Sept. 12, 2017
 
Northwest Board Notes: Sept. 11 Meeting
 
The Northwest Independent School District Board of Trustees met yesterday - Monday, Sept. 11 - during a regularly scheduled meeting. This is a recap of the major actions and reports from the meeting. To see every item that was discussed or voted on, click here.
District preparing for Elementary No. 18 naming process
Northwest ISD trustees heard a reminder from Emily Conklin, executive director of communications and community relations, about the district's naming process. That process will soon be used to begin accepting name nominations for Elementary School No. 18.

The nomination process will take place online or through written form-based submissions. As per district criteria, the elementary school name will fit in one of the following categories: for a person who served the district (especially in service to children), for a person who made a significant contribution to society and/or education, for a local residential or geographic area, or for a district property donor or his/her family members.

Additionally, any name must be secular in nature, have adequate documentation supported by facts and properly reflect the mission of the school. Nominees cannot be living for consideration; only deceased nominees will be considered.

Elementary No. 18 is currently beginning construction in the western portion of the district, near Bonds Ranch Road and U.S. Highway 287.

Board starting times moved up
Trustees voted to approve a new starting time for board meetings, changing the regular meeting start time from 7 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Additionally, the executive session - or closed meetings - will also be moved up, from 6 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The proposed changes are effective immediately, beginning with the board's next meeting, set for Monday, Sept. 25. A full list of meeting dates can be seen here.

In other action, the board
  • Recognized AVID program students and instructors for their work engaging in college preparedness training.
  • Recognized Stacie Breckley, Cox Elementary School physical education teacher, for winning a grant from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for her heart health education work.
  • Approved an agreement with El Centro College to allow Byron Nelson High School students to enroll in college culinary arts courses to receive dual credit. Byron Nelson is home to the district's Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality.
Thompson Elementary School students led the pledge.
Thompson Elementary School students led the pledge.
Trustees recognized district AVID students and instructors.
Trustees recognized district AVID students and instructors.
Trustees recognized Stacie Breckley for her recent heart health education honor.
Trustees recognized Stacie Breckley for her recent heart health education honor.