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Alvord school board approves improvement plans

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, December 21, 2013

With one seat unfilled and one member absent, the Alvord school board breezed through a Thursday-night meeting with every vote 5-0.

Topping the agenda were 2013-14 Campus Improvement Plans for each campus and the 2013-14 District Improvement Plan.

The plans relate to goals for each campus and the district as a whole for things like state test scores, attendance, college entrance exam scores, campus safety, and parent and community involvement. The district’s plan also addresses needs assessment, attracting and keeping qualified teachers and aides and eliminating bullying.

Trustees also approved a contract for the assessment and collection of property taxes with Wise County Appraisal District and heard an update from board president Larry Nivens on board member training hours.

It was noted that all of Alvord ISD’s current teachers are “Highly Qualified” by state standards.

The board approved the 2013-14 textbook committee, which will recommend science, math and technology applications textbooks later this year for use beginning in 2014-15.

It was also noted that the district will be looking for an art teacher to begin work Jan. 21.

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