By Judy Sheridan
Trustees continued to boost the police presence on Aledo ISD campuses last week by voting to upgrade Officer Tom Kelly to full-time status and hire another full-time officer, effective for the 2013-14 school year.
The funding for the one-and-one-half positions will be included in next year’s budget,
The district hired Kelly, assigned to Coder Elementary, in February, along with Officer Wes Cummins, whose coverage area includes McAnally Intermediate and Stuard Elementary.
By Judy Sheridan
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Christmas Tyme now Saturday, Dec. 14
Christmas Tyme in Aledo is coming, but it’s a going to be a week late, according to Aledo city officials, who pushed the Dec. 7 event forward to this Saturday, Dec. 14, in order to avoid the snow and ice forecast for last weekend.
New Vandagriff principal
Aledo ISD trustees selected Stephanie Adams, assistant principal at Stuard Elementary since 2010, as the new principal of Vandagriff Elementary during a special meeting of the school board Dec. 3.
Local Option petition drive ending
Aledo residents who went door to door asking locals to sign a petition to put city alcohol sales on the ballot in May have met and exceeded the 239 signatures required, according to George McGee, a spokesman for those who applied for the petition Oct. 7.
Johnson draws JP opponent
Bernard R. Suchocki, an attorney and Willow Park city council member, has filed to run against incumbent Lynn Marie Johnson for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 in East Parker County. Both have filed as Republicans.
Paul gets recognized nationally
Longtime Aledo ISD Director of Bands Joey Paul has been chosen as a Conn-Selmer VIP Candidate, one of four selected and recognized nationwide for the award.
Make Education a Priority
On June 10, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law one of the most-significant educational bills passed by the 83rd Legislative Session. Known as House Bill 5 – abbreviated as HB 5 – this bill made sweeping changes to our Texas educational landscape.
Schmidt and Watson switch places
After serving as mayor of Annetta North for the last five years, Rob Watson has resigned and now serves in the less time-consuming role of mayor pro-tem.
Fall enrollment projected to top 5,000 for AISD
Aledo ISD’s enrollment will top the 5,000 mark next fall and double within the next 10 years, according to a recent study by Templeton Demographics, which updates the Aledo School Board biannually.
Tuesday's school closings
Weatherford ISD, Weatherford Christian School, Aledo ISD, Brock ISD, Garner ISD, Millsap ISD, Springtown ISD, Poolville ISD and Peaster ISD, along with Weatherford College, have announced they will be closed Tuesday.
Aledo, Wichita Falls to play tonight in Waxahachie
The Aledo-Wichita Falls Class 4A high school football playoff game is scheduled to be played today at 6 p.m. at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie.
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