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Presidio ISD matriculates 1,254 students on first day

August 28th, 2014

PRESIDIO  – Presidio ISD opened its doors for the 2014-2015 school year to 1,254 students on Monday, a drop of nearly 15 students on the first day of the last school year.

The decline, however, doesn’t’ phase seasoned Superintendent Dennis McEntire.

“It’s only the first day,” he said. “We don’t really know how many students we’re going …

Election Tuesday for Fort Davis ISD proposed tax increase

August 28th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – Voting for a Fort Davis ISD Tax Ratification Election will be from 7am to 7pm Tuesday, September 2, at the district’s administration building, across the street from the high school.

The public school district seeks to raise the school’s property tax from $1.04 per $100 valuation to $1.17 per $100 …

Fort Davis students return to school Monday

August 21st, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – The 2014-2105 school year starts Monday, August 25 at Fort Davis ISD.

The first bell rings at 7:45am at the Fort Davis High/Junior High School and at 7:50am at the Dirks-Anderson Elementary School.

Interim Superintendent Graydon Hicks said he expects this year’s enrollment to be very close to the last year’s …

Presidio ISD superintendent sees opportunity to grow in new school year

August 21st, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – Despite what the heat index says, summer is over as all Presidio Independent School District campuses begin the 2014-2015 school year at 9am on Monday.

Though there has been some staff turnover from last year, PISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire sees the changes as a positive aspect in the district’s goal of …

Changes aplenty at MIS for the 2014-2015 year

August 21st, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Marfa International School opens its doors for its third year at 9am Monday with new administration, educators, and programs.

Though the school has scaled down its overall curriculum, transitioning from a three-classroom school serving students from 1st – 8th grades, to a one-classroom school serving students from 1st – 5th grades, …

Fort Davis ISD asks Jeff County residents to raise property tax rate

August 21st, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – Fort Davis ISD is again asking Jeff Davis County residents to raise the school’s property tax from $1.04 per $100 valuation to $1.17, an additional 13 cents, to bring in more revenue to the school district.

The fate of the initiative will be decided through a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) …

Marfa ISD teachers, administrators, staff welcome students back on Monday

August 21st, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – Marfa ISD teachers, staff, and administrators will welcome students back for the 2014-2015 academic year beginning at 8:10am on Monday, giving students an extra five minutes to sleep before hitting that snooze button.

The school will continue to operate its same two-route bus lines, beginning at 7:15am.

Breakfast will be served to …

Area schools score high on state accountability ratings

August 21st, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

FAR WEST TEXAS – Almost every school district in the tri-county region has received good marks after the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its 2014 accountability ratings earlier this month.

According to the TEA, 90 percent of school districts across the state have reached the highest possible rating this year, compared to 92.5 …

Paul takes helm of Marfa ISD campuses

Paul takes helm of Marfa ISD campuses

August 7th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – After the resignation of Marfa ISD campus-wide principal Dr. Ross McGlothlin, Mary Paul, formally of North Dakota, will step into his place.

Paul said she was excited about working with McGlothlin for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. The plan was for him to take on curriculum and instruction while Paul handled …

Marfa International School welcomes new head teacher

Marfa International School welcomes new head teacher

August 7th, 2014

MARFA – The Marfa International School is proud to welcome new head teacher Faith Gay to the faculty this fall.

Faith brings over nine years of education experience and creative output to the table. She is a Texas State Certified Educator of grades K-6 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from The University of …

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