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Proposed McKinney ISD Tax Increase On Ballot

The McKinney ISD is proposing an increase that would take the district’s tax rate up to the highest level allowed by state law. In a Tax Ratification Election the voters need to approve the increase the school board has already put into place.

CBS 11–09/17/2013

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DISD Superintendent Miles Expected To Keep His Job

The DISD school board is expected to keep Miles in the district’s top job following an investigation that found he violated district policy.

09/16/2013

New Dallas schools Superintendent Mike Miles. (credit: DISD)

DISD Superintendent Miles Says He’s Not Stepping Down

Dallas Independent School Superintendent Mike Miles says he plans to remain in his job, despite calls for him to resign.

CBS 11–09/10/2013

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DISD Transportation Plan Reconsidered?

The plan that uses contracted van and taxi drivers to take Dallas Independent School District students to class instead of picking them up in school buses is apparently now being reconsidered.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

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Parents Voice Concerns Over DISD Transportation Problems

Furious parents met with Dallas Independent School District leaders in two schools Thursday evening to vent concerns about the use of private taxis, vans, and limos to transport students to school.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

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Fewer School Districts Promoting Junk Food, Soda

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.

08/26/2013

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Plano Voters To Have Final Say On Proposed Property Tax Increase

Plano voters will decide this November whether to approve a tax increase to benefit the school district.

CBS 11–08/21/2013

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State Education Agency: 84% Of Schools Met Standard

The Texas Education Agency says 92 percent of districts and nearly 85 percent of Texas schools meet the state’s minimum standards.

08/08/2013

Plano ISD

Plano ISD Considers Property Tax Hike Election

Plano residents may be looking at a property tax election this fall. The Plano ISD wants a tax hike that so high, it would automatically trigger an election.

CBS 11–08/07/2013

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New Ratings Coming From Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.

08/07/2013

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Devastated Town Of West Pondering Schools’ Future

After a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the rural town of West in April, local teachers and administrators did what they could to help the community cope with the disaster that wrecked hundreds of structures, including three of city’s four schools.

07/16/2013

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USDA Replacing Junk Food In Schools With “Smart Snacks”

Students, say goodbye to junk food temptations during school hours. The USDA is replacing potato chips and candy bars with baked chips and granola bars as part of new standards for the nation’s schools.

06/27/2013

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