On Monday, March 18 all Kerrville ISD elementary students took home an enrollment card for the 2013-2014 school year. This card must be filled out and returned this week by all students whether they are returning to KISD next year or not. If the student will not be returning to KISD next year, write the student’s name and “not returning to KISD next year” at the top of the card. This will allow KISD to plan for and adjust class sizes and to comply with state class-size mandates.
Attendance Confirmations August 6-7
For more information, please contact your child’s elementary school. The campus phone numbers are: Tom Daniels, 257-2208; Nimitz, 257-2209; Starkey, 257-2210; Tally, 257-2222.
6th – 12th Grade
Registration for students in grades 6-12 will occur at back-to-school events held at each campus in August.
KERRVILLE, TEXAS (March 4, 2013) – During a special meeting held Friday, March 1st at 4:30 p.m. the Kerrville ISD Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to present a 6.2 million, no tax increase bond sale to voters during the May 11th general election.
The land where Antler Stadium is located was donated to the school district for educational use by L. A. Schreiner in 1941. The first football game was played there on November 1, 1941. Throughout its 72 years, the school district has maintained the stadium, completing renovations as appropriate. The current proposal continues this ongoing maintenance.
With interest rates low, Kerrville ISD is refinancing its 2004 bond series to take rates from 5% to below 2.5%. The district is requesting KISD voters approve twenty-year bonds totaling 6.2 million. The new bonds will not require a tax increase. The tax rate on bond payments would remain stable at $0.14 and will be lowered as the debt is paid off. Bond money may be used exclusively to pay for school buses, technology and construction. Money saved in ongoing repairs can be used for future employee salary raises or for other district operations.
Should the bond package pass, the district will take an additional $2.3 million out of its fund balance, for a total of $8.5 million available for repairs and upgrades to Antler Stadium. The renovations would address compliance with laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX and the International Building Code, among other ongoing safety concerns.
To satisfy requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the renovations would add additional paved parking and handicap parking areas, additional handicap bathroom stalls for both men and women, and additional handicap seating areas on the home and visitor sides. The stadium has only 65 total parking spaces, which would be increased to a minimum of 650 total parking spots, with at least 2% of those designated as handicapped spots.
State law also requires a minimum of 57 wheelchair-accessible seats. Currently Antler Stadium has one row for wheelchair seating on the home side and none on the visitor’s side. Renovation plans would add handicap seating and rails to both sides, up to compliance.
Title IX requires equal access for both male and female athletes. Currently the stadium does not have a female locker room or shower area, no access to coaches and trainers without entry into the boy’s locker room, and limited female bathroom stalls. The renovations would add female locker rooms, shower areas and restrooms.
Under International Building Code requirements, the stadium renovations would include additional restroom stalls on both the home and visitor’s sides.
The renovations also address: a lack of handrails on bleachers, regular standing water on home-side bleachers, limited sidewalks throughout complex, substandard stadium and parking lot lighting, lack of a meeting room outside of the locker room and an over-crowded weight room.
Other additions include site development and leveling of a track and field event area and a home-side concession area to alleviate over-crowding during half-time concession sales.
Antler Stadium is utilized year round by a minimum of eight football teams, three soccer teams, eight track and field groups, band, three cheerleader squads, dance team, color guard, ROTC, summer athletic camps and graduation. Additionally, outside groups including Little Olympics, YMCA, Relay for Life, Fields of Faith, and traveling sports teams utilize the stadium.
Early voting begins April 29th through May 7th from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Cailloux Theater located at 910 Main Street in Kerrville, Texas with extended hours of 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on April 29th and 30th. The general election will be held on May 11th from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m at the Cailloux Theater.
For more information, please contact Kerrville ISD Public Relations Specialist Jamie Fails at 257-2200, ext. 233.
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Board Members Reelected
KERRVILLE, TEXAS (March 4, 2013) – Kerrville ISD Board of Trustees President David Sprouse, M.D., district 6, and board member Patrick Freedle, district 7, have been reelected.
The election filing period ended Friday, March 1st at 5:00 p.m. With no opponents turning in an election packet, the election is canceled and the positions are won by the incumbents.
“Serving on the school board has been an absolute joy,” said Sprouse. “The twenty-three years I've lived and worked in Kerrville have been a blessing, and I look forward to continuing to give my best energy and efforts to the children of Kerrville ISD.”
Dr. Sprouse was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 1998; Freedle in 2010. Both terms will expire in 2016.
“As a former Tivy graduate and local Kerrville businessman with four children in the school system, I’m pleased to continue serving on the Kerrville ISD Board of Trustees,” said Freedle.
“We are fortunate to have the leadership of Dr. Sprouse and Mr. Freedle on our Board of Trustees,” said Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D. “I look forward to their continued service.”
For more information on the Kerrville Independent School District, visit www.kerrvilleisd.net.
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KERRVILLE, TEXAS (February 20, 2013) – Kerrville Independent School District announced today the appointment of Heather Engstrom as Principal of Starkey Elementary, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Engstrom replaces Diane Stern, who is retiring in June. Engstrom was recommended at the February 19th Board of Trustees meeting by Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D., and was approved unanimously.
“Mrs. Engstrom is a highly seasoned educator with expertise in curriculum and data analysis,” said Dan Troxell, Ph.D., Superintendent. “Her warm personality and leadership skills will make her an excellent principal, and the Starkey community is fortunate to have her.”
Engstrom has served as Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Tivy High School since 2008. She was assistant principal at Nimitz Elementary from 2005-2008. Prior to joining Kerrville ISD, Engstrom taught in Woodville and Fredericksburg, Texas for ten years.
“I am fortunate to have this opportunity to continue the work of Diane Stern and to help teachers and parents shape the lives of Starkey students,” said Engstrom. “My husband and I love Kerrville and feel that this is the best place in the world to live and raise kids. I have taught in other school districts and can wholeheartedly state that the kids in Kerrville are unsurpassed. They are kind, intelligent, respectful and truly fun to work with.”
Engstrom holds a Masters of Education from Schreiner College and Mid-Management Administrator Certification from the State of Texas. She holds a B.A. from Florida State University. Mrs. Engstrom is married to Phil, a Lieutenant with the Kerrville Police Department. They have two children, Garrison, a 6th grader at B.T. Wilson, and Delaney, a 1st grader at Tom Daniels Elementary.
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