Here are three stories to watch in Georgetown ISD as the district heads into the 2023-24 school year.

Georgetown ISD seeks alternative means of satisfying armed officer requirement

Georgetown ISD will seek alternative methods of meeting requirements for armed police officers on school campuses this fall.

What happened

District officials Aug. 21 approved the submission of a good-cause exception to HB 3, the state law requiring an armed security officer on every public and charter school campus, which will go into effect Sept. 1. GISD Superintendent Devin Padavil said the law allows for districts to claim an exception due to lack of funding or personnel and meet the requirement by alternate means.

Georgetown ISD to convene citizens advisory committee to address growth needs

Georgetown ISD officials will convene a citizen's advisory committee made up of community members to address the needs of a growing district.

What's happening?

The GISD board of trustees authorized Padavil to create a citizens advisory committee Aug. 21. The formation of such a committee is an initial step in evaluating existing district facilities and resources in anticipation of a potential bond, district officials said.

Georgetown ISD trustees hire Devin Padavil as new superintendent

Georgetown ISD officials concluded the search for a new superintendent Aug. 7 with the hiring of Padavil.

What happened

The GISD board of trustees, absent Place 1 Trustee James Scherer, voted unanimously to hire Padavil to serve the district as the board's lone employee.