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Galveston Independent School District’s board of trustees Wednesday approved a budget for the new fiscal year that includes a $2.5 million deficit driven in part by faculty pay increases.

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Texas City public schools will implement about $1.4 million in new security measures, including more deputies and communication software, during the 2018-19 term.

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Despite a last-ditch effort, including a petition with almost 1,900 signatures, parents of students attending Clear Creek Independent School District were unable this week to persuade officials to approve installing metal detectors at schools. But they vowed to continue the fight.

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The Clear Creek Independent School District’s security council Monday recommended increased law enforcement presence, student and staff badges and a trench coat ban, among other items, to improve school security after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School.

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced on Monday that he would donate up to 10 metal detectors to the Santa Fe Independent School District.

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Clear Creek Independent School District officials have hired an Austin-based consulting group to help review its special education services, but a group of parents argues it should have had a say in the decision.

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Galveston Independent School District is increasing police department staffing, joining several school districts in reviewing security protocols following the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School.

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Voters in November will decide on a $162.5 million bond referendum to improve facilities and build three new buildings at College of the Mainland, after a board vote Monday.

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Moody Early Childhood Center is seeking to become an in-district charter school under a new state law that could bring more funding to the quickly-expanding program, officials said.

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Galveston County school districts have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars transporting students displaced by Hurricane Harvey, but have largely not received reimbursement for those additional costs, officials have said.

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Hitchcock Independent School District is forming its own police department, just a month after a gunman killed 10 and wounded more than a dozen others at neighboring Santa Fe High School.

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Galveston County school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey will be eligible for special consideration when it comes to their accountability scores, according to the Texas Education Agency.

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Several Galveston County school districts are forming committees to review campus security in response to a May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School that killed 10 people and wounded more than a dozen others.

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Texas City Independent School District officials had already earmarked $6.5 million of a $136.1 million bond for security upgrades, but safety will be an even higher priority after a Santa Fe High School shooting that killed 10, officials said.

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Several Clear Creek Independent School District students taking mandatory standardized tests were kicked out of the online system and unable to log back in, officials announced.

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After voters resoundingly approved a $31 million Galveston Independent School District bond issue earlier this month, district leaders say they’re beginning work on projects that likely will be a test for a much larger bond issue to come.

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Kim Stripling quit her job so she could homeschool her 5-year-old son full time after Clear Creek Independent School District recommended sending him to an out-of-district campus that made her uncomfortable, she said.

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As Texas City Independent School District builds a temporary campus next to Etheredge Stadium, some La Marque residents worry about the fate of four established trees including three live oaks, on the site.

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Texas City Independent School District voters Saturday approved a $136.1 million bond referendum with almost 70 percent of the vote, overcoming public outcry about spending money on La Marque schools and backlash against a campus anti-violence rally.

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Galveston Independent School District voters Saturday resoundingly approved a $31 million bond issue, which district leaders envision as the first in a two-part plan to improve district facilities.

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Two incumbents held on to their seats on the Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees in tightly contested races, while an upstart challenger unseated a nine-year incumbent for the at-large spot.

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Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.

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Hundreds of Texas City High School students, some holding signs bearing the names of young people gunned down at a Florida school, attended an anti-violence assembly Friday focused on addressing campus safety.

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Galveston Independent School District officials are moving forward with plans to assess demographic trends and facility needs in preparation for a second bond election after the upcoming May vote.

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Sting Creek was awash in yellow Saturday as 5,000 rubber ducks floated down waterway located next to the Simpson Education Support Center for the Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future's 11th annual Youthfest and Duck Derby. The derby raised more than $30,000 for th…

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The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Galveston Alumni Chapter will recognize the late Ennis Williams, educator and community organizer, with an inaugural scholarship luncheon in his honor.

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With the help of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, the Young Gardeners program is available to children from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the school, 712 10th St.

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A district court judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Trinity Episcopal School that asserted its leaders had failed to stop a child from being bullied and subjected to racist insults, siding with the school’s argument that it is protected from legal claims as a religious institution.

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The Board of Regents of Texas A&M University has selected William Johnson, of the Galveston County Agrilife Extension Service, for its highest system-wide award — the Regents Fellow Service Award.

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Galveston Progressive Connection is hosting an anti-violence rally dubbed "March for Our Lives" as part of nationwide demonstrations planned Saturday. 

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Texas City Independent School District Superintendent Rodney Cavness during a town hall Monday night at Carbide Park explained and took questions about a $136.1 million bond voters will decide in a May referendum.

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Clear Creek Independent School District is spending about $1.75 million on 20 new buses as part of a plan to update the district’s aging fleet.