Decatur School Board approves penny increase in tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Brian Knox

With tax values down, the tax rate will go up in the Decatur school district for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, August 27, 2016

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will have a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Decatur ISD proposes penny tax rate increase

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD is proposing a 1-cent increase in the 2016-2017 school tax rate.

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Meeting Previews for the week of Saturday, August 6, 2016

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur School Board will meet at 7:30 Monday morning.

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Decatur School Board weighs tax rate options for 2016-2017

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

Despite an anticipated drop in property values in the district, the Decatur School Board might not raise the tax rate more than a penny to fund next year's budget.

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Board approves Rann gym design, schedule

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Brian Knox

The picture of a new gymnasium for Rann Elementary came into focus Monday.

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Decatur School Board approves technology upgrades

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Brian Knox

After approving network hardware a few months back, the Decatur School Board last week needed to approve some cabling upgrades to take advantage of the new technology.

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Alling elected Decatur School Board president

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Brian Knox

For the first time in three years, the Decatur School Board will have a new president.

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State funding expected to help offset loss of tax revenue

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board last week received a bad news/good news report when it comes to finances.

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Decatur School Board moves forward with Rann gym design

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board Monday approved a preliminary design for a new Rann Elementary gym.

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Student enrollment at record high

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur school district has more students enrolled now than at any time in history, according to the superintendent.

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Technology, security upgrades approved by Decatur School Board

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board heard some refreshing news Monday, in more ways than one.

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Decatur School Board to consider smaller gym option for Rann

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board may be moving closer to making a decision on a new gym or dining hall at Rann Elementary.

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Decatur School Board extends Townsend’s contract

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

It didn't take the Decatur School Board very long Thursday to give Superintendent Rod Townsend a positive evaluation.

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Practice facility approved for $3.5 million

Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015
By Brian Knox

Two major projects from the 2015 Decatur ISD bond issue have been approved, including one that came in on budget and one that was over budget.

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Weighing the options; Project cost estimates improve, new questions arise

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015
By Brian Knox

New estimates for a couple of Decatur ISD bond projects have brought the numbers closer to original predictions, but board members are now wondering if a weight room should be included in one of the projects.

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Decatur School Board approves reimbursement to contractor

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Brian Knox

A month after taking no action on a contractor's request for the waiver of a penalty clause, the Decatur School Board last week granted the request.

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Bond projects more costly than expected

Bond projects more costly than expected

Published Saturday, October 24, 2015
By Brian Knox

Body language alone told the story best at Monday's Decatur School Board meeting. Hands covering a face, a pen tapping on the table, furrowed brows scanning pages of cost estimates for bond projects.

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Roof, ballfield projects approved

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By Brian Knox

Two more bond projects received the green light from the Decatur School Board Monday: roof replacement at the middle school campuses and upgrades to the baseball/softball facility.

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Decatur school district hits tax rate target

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

When the Decatur school district proposed a bond project earlier this year, the cost to taxpayers was estimated to be a maximum of a 4.2-cent increase in the property tax rate.

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