Bonham ISD

School security has been a hot topic for many years and, unfortunately, isn't going to stop being one for many years. It's important that schools do all that they can to keep their students safe, so what are districts doing?

This week, we talk with Bonham ISD and Sulphur Springs ISD to see what they are doing to strengthen their school security on The Morning Bell.

Select BISD staff to carry concealed handguns at school

Feb 28, 2014

Under a new security program, some Bonham ISD staff members will be carrying concealed handguns at school, according to a report by KXII-TV.

More than 80 staff members have applied for the district's new Defender Program, the report said.

"Of that group we will trim that down and there will be some actively in the program and we'll have some alternates as well," Bonham Independent School District superintendent Marvin Beaty said.

Each classroom, office and school bus will have a safe, with a mace gun inside, Beaty said.

The Texas State Board of Education on Thursday voted to drop Algebra II from the required curriculum for high schoolers. This comes at a time where many states are starting to do the exact opposite by adding Algebra II to their required curriculum.

Dr. Marvin Beaty, Superintendent of Bonham ISD explains his views on the matter on this edition of The Morning Bell.

Crews in Fourth Phase of I.W. Evans Renovation

Sep 24, 2012
Bonham ISD

BONHAM - Construction documents are being prepared for the renovation of I. W. Evans Intermediate at Bonham ISD. The school was approved for a $7 million makeover in May following a successful bond election.

A Farewell to Bonham ISD's Sonny Cruse

Jul 23, 2012
North Texas E-News

BONHAM - Citizens are invited to a reception Monday afternoon honoring outgoing superintendent Sonny Cruse.

See Development of I.W. Evans During Construction

Jul 19, 2012

BONHAM - The Bonham ISD has launched a webpage dedicated to the progress of additions and renovations to the I.W. Evans Intermediate campus, which were approved by voters in May.

Bonham ISD Names Marvin Beaty Superintendent

Jul 17, 2012

BONHAM - The Bonham ISD Board has announced that the superintendent of the Troup ISD, south of Tyler, has been named the lone finalist for the superintendent’s role.

Bonham ISD’s Sonny Cruse stepping down

Jun 22, 2012
North Texas E-News

BONHAM - After five years in Bonham, district superintendent Sonny Cruse says he’s accepted a position at another school district.

Allen Rich / North Texas E-News

BONHAM - The Bonham ISD Board Monday approved a Declaration of Emergency to help speed the repair process from last week’s storms.

BONHAM - The Bonham ISD Board has again adopted an order calling for a bond election concerning campus improvements.

Familiar ballot item to appear before Bonham voters

Feb 28, 2012

BONHAM - The Bonham ISD Board may consider asking voters once again to approve a school bond issue by placing the item on the May ballot. 

BONHAM - Bonham ISD officials Tuesday paid tribute to Leonard Gerner, dedicating the high school gym in honor of the longtime educator and coach.

Legendary coach, educator to be honored

Jan 12, 2012

BONHAM - The Bonham ISD is scheduled Tuesday to officially name their high school gym after Coach Leonard A. Gerner. 

Local election finals for Tuesday, November 8

Nov 8, 2011

Northeast Texas voters Tuesday approved a proposition for the sale of alcohol in one city, the increase of a one quarter of one cent sales tax in another, and for the third time in three years; failed to pass a major school bond item.

Early voting deadline approaching

Nov 3, 2011

Friday is the last day of early voting in the November 8th constitutional amendment election. 10 changes to the Texas constitution will be on the ballot for voters in the state to consider.