Posted on 08/24/2012
On Monday, with much anticipation and excitement, Waco ISD starts a new school year. We will be "rolling out the red carpet" for more than fifteen thousand, three hundred students! While most of them will be returning students, several hundred have never attended a WISD school - and we believe they are in for a real treat!
Our principals have done an amazing job this summer assembling top-notch educational teams and preparing them for academic success . Our teachers have done an excellent job of making their classrooms colorful, interesting and welcoming. Our maintenance and custodial departments have campuses fixed up and shiny clean; our transportation department will get students to school who are ready to learn; our payroll department is recalculating pay scales to reflect raises given by the Board of Trustees; textbooks are just waiting to be opened; the technology team continues to unbox and transfer desktops and laptops from closed campuses to those that need them; and the child nutrition services staff will be cooking like crazy!
Hopefully this week you were energized by Todd Whitaker's fun and inspiring message and that you are as eager for your students to return as we were to see our teachers return.
I am very proud to be your superintendent and wish you all the best in the coming year.