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SISD interim superintendent is learning the ropes

Lloyd Treadwell is getting acquainted with his new school district this week. Although his first official day is Sept. 1, the Sherman Independent School District interim superintendent has driven by all campuses and plans to learn about the district’s goals as soon as possible.

Fairview Elementary overcomes accountability challenges

After receiving the 2015 Texas Education Agency accountability ratings earlier this month, Tyson Bennett, Sherman Independent School District’s assistant superintendent for academic & student services, stopped by all campuses to personally thank them for their hard work. At one campus, it was a triumph they been waiting for two years.

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Area school districts trying four-day weeks

The Calera and Durant school districts are each experimenting with something new this school year. Rather than having students attend class on Fridays, the school districts are moving to four-day later in the school year. Fridays will be reserved for extracurricular activities and field trips rather than classroom time. Students and faculty not involved in these activities will find themselves with a three-day weekend.

Vietnam veteran receives honorary high school diploma

Applause filled the board room of the Denison Independent School District administration building as Vietnam Veteran Thomas Earl Bradley received his high school diploma Tuesday night. Tears rolled down Bradley’s face as board President Randy Sedlacek presented an honorary diploma on behalf of the district.

Pottsboro ISD lowers tax rate for coming year

POTTSBORO – Projects within the Pottsboro Independent School District over the past two years have paid off — literally. Through a combination of an increase in Pottsboro property values and the district lowering its interest rate on building bonds, Pottsboro ISD was able to lower the amount taxpayers pay to support the budget. At a meeting Monday, the board approved a drop in the rate from $1.19 per $100 valuation to $1.175, reducing the tax rate by a penny and a half.