Tag: McAllen ISD

Mcallen ISD opens it’s doors to DACA recipients

MCALLEN — Mcallen ISD is opening it’s doors to daca recipients or “dreamers”..as they offer programs designed for students –to support young people, so they feel safe and thrive in the school environment. According to Superintendent, Jose Gonzales, the McAllen School District has more than 30 campuses, where he says he wants all students from everywhere in the world to feel at home. The help is free, for more information visit...

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Outpourings of Support Come for Families Displaced in Blaze

McAllen (KFXV) — More than 45 people are displaced by the fire at an apartment complex in McAllen, 15 of those staying at a shelter set up by the American Red Cross and many wanting to know how to help. The community’s response – overwhelming, McAllen ISD holding a drive for donations. The McAllen Independent District collecting donated items for the 47 people displaced by a fire at Saxon Village Apartment complex..since last Friday, the gym at Lincoln Middle School is providing a temporary shelter for four families affected by the fire. Dozens of volunteers sorted clothes, shoes,toys and...

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McAllen ISD to Host ‘EDUFest’

McAllen (KFXV) — McAllen ISD hosts its first ever enrollment “EDUFest”. The event will showcase many of the ways to empower students (robotics, coding, Advanced Academics, Fine Arts, athletics, dual language, visual and performing arts, all day pre-K, chess, etc.) EDUFest will take place this Saturday, April 22 at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The district encourages families and friends who are not currently enrolled in McAllen schools to take part. Enrollment officers will be on hand to answer questions. Parents do not have to bring any paperwork. For more information, contact the McAllen School District at 956 618 6031....

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McAllen ISD Arrests Three in Clown Hoaxes

Mcallen/Pharr (KFXV) — The McAllen ISD Police Department made three arrests in connection to a clown-threat hoax. According to authorities, these students ages 15 to 16 threatened to attack several schools through their instagram accounts. The juvenile suspects will be charged with making a false report. The PSJA ISD District also issued alerts to parents about these clown-threats. If students and parents believe they are being targeted or in any form of danger they are are asked to notify their school and call local...

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Donna ISD School Board Approves ‘Due Process’ Policy to Protect Employees from Unfair Practices

The Donna ISD school board unanimously approves a resolution aimed at protecting employees from unfair practices. The Teachers Association in Donna says it worked on the proposal for over three years to help pass a ‘due process’ policy to protect ‘at-will’ employees from being demoted, replaced or fired without a just cause. Board president Albert Sandoval says these efforts are not the result of a political retaliation lawsuit that the board and the district lost in April. “We’re hoping it can prevent future lawsuits. It could’ve been resolved at an earlier point. We as a board felt we were...

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