Decatur ISD discusses role of trustees

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Richard Greene

Three potential candidates for the Decatur School Board got a preview of the job Thursday night.

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Decatur ISD to hold information session for candidates

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Wade Watson recalls the learning curve throughout his first year on the Decatur School Board.

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Decatur ISD awards longevity

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the first time earlier this month, Decatur ISD Superintendent Judi Whitis made the tour of the district, handing out longevity payments to employees.

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Decatur ISD hires transportation director

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD will start the new year with a new transportation director.

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Decatur Trustees to receive report

Published Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

After the uproar caused by the December 2016 preliminary letter grade accountability ratings, Texas legislators revised the system during the spring session.

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Revenues running ahead for Decatur ISD

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

With a higher than anticipated enrollment and an unexpected payment from the state, revenues are running ahead of projections for Decatur ISD early in the fiscal year.

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Meeting Previews for the week of Saturday, November 25, 2017

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport City Council regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 27, has been canceled.

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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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