Entries by John Boyd

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Summer Meal Programs provide no-cost, health meals to students

  Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive. The Summer Meal Programs ensures kids have no-cost, health meals this summer and return to school read to learn. Help us spread the word about this valuable program! Text FOOD to 304-304 or visit SummerFood.org to find a site. Los niños necesitan comidas nutritivas para […]

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Substitute teacher pay raises announced at Harmony Public Schools

After giving across-the-board pay raises to full-time teachers and campus staff earlier this school year, Harmony Public Schools will now be giving pay raises to all levels of substitute teachers. The daily rate increase goes into effect February 14. The increase was approved unanimously by the Harmony Public Schools Board of Directors on January 29. Under the rate increase, […]

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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) announcement

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for Gifted and Talented (G/T) screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 1 & up who were […]

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What is a charter school? The difference between ISD schools and Texas public charter schools

One of the questions we hear most from prospective parents interested in applying to Harmony Public Schools is “I’ve been looking at schools near me, but I don’t understand – what is the difference between a charter school and an ISD public school?” Texas public charter schools have grown exponentially in the past 25 years – both in Texas, and around the country – but we understand why many parents who grew up in a traditional independent school district setting themselves may still have questions. That’s OK. We’ve got the answers to all of your biggest questions about charter schools.