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Waco ISD Administration is requesting the Board conduct a public hearing on the District of Innovation plan no earlier than 7 p.m. at its scheduled Special Meeting March 16, 2017. 

Administration will request formal approval of the DOI plan by the Board of Trustees after that hearing.

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WISD Soccer players, coach named to 2017 Super Centex Soccer Teams
Posted on 04/24/2017
Seventeen student athletes and one coach honored for their talents in soccer.
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Schulman breaks new ground at Regional Tournament
Posted on 04/21/2017
WISD student golfer striding into new territory in WHS women's golf.
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Waco ISD Education Foundation SurPRIZE Patrol Awards $107,015
Posted on 04/20/2017
The Waco ISD Education Foundation and its SurPRIZE Patrol visited 12 Waco ISD campuses Thursday to surprise 24 teachers with the news that their grant applications have been approved for funding for the 2017-2018 school year.
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Brook Avenue Elementary presents: Folk Tales
Posted on 04/20/2017
Chicken Little panics, Gingerbread Boy runs and runs, three Billy Goats trick a troll and a fox is getting very hungry.
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Mighty Trojan Band earns 1st division trophy at UIL
Posted on 04/19/2017
The Mighty Trojan Band continues its great year by earning a 1st Division on stage at UIL Concert and Sight-reading for the Varsity Band and 2nd Division for our Non- Varsity Band!
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Waco ISD mourning loss of long-time educator
Posted on 04/18/2017
Judy Powell, 73, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waco.
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2017-2018 School Year Calendar

Online Access

The Waco ISD Board Approved Calendar for the 2017-18 school year is now available online. Click here to view the calendar page.

As soon as the Spanish version is ready, we will post it there too.

coming Events

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The 2017 academy will be from June 12th to June 22nd.

2017 Information Sheet
Background Check Permission
2017  Application

The Waco Police Department is looking for young adults who have a desire to one day becoming part of the Honored Blue Line.   If you have an interest in a career in the criminal justice field and are in high school, the 2017 Waco Police Junior Police Academy is for you!  During your two weeks you will meet and train with officers in various fields within the law enforcement profession.  Topics covered will range from training with SWAT officers, ROPES course, SFST training, obstacle course, team building events and more!

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Did you see an act of kindness or compassion on a school campus?
Did a school employee do or say something that made your day?

Let us tell your story. Send Kudos now!

Public Notice

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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School Board News

Board of Trustees Meeting - March 23, 2017
Updated on 03/23/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - March 23, 2017 
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Board of Trustees Meeting - February 23, 2017
Updated on 02/24/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - February 23, 2017 
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Waco ISD cancelling Board election, incumbents unopposed
Updated 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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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.