Greenville – The last day to register to vote in the upcoming city, school, and constitutional amendment election in May is this Thursday, April 12th. Many school districts in Texas are holding bond elections in May, including a $14 million issue for a new elementary school in Commerce, as well as bond issues in Paris, Caddo-Mills, Emory-rains, and Canton. Greenville may also be holding a bond election in November.
Greenville – The principal of Greenville Intermediate School has been put on paid administrative leave. Karen Jo Barrow was put on leave for alleged TAKS test protocol violations and will remain on leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
Employees at the campus approached administration about alleged violations the observed during TAKS testing last week. The district then reported the reports to the Texas Education Agency. The district has 10 days to complete the investigation.
Greenville, TX – The speaker at Wednesday's "Wake Up to the Issues" breakfast, sponsored by the Greenville-Hunt County Chamber of Commerce, is Greenville school superintendent Lloyd Graham.
Mr. Graham will be speaking about the district's proposed $37 million dollar bond package to build a new middle school and realign all grades up to the high school level. If approved by the Greenville school board that would mean a bond election would be held in November.
Commerce, TX – Consultants hired by the Commerce school board are scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon with district employees and students. Tuesday evening at 6 Commerce district patrons are invited to Commerce Middle School to provide your opinions.
Commerce, TX – Frank Ashley plans on staying on the Commerce ISD Board of Trustees through the May regular meeting. That will overlap with the start of his new job as a vice chancellor with the Texas A&M University System in College Station.
Commerce, TX – Consultant and retired superintendent Bruce Hood told Commerce ISD trustees several people have already expressed interest in the position. The board approved offering a minimum salary of $105,000 dollars, just over $3,000 more than the pay of recently departed Superintendent Keith Boles.