Public Hearing on June 26 to discuss budget, proposed tax rate

The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the 2017-2018 Budget and Proposed Tax Rate at 6:30 p.m. on June 26 in the NBISD Education Center Boardroom, located at 430 W. Mill St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130.


The purpose of this Public Hearing is to discuss the school district’s budget that will determine the tax rate to be proposed. NBISD residents are invited to participate in the discussion.


The district has posted the official notice of this public Hearing with a proposed tax rate of $1.3391 per $100 property valuation for the 2017 tax year. This includes a tax rate $1.0133 for Maintenance and Operation (M&O) and $0.3258 for Interest and Sinking (I&S).


CLICK HERE to view the Notice of Public Hearing to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.


 According to NBISD Executive Director of Finance and Operations Steve Brown, NBISD taxpayers will not see a tax rate increase under this proposed rate, which will remain the same for the 11th consecutive year. Taxpayers, however, will pay an average of $185.79 more in taxes than last year, due to the increase in property values for the district.


The regular monthly board Hearing for NBISD will be held at 7 p.m., following the Public Hearing on June 26. The agenda will include action items related to the adoption of the 2017-2018 budget. The official order adopting the tax rate will be voted on during the August 21 Board meeting.

STAAR and EOC scores available on txConnect

On June 20, a notice was sent to all 3rd-11th grade parents to inform them that the March 2017 STAAR Math and Reading scores and STAAR End-of-Course scores are now available for online viewing through txConnect account under the “Assessment” tab.


txConnect is the Parent Portal for NBISD that allows parents to view their student’s grades, attendance, assessment scores and complete online registration. The login for txConnect can be found on the district website or directly at


NBISD is encouraging parents to log into txConnect to view the information that is now available.

Location Change for EOC, 8th Grade STAAR testing the week of June 19th
All testing for the End-of-Course exams and the 8th Grade STAAR tests will take place at NBHS the week of June 19th. Students will need to report to the High School by 8:00 a.m. on the day they test. Due to construction, students need to be dropped off along the band hall side of the high school (the road leading to the light on the loop).  Please use the entrance closest to the loop (staff will be posted outside to help get students where they need to be.) Students will be allowed to leave when they finish their test and will need to be picked up in the same location they were dropped off. CLICK HERE for more information about retesting.

New Assistant Principals selected for Memorial and Seele Elementary

NBISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba announced the two new assistant principals for Memorial Elementary and Seele Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year.


Mark Kosmo named Assistant Principal at Memorial Elementary for 2017-2018Mark Kosmo was named as the new assistant principal for Memorial Elementary. Kosmo will be joining NBISD from Southside ISD where he served as assistant principal at Heritage Elementary for the past two years. Prior to that, he was an instructional coach for math and he has taught math for 5th through 7th grade. He has a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Texas A&M San Antonio and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas San Antonio.



Stacie Koehler named Assistant Principal at Seele Elementary for 2017-2018Stacie Koehler was named as the new assistant principal at Seele Elementary. Koehler will be joining NBISD from North East ISD where she has taught the past ten years at the Northeast Alternative Center in both the middle and high school.  Previously, Koehler served as the Alternative Middle School Academic Dean and prior to that as an English teacher in North East, Judson, and Comal ISD.  She has been an educator for the past 20 years and holds a bachelor's degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Texas Lutheran University and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Texas A&M San Antonio. 



Seele, Carl Schurz named to Texas Honor Roll

2016 Texas Honor Roll LogoNew Braunfels ISD was recently notified that Carl Schurz Elementary and Seele Elementary were selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE) to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll school.


This year, the Texas Honor Roll includes 727 public K-8 and high schools that are recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. 


“Our schools work diligently to serve all of our students and awards like these showcase the hard work that goes into educating our diverse population,” said Randy Moczygemba, superintendent of schools. “The level of teamwork that goes into this type of success is admirable and we applaud our campuses for receiving this designation.”


The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. The Texas Honor Roll program is made possible by generous support from numerous businesses and organizations and is based out of Sacramento, Calif.


 “School and school district leaders have a great opportunity to find out what’s working at these Honor Roll schools and replicate it,” said Jim Lanich, ERP President and CEO.  


These schools will receive a banner to display at their campus and will be featured on the ERP website. To view the full list of the Texas Honor Roll schools, CLICK HERE.

Elementary students raise nearly $37K for American Heart Association

A parent at Carl Schurz Elementary teaches a group of 2nd graders how to jump rope.

Elementary students in NBISD were busy this spring raising funds for the American Heart Association (AHA) through the annual Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart campaigns. In all, the students raised nearly $37,000 for the AHA among the six elementary schools that participated.


Throughout the year the different elementary campuses held their Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart campaigns while teaching students the importance of a healthy heart. The fund-raising totals for the schools were:


Walnut Springs $2,546.25

Lone Star $6,571.35

Klein Rd  $7,962.79

Seele $8,443.43

Carl Schurz $6,945.30

Memorial $4,349.00

Total $36,818.12


“With heart disease as the #1 cause of death in America, the American Heart Association works very hard to help students understand and learn the importance of protecting their hearts while they grow so they have healthier hearts as adults,” said Jennifer Hanson, AHA Youth Market Director for North San Antonio/Hill Country. "My own heart is full knowing I am able to work with my own district and community on such a special level. I am grateful beyond words!"

CAPTION: A parent at Carl Schurz Elementary jumps rope with a group of 2nd graders during this year's Jump Rope for Heart campaign.

NBHS student elected as BPA National Parliamentarian

Cameron Corzine and Kolbe Eoff at the BPA National Convention on May 10-14 in Orlando, Fla.

Kolbe Eoff, a 2017 NBHS graduate, and incoming NBHS Senior Cameron Corzine, traveled to Orlando, Fla., on May 10-14 to campaign, test and caucus as a National Officer candidate at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Convention. Eoff was elected BPA National Parliamentarian and Corzine served as his campaign manager. Both are members of the BPA chapter at NBHS and were accompanied by BPA Advisor Beverly Trollinger.


"This is the greatest number of candidates ever to run, there were 17, and these were the most qualified, talented and eligible ever,” said Sherrell Wheeler, BPA National Officer Coordinator. “These six new officers are truly the greatest representation of our membership as we could have ever hoped for."

CAPTION: Cameron Corzine and Kolbe Eoff at the BPA National Convention on May 10-14 in Orlando, Fla.