“This year… we’re paying a lot of stipends, we’re paying a lot of one-time additional incentives to make employees stay because… Part of getting our students to grade level incorporates having experienced teachers in the classroom. There’s a correlation between ‘experience’ and ‘student success’, so our goal should be to retain talent because that experience helps students”.
José Macias, Local Politics podcast (48:41)
Get ready for an eye-opening episode of “Local Politics” as we sit down for an exclusive interview with Judson ISD Board President! In this revealing conversation, we’ll uncover the truth behind the school board’s spending and savings strategies. Learn firsthand about the main themes, priorities, and challenges that impact educational funding in your community.
Hear directly from Jose Macias as he shares interesting facts and insider perspectives on the decision-making process, budget allocation, and the delicate balance between providing quality education and managing financial resources. This episode is a must-listen for parents, educators, and anyone interested in understanding the complexities of local politics affecting our schools.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into the inner workings of Judson ISD’s school board. Tune in and join the conversation!
Local Politics Episode 9: Interview with José Macias
It’s been a minute since we heard from José Macias, and a lot has happened since then. So on this episode of the Local Politics podcast, Kevin and Jason catch up with the Board President of the Judson Independent School District to find out just what’s been going on since the May vote.
In the episode, José, Kevin and Jason get into the details on the issues facing the residents of the Judson Independent School District. Kevin tackles José on why Dr Ball resigned suddenly from the board after an executive board session that was closed to the public. José introduces the new board Superintendent, Dr Fields, and analyzes some of the winners and losers of the school district election.
You’ll learn about how the board intends to spend your tax dollars and what it really means when they say that they’re running a deficit. Listen out for details on José’s new task force to improve teacher retention and for what’ll change now that the new school safety bond has been voted in.
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