Fort Worth Star-Telegram, by Melissa Winn, Mar. 28, 2012 – A Georgia news organization’s examination of standardized test scores identifies three local school districts as among 200 nationwide with unusual swings in test scores that could indicate cheating.
But none of the districts — Keller, Crowley or Weatherford — plan to investigate based on the report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
by MerryLynn Gerstenschlager
Vice President, Texas Eagle Forum
I am writing in response to Representative Phil King’s outstanding February 13, 2011 “Open letter to parents of public school children” as a 27-year taxpayer and resident of Parker County. Representative King requested that they report to him their “ideas, observations, and specific cost-cutting suggestions to make sure our education dollars are used efficiently.” Note that more than parents of public school children could and should participate in this worthwhile project. I call on all parents of public school children, as well as all Parker County taxpayers to join this effort.
The public has three outstanding Internet resources available that show how our tax dollars are spent for education at the local, state, and federal level:
1. The Weatherford Independent School District (WISD) check register is hard to locate from the WISD Homepage, but you can go directly to it at www.weatherfordisd.com/home/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=56&Itemid=56 . Continue reading →
by Frank Williford –
The Weatherford Independent School District (WISD) has called an election to approve moving funds from the interest and sinking fund account (I&S) over to the operations and maintenance ( M&O) side of their budget.
An election is necessary because the State of Texas was careful to make sure the property owners who pay school tax assessments are made aware of what will transpire if the ballot item is approved. The State felt it necessary to preclude so far as possible any abusive use of funds available to retire debt and pay the interest on that debt until it is retired.
Our thanks to Dr. Deborah Cron, Weatherford ISD’s Superintendent, for taking a sensible approach to the airing of President Obama’s speech to our school children.
We were informed by Derik Moore (Weatherford ISD’s Communications Director) that Obama’s speech will not be shown in class rooms. Moore said a link to the speech will be placed on the school district website’s home page for later viewing by those who so desire. Questions concerning this issue may be directed to Derik Moore, (817)598-2800. The WISD web address is www.weatherfordisd.com.