Decatur races to be contested

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Both Decatur ISD board spots and all three Decatur City Council seats on the May ballot will be contested.

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District hires administrator; Matthew takes over as assistant supt

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019
By Richard Greene

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

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Watson decides not to run for post

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD Place 1 trustee Wade Watson confirmed this week that he will not seek a new term.

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Estimating cost: DISD looks at renovations, construction at DHS

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustees Monday asked for its architect and builder to bring back cost estimates for renovations and a classroom addition at Decatur High School at its meeting March 4.

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Three candidates enter DISD race

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Four candidates filed Wednesday to fill the two Decatur ISD school board spots on the ballot for the May 4 general election.

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Decatur ISD Trustees discuss remote participation

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustee Matt Joiner Monday questioned school board president Cheri Boyd about the denial of him being allowed to participate in the Nov. 26 meeting remotely.

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District eyes classroom addition; Plans call for 12 rooms at DHS

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD could push forward with plans to build a 12-classroom addition at the high school next month.

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Lack of leadership: Dysfunction at DISD not halting success of students, teachers

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Roy J. Eaton

Here's the good news about the Decatur school system. Despite the dysfunction at the administration building and on the school board, dedicated teachers and students are doing quite well.

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Security scrutinized: Parents question safety practices

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

Four parents questioned Decatur ISD's safety and security planning Monday night during open forum of the school board meeting.

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Phipps named McCarroll middle school principal

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

After spending four months as the acting principal at McCarroll Middle School, Brett Phipps is officially taking on the role.

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Decatur ISD reviews facility needs

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
By Richard Greene

After analyzing a demographics report, enrollments in various extracurricular programs and looking at various course needs during a workshop Monday, Decatur ISD trustees will revisit facilities needs in early December.

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Decatur ISD to hit 4K in 2023

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD is expected to add more than 500 students in the next five years, according to a demographic report delivered to Decatur ISD trustees Monday by Templeton Demographics.

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Facility plans still up in the air

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustees will meet with architects and builders next month to form short-term and long-range facility plans.

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New Decatur ISD budget adds 20 jobs

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustees approved a $39.599 million budget Monday night that includes $31.050 million in the maintenance and operations expenses and will put a little more than $1 million in reserves.

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Decatur ISD declares hazardous routes; Designation opens bus service to students

Published Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustees designated hazardous transportation routes on U.S. 81/287 and U.S. 380 Monday, opening bus service to students living within two miles of a school if they have to cross one of the roadways to get to campus.

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Decatur ISD to consider hazardous routes

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustees will consider designating hazardous transportation routes along U.S. 81/287 and U.S. 380 Monday night to open bus service to students living within two miles of their school.

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Max price set for bistro

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur High School's bistro will become a reality later this fall.

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Proposed budget includes raises

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Richard Greene

All Decatur ISD employees could be getting a raise this coming school year.

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Architect, builder to present new bistro cost

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Richard Greene

After working to cut the cost for the past month, architect and builders will present the guaranteed maximum price for the high school bistro to Decatur ISD trustees Monday night.

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Decatur ISD Trustees pick new officers

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

A month after splitting on the vote to keep superintendent Judi Whitis, Decatur ISD school board has a new slate of officers.

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