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What are School Boundaries?

Texas school district boudaries

A school boundary, also referred to as an attendance zone, defines a geographic zone within which a student is eligible to attend that designated school. Consequently, most students attend a school based on their address.

Southwest ISD Hosts Coffee with Superintendent Ball

SWISD superintendent

Southwest ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Ball visited SWISD campuses to connect with district families over coffee. The Coffee with the Superintendent event, hosted by Dr. Ball at McAuliffe MS, turned out to be a huge success. We want to thank everyone who took the time to attend the event and connect with Dr. Ball. As […]

Southwest ISD Celebrates Read Across America

Superintendent SWISD

Southwest ISD celebrated Read Across America Week with special visitors! New Superintendent Dr. Ball visited students from Sky Harbour Elementary and participated in a read-aloud session. Afterward, she participated with the students in a “Where’s Dr. Ball?” activity. Dr. Ball spoke to students about reading, and she answered their questions. Read Across America week celebrates […]

What is District of Innovation?

District of Innovation Breaks the Rules

By Trina Pruitt, parent and Go Public contributor I am usually very organized regarding my kids’ schools and schedules.  I get super excited when the new academic calendar for the district is posted, and I happily enter all the relevant dates into my calendar app.  But I’ve noticed that there are a few “no school” […]

Spotlight on Principals for National Principals Month

National Principals Month is a time for parents, students, teachers, staff, and local communities to honor public school principals for their tireless leadership. What Is National Principals Month? Every October we celebrate National Principals Month. National Principals Month is a collaboration between the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary […]

How Does Public Education Shape a Community’s Culture?

Culture and community in public schools

Community culture refers to the set of values, beliefs, and customs that bind a community. Sociologists often define a community’s culture as its blend of education, healthcare, economy, level of tolerance, and shared history.

What does a school board do?

school boards

What Does a School Board Do? By Trina Pruitt, parent and Go Public contributor January is School Board Recognition Month and social media is flooded with school staff, teachers, and parents posting appreciation for their local school board.  I’ve seen elementary students making thank you cards and high school students creating posters showing gratitude for […]

Texas Open Meetings Act and School Boards

Texas Open Meetings Act and School Boards

School board meetings are considered public and subject to the Act, as they engage in the public’s business and their meetings are considered regular, special, called meetings.

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