Decatur ISD receives ‘superior’ financial rating

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

For the 15th year in a row, Decatur ISD received the highest rating in the state's fiscal accountability rating system.

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Resolution encourages school staff to vote

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD is encouraging its employees to vote, calling it a "civic duty that should be encouraged and promoted."

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Decatur School Board hears technology update

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board Monday received a report on the district's technology components.

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Decatur ISD sets tax rate, approves budget

Published Saturday, September 2, 2017
By Brian Knox

The tax rate for the Decatur school district will not change for 2018.

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Decatur ISD food services see increased revenue

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

The food business is doing quite well at Decatur ISD, according to a report given to the school board Monday by Child Nutrition Director Shelly Laaser.

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Decatur ISD proposes same tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

Following a budget workshop Monday, the Decatur School Board officially proposed keeping the 2017-2018 tax rate the same as the current rate.

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Meeting Briefs for Saturday, August 5, 2017

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport School Board will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, to discuss the tax rate for 2017-2018.

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You’re hired: Judi Whitis becomes DISD superintendent

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD officially has a new superintendent.

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Decatur ISD projecting less revenue for budget

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur school district won't know for sure until later this summer how much money they will have for next year's budget, but they are starting out expecting about $500,000 less revenue than last year.

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Decatur School Board names Whitis finalist

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur School Board named Dr. Judi Whitis the lone finalist for DISD superintendent following a brief meeting Friday morning.

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3 candidates remain in running for Decatur superintendent

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Brian Knox

The field of candidates for the next superintendent at Decatur ISD has been narrowed to three.

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Decatur School Board looks at student enrollment projections

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur school district can expect to add around 350 students in the next five years and 677 students in the next decade.

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Watson named Decatur School Board president; Coffman, Cook named principals

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Brian Knox

It was a night of familiar faces, and a few new ones, in new roles at Monday's Decatur School Board meeting.

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Decatur School Board narrows superintendent search

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board has narrowed its choice of the district's next superintendent to six candidates.

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Decatur ISD hires curriculum director

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board Monday hired Dr. Deidre Parish to serve as the district's next assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

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Decatur School Board still weighing options of fieldhouse expansion

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board continued discussion about an expansion of the existing fieldhouse Monday, but they have not yet given the go-ahead for the project.

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May Elections: School Board

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County has several contested school board elections on the May 6 ballot.

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Search begins for next Decatur ISD superintendent

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board has set the qualifications/characteristics for the district's next superintendent and set a timeline for the search.

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Decatur School Board considers drug testing students

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board could soon implement a drug testing policy for high school students.

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Decatur School Board considers adding locker room space to field house

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

The proposed Decatur High School field house expansion may end up being larger than initially thought.

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