• February 21, 2017

Education

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KISD board to discuss employee contracts, FY 2018 budget tonight

The Killeen Independent School District’s fiscal budget issues and teacher contract terminations will be discussed at 6 p.m. today by the board of trustees at its workshop meeting.

Federal education officials to review 12 school districts

U.S. Department of Education officials will be touring various schools and district departments in 2017 as part of its investigation of the state’s struggles with special education.

KISD board to meet Tuesday

The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees will meet Tuesday to discuss taking action regarding recommendations of an independent hearing examiner during a workshop meeting.

Bellaire Elementary celebrates 50 years of serving students

Voices from the past mingled with those of today and the young voices of future leaders paid homage to the past while gazing into the future.

KISD candidates face issues of overcrowding, special education standards

The Killeen Independent School District in the last year had three major hurdles to address.

KISD lists actions taken to meet special education requirements

After a nearly two-year investigation, state education officials said the Killeen Independent School District has reached 100 percent compliance for its special education programs.

Bus driver shortage affects 3 local school districts

When Raymond Riddle extinguished a yard fire on his school bus route, he was hailed by the young riders and honored by the Copperas Cove Independent School District for handling two jobs well.

CTC to host African-American lecture Wednesday

The Center of African-American Studies and Research will host a lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson Center, Building 156, on the Central Texas College campus in Killeen as part of a four-part initiative to raise awareness of African-American history.

Students help celebrate Shoemaker’s 93rd birthday

Retired Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker celebrated his 93rd birthday Friday with about 2,000 of his “Greywolf grandchildren” at a lunchtime party at the school that bears his name.

Musical 'Club Allegro' Friday and Saturday at Killeen High

It may be the longest running musical production in town, and for the 48th year, the Killeen High School choir will perform "Club Allegro" this weekend.

Fees to use local sports facilities still too high, youth coaches say

Killeen-area youth coaches are still asking Killeen Independent School District officials to lower rental costs associated with district basketball gyms, football fields and other facilities.

Bellaire Elementary School celebrating 50 years

Fifty years ago, the white-brick building at a busy Killeen intersection stood at the southern edge of town, where it would grow along with the neighborhood for a half-century and beyond.

Study: A quarter of Texas public schools no longer teach sex ed

A quarter of Texas public school districts offered no sex education at all during the 2015-2016 school year, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Texas Freedom Network. Nearly 60 percent of districts used abstinence-only education programs over the same period. 

Former KISD superintendent gets job at Belton school district

BELTON — Robert Muller, a former superintendent of the Killeen school district, will be joining the Belton Independent School District as a new deputy superintendent this summer.

15 Killeen ISD students qualify for state visual art competition

Fifteen Killeen ISD art students qualified to move on to the state visual art contest during the regional round of competition Saturday.

CCISD bus driver to be honored for stopping fire

A Copperas Cove Independent School District employee will be honored tonight for extinguishing a yard fire, stopping it before it spread to the home.

Student council decorates school for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is serious business at Cedar Valley Elementary School — a seriously fun business.

Students have fun researching computer code

From the lowest to the highest elementary grade levels, children gazed at the figures on the screen, talked with nearby peers and made decisions to continue the game forward.

KISD special education program cleared

Nearly two years ago, the Killeen Independent School District’s special education program hit a low point when the district was investigated for noncompliance with statewide regulations regarding special education.

African-American history inspires CTC chair to share legacy

Black History Month is observed in February, but Central Texas College is dedicated to recognizing African-American contributions to Central Texas every day of the year.

KISD students explore safety topics

Safety is always first, but in the first week of February, it takes the stage in a whole new way during the Killeen Independent School District’s annual Safety Week.

Harker Heights library celebrates 'Healthy Hearts'

HARKER HEIGHTS — Children at the Stewart C. Meyer library received a healthy portion of love Thursday night through stories, songs and Valentine's Day cards.

Principals named to lead newest Killeen schools

The Killeen Independent School District announced Thursday the hiring of two new principals who will be in charge of the district’s newest schools.

Killeen's 5th high school?

While the Killeen Independent School District will be opening a new elementary and middle school in August, school board members said this week the need for a new high school is on the horizon.