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  • Congratulations to the 2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
  • Congratulations to the Berkner High School Class of 2014
  • Congratulations to the Pearce High School Class of 2014
  • Congratulations to the Richardson HIgh School Class of 2014
  • Congratulations to the Lake Highlands High School Class of 2014
  • Fourth grade students from Aikin Elementary and MST magnet recently attended Education in Action's Proud to be a Texan field trip to the state capitol in Austin.
  • Richardson ISD Honors Teachers and Staff
  • Dartmouth students and staff prepare for the school's 40th anniversary in August.
  • The Wallace Elementary fourth grade class recently spent a day of learning in Austin while touring the Bob Bullock Museum and Capital as a capstone project for Texas history.
Congratulations to the 2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians1 Congratulations to the Berkner High School Class of 20142 Congratulations to the Pearce High School Class of 20143 Congratulations to the Richardson HIgh School Class of 20144 Congratulations to the Lake Highlands High School Class of 20145 Fourth grade students from Aikin Elementary and MST magnet recently attended Education in Action's Proud to be a Texan field trip to the state capitol in Austin.6 Richardson ISD Honors Teachers and Staff7 Dartmouth students and staff prepare for the school's 40th anniversary in August.8 The Wallace Elementary fourth grade class recently spent a day of learning in Austin while touring the Bob Bullock Museum and Capital as a capstone project for Texas history.9 10
News and Announcements
Dillon Named Executive Director of High School Instruction  6/26/14
Dr. Waggoner has named Peggy Dillon as RISD's new Executive Director of High School Instruction, Operations, and Leadership, a new position that will oversee all four RISD high schools. Ms. Dillon has served as principal of Lake Highlands High School since June 2009 after serving as principal of Westwood Junior High and assistant principal of Pearce High School. Ms. Dillon has been in education for 17 years, all in RISD. Ms. Dillon holds a bachelor's degree in Literary Studies and a master's in Education Administration. Ms. Dillon will begin her new position in July.

Because RISD values staff, parent, and community input, the district has begun collecting names for a campus reflector group. More information is available on the Lake Highlands High School website.
 
 
Lopez Named MST Magnet School Principal  6/26/14
Dr. Waggoner announced that Helena Lopez will be the new MST Magnet School principal. Ms. Lopez has served as the assistant principal at MST since 2012. She has been in education for 11 years, all in RISD. Ms. Lopez has a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from UTD and a master's degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M Commerce.
 
 
Board Adopts 2014-15 Budget  6/18/14
The Richardson ISD Board of Trustees adopted the district's 2014-15 budget at its June 16 meeting. Dr. Waggoner highlighted aspects of the budget in support of the district's strategic Vision 2020 and in response to continued student enrollment growth. Highlights of the 2014-15 budget include:
  • No increase in tax rate, which has remained stable since 2007, when it was lowered to its current level
  • RISD will continue to offer taxpayers a local optional homestead exemption to reduce their property tax levy
  • Additional teaching positions to address enrollment growth, reduce class sizes and reduce the number of students unable to attend their neighborhood school due to lack of space
  • A 3% increase in compensation for teachers and staff to attract & retain quality employees and remain competitive with surrounding districts
  • Additional staff members to provide special education and dyslexia program services
  • Additional staff to support instructional initiatives related to college & career readiness and the state's new graduation program requirements
Balancing the needs of students, parents, taxpayers and staff with available resources is a demanding process. The 2014-15 budget represents a realistic plan to address RISD's challenges and meet district goals.

View RISD's 2014-15 Budget.
 
 
Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Waiver Request  6/18/14
RISD is requesting a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education related to the evaluation system used with teacher and principal educators at Forest Lane Academy and Bukhair Elementary and is accepting feedback from stakeholders.

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