Alvord, Northwest earn A’s in accountability ratings

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two Wise County school districts earned A’s in the first A-F accountability ratings released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency. Alvord and Northwest received the letter grade of A based on three domains measuring academic performance — student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. All districts in the county earned passing grades.

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Schools encouraged by Abbott’s school security plans

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Superintendents at multiple Wise County school districts were encouraged by the security plan announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday. Abbott’s plan included proposals for increasing law enforcement presence at schools, strengthening school security and providing mental health evaluations to identify students at risk of harming others. Abbott also suggested a “red flag law” that would allow law enforcement, family members, school employees or a district attorney to file a petition seeking the removal of firearms from a potentially dangerous person.

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Boyd ISD OKs pact for SRO

Published Monday, April 9, 2018
By Richard Greene

Boyd schools will have an officer patrolling campuses next school year. Boyd ISD trustees approved a contract with the city of Boyd for a school resource officer (SRO) Monday night. The Boyd city council gave its consent on the pact last month.

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Boyd ISD superintendent receives extension

Published Thursday, January 18, 2018
By Richard Greene

Boyd ISD Superintendent Ted West will remain in the top post in the district through the 2020-21 school year after receiving a contract extension Thursday night. Boyd ISD trustees voted unanimously to extend West’s current two-year contract by one year after a positive evaluation. The new contract will run through June 30, 2021.

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Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Messenger staff

With the ring of the first school bell, Wise County superintendents are stepping out to greet parents and students.

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Boyd ISD nets major grants, new programs coming soon

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By David Talley

Boyd Education Foundation awarded more than $16,000 to faculty members last Monday to begin or continue extracurricular programs for students in the district.

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Former staff inducted into Hall of Honor

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Boyd ISD added four new members to its Hall of Honor Friday night.

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Boyd ISD to send more money to state; Recapture amount balloons to $750K

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Richard Greene

Boyd ISD's recapture amount as a Chapter 41 school will increase from $83,824 this year to $752,724 for 2015-16.

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Back to School: Boyd

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Back to School: Boyd

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Boyd ISD names field for Cartwright; District to unveil name at homecoming

Boyd ISD names field for Cartwright; District to unveil name at homecoming

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Yellowjackets will now play on a football field named for the head coach that led the school to two state titles - J.G. Cartwright.

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Boyd ISD to replace roof at elementary

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Spring storms damaged the roof at Boyd Elementary, and the district is seeking proposals to get it replaced before the start of school.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, July 11, 2015

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners Monday will discuss a pilot program providing 12 RV spots at the Wise County Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday night of the 2015 Wise County Old Settlers Reunion, which runs July 19-25.

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Parents have voice on issues via survey

Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Richard Greene

Parents at Boyd ISD are getting their chance to weigh in on their child's education.

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Boyd ISD helps parents compute

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Richard Greene

In classrooms today, "blogs," "wikis," and "webinars" are part of everyday lingo, but at home it's a foreign language for parents.

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Project center construction to start soon

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Richard Greene

Construction will begin soon on Boyd ISD's new ag project center.

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Former Boyd ISD school employees honored

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Boyd ISD honored five former employees during homecoming festivities last Friday.

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Volunteers needed for mentoring program

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Boyd Middle School Principal James McDonald admits lunchtime is the saddest part of the day for some students.

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Boyd ISD trustees approve budget

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Boyd ISD has a fiscal plan for next year. Following a public hearing, the Boyd school board approved a $10,906,226 general fund budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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Boyd ISD trustees to wrap budget process

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Boyd ISD officials hope to wrap up the budget-writing process next week.

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Deficit budget to include salary boosts

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Boyd ISD trustees are facing a budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year.

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