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Board Notes: May 26, 2015

Trustees issued a resolution regarding Senate Bill 149, which allows students to graduate without passing all five End of Course exams, and voted to upgrade weight room flooring and equipment.

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.

Message from the Superintendent

Garland ISD’s bond election passed Nov. 4 with 62 percent of voters in favor. Superintendent Bob Morrison thanks the communities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse.

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.