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HARKER HEIGHTS — Pausing only briefly to celebrate a milestone completed, several new Killeen Independent School District high school graduates seemed poised to keep pushing to the future.

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While the Killeen and Copperas Cove school districts “met standard” on the state accountability ratings this year and last year, a closer look at the scores shows both districts improved their postsecondary readiness scores yet did slightly worse on their student achievement scores.

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  • By Julie A. Ferraro | Herald correspondent
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The Killeen Independent School District is projected to have a deficit of more than $4.7 million in its 2017 budget; however, the district is still waiting on a payment from the federal government of about $18 million, which would impact the final numbers even if it is received in September …

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In the process of exploring health insurance options for 2018, the Killeen Independent School District board heard a lengthy presentation about self-funded insurance earlier this week.

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Welcoming its newest teachers, Killeen Independent School District leaders pledged their strong support and praised the new educators for choosing a profession that touches the future.

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The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees unanimously approved the addition of three full-time employees and the upgrade of another at its regular meeting and workshop Tuesday night.

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The Killeen Independent School District will meet tonight to discuss topics related to school finances and the fiscal year 2018 budget.

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The Killeen Independent School District board will meet Tuesday to discuss new adjustments to the additional staffing allocations for the 2017-2018 school year and vote on a Communities in Schools agreement.

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BELTON — As the construction of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s new performing arts center nears completion, the university announced it will be named the Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center.

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Central Texas College and other two-year colleges across the state will allow concealed firearms on campus today as part of the Texas “campus carry” law.

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Amid various concerns voiced in the community after poor showings in the Children at Risk school rankings and mixed scores on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exams, Killeen Independent School District officials said Tuesday the district is projected to meet all standards…

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The Killeen Independent School District is providing academic materials for students in grades prekindergarten through eighth this summer as a way to encourage them to do well this upcoming school year.

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While Killeen and Copperas Cove State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness scores have dropped in the last five years, so too has the state average, bringing attention to possible solutions that range from more parental involvement to scrapping the standardized test altogether.

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The Killeen Independent School District board was chosen by a Texas Association of School Administrators committee as the Region 12 School Board of the Year.

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While Texas Education Agency officials said they expected to post individual school and district results for the spring 2017 semester’s State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness tests, the agency was still working past press time Friday night to publish them online.

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A Killeen school district administrator said the district’s mentorship programs aimed to curb school fights is working, and the district plans to expand the programs next school year by hiring four campus activity liaisons, one for each high school who will oversee the after-school and mento…

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A wide spectrum of opinions have flooded the Herald’s Facebook page in relation to the Killeen Independent School District’s plans to open four new schools and expand its career center. KISD has tentative plans to spend nearly $300 million by 2021 as detailed in the district’s strategic faci…