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Nocona School Board to meet three times next week

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The Nocona School Board will meet three times next week. The meetings will include the board’s regular monthly meeting and two special meetings.

The board will conduct the first special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 to hear the Texas Academic Performance Report.

The regular monthly meeting is at 7:40 p.m. on Feb. 15. Items on the agenda include:

  • Student recognition of the middle school one act play
  • Facility recommendations
  • Principal’s reports on curriculum, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Items on the reports will include enrollment, calendar of events, faculty/staff, academic progress and achievements, sports programs and partners in education, textbook and food service.
  • Executive session for personnel matters. The discussion will include principals and directors evaluations and contracts.

The second special meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Feb.18 to consider approval of an order calling a school building bond election.

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BISD board to meet Monday

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Trustees of the Bowie Independent School District will handle numerous topics to get ready for the new school year when they meet at 5:30 p.m. on July 22.
The board will receive updates on the student and employee handbooks, plus the code of conduct, which is an action item on the agenda.
A resolution on the declaration for hazardous traffic conditions affecting bus routes for 2024-25 will be offered along with the appraisal calendar and appraisers, waiver for staff development minutes and professional development plan and its requirements per the law for district policy.
The board will call an election for November to fill two trustee spots and approve the Montague, Jack and Clay County Tax Appraisal District’s proposed budgets for 2025.
In the superintendent’s report future meeting dates will be considered for the budget and tax rate plus board training and there will be information on the soccer club.
Administrators and directors will make their monthly reports. An executive session is scheduled to discuss personnel considerations.

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Bowie ISD trustees begin budget work

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Bowie school trustees began the arduous task of creating a 2024-25 budget during a lengthy workshop this week.
The board also reviewed some possible changes in the student/employee handbooks and codes of conduct.
Superintendent Blake Enlow said the board spent about two hours in discussion Monday night and began crunching numbers; however, many factors still remain unknown including state funding and local ad valorem tax revenue.
Trustees examined where the district stands for the rest of the fiscal year that ends in August. Finance Director Paula Peterson said the district is catching up on the arrival some state revenues, which she hopes will help offset the expect shortfall. The 2023-24 budget adopted with a half-million deficit, but Enlow said they hope to keep that down as much as possible.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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Major BISD departments make their year-end reports

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As the Bowie School District launches into its summer projects, several department heads offered their year-end reports to the trustees last Thursday.
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Wayne Walker, support services director, told the board the management team for all his departments set a goal to reduce budget expenses this year and so far they are below budget projections as the school year winds down and summer projects kick off.
As of June 6, child nutrition was $235,678.46 below budget; transportation, $217,942.20 below budget and custodial $312,277.44 below budget, for an overall projected amount of $765,898.10 below budget.
“We hope to finish August 2024 under budget to help out the district in recouping some of the adopt deficit budget for 2023-24. We are projecting in the right direction to end the fiscal year,” said Walker.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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