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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Decatur ISD hires TASB for superintendent search

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur School Board unanimously agreed Monday night to hire the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) to lead the district's superintendent search.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, March 25, 2017

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will consider taking action Monday night on the second reading of an ordinance related to the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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Decatur School Board approves District of Innovation plan

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD will be a District of Innovation beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.

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3 schools might reach capacity within 3 years

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

Nearly 600 housing or apartment units are scheduled to be completed within the next couple of years in the Decatur school district. And that will mean more students.

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Decatur ISD’s Innovation Plan now online

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD is seeking to become a District of Innovation, and they now have a proposed plan of what that would look like.

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Decatur School Board extends Townsend’s contract

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

In a meeting that included a discussion of Decatur ISD's provisional "A-F" letter grade ratings, the school board Monday gave a passing grade of their own to Superintendent Rod Townsend.

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Decatur School Board receives construction update

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board heard a brief update on construction projects at Monday's regular meeting.

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Laptop replacement approved for Decatur elementary staff

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur elementary staff will soon have new laptop computers.

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Decatur School Board approves committee to come up with innovation plan

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

On Monday, the Decatur School Board took its first official steps in creating a District of Innovation (DOI) designation for DISD.

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Decatur ISD to seek ‘innovative’ designation

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur school district will consider becoming a district of innovation.

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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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