Townsend to pick architect; Decatur School Board gives go-ahead in practice facility planning process

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Preliminary work started on Decatur ISD's multipurpose indoor practice facility with the school board last week giving Superintendent Rod Townsend the authority to pick an architect for the project.

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Former principal Young remembered for service to DISD

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Brian Knox

Decatur lost a longtime educator and namesake for a local elementary this week.

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School will buy its own fueling station

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Brian Knox

By the next school year, you might not see Decatur school buses filling up at local gas stations.

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Bond projects already on fast track q

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Brian Knox

It didn't take long for a couple of projects listed in the recently-approved Decatur school bond election to become reality.

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Voters approve bond props

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Brian Knox

Voters in the Decatur school district overwhelmingly approved two bond propositions totaling $13.5 million in Saturday's election.

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Decatur ISD to consider calling bond election

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

After months of discussions about needs of the Decatur school district, the school board is expected to make several bond election-related decisions at tonight's meeting.

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Foundation honors donors at annual dinner

Foundation honors donors at annual dinner

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Brian Knox

The location and format of its annual donor recognition dinner might have changed, but the goal of the Decatur ISD Education Foundation remains the same.

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Decatur budget includes money for vehicles, ag barn

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Brian Knox

If the 2014-2015 Decatur school budget looked a lot like the 2013-2014 budget, that was by design.

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Decatur to hold budget hearing

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The public will have a chance to learn details and offer feedback on the 2014-2015 school year budget at Decatur Wednesday.

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GPA policy change affects Decatur freshmen, sophomores

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

Decatur school officials hope changes in the way grade point averages are calculated will put less emphasis on grades and more emphasis on preparing students for life after high school.

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Pre-K students to make Young younger

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

All of Decatur ISD's pre-kindergarten classes will be at one campus this fall.

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Decatur ISD to hold enrollment fair

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD will host an enrollment fair 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14 and 15, at the Administration Building, 307 S. Cates.

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Decatur ISD eyes penny decrease in tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Decatur school district is proposing a one-cent decrease in next year's tax rate.

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Decatur proposes new GPA rules for sophomores

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Brian Knox

Incoming Decatur High School sophomores may find themselves under the new grade-point average rules the school board recently approved for freshmen.

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Weight room improvements approved by Decatur School Board

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By Brian Knox

The girls' weight room at Decatur High School will soon receive an upgrade.

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Up to the challenge: Destination Imagination teams participate in state competition

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Brian Knox

A couple of teams from Decatur ISD are putting their creativity and teamwork skills to the test this weekend near Austin.

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Past meets the future at new school office

Past meets the future at new school office

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Brian Knox

Walking through Decatur ISD's new administration offices Thursday, Superintendent Rod Townsend said he thought the building probably had enough room to handle 40 years of growth in the district.

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Decatur will use makeup days April 28 and Memorial Day, May 26.

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD Superintendent Rod Townsend said he "expects to hear about it" from parents who might have already scheduled activities for Memorial Day weekend.

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Decatur School Board approves admin contracts, meets Monday

Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur School Board met Wednesday and will meet again Monday.

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Temperature relief on the way for Decatur elementary

Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014
By Brian Knox

Some classes are too hot and some are too cold, but a fix could soon leave the rooms just right.

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