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Board Notes: January 10, 2017

Getting a head start on future literary careers, 18 Garland ISD fourth, fifth and sixth-graders received recognition during the district’s Jan. 10 board meeting as published authors. Trustees awarded them Evidence of Excellence certificates for winning the 2016 I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids contest. They are among just 70 students to have short stories and poems selected for a recently-released anthology.

Board Notes: December 13, 2016

The Board of Trustees approved more than 100 new courses for 2017-18 and passed a resolution expressing interest in pursuing a District of Innovation title. Several new administrative appointments were also named.

Board Notes: November 7, 2016

Trustees relived the Ready 1:1 iPad rollout with a highlight video of recent hallway parades celebrating the exciting opportunities now open to students. They also received 2016-17 Campus Improvement Plans and the proposed 2017-18 school calendar.

Board Notes: October 31, 2016

Less than a year away from opening, Garland ISD’s new Career and Technical Education Center now has a name. Trustees also approved moving the Natatorium from Phase 4 to Phase 3 in the bond program.

Board Notes: October 25, 2016

The Texas Education Agency recently released financial accountability ratings for the 2015-16 fiscal year, and Garland ISD received the highest possible. New updates to the district’s Gifted and Talented program were also announced.

Board Notes: October 10, 2016

The calendar for this year's Choice of School selection periods was approved, and Trustees recognized six high school seniors, as well as three elementary schools, with Evidence of Excellence awards.