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Nacogdoches ISD to discuss preparations for Burmese students

Nacogdoches ISD to discuss preparations for Burmese students
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 9:47am

At the Nacogdoches ISD board meeting Thursday, NISD Superintendent Fred Hayes will give an update on preparation for the expected influx of Burmese students.

"Based on his recent conversations with Pilgrim's Pride, (he's going to report) how many students he can expect, what our plans are going to be ... what the strategy's going to be now that the school year is right around the corner," said Matt Rocco, board president.

"The concept is ‘Do we reconfigure Mike Moses and McMichael Middle School and make one a sixth-grade campus and one a seventh-and-eighth-grade campus?'" Rocco said. "That's been discussed for a long time. I think there's a perception in the public that it's already a done deal and it's not. It hasn't been approved."

Board trustees will consider adopting a revised vision and mission statement, which haven't been updated since 1997, to reflect the district's diverse population, Rocco said.

"Everything that we do we should be able to tie to our vision and mission," he said.

"All of our goals should be aligned."

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