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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.

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Recent News & VIDEOS

Indian Spring Middle School and Pursue Celebrate
Posted on 04/28/2017
Pursue is a service organization from Baylor University that mentors middle school girls. Their goal is to empower young girls to take charge of their lives.
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Parkdale Elementary says, “Thank You”!
Posted on 04/28/2017
Parkdale Elementary hosted their Annual Adopt-a-School Partner Luncheon to recognize their amazing partners that have helped make the 2016-2017 school year so wonderful.
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WAE Destination Imagination Team advances to State
Posted on 04/27/2017
In addition, the team also competed in a Team Instant Challenge where they had to use problem-solving skills and strategies to complete a task given to them by the judges on the day of the competition.
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Trustees approve hiring of Dr. A. Marcus Nelson as Superintendent
Posted on 04/27/2017
Waco ISD’s Board of Trustees Thursday night officially hired Dr. A. Marcus Nelson as the District’s next Superintendent, voting unanimously to approve his 5-year employment contract.
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Operation Jr. Crimefighter Program Concludes
Posted on 04/26/2017
Officer Jackson even had an impromptu story time, and read a book selected by one of the students.
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A Sweet Success: The Bakery Shop at Bell’s Hill
Posted on 04/26/2017
The students of Michel Mickes’ functional academics class at Bell’s Hill Elementary have become cupcake entrepreneurs thanks to their own enthusiasm and hard work, their teachers’ dedication, and a grant from the Waco ISD Education Foundation.
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Spotlight

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

Online Access

The Waco ISD Board Approved Calendar for the 2017-18 school year is now available online. Click here to view the calendar page.

As soon as the Spanish version is ready, we will post it there too.

coming Events

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The 2017 academy will be from June 12th to June 22nd.

2017 Information Sheet
Background Check Permission
2017  Application

The Waco Police Department is looking for young adults who have a desire to one day becoming part of the Honored Blue Line.   If you have an interest in a career in the criminal justice field and are in high school, the 2017 Waco Police Junior Police Academy is for you!  During your two weeks you will meet and train with officers in various fields within the law enforcement profession.  Topics covered will range from training with SWAT officers, ROPES course, SFST training, obstacle course, team building events and more!

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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!

Public Notice

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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Notice of Adopted 2016 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 3.51 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $0.00.

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School Board News

Board of Trustees Meeting - April 27, 2017
Updated on 04/27/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - April 27, 2017 
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Board of Trustees Meeting - March 23, 2017
Updated on 03/23/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - March 23, 2017 
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Board of Trustees Meeting - February 23, 2017
Updated on 02/24/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - February 23, 2017 
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Accountability

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.