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WACO ISD CONSIDERING
NINE DISTRICT OF INNOVATION
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Waco ISD is one of the first school districts in Central Texas to take advantage of a new state law and explore becoming a designated “District of Innovation,” gaining more local control over the educational process in our community.

District of Innovation

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Dell Scholar Program semi-finalists

DellCongratulations to these University High students who were recently announced as semi-finalists for the Dell Scholar Program scholarship awards. Samuel Ortega Rangel, Jazmyne Betters, and Alexandra Castillo are hoping for the $20,000 scholarship, laptop computer, and much more as a part of the annual award.

It's a unique scholarship that rewards low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. The Dell Scholar website says these student scholars have demonstrated grit, potential and ambition in their quest for a college education:

Grit by overcoming personal challenges in their lives related to their families, schools or communities

Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor

Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree

Good luck Trojans!!

Recent News & VIDEOS

University Boys Basketball to face Huntsville Hornets in Area Playoff Thursday
Posted on 02/22/2017
With the game being in Hearne, just 1 hour away, please make every effort to come cheer for the home team.
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Waco ISD cancelling Board election, incumbents unopposed
Posted on 02/22/2017
With both incumbents who are running for re-election unopposed, the Waco Independent School District has notified McLennan County Elections Administrator Kathy Van Wolfe it is cancelling the May 6 Board Election.
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Waco ISD Superintendent Search draws 59 applicants
Posted on 02/21/2017
The search to find a replacement for retiring superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain has drawn the attention of nearly 60 applicants, according to Executive Search Services, the Texas Association of School Boards group hired to manage the process.
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11th Annual Trojan Tyke Boot/FUN Camp
Posted on 02/21/2017
It's a special event this year as JROTC commemorates its 15th year at University High School.
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Brook Avenue Elementary presents "Valentines Jazzers"
Posted on 02/21/2017
Bringing a combination of song and history together, Brook Avenue Elementary Music Program students show off their hearts and minds.
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West Avenue Eagles are soaring to State!
Posted on 02/20/2017
Our students competed against 200 other teams in the Heart of Texas Region this past Saturday
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School Board News

Perez files for re-election to WISD Board
Updated on 02/14/2017
He was first elected to the Board in 2002 and is finishing his fifth term serving in the District 3 seat. 
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DuPuy files for third term as Trustee
Updated on 02/03/2017
A local business owner, DuPuy is seeking his third three-year term on the Board as an at-large candidate for District 7.  
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Board of Trustees Meeting - January 26, 2017
Updated on 01/26/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - January 26, 2017 
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Learn, Share, Inspire

In Waco ISD, we believe community and parental involvement are a prerequisite to student success. To that end, the Waco ISD Board of Trustees has formed Community Transformation Committees to help the District follow the directives of HB 1842.

Join us as we Learn together, Share what we feel, and Inspire creative solutions.

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Notice of Adopted 2016 Tax Rate

Waco ISD adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate.

The tax rate will effectively be raised by 3.51 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $0.00.

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Prosper Waco

Prosper Waco is an innovative approach to community work that consolidates and builds upon the efforts of existing nonprofits and community leaders to measurably improve the lives of the people of the Greater Waco community.

This collective impact model brings together key leaders and organizations in the areas of education, health and financial security to comprehensively (1) identify and quantify challenges facing our community, (2) articulate a shared vision, (3) establish measurable goals, (4) facilitate implementation of strategies to address each challenge, (5) monitor progress against each goal, (6) share data and resources necessary to accomplish our collective goals, and (7) engage a broad spectrum of community partners, including recipients of services, in the design of its work.

Visit the Prosper Waco Website for more information.