables para inspeccionar o copiar información pública e informar a los solicitantes de este procedimiento;
  • Tratar a todos los solicitantes igual y brindarles las comodidades y facilidades razonables, incluyendo instalaciones que cumplen con los requisitos de la ADA;
  • Estar informado sobre las leyes de transparencia gubernamental y educar a los empleados sobre los requisitos de tales leyes;
  • Informar al solicitante del costo calculado si es más de 40 dólares y de cualquier cambio en los cálculos que sobrepasen el 20 por ciento del cálculo original y confirmar que el solicitante acepta los cargos o ha cambiado la solicitud, por escrito, antes de finalizarla;
  • Informarle al solicitante si no se puede proveer la información con prontitud y establecer una fecha y hora para presentarla dentro de un tiempo razonable;
  • Solicitar una decisión de la Procuraduría General sobre cualquier información que el organismo gubernamental no desee revelar y enviar una copia de la solicitud o una copia redactada al solicitante;
  • Separar la información pública de la información que se puede retener y proveer al público la información pública rápidamente;
  • Hacer un intento de buena fe de informar a terceros cuando su información patentada está siendo solicitada del organismo gubernamental;
  • Responder por escrito a todas las comunicaciones escritas de la Comisión de Servicios Generales sobre el costo de la información. Responder a la Procuraduría General sobre quejas de violaciones a la Ley.

Procedimientos para obtener información

ü  Presentar la solicitud por correo, correo electrónico, en persona, fax o en otra manera apropiada que es aprobada por el organismo  gubernamental. (A partir del 1 de enero de 2024, ya no se aceptará el fax como método aprobado para enviar una solicitud).

ü Incluir suficiente descripción y detalle sobre la información que solicita para permitirle al organismo gubernamental identificar la información solicitada con exactitud y localizarla.

ü  Cooperar con los esfuerzos razonables del organismo gubernamental para aclarar el tipo o cantidad de información solicitada.

A. Información que se entregará

  • La puede revisar a la brevedad y si no se puede producir dentro de 10 días hábiles, el funcionario de información pública le notificará por escrito de una fecha y hora razonables cuando estará disponible.
  • Mantenga todas las citas para inspeccionar archivos o recoger copias. El no presentarse a las citas podría resultar en perder la oportunidad de inspeccionar la información en el momento solicitado.

Costo del expediente

  • Usted deberá responder a cualquier estimado escrito de los cargos que se le envíe dentro de los siguientes 10 días a partir de la fecha en que el organismo gubernamental lo envió o la solicitud será consideraba como retirada.
  • Si los costos calculados sobrepasan los 100 dólares (o 50 dólares si el organismo gubernamental cuenta con menos de 16 empleados de tiempo completo), el organismo gubernamental quizás requiera un bono, pago por adelantado o depósito.
  • Usted le puede pedir al organismo gubernamental que considere si el proveer la información beneficia al público, lo que podría resultar en que no se le cobren o se reduzcan los cargos.
  • Hacer el pago a tiempo de todos los costos acordados por ambos. Un organismo gubernamental puede exigir el pago de los saldos morosos que exceden 100 dólares u obtener un depósito de seguridad, antes de procesar solicitudes adicionales.

B. Información que podría no ser revelada debido a una excepción

  • Si un organismo gubernamental determina que la información solicitada no es sujeta a una determinación previa o a una ley que permite no revelar la información sin solicitar una decision, o la cumplir los 10 días hábiles después de que el organismo gubernamental recibe su solicitud escrita, este debe:
  1.  Solicitar una opinión del Procurador General y declarar que se aplican excepciones;
  2. Notificarle al solicitante que se ha presentado la solicitud ante el Procurador General; y
  3. Notificarle a terceros si la información tiene que ver con su información patentada.
  • Si no se solicita una Decision por Carta del Procurador General y no se notifica al solicitante dentro de 10 días hábiles resultará en la suposición de que la información está disponible al público, a menos que exista una razón contundente para no revelarla.
  • Los solicitantes pueden enviarle una carta al Procurador General exhortándole a que se revele la información y pueden revisar argumentos hechos por el organismo gubernamental. Si los argumentos revelan la información solicitada, el solicitante puede obtener una copia redactada.
  • El Procurador General debe emitir una decisión antes de que se cumplan 45 días hábiles desde el día en que la Procuraduría General recibió la solicitud del organismo gubernamental. El Procurador General puede solicitar una extensión adicional de 10 días hábiles.
  • Los organismos gubernamentales no pueden pedirle al Procurador General que “reconsidere” una decisión.

Para solicitar información de este organismo, favor de contactar a:

POR CORREO:

1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Atención: Michelle Harwood

POR CORREO ELECTRÓNICO:

info@nbisd.org

EN PERSONA EN:

1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Para presentar una queja sobre información no revelada, favor de contactar a su Fiscal de Condado o Distrito. Favor de preguntar y se le dará esta información.

  • También puede contactar a la Procuraduría General, Línea Especial de Transparencia Gubernamental al (512) 478-6736 o gratuitamente al 1-877-673-6839.
  • Para presentar quejas relacionadas a sobrecargos, favor de contactar a la Linea Especial de Costos de la Procuraduría General al 512-475-2497 o gratuitamente al 1-888-672-6787.

Si necesita acomodaciones especiales que cumplan con la Ley para Personas Discapacitadas (ADA), favor de contactar a nuestro coordinador de ADA, Kathy Kenney al 830-643-5746.