Pottsboro ISD

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POTTSBORO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • SUPERINTENDENT – Dr. Kevin Matthews
  • ASST. SUPERINTENDENT – Josh Recer
  • TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR – Jason Brown
  • HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – Mark Youree
  • ASST. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – Greg Pierce
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – John Reves
  • ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL – Gary Canada

 

PISD PHONE NUMBERS:

  • Administration – 903-771-0083
  • Business Office – 903-771-2977
  • Elementary K-3 – 903-771-2981
  • Intermediate 4-5 – 903-771-2983
  • Middle School 6-8 – 903-771-2982
  • High School 9-12 – 903-771-0085
  • Athletic Department – 903-771-2975
  • Band Hall – 903-771-2978
  • Vocational Ag. Science – 903-771-2978
  • Nurse – 903-771-2974

The school district is driven in providing the highest level of education for all of its students. This is evident by the award winning programs, academic recognitions, and exemplary facilities. Even though the school district has grown over the past few years, the campuses still keep a small-town, family-friendly atmosphere with high expectations like our town of Pottsboro.

With strong advanced placement and dual credit programs and school campuses receiving the highest ratings by the Texas Education Agency, Pottsboro ISD is raising the bar for academic excellence.

Pottsboro Independent School District is a Class 3A district with an enrollment of approximately 1,413 students. The district comprises a total of 3 campuses: Elementary (PK-4th grades), Middle School (5th – 8th grades), and High School (9th-12th grades).

FUTURE QUEST

Pottsboro ISD strives to provide opportunities for students to explore their interests and be prepared for the next step beyond high school. A group of PISD College and Career Guidance advisors spend two days in the Spring semester meeting with each eighth grade student and parents to design a four-year plan that meets the students’ goals in high school and beyond. With numerous Advanced Placement courses, Career and Technical Education pathways which include courses that lead to Nationally recognized certifications, special education program, dyslexia program, gifted and talented program, dynamic fine arts, and athletic programs that continue to compete with the best in Texas, Pottsboro ISD is providing opportunities for students to excel during school and beyond.

21ST CENTURY LEARNING

Pottsboro ISD believes that people are empowered by their independent use of computers and other technologies and are united by their opportunities to share resources and communicate in a global community. We recognize the increasing need to know more, to know how to access information, to understand, and communicate. By including technology as a component of a well-balanced K-12 program, PISD provides students with the opportunity to develop lifelong learning skills through the use of technology.

By using technology as a tool, teachers, administrators, and support staff are more efficient and effective in facilitating and managing the learning environment. Pottsboro ISD maintains a technology strategy that fully integrates district curriculum and professional needs and is proud to have every child in grades K-12 with access to a digital device. This will provide another tool to ignite learning in the eyes of a child.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Parent and community involvement are strong in PISD. This is evident through the district’s volunteer program that assists schools with tutoring students as well as the Watch Dog program that supports the district’s goal of a secure and safe learning environment. The PTA/PTO’s are very strong and raise additional monies to supplement a campus budget. Pottsboro ISD was excited to support the establishment of the Pottsboro ISD Education Foundation in March of 2013. The Foundation has 22 Board of Directors and an Executive Director who obtain funding from outside sources to enhance the classroom by providing grants for innovative and creative teaching ideas. The Board of Directors is comprised of a cross-section of the community bringing expertise from all areas. Since inception, the PISD Education Foundation has raised approximately $360,000 to enhance the classrooms. The school district has a strong partnership with other key community organizations that play such a vital role in the success of our students. Community organizations have generously donated money, provided food and snacks for kids in need, established leadership and scholarship opportunities for students, and been instrumental in providing technology resources, books, and reading programs for our kids.

Like Pottsboro itself, community plays an important role in the schools, and the school district believes, “It Takes a Community to Build a Cardinal.” The district welcomes family and community members to the campuses and invites their input to improve all students’ educational experiences.

PISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • Scott Galyon, President
  • Jim Copeland, Vice-President
  • Robert Powlison, Jr., Secretary
  • Cindy Bunch, Trustee
  • Jody Lipscomb, Trustee
  • Brett Graham, Trustee
  • Marquin Payne, Trustee

OCTOBER 2012
STUDENT ENROLLMENT

Head Start 19

Pre-K – 19 6th – 100
Kindergarden – 98 7th – 106
1st – 106 8th – 119
2nd – 105 9th – 108
3rd – 91 10th – 105
4th – 97 11th – 72
5th – 112 12th – 83
TOTAL – 1,341

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Pottsboro ISD has a Special Olympics Program. If you are interested in the program or want to volunteer call Linda Donie at (903) 771-0085.

TAX RATE

The tax rate for the 2014 school year is 1.19. The M&O is 1.04 and the I&S is $0.15. Total budget of $12,898,879.

WEBSITE

Please visit the Pottsboro ISD school website at www.pottsboroisd.org. This web site contains useful information to all parents and students. This website includes calendars, campus information, sports, and links to other useful web sites.

FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM

Mornings can be hectic. Why not slow down and let your child eat breakfast at school? Pottsboro ISD is changing the way breakfast is served.

Every student attending Pottsboro schools can eat a breakfast which meets TEA/USDA requirements free of charge. Additional food items may be purchased. The free breakfast program will provide the opportunity for more children to start the day right.

Research shows students who regularly eat a nutritious breakfast can work efficiently, concentrate on the morning’s tasks, react quickly and are less likely to experience the gnawing hunger pangs that can interfere with learning.

POLICY ONLINE

The Pottsboro ISD School board policies can be accessed on-line at www.tasb.org/policy/pol/private/091913. This website is available to review any school policies. This website contains policies governing the operation of this District.

The Policies are available because they are required by law or by the Texas Education Agency; because they are recommended by the Texas Association of School Boards as essential to effective District governance and Management; or because the Board wishes to make a statement in a particular policy area.

This website was created with the assistance of TASB Policy Services and adheres to certain structural conventions. The most visible of these conventions is the presence of separate (LEGAL) and (LOCAL) policies at many policy codes. This separation serves to help all users-whether members of the public or members of the Board-distinguish between the requirements of an extensive body of school law and the policy determinations of the local board.

FINANCIAL INTEGRITY

RATING SYSTEM OF TEXAS

The annual Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rated the Pottsboro Independent School District with a Superior Achievement.

POTTSBORO ISD MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the Pottsboro Independent School District is to provide an education program characterized by quality, equity, and accountability that will help all students build essential academic skills necessary for lifelong learning. By developing the ability to think logically, independently, and creatively each student will achieve self-worth and the confidence required to conquer the challenges of our every-changing world environment.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

The following special programs are offered by Pottsboro Independent School District

  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Dyslexia
  • Title I
  • STAAR Enrichment
  • English as a Second Language
  • Career Tech
  • Special Ed

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