Personal iPads prepare students for the future

The district's Strategic Plan calls for providing all secondary students a digital device, and in 2014, voters passed GISD's bond election, which included this proposal. Rolling out in 2016, Ready 1:1 equips middle and high schools students with a personal iPad.

Bond 2014 program seeks local business

A Community Outreach Event will be held from 4-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the CCC. Discussion topics include upcoming projects, how to bid for contracts and how to become an approved vendor with the district.

GISD receives highest bond rating

GISD will soon sell its first batch of bonds in preparation to start projects this summer. The approximately $200 million sale will no doubt be helped by a report just released from Fitch Ratings.

First-year art classes spark more than just creative abilities in young minds

Approximately 6,000 Garland ISD elementary students are now discovering the impact of art education thanks to a district initiative launched this year. Back, Carver, Cooper, Herfurth, Luna, Northlake, Park Crest, Shugart, Southgate and Steadham, as well as Beaver Technology Center for Math and Science, are the first group of 41 elementaries to implement a dedicated art class—something these campuses did not previously offer.