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The Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees voted to bring one of the nation’s most effective dropout prevention programs, Communities in Schools (CIS), into three of the district’s high schools. The goal of the CIS program is to increase the number of at-risk students who are successful in school. Last year, 98 percent of the at-risk students served through CIS stayed in school. 
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A Texas Education Agency video series highlighting the best practices of select, high-performing Title I schools features Amarillo ISD’s Whittier Elementary. A component of the TEA’s Title I Capacity Building Initiative, the video series serves as a tool to aid schools working to improve student outcomes and close performance gaps. 
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The School Board heard a presentation from State Board of Education representative Marty Rowley, on SBOE current areas of focus. They also set the 2016 tax rate, noting that AISD has been able to keep the same tax rate for the last four years.  
Amarillo ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Mary Malone has been named Region 16 Teacher of the Year. The honor was announced Wednesday morning during a ceremony at Region 16’s edCon, the largest regional educator conference of the year.  
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Amarillo ISD and 53 of its schools met the state’s standard on academic performance according to 2016 accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today. The ratings report reveals AISD met the target in 215 out of 219 total categories evaluated by TEA. 
For educators in Amarillo ISD, the upcoming school year brings with it groundbreaking opportunities for innovation and a commitment to cultivate scholars who are thinkers, communicators, collaborators and contributors. That message welcomed more than 3,000 of the District’s educators today as they joined together at Trinity Fellowship Church for all-staff convocation. 

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