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Foundation impacts education in Mineola ISD

It might not sound like much – a digital microscope, an inflatable planetarium, new headphones. However, the improvements funded through the Mineola Education Foundation are having a huge … more

Alba-Golden school board grants extra staff leave days for COVID

In the most impactful action of the night, the Alba-Golden school board voted unanimously to grant eight additional days of leave for employees who have tested positive for COVID. This action, which … more

Mineola campuses closed to visitors

Mineola ISD Superintendent Cody Mize appealed for cooperation between the school and the families it serves on a number of COVID-19 mitigation measures at a public webinar meeting conducted Sept. 9. Mineola schools remain open, but the campuses are closed to visitation effective Monday, Sept. 13.  more

MISD initiates process for long-range strategic plan

The Mineola school district kicked off a strategic planning process last week, some of which also doubles as the state-mandated training for the school board.

Lloyd Graham, a retired school superintendent, moderated the session with the board on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and also with community members the following night. more

Mineola board OKs lower school tax rate

Mineola school trustees approved a $17.4 million budget and a property tax rate of 96.31 cents per $100 valuation last Tuesday.

The rate is falling more than eight cents thanks to higher property values in the district. more

Strike up the bands

Strike up the bands With the return of Friday night high school football comes the halftime entertainment provided by the marching bands. Above, the Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm … more

Chain reaction of kindness

As presenter Cody Hodges described, “It was a day just like any other, except it was April 20, the first warm spring day in 1999 in Colorado. Seventeen-year old Rachel Scott took her lunch and … more

Quitman ISD Board sets tax rate, budget, approves more gender neutral dress code

The Quitman ISD school board set a proposed tax rate after a public hearing at Monday night’s meeting.  The new tax rate was set at $1.14812 per $100 valuation for the 2021-22 school … more

Mize relates virus impact on schools

In his state-of-the-district address for Mineola ISD Monday, Superintendent Cody Mize addressed the numerous ways that COVID-19 has impacted public education, starting his remarks with that … more

Senior year preparations

Alba-Golden senior Madison Kirk and her Mom, Carrie Holte, took advantage of the sun Saturday to begin work on Madison’s parking spot mural at the high school.  more

Alba-Golden School Board names new ag-science center for Hugh Ragsdale

The Alba-Golden school board announced the naming of the new ag-science center as the Hugh Ragsdale Ag-science Center at Monday’s regular meeting. With members of the Ragsdale family in … more

MISD opens new year with enrollment up

Mineola schools kicked off the new year last week. Superintendent Cody Mize told the school board Monday that the year has started well, and staff is monitoring processes and procedures and … more
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