Video ‘Shift Happens’ from Rockwall ISD Town Hall

Superintendent Jeff Bailey showed this video to the audience at the district's first town hall Tuesday night. I thought some of the statistics were truly eye-popping and thought I'd share. What do you think? Will students in kindergarten in Rockwall ISD be prepared for what the future holds? Tell us what you think in the comments. PS You … [Read more...]

"Superman" not an action movie

While it's not a blockbuster action-movie, despite the title, you're likely to hear a lot about Waiting for Superman, about the nation's schools. It opens today. I'm not high profile enough to be invited to an early screening, but I've been reading and hearing a lot about the movie for months. It talks about the dismal state of many American … [Read more...]

Royse City ISD increases tax rate 13-cents

Voters in Royse City ISD approved a 13-cent increase in the district tax rate this week. The increase was approved more than 2-to-1. The tax rate will increase from $1.43 to $1.56 per $100 of assessed value. Annual taxes for a $132,396 residence, the 2009 average in Royse City ISD, will rise from $1,893.26 to $2,065.38 - an increase of … [Read more...]

Rockwall ISD hosts successful first town hall

Rockwall ISD hosted its first Town Hall meeting Tuesday night. Superintendent Jeff Bailey kicked off the evening with presentations on The Visioning Institute and the district's 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, which focuses on improving eight key areas: Environment, Ethics, Diversity, Communication, Safety, Facilities, Funding and Technology. For … [Read more...]

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