Weatherford Democrat

Education

March 10, 2013

WISD board pleased with district’s safety, security directions

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Other business

In other action, Hall Middle School Principal Debbie Braudaway provided a campus report highlighting recent accomplishments by students and staff members so far this school year.

“Great things are happening at Hall,” Braudaway said. “We are continuing to ‘Cross the Line’ and will not be satisfied until we are able to reach every child.”

Braudaway said she and her staff have brought back the Roo Award of Excellence (recognizing kids who are working hard and trying their best), and the campus recently had a successful Curriculum Fair Night (purpose was to help students transition from elementary to middle school). Also, the school’s one-act play, “The Lottery,” took second place in UIL competition.

Weatherford ISD Director of Bands James Buckner informed board members he has been researching the need for new high school band uniforms.
The marching band’s current uniforms, he said, are about 12 years old and many are beyond repair.

“Our current uniforms are made of wool, and they are very warm and scratchy,” Buckner said. “The proposed uniforms are lighter, cooler, form fitting and are made from a polyester blend.”

Buckner also said prices for the newer uniforms are slightly less than traditional wool uniforms, but they still have about the same lifespan of around eight years.

Executive Director of Special Programs Patti Young followed Buckner by presenting her Departmental Work System Review.

“Eighty-five percent of our special education students are in one or more general education classrooms,” Young said. “We are so thankful that our Board, administrators and teachers believe in the inclusion process.”

Young also said her department’s mission statement is to “provide quality services and innovative resources to empower students with special needs to succeed in the global community.”

Approved

Trustees approved the following items:

• Adding First Financial Equity Corporation to the District’s list of authorized investment providers.

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