EANESide-Out Community Newsletter
December 2011
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Nola Wellman, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools 

Budget Planning Begins
Eanes ISD is beginning the initial planning for what will be another year of reduced funding from the state's public education coffers. After a $3.7 million reduction for the 2011-12 school year, the District will face a shortfall of approximately $5-$6 million for 2012-13. While the Board of Trustees has committed to using $4 million out of fund balance, District officials are identifying additional areas to make up the $1-$2 million shortfall. Find out more...

District Joins Lawsuit
Eanes ISD Board of Trustees voted 7-0 last week to join a coalition of districts filing suit, contending that the State has not provided adequate funding for schools and has taken away local discretion for districts to raise taxes. Eanes Trustees authorized Superintendent Dr. Nola Wellman to join other revenue-contributing school districts such as Highland Park, Granbury and Plano in the lawsuit. Read more...

Bond Program Update

Projects for the May 2011 Bond Program are in full swing, including two new updates on the playground projects and the Adult Transition Services building. Read more...

Schools Make Honor Roll
Barton Creek Elementary School, Forest Trail Elementary School and West Ridge Middle School of the Eanes Independent School District have earned recognition on the 2011 Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) Honor Roll. Of the more than 8,000 Texas public schools less than four percent achieve this honor. Read more...

Kudos Around the District
Our students and staff are wonderful and achieve some amazing accomplishments! 

Board of Trustees Recognitions 
Barton Creek Elementary EANESpiration Winners  
Cedar Creek Elementary EANESpiration Winners 
District Calendar
Dec. 14
-Board of Trustees Meeting, Central Admin., 6:30pm closed session, open session approx. 7:30pm

Dec. 16
-District Early Release; End of Semester

Jan. 3-Student Holiday/ Staff Work Day
Jan. 9-Board of Trustees Study Session, Central Admin., 6:30pm
Jan. 16-School Holiday
Jan. 17-Board of Trustees Executive Cmte Mtg, Central Admin., 7:45am
Jan. 20-No Homework Night
Jan. 25-Late Start Day        

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