Keller Citizen

January 13, 2014

School briefs

Keller and Northwest school district news.

Keller ISD

Administrator departs

Vicki Burris, assistant superintendent of business operations, is leaving Keller to take a similar position in the Fort Worth school district. Burris came to Keller in 2007 from Fort Worth ISD.

Keller district officials will not replace Burris but will assign her duties to existing staff. Burris worked part-time in Keller on a contract basis after the full-time position was eliminated in 2011 budget cuts.

Road work near KHS

Keller city officials plan to widen and restripe lanes and add a traffic signal at Rufe Snow and Johnson Road. On work days, some lanes will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. but both roads will remain open for the duration of the project. Construction is scheduled for completion in April.

Website winner

Bear Creek Intermediate’s PTA recently received a Gold Award from the Texas PTA for the group’s website. The honor was based on content quality, ease of navigation and visual appeal. BCI PTA’s website/newsletter editor Karen Britvich manages the site.

—Sandra Engelland

Northwest ISD

Lucky 13

For the 13th consecutive year, the Northwest school district has earned the Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation from the Association of School Business Officials International.

The district’s 2013-14 budget was submitted for rigorous review based on the ASBO criteria that focuses on the district’s skills in development, analyzing and presenting of the budget. Northwest’s chief financial officer is Jon Graswich.

By applying for the budget award, the district gains credibility for its fiscal responsibility, increases the board’s confidence in the budget and saves the district money.

Book look

Public viewing of new textbooks under consideration for adoption by the Northwest school district is now through Feb. 7.

The texts are for kindergarten through eighth-grade math and kindergarten through 12th-grade science. The viewing is at Wayne A. Cox Elementary School, 1100 Litsey Road, in Roanoke. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday with extended hours from 3 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 30.

Getting out early

Northwest school district students get out early this Thursday and Friday.

Elementary classes get out at 12:15 p.m. while Steele Accelerated High School will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m. The two comprehensive high schools will release students at 1:15 p.m. Middle school students get out at 2 p.m.

All campus are closed Jan. 20.

TechnoExpo scheduled

NISD’s annual TechnoExpo is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Northwest High School. Food will be provided by Byron Nelson High School’s Culinary Arts students.

—Mark Wright

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