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Swatting suspect identified

Swatting suspect identified

A juvenile suspect in East Texas is believed responsible for numerous bomb threats and “swatting” hoaxes across multiple states, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said. The investigation began in May when the suspect initiated a swatting incident at a...

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SHS teacher named Secondary Teacher of the Year

SHS teacher named Secondary Teacher of the Year

A district-level award designed to recognize outstanding secondary teachers in Garland ISD was bestowed to a Sachse High School English teacher in his second career. Nestled into the high school’s English wing, freshly adorned with “Romeo and Juliet” artwork, a...

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Trustees receive summer reading update

Trustees receive summer reading update

Garland trustees considered a mostly digital summer reading program that could improve the number of books students have access too. The preliminary 2023 summer reading program for Garland ISD was presented as an information item during the Tuesday, March 28, meeting....

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Garland ISD facing higher election bill

Garland ISD facing higher election bill

The implementation of vote centers and new equipment has sent the price of Dallas County elections soaring for local entities such as Garland ISD. When approving the call for the May 6 election that will include two trustee races and a $1.2 billion bond package, Board...

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Daughter of immigrants thriving in counsel role

Daughter of immigrants thriving in counsel role

Last week, The Sachse News highlighted a woman making an impact in city government. This week, the focus shifts to Garland ISD, which has a number of important women in senior leadership positions, including its general counsel. Lisa Ray, general counsel for Garland...

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GISD holding town halls for bond

GISD holding town halls for bond

With an upcoming bond election, residents who are interested in learning more about what is covered by the three propositions that will appear on the ballot. In Sachse, individuals can learn more about the Garland ISD bond during its town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m....

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GISD trustees receive annual performance report

GISD trustees receive annual performance report

Academic and financial ratings were subject to a mandatory public hearing as required by state law as part of a recent school board meeting. The Garland ISD Board of Trustees received a summary of academic and financial ratings the district has collected over the past...

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District approves DOI plan amendments

District approves DOI plan amendments

Garland ISD staff presented an amendment to the District of Innovation Plan that may assist in dealing with a handful of larger-than-allowed class sizes. Trustees considered two amendments during their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, meant to address staff and class...

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Garland ISD trustees call $1.2 billion bond election

Garland ISD trustees call $1.2 billion bond election

As the deadline for ordering a bond election nears, trustees met to discuss the specific propositions they want to put forward to voters on the May ballot. Staff presented a final list of potential bond projects — including one addition — during a special workshop...

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