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Board Sets Vision, Buys Bus

Posted Date: 04/01/2021

The Perryton ISD Board of Trustees met in a special session Wednesday to continue work on a new Vision Statement, Mission Statement and Core Values.  They also met to continue discussion on purchasing a new bus and on renovating a portable building to house Full-Day Pre-K next year.

The board approved a proposal, presented by CFO Doug Kile, to purchase a slightly used, just over 500 miles, Longhorn gasoline bus for just over $89,000.  The 77 passenger bus will be used for in-town routes and should be available by the start of the 2021-2022 school year.  It is hoped that this larger bus may allow the district and All Aboard Transportation to consolidate a couple of bus routes.

The board heard an update from Superintendent Jame Mireles, Asst. Superintendent Dr. Maria Rocque and Kile on plans to renovate the portable building across from Perryton Junior High to be used when PISD expands Pre-K to full day, as mandated by House Bill 3 in the last legislative session.  The building is currently used by the Technology Department.

Continuing discussion from a previous special session, the board came to an agreement on a Vision Statement for the district: “Engage, Educate, Empower: Every Child, Every Day.”  They will turn their attention now to setting a Mission Statement and continue to establish the Core Values that drive the district.

The next regular meeting of the board will be Thursday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the PISD Administration Building, 821 SW 17th.