Thank a School Board Member
January is School Board Recognition Month and Groesbeck ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.
“School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said Interim Superintendent, Bill Tarleton. In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Groesbeck ISD for approximately 1865 students in grades PK3 to 12th; 295 employees; and four campuses.
“Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren,” said Tarleton.
“We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families,” said Tarleton. “These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future,” he said.
The men and women serving Groesbeck ISD are Mika Morgan, Randy Hunter, Bridgett Jackson-Tatum, Tom Sutton, Aslone Foy, Ronnie Ferguson and Bill David Sadler.
“Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for helping our kids soar to success,” Tarleton said.
Stakeholder Feedback on Developed Turnaround Plan Prior to Public Hearing and Board of Trustees Approval
House Bill (HB) 1842 is comprehensive legislation related to districts, charter schools, and campuses, specifically campus turnaround plans. After a campus has been identified as unacceptable for two consecutive years, the campus must develop and submit to the agency a turnaround plan explaining the campus’ systemic approach to producing significant and sustainable gains in achievement and a Met Standard rating within two years.
View the Groesbeck ISD Turn Around Plan by clicking on the following link Turn Around Plan (TAP)
Groesbeck ISD has developed a Turn Around Plan (TAP) for Enge-Washington Intermediate School/H.O. Whitehurst Elementary and prior to submission to the board of trustees for public hearing and approval, the district must provide the following groups the opportunity to review and provide written feedback:
● Campus site-based decision-making committee required by TEC 11.251,
o For campuses that are not required to have this campus-level committee, the district must allow campus professional staff the opportunity to review and provide written feedback on the turnaround plan.
● Parents, and
● Community members.
You may email your inputs to TurnAroundPlan(TAP) Inputs
or Fax your input to 254-729-5167 ATTENTION: Tammy Rand
or Mail your input to Groesbeck ISD, ATTN: Tammy Rand, P. O. Box 559, Groesbeck, TX 76642
View the Turn Around Plan by clicking on the following link Turn Around Plan (TAP)
Board of Trustees Election
May 5, 2018
The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been revised and then board approved on 11/14/2017. The change includes adding a holiday for high school students only on March 21st due to the high school hosting UIL events on this day. To view the calendar, click on Administration and 2017-2018 District School Year Calendar OR click on Student Info then 2017-2018 School Year Calendar.
The GISD Board of Trustees signed a Resolution to encourage District employees and eligible students to participate in the election process. “Educators and their allies think about the 5.4 million kids in Texas schools every moment of every day, but the moment when they have the most power is when they cast their vote! Share the Oath with: teachers, counselors, administrators, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians, aides, school board trustees, PTA members, other district employees and their families, and community members. All of these people are considered educators as they support and enrich the educational experience of our children.” from the Texas Association of Community Schools letter regarding Texas Educators Vote Update (10/19/2017).
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Groesbeck ISD Families! Gone are the days of filling out dozens of forms by hand at the start of every school year. GISD has made going back to school easier for new and returning families with Online Registration. Click on the PowerSchool icon below or visit Student Info, Registration.
Parents can now complete most of the required forms online. EVERY returning student will be assigned a “snapcode” that will be given out at the beginning of the school year – so please check with your child’s campus! New students do not need a snapcode to register for the first time. If you do not have access to a computer, please visit your child’s campus where one will be provided.
Groesbeck ISD has added a layer of security for students and staff at Groesbeck High School. The security measure is located at the front entrance. During school hours, visitors wishing to enter GHS must be let in through a set of doors equipped with a camera and locking mechanism.
To enter the high school, please press the button located on the box to the left of the front entry doors. Once you press the button, office staff will unlock the door and you may enter.
Safety and communication is a priority at Groesbeck High School. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to educate your children each day.
Information regarding scheduling for high school students for the 2017-18 school year can be found at the following link:
2017-2018 School Year
(Early release days will release at noon.)
Start and end times are as follows:
High School - 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Middle School - 7:55 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Enge-Washington Intermediate - 7:50 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
H. O. Whitehurst - 8:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
All visitors to the GISD campuses are required to check in at the front desk of the campus. You will need to show identification to receive a name badge. Visitors and volunteers are required to wear these badges prominently to be easily identified. Persons not wearing a badge will be asked to return to the front office to check in. We thank you for your cooperation regarding student safety.
This year's tax levy to fund maintenance and operations expenditures does not exceed last year's maintenance and operations tax levy.