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Notice of Adopted 2017 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 3.47 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $0.00.

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District of Innovation



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.

District of Innovation

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Friday Night Football, the who-what-when and where.
Posted on 09/25/2017
The Who, What, When, & Where for this Friday Night's games
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"The Escape Party" by Shawn Knuckles
Tennyson teacher takes 2nd in local art contest
Posted on 09/22/2017
TMS visual arts teacher Shawn Knuckles recently entered an art contest in which artists submitted thought-provoking and artistically-savvy responses to climate change.
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Bell's Hill staff & volunteers serve enchiladas to eager families
Bell’s Hill Annual Enchilada Dinner
Posted on 09/20/2017
Congratulations to Bell’s Hill Elementary on another successful enchilada dinner – a community tradition with staying power.
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Major Anita Caldwell
Salvation Army Surprises Hillcrest PDS Students
Posted on 09/18/2017
Hillcrest PDS and Waco ISD greatly appreciate the many individuals, businesses and organizations in our community who partner with and support our campuses and students!
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Student athletes volunteer time and #hardwork for Salvation Army
Posted on 09/15/2017
Truly a great opportunity to give back to our community!
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Waco ISD Launches Superintendent Entry Plan Survey
Posted on 09/06/2017
Waco ISD is launching a Superintendent Entry Plan Survey to create a strong action plan for Dr. Nelson's first 100 days that reflects the needs of the district.
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Know Your Schools 2017

Know Your Schools is an ongoing series of interviews about the people who work for you at the Waco Independent School District. We hope you enjoy this annual tradition. See more interviews here...



2017-2018 School Year Calendar

The Waco ISD Board Approved Calendar for the 2017-18 school year is now available online in both English Language English and en Espanol Spanish.

Calendario Escolar 2017-2018

El calendario aprobado por el Consejo Escolar de Waco ISD para el año escolar 2017-2018 ya está disponible en English Language inglés y en en Espanol español en línea.

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!

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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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.


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School Board News

Board of Trustees Special Meeting - September 21, 2017
Board of Trustees Special Meeting - September 21, 2017
Updated on 09/22/2017
Board of Trustees Special Meeting - September 21, 2017 
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Our thanks go to GWAMA seniors Kiana Martinez and LaQuan Quinton, leading the Pledge of Allegiance for us tonight.
Board of Trustees Meeting - August 31, 2017
Updated on 09/01/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - August 31, 2017 
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Our thanks go to TMS 8th graders Gabriel Fields & Shania Green leading the Pledge of Allegiance for us tonight.
Board of Trustees Meeting - July 27, 2017
Updated on 07/28/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - July 27, 2017 
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