Paradise ISD votes to arm staff

Published Monday, August 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Paradise ISD trustees unanimously approved a plan that will allow certain employees to carry guns on school campuses at a board meeting Monday night.

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Alvord, Northwest earn A’s in accountability ratings

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two Wise County school districts earned A’s in the first A-F accountability ratings released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency. Alvord and Northwest received the letter grade of A based on three domains measuring academic performance — student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. All districts in the county earned passing grades.

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Schools encouraged by Abbott’s school security plans

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Superintendents at multiple Wise County school districts were encouraged by the security plan announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday. Abbott’s plan included proposals for increasing law enforcement presence at schools, strengthening school security and providing mental health evaluations to identify students at risk of harming others. Abbott also suggested a “red flag law” that would allow law enforcement, family members, school employees or a district attorney to file a petition seeking the removal of firearms from a potentially dangerous person.

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Paradise names superintendent lone finalist

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Paradise School Board named Dr. Paul Uttley the lone finalist for superintendent after a special meeting Thursday night. According to the district’s press release Uttley, the superintendent of Vega ISD, was selected from a list of 71 applicants who applied for the position. The board chose Uttley following a superintendent search that started in November […]

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Paradise searching for new superintendent

Published Monday, August 28
By Racey Burden

Paradise School Board voted Monday to pay the Texas Association of School Boards' (TASB) Executive Search Services to compile the results of a community survey concerning the qualifications and characteristics desired in the district's future superintendent.

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Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Messenger staff

With the ring of the first school bell, Wise County superintendents are stepping out to greet parents and students.

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Loss of taxable revenue tightens Paradise ISD budget

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Racey Burden

Paradise ISD is facing a large loss of taxable revenue for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Back to School: Paradise

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Back to School: Paradise

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Paradise ISD board remains the same

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise ISD school board canvassed votes Monday from the Nov. election and confirmed all incumbents retained their places.

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Howerton holds off Wakefield in Paradise ISD polling

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise ISD fielded the closest race in Wise County Tuesday, as Kevin Howerton narrowly defeated challenger Vann Wakefield, 491 votes to 486, to secure Place 3 on the school board.

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Meet PISD’s school board candidates

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Three spots on the Paradise ISD school board will go before the voters Nov. 4. The at-large seats are 3, 4, and 5.

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Paradise ISD has two spots on Nov. ballot

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Early voters looking to decide the Paradise school board election Nov. 4 will have to cast their ballots outside the city.

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Paradise ISD adopts deficit budget

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Following a Monday night public hearing, the Paradise school board adopted a budget for the 2014-15 school year that shows a deficit.

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School resource officer contract renewed

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

The Paradise ISD board of trustees renewed its contract with Wise County for a sheriff's deputy to be the district's school resource officer.

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Paradise ISD’s values see little change

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Appraisal District has released Paradise ISD's preliminary 2014 property values - and not much has changed.

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Paradise board begins budget workshops

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise ISD Board of Trustees will start the budget planning season with a workshop 6:30 p.m. Monday during its regular meeting.

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Criswell named interim Paradise superintendent

Published Saturday, May 3, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Former Paradise ISD Superintendent Robert Criswell has been tapped to take over as interim superintendent following Monty Chapman's departure.

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Paradise ISD extends teacher contracts

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise school board opted to extend the contracts for all teachers, librarians, counselors and nurses during Monday night's meeting.

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Staging a classic: Story adapted by PHS troupe plays well at UIL contest

Staging a classic: Story adapted by PHS troupe plays well at UIL contest

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Required reading and a close inventory of talent sent the One-Act Play team at Paradise High School on a different kind of adventure this school year.

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Trustees consider teacher contracts

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise ISD board of trustees will look over and possibly approve teacher contracts during its regular meeting Monday, April 21.

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