Included in Denison Independent School District’s 2014-2015 draft budget is a major question mark left over from last year: $700,000 set aside to equip high school students with electronic devices. The district did not use that money last year, and it remains to be seen how or if it will be used in the new school year.
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Denison Independent School District’s 2014-2015 draft budget shows the increases in staff one might expect from a district preparing to open a large new high school – eight new custodians and three new maintenance personnel will be added. But the district will also be losing seven teaching positions, due to shifting class sizes at the elementary level.
On a rainy Wednesday morning at the Austin College Thinking Camp in Sherman, the first and second graders were learning about blizzards. It was clear that few of them had experience with the phenomenon. “What is a nor’easter? I’ve never seen that word before in my life,” one student said. But, with the weather outside at seventy degrees at the end of July, it seemed like blizzards in Texas might not be too surprising this year.
The budget was the main item before the Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday evening. The Board approved a draft of the 2014 – 2015 general operating budget to be given final approval at their August meeting.
POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Independent School Board met Monday night to put the finishing touches on the first draft of their 2014-2015 general operating budget and handle other miscellaneous business.
The Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss the first draft of the district’s 2014-2015 general operating budget and handle routine business at a meeting at 6:30 Tuesday evening.
It is a fact of summer that, when classes dismiss and the school year ends, children spend their months of freedom slowly forgetting what they have learned. Most kids, given the choice, would rather play video games or go to a pool party than stay home and practice their multiplication tables, and that shows when they go back to school in the fall having lost some of the progress they made last year.
TOM BEAN — Donning a hard hat and work boots over his office clothes, Tom Bean Independent School District Superintendent Troy Roberts surveyed the construction of his District’s new elementary school Monday afternoon. Roberts said he and his office keep a close watch on the $10 million project, approved by voters last spring.
As part of its ongoing policy review effort, the Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to amend its policy on drunk driving for employees transporting students. Employees now face harsher penalties for driving under the influence, although district officials stressed that this change is not due to any discovered or rumored drunk driving incidents.
The Sherman School Board gathered Monday evening for a quick and quiet regular meeting. Foremost on the agenda was continued discussion of a new human sexuality course and several updates to board policy.