Construction decision delayed again

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Richard Greene

A decision on construction at the high school will wait until May.

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Board takes no action on Whitis contract: Superintendent contract runs through June ’21

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustees took no action on the contract of Superintendent Judi Whitis Monday night.

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Trustees table construction at DHS

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019
By Richard Greene

A decision on the classroom addition and renovations at Decatur High School will wait at least a few more weeks.

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Decatur ISD trustees take no action on Whitis’ contract

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At her request, Decatur ISD trustees took no action on the contract of Superintendent Judi Whitis Monday night.

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Under review: Trustees to act on Whitis’ contract March 25

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Richard Greene

The Decatur ISD School Board took no action Monday after completing its review of Superintendent Judi Whitis.

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Decatur ISD hires assistant superintendent

Published Monday, January 21, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD Jadie Matthew as the district’s assistant superintendent for operations Monday.

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4 file in DISD election

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Four candidates filed Wednesday to fill the two Decatur ISD School Board spots on the ballot for the May 4 general election. Wednesday was the first day for candidates to file. The deadline for filing is Feb. 15. Decatur ISD School Board President and artist Cheri Boyd filed to stay in her Place 2 seat, […]

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White resigns post with Decatur ISD

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Decatur ISD Assistant Superintendent Steve White resigned Wednesday. White, who was over transportation, safety, security, attendance, facilities, technology, health services, transfers and handled parent concerns at the district level, was named to the post in July by a 5-2 vote.

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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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Decatur ISD trustees OK price for bistro

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Decatur High School’s bistro will become a reality later this fall. Decatur ISD trustees approved the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $423,932 from builders Steele and Freeman Monday for construction of the facility in the high school library.

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Decatur ISD names new board officers

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Decatur ISD trustees named Cheri Boyd the new school board president Monday after reorganizing officers. Trustees appointed Rex Hoskins vice president and Jennifer Wren board secretary.

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Whitis stays on as Decatur superintendent

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Dr. Judi Whitis is staying the superintendent at Decatur ISD. With a 4-3 vote after three hours in closed session, Decatur ISD trustees elected to keep Whitis on the job and move forward Monday night.

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Decatur ISD names Carson principal

Published Monday, June 18, 2018
By Richard Greene

Craig Weston is the new principal at Carson Elementary. Decatur ISD trustees approved a one-year contract for Weston Monday night. He will replace LeeAnn Farris, who resigned following the school year.

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DISD trustees take no action on superintendent contract

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After spending seven hours behind closed doors, Decatur ISD trustees took no action on the contract of superintendent Judi Whitis.

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DISD trustees to discuss superintendent’s contract

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Decatur ISD trustees have called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday to evaluate the performance and the contract of superintendent Judi Whitis.

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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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Decatur ISD names high school principal

Published Monday, April 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

Sherman High School principal Chris Mogan was hired Monday night to lead Decatur High School. Decatur ISD trustees approved a contract for Mogan to become the Decatur High School principal.

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DHS to transition to closed campus lunch

Published Monday, April 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur High School students will have a closed campus for lunch next school year. Decatur ISD trustees voted unanimously Monday night to close the campus starting with the 2018-19 school year after receiving an update from Superintendent Judi Whitis on dining options, facilities and scheduling.

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Decatur ISD to move 5th grade in fall

Published Monday, January 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD fifth graders will not be on the district’s three elementary campuses next fall. The district announced Monday that it will move the fifth grade to McCarroll Middle School’s sixth-grade campus on Eagle Drive.

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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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