I would like to thank the Hemphill ISD Board of Trustees and the Hemphill community for the opportunity to be a part of this outstanding district. I grew up in Bridge City, Texas and received my BA from UT-Arlington and my M.Ed. from SFA. I have served in public education for 27 years in various capacities that include teacher/coach, athletic director, assistant principal, campus principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. My educational experience prior to Hemphill has been at the following Texas public school districts: Midlothian, Splendora, Deweyville, Humble, Cleveland, and Kountze.
These are exciting and challenging times in education. Our legislature, in House Bill 5, has created some of the most sweeping changes in thirty-plus years. We have an opportunity to create more meaningful career/college pathways for our children than before. At the same time, we must continue to be good stewards of our financial resources during a time where state funding remains low.
Hemphill has a strong tradition of excellence in academics and extracurricular activities led by a fine staff of professionals and supported by a wonderful community. It is truly a blessing to be surrounded by school and community leadership committed to providing an exceptional education for all of our children.
My wife, Mary Ann, and I are excited to be a part of the Hemphill community and look forward to working with you and your children.
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM HISD SUPERINTENDENT
MR. REESE BRIGGS
HES CONSTRUCTION NEWS
Construction on the new HES campus has been constant but at a much slower pace than anticipated. Langston Construction has informed HISD that the building will not be ready for occupancy by our first day of school on August 25. The administration and school board, while stressing to Langston the need to complete construction in a timely manner, is focused on providing the most effective learning environment with child safety and welfare at the forefront. In consideration of the above, HES will begin the school year by continuing to conduct classes in the existing main building. Most classes and services will be held in the main building with a few fourth grade classes being held in HMS.
It is our expectation that the new HES campus will be completed in late September to early October. We will continue to work with Langston to determine the date for occupancy.
2014-2015 HISD CAFETERIA "PAID MEAL"
SY 13-14 SY 14-15
Student $1.20 Student $1.30
Employee $1.70 Employee $1.80
Guest $1.90 Guest $2.00
Student $1.60 Student $1.70
Employee $2.25 Employee $3.00
Guest $3.25 Guest $3.35
IMPORTANT HISD CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENT!
HEMPHILL ISD MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Hemphill Independent School District is to equip all students in a safe learning environment with the skills necessary to lead productive and satisfying lives.
Notice of Adopted 2013 Tax Rate
Hemphill ISD adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate.
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