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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.