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Denton ISD School Board Calls Bond Election

By 380news | Education

DENTON ISD – The Denton ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election for May 5, 2018. The Trustees’ action follows a unanimous recommendation from the district’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee to address growth, equity, and safety across the district. The proposed bond referendum would have $0 impact on the school district’s tax rate. “Thanks to continued growth in our area, the taxable assessed values of homes in our district, and our current tax rate structure, we are able to call an election that will have no effect…Read More

Denton ISD School Board Calls Bond Election

By 380news | Education

The Denton ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election for May 5, 2018.  DENTON, TX -The Trustees’ action follows a unanimous recommendation from the district’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee to address growth, equity, and safety across the district. The proposed bond referendum would have $0 impact on the school district’s tax rate. “Thanks to continued growth in our area, the taxable assessed values of homes in our district, and our current tax rate structure, we are able to call an election that will have no effect on…Read More

Aubrey ISD Elementary Celebrates 100 Days of School

By 380news | Education

Information and photos provided by Amy Ruggini Aubrey ISD celebrated its 100th day of school on Friday, February 9, 2018. Many of the elementary students and teachers dressed up for the occasion. Throughout the week, the students created artwork and played games, involving 100.Read More

Texas AG Sends Cease and Desist Order

By 380news | Education

Texas AG Sends Cease and Desist Order to Three ISDs Following Sen. Bettencourt’s Opinion Request Lewisville, Brazosport, and Holliday ISDs have until the close of business Friday to respond Houston, TX – Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas) has sent “cease and desist” letters to three Texas ISDs over allegations of “unlawful electioneering.” The school districts have until the close of business today, Friday, to respond to the Attorney Generals Office’s letter. Citing the Texas Election Code which expressly forbids such action, the Attorney General’s office states in their letters that Brazosport ISD and Holliday ISD “… promulgated and published numerous communications directed for or against candidates and measures.” In the case of Lewisville ISD, the letter alleges that the district “launched…Read More


Denton ISD School Board Candidates

By Mario Zavala Jr. | Education

Current list of candidates that filed for the two seats up for election on the Denton ISD School Board. Place 1, Barbara Burns of Denton: 940-382-1650 Place 1, Bradley Fritcher of Corinth: 214-552-8570 Place 1, Alfredo Sanchez of Denton: 940-453-1505 Place 1, Barry Barnes of Lantana: 562-522-0172 Place 2, Jeanetta Smith of Denton: 940-387-0184 Place 2, David Shuck of Denton: 940-343-5005 Place 2, Jonathan Balmos of Lantana: No number listed Place 2, Angela Cid of Savannah: 702-403-7761Read More

March 2018 Friends of Hagerman NWR Activities

By Patricia Crain | Education

By Patricia Crain, Friends of Hagerman, friendsofhagerman@gmail.com Join the Outdoor Crew Tuesday March 6 and Saturday March 24th Want to help Hagerman? Join the Outdoor Crew: maintain and improve habitat and keep trails trimmed and trash picked up. Message us with your email address to be notified of specific details about each workday. Meets first Tuesday and fourth Saturday of each month, holidays excepted. Butterfly Garden Docents Meeting Saturday, March 3, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:30pm Bring a brown bag lunch and learn more about the garden docent program at Hagerman NWR. Visitors welcome. Early Bird Guided Walk Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:00am – 9:30am Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our first Early Bird walk for 2018, weather permitting. Meet…Read More

An Evening for Education

By 380news | Education

Aubrey’s 19th annual Red & White Gala Aubrey Education Foundation (AEF) will hosts the 19th Annual Red and White Gala An Evening for Education, on March 9, 2018. The venue location will be at the newly constructed Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, address 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton TX 76201. The evening’s entertainment will feature Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos along with a catered meal for dinner. Fund raising will consist of a silent and live auction, and table sponsorship’s. Since 2000, AEF’s goal and mission have been to support students, teachers, and staff of Aubrey Independent School District (AISD) through senior scholarships and teacher grants. For the year 2017, AEF awarded over $20,000 in teacher grants and…Read More

Texas Commission on Public School Finance Holds First Meeting in Austin

By 380news | Education

Highlighting explosion of property taxes in Texas, Sen. Bettencourt says taxpayers must be part of the solution, Robert Flanagan, District/Communications Director AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Commission on Public School Finance met for their inaugural meeting today in Austin. Highlighting the “explosion of property taxes in Texas”, Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) presented data showing property tax levy growth from 2006-2016. Over this period, local school property tax levies have only grown by 43%, due to legislative buy downs of property tax rates and a recent homestead exemption increase. Notably county, city, and special district property tax levies have grown 69%, 72%, and even 102% respectively, or much faster than ISD revenues. That is why Senate Bill 1, as passed by the…Read More

Make a Reservation to Read on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

By Denton ISD | Education

DENTON, TX- Denton ISD’s elementary schools will celebrate Read Across America from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 2 by asking community volunteers to read to students for 30 minutes on campuses across the district. Mark the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Reading and what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday with a gift of time, sign up at: https://www.volunteersignup.org/W8B4D. Additional details will be emailed to volunteers closer to Read Across America. Remember to bring your photo identification (Driver’s License or ID) to check in on the day of the event. For more information, please contact Courtney Martin, Community Engagement Specialist at cmartin@dentonisd.org or 940-369-0146.Read More

Denton ISD’s Groundhog Day Gala

By 380news | Education

Tickets to the Denton Public School Foundation’s 16th annual Groundhog Day Gala are available for purchase giving community members an opportunity to support Denton ISD students, teachers and staff members. The event, which takes place at the Denton Convention Center inside the Embassy Suites on Feb. 3, will kick off with a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. A seated dinner will take place at 7:45 p.m., followed by a live auction. Attire for the event can be either formal or casual. Tickets for the gala are $75 per person, with…Read More

Vicki Garcia named Executive Denton ISD’s Director of Financial Operations

By 380news | Education

Vicki Garcia, director of finance for LaPorte ISD since 2013, has been named the Executive Director of Financial Operations. The position was created to provide more support for campuses, and has been in the district’s master staffing plan for the past two years.Vicki Garcia “Vicki Garcia brings a great deal of financial experience and relatable business expertise to us having served at both the campus and central office levels,” said Dr. Richard Valenta, deputy superintendent. “We are extremely excited to welcome her to the Denton ISD family, and know that…Read More

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