April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and for the fourth year, Aledo ISD is supporting the national prevention effort by partnering with the Child Protective Services Board.
This year all Aledo staff are receiving “The warning signs of abuse” pocket pals, and all grades are receiving prevention materials, CPS board member Angie Childers said.
There are bracelets for grades K-5 and pencil bags for grades 6-12, both with the reporting hotline number, 1-800-252-5400.
“The purpose in partnering is to make sure we get the number out,” Executive Director of Curriculum Kathy Allen said. “We want to make sure everyone knows they have access to this resource if they feel that a kid is in danger.”
Online reports can be made at dfps.state.ts.us or txabusehotline.org.
“There is hope for prevention through reporting and recognizing,” Childers said. “You don’t have to be able to prove abuse, just suspect it. Parents should also be aware of the sex offender maps offered through the DPS website, txdps.state.tx.us.”
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Road closure proposed
Annetta North council member and former mayor Ken Hall would like to shut Jenkins Road down to public traffic inside the city limits.
Aledo, Ennis to play Saturday at Midlothian
Aledo and Ennis are set to play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Midlothian in the Class 4A, Division II, state semifinals of the Texas high school football playoffs.
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.
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