For 20 years, Sherman Independent School District has had a policy stating that its top students will be given a $1,500 scholarship from the Board of Trustees. But this came as news to some Board members. At their Monday night policy review workshop, the Board heard that this policy has not been followed for some time.
Subscribe to Schools RSS feed
AUSTIN — Too much negative about former President George W. Bush, too much positive about Hillary Rodham Clinton and way too much coverage of Moses.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Henry Scott shared some encouraging numbers with the Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees. After a long period of stagnation, DISD’s enrollment figures have now risen by 1.5 percent for the last two years in a row. The district started the new year with 4,515 students, breaking the 4,500 mark for the first time in several years.
During Monday’s Sherman Independent School District Board meeting, the Trustees heard some startling statistics on English language learners. Lauren Dill, the district’s director of bilingual education, said that over the course of seven years, the number of students in SISD’s bilingual and English as a second language programs has increased from 900 to over 1,500 this year.
In an uncharacteristically brief meeting Monday evening, the Sherman Independent School District Board heard a handful of reports from the administration on the beginning of the school year.
TOM BEAN — It will still be months before the disjointed jumble of buildings that make up Tom Bean Independent School District are fully reconfigured into a modern facility under a single roof. Until then, it’s still a lot of walking for Principal Patrice Counts.
For the first time in almost a decade, Sherman Independent School District classes will be taught in portable buildings. Sherman Planning and Zoning is expected to approve construction of two portables at Dillingham Intermediate School during their Tuesday meeting.
For those who grew up using a pencil, paper and textbook to learn, “Think Through Math” might seem like a game instead of school. But despite its computer-based, reward-centric appearance, students at Sherman’s Piner Middle School have been learning a great deal through the program. So much, in fact, that the school was named number one in the state for progress made over the summer.
The Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 Tuesday evening to discuss a small amount of routine business.
In a called meeting Tuesday evening, the Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees reviewed Superintendent Al Hambrick performance and contract. In a unanimous decision, the Board voted to give Hambrick a two percent raise in pay.