Tag Archives: WISD

New teacher evaluation plan to help enhance learning, effectiveness

Does TAAP, WISD’s new “teacher evaluation plan” take into consideration teacher effectiveness by looking at how much our kids are actually learning, or is it simply another ‘smoke and mirror’ exercise in subjectivity?

With his retirement looming at the end of the month, Crosby – the outgoing Executive Director of Human Resources – presented the WISD Board of Trustees a new Teacher Alternative Appraisal Plan (TAAP) that has been in the works since 2009 and piloted at several schools for the past three years. The plan was approved by a unanimous vote.

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Why I am voting for Tiffany Branson – WISD Board of Trustees, Place 6

UPDATE: Congratulations Tiffany on your successful campaign for WISD Board of Trustees, Place 6!


by Lenny Leatherman –


Election for WISD Board of Trustees – May 10th.


Tiffany Branson says she is a Christian conservative.

Her life is a demonstration of those conservative principles.

Branson demonstrated the importance of education in her own life by earning a BBA in Finance from UNT in 2000 and J.D. from SMU in 2003.

Unlike her opponent – Branson has a vested interest in the decisions made by the WISD board, because she pays property taxes in Parker County!

Unlike her opponent – Branson exercises her civic duty to vote! How could she ask for your vote if she doesn’t vote herself?

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WISD School Board Election – choose wisely


By Lenny Leatherman –

I believe it is our responsibility as members of the community to diligently search for the most qualified people to serve on our boards and committees.

Many of us spend a substantial amount of time choosing the best from among a large field of candidates for public office.  Unfortunately, we often neglect to vet candidates for positions on local school boards.

How much do you actually know about WISD school board candidates?

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Philip Newkirk for WISD School Board of Trustee’s Place 3

Vote NO for the WISD BOND * We are Taxed Enough Already!

Newkirk-1My name is Philip Newkirk, I am a Christian, Conservative, and Concerned Citizen… I am NOT in favor of the proposed WISD Bond and NOT in favor of the CSCOPE Curriculum that is being used in our schools. Therefore, I am NOT in favor of a school board that would vote unanimously to back either. As a result, I am happy to officially announce my candidacy for WISD School Board of Trustee’s Place 3.

THE BOND: $107, 320, 00.00 Million
Why increase debt when public school debt is rising faster than tax revenue? Any logical person would sense a spending problem immediately. http://www.texastransparency.org/yourmoney/pdf/TexasItsYourMoney-EducationDebt.pdf ;

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VOTE NO! FOR THE $107,320,000.00 WISD BOND!

By Dawn King, Parker County TEA Party –


Why Vote NO for the WISD BOND?

Because we are Taxed Enough Already!


Maybe you have heard the comment, “why would anyone vote against the children”? Let me be clear, I’m not voting against the children, I’m casting myself as a guardian against excessive spending. Weatherford families and small businesses are facing difficult times, and now is not the time to make matters even worse by asking taxpayers to pay for a $107,320,000.00 Bond.

Safety and Security are being campaigned as the Number 1 reason we need the $107,320,000.00 Bond.

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Tarbay Announces Candidacy for WISD School Board of Trustee’s Place 5

Candidate Press Release for Immediate Publication

Joshua_TarbayDr. Joshua Tarbay Announces his Candidacy for WISD School Board of Trustee’s Place 5

My name is Dr. Joshua J. Tarbay and it is with great pleasure, that I announce my candidacy for WISD School Board of Trustees Place 5.

A little about me:

  • Loving husband and father of 2 WISD sweethearts
  • Volunteer coach of my daughter’s soccer team
  • Volunteer as a “Watchdog” at Mary Martin Elementary
  • Active member of St. Stephens church
  • Earned Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Chairman of the Health and Physical Education Department at Tarrant County College NW campus

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Are You Taxed Enough Already –

Weatherford ISD schemes to increase your property taxes another 10% 


Parker County TEA Party Emergency Meeting

When: April 2nd

Where: Victory Baptist Church, 1311 E. Bankhead Dr., Weatherford, TX

Time: 7:00-8:00 pm

WISD Board of Trustees is calling for a $107,320,000.00 Bond Election on May 11th!

Although the Board of Trustees is advertising the number #1 need for the bond is safety and security for our children, it is BLOATED at our expense!

Take a look at this:

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Weatherford ISD named for having 5-percent or higher test score irregularity


I am writing to address a news story that ran on the local NBC television station Channel 5 on the evening of March 26 that inferred cheating on standardized assessments had occurred in school districts across the state. There were 17 North Texas school districts identified in this report as having a 5-percent or greater test score irregularity. Listed among these 17 school districts was Weatherford ISD. There is absolutely no truth in what this story is inferring. I take offense to this story and believe it slights the hard work of our students, their teachers and parents, and the school district as a whole. From what I have been able to determine, this report should be characterized as reckless and irresponsible at best.

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March 2, 2012

Dear Weatherford ISD Family and Community,

I want to take this opportunity to visit with you regarding school finances and our financial picture as we move forward into the budget development process for the 2012-2013 school year. I will start off by saying please do not panic. The Board of Trustees and administrative staff were forced to make some very difficult decisions last year that addressed the projected decline in state funding for the 11/12 and 12/13 school years. Salaries were frozen, positions were eliminated, and programs were cut.

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Socialism is happening all around us: Have you noticed – do you really care?

Thomas Paine once said, “The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes”.

What could be more noble than feeding children? Seems innocent enough – right?

So who could possibly object to our own Weatherford Independent School District (WISD) feeding children?

Well – let’s take a quick look at the current feeding policy.  The following comments were taken from a Weatherford Democrat article dated  June 2, 2010.

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