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Huntsville ISD: 2-Hour Delayed Start

by HISD staff Huntsville ISD will have a 2-hour Delayed Start for school Tuesday, October 16, 2018 due to inclement weather. School start times and Bus pick up times will be 2 hours later than the normal times. Please monitor the school district website and social media posts for necessary updates. Should ...

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Huntsville ISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

by HISD staff Huntsville Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The  Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Huntsville ISD’s financial management and reporting system. This is the ...

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SHSU Professor Heading To Hollywood

By: Wes Hamilton Sam Houston State University is headed to Hollywood. Elisa Herrmann, assistant professor of mass communication at SHSU, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected just 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide to participate ...

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Celebrating Its 10th Year, Texas Tuition Promise Fund® Opened for Enrollment Sept. 1

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, turns 10 years old this month. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminds families that open enrollment for the program began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2019. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the ...

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HISD Trustees unanimously approve balanced 2018-2019 budget, and lower tax rate

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE HUNTSVILLE Independent School District will have a balanced budget for the 2018-2019 school year and taxpayers will see the tax rate drop from $1.18 per $100 valuation to $1.175. Total revenues will be $70.6 million offset ...

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Texas Education Association gives Huntsville schools an “F” on new accountability ratings

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE TEXAS EDUCATION Agency released its new, and controversial, report grading Texas school districts and the report cards were mixed for Walker County school districts. The Huntsville Independent School District got an “F.” The New Waverly Independent ...

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Academic Records Preserved for Texans Who Attended ITT Technical Institute

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texans who attended now defunct ITT Technical Institute will be able to obtain their academic records, thanks to a settlement approved today in the long-running Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of the Indiana-based for-profit education company. Last year, Attorney General Paxton’s office filed a federal ...

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SBOE Releases Survey Results

by State Board of Education staff Texans believe the top two desired outcomes for public schools are to teach communications, problem-solving, critical thinking and other employability skills and to prepare students to be productive citizens, according to results of a survey conducted on behalf of the State Board of Education. ...

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Huntsville ISD hosting Second Planned Community Input for School Improvement Opportunity

by HISD staff Huntsville Independent School District will host the final planned Community Input for School  improvement opportunity on Monday evening, April 16. Superintendent Sheppard will facilitate this second structured input session exactly the same way, covering the same information as he did for the session held on March 20. ...

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Huntsville ISD Seeking Community Input for School Improvement

by Huntsville ISD staff Save the Date! Huntsville Independent School District is planning for two opportunities for the community to provide valuable input for school improvement. Superintendent Dr. Scott Sheppard will facilitate the sessions and we welcome parents and citizens to participate. The sessions will be the exact same so ...

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