AP Scholar Awards
AP RESULTS UP (AGAIN!)
Students are being notified this week about the record number of AP Incentive Scholarships awarded at Tivy High School in Kerrville ISD. Seniors enrolled in AP English IV, AP Calculus, AP Physics, and AP Economics received scholarships ranging from $150 to $200 per test. Established in 2005 by Dr. Dan Troxell to encourage seniors to take more of the rigorous AP exams, the AP Incentive Scholarship program participation has grown from 11 seniors to 47 this year. In addition, the number of tests passed by seniors increased from 12 in 2005 to 84. This year two students, Taylor Dowlen and Sarah Schlunegger, tied for the highest number of total scholarships. They each passed five AP tests to earn $950 a piece. For full story, click here.
The Kerrville Independent School District School Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2010-2011 budget.
The highlights of the $36.5 million budget include an average salary increase for teachers of $1,500 and a targeted midpoint salary increase of 3.04% for all KISD employees. KISD will continue the tax rate of $1.03 for Maintenance & Operations and $0.15 for Interest & Sinking for a combined rate of $1.18. This is the same rate adopted in the 2009-2010 school year.
Says KISD Superintendent, Dr. Dan Troxell, “We are very proud of this budget. While a majority of school districts across Texas face deficits and are forced to raise taxes or dip into their reserves, KISD is able to offer raises without any tax rate increase to our residents. This is very good news for our school family members and entire community in these tough economic times. Our Chief Financial Officer Bill Orr and his staff are highly credited for constructing a sound and solid budget.”
For more information or to review the school budget, contact the Business Office at (830) 257-2200, ext. 228.
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Summer is still in full swing but Kerrville ISD staff have all the information families need to plan for that first day of school, well before the first bell rings. Start here for school registration information, open house/meet and greet events, school supplies, and more.