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trustees - Board Brief from Oct. 19, 2023
Posted in on October 20, 2023

Trustees get update on elementary specialized programs

Arlington ISD’s Board of Trustees meeting on October 19, 2023, is in the books, and here are a few of the highlights.

There was lots of talk about finances, which is pretty typical. Arlington ISD assistant superintendent of financial services Carla Martin gave the board a financial update on the general operating fund, the capital outlay fund, the debt service fund and the food service fund. And later, the board approved the monthly financial report on operations and the district’s investment activity report through August, along with the 2023 Tax Roll Summary.

The trustees also considered and approved the district’s campus performance objectives and district scorecard for 2023-24. Board policy requires trustees to approve these campus performance objectives each year.

Then later, Dr. Christi Buell, Arlington ISD’s interim chief academic officer, gave a progress update related to the district’s plan to improve early childhood literacy and math proficiency and performance objectives as outlined in the District Improvement Plan required by House Bill 3. Buell’s presentation focused on student outcomes on the beginning-of-the-year universal screeners.

Finally, Dr. Tamela Horton, Arlington ISD’s executive director of transformational learning, provided an update on the elementary specialized programs offered in the district. These popular programs provide students with opportunities in dual language, fine arts, STEM and leadership. Please help spread the word that applications for these programs open on Oct. 24. You can visit and click on “Specialized Programs” in the gray menu bar near the top of the screen for more info.

Those are just a few of the highlights from the board meeting. If you would like more details on any of these, or any of the items not covered here, you can watch the entire meeting here.