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TEA assigns monitor to Marfa ISD

October 22nd, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees groaned when Superintendent Andrew Peters announced he hired a Professional Service Provider (PSP), also known as a monitor as a result of the school district not meeting Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) academic standards. Holly Roberts, recently retired at Midland ISD, will assist MISD …

Presidio ISD gets academic distinction from state

September 24th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – School districts in Far West Texas met the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) accountability rating standards this year, including Presidio ISD, which also received academic distinctions and achievements.

Superintendent Dennis McEntire said the district’s success is a group effort.

“The credit for performance of the district is …

Presidio school trustees brainstorm solutions to budget issues

September 24th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Presidio ISD school board continues to seek “creative solutions” to the fiscal cliff they face in 2017 when the Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR) funding, which accounts for nearly $2 million toward the school district’s budget, will sunset.

At last week’s school board meeting, the …

TEA to Marfa ISD: improvement required

September 24th, 2015

Area school districts meet standards, with distinctions

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – School districts in Far West Texas met the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) accountability rating standards this year with the exception of Marfa ISD.

Marfa Superintendent Andrew Peters contests these ratings don’t paint a complete picture of the district, but administration …

Marfa junior high students begin robotics program

September 17th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Robotics instructor Rob Crowley shows his students and their families the new robotics classroom at Marfa ISD. The robotics program expanded this year to include junior high students.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – A new year of FIRST robotics competition kicked off this weekend for the …

Highland Homeschool Back to School Bash is Monday

September 10th, 2015

ALPINE – A Highland Homeschool Back to School Bash will be held Monday, September 14, at 6:30pm at the Hillside Church located at 205 Church Road.

All homeschoolers are welcome. Bring a potluck dish to share and curriculum that is no longer needed to exchange.

Presidio educator is outstanding principal of year

September 3rd, 2015

Dr. Edgar B. Tibayan

PRESIDIO – Dr. Edgar B. Tibayan, principal of Lucy Rede Franco Middle School in Presidio, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as a Region 18 Outstanding Principal of the Year. As such, Tibayan will be eligible to compete for the state …

Presidio ISD makes cuts to budget to prepare for loss of state aid

August 27th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – How do you balance a budget that is about to lose about 12 percent of its total revenue? That’s what the Presidio ISD school board is trying to figure out.

The Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR), a form of state aid that was enacted to provide school …

2015-2016 Presidio school year commences Monday

August 20th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Sharpen your pencils, kids. School’s back in session. The 2015-2016 school year starts next Monday, August 24.

At Presidio High School, students are expected to arrive at 7:45am with classes slated to start at 7:50am. The tardy bell will ring at 7:55am. Breakfast will be served at 7:30am.

At …

New school year begins Tuesday at Marfa ISD; events planned Monday, too

August 20th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa ISD students return to school on Tuesday, August 25.

The first bell rings at 8:05am. Tardy bell is 8:10am.

Breakfast is served for free to pre-kindergarten to eighth-graders from 7:40-8:05am in the cafeteria. High school students may eat at 9am.

Pre-K through sixth-graders may be dropped off at the cafeteria. Junior …

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