Students to pay more for school lunches as mandated by USDA

Students, teachers, staff and visitors to Henrietta schools will see an increase in lunch costs when the 2014-15 school year begins in August. The HISD Board of Trustees approved a 25 cent increase for meals during a regular meeting Thursday, July 10. Students will … [Read more...]

School rehab plan includes artificial turf for athletic fields, remodel of auditorium

Snow covers grass turf of the Henrietta ISD football field Tuesday morning. District trustees voted Thursday to install artificial turf on the football, baseball and softball fields as part of a school renovations package.

Henrietta ISD’s athletic facilities, as well as other areas of the three-campus school, will soon get major upgrades as part of a $3.06 million loan approved by the school board in a special meeting Thursday night. Renovations will be paid for through a Qualified … [Read more...]

Petrolia CISD voters approve tax rate; Johnson retains HISD trustee seat

Five years after Petrolia ISD first put forth a proposition to increase property taxes in an effort to raise revenues, voters of the now consolidated district have complied. In Saturday’s municipal and school elections, 56 percent of PCISD voters cast ballots in … [Read more...]

Petrolia CISD makes fifth attempt at tax increase as early voting begins

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to reflect additional polling places in Henrietta ISD Trustees' election. For a fifth-straight year, Petrolia CISD is asking voters for a property tax increase to raise maintenance and operations revenue. The previous … [Read more...]

Tyson retires from school board

Dean Gilstrap, superintendent of Bellevue ISD, presents Billy Tyson with a plaque for serving 18 years on the Bellevue School Board.

Billy Tyson, president of the Bellevue ISD school board, retired May 28, after 18 years of service. Tyson is a graduate of Bellevue ISD. His mother, Skeeter Tyson, served the school district for many years as a teacher’s aid, and wife, Kathy, is a teacher at … [Read more...]

Early voting underway at Henrietta, Petrolia and Byers

Early voting in school and municipal election began Monday and continues through May 8. Only the cities of Henrietta and Petrolia, and the Petrolia and Byers school districts will hold elections. Henrietta and Bellevue ISD trustees up for reelection are unopposed and … [Read more...]

PISD trustees fields questions about consolidation agreement

By Matt KeltonPioneer SentinelApproval of the voters is all that stands in the way of a local consolidation agreement between Petrolia and Byers School Districts after Monday night’s PISD school board meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to accept comments from … [Read more...]

Public consolidation meeting set

Petrolia ISD will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the boardroom located in the Petrolia Elementary School Building, 701 S. Prairie Ave., in Petrolia. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the local consolidation agreement between Byers ISD and … [Read more...]

Byers trustees answer concerns during consolidation hearing

By Matt KeltonPioneer SentinelByers ISD trustees held a public hearing Thursday night in an effort to address any concerns with the local consolidation agreement drafted between Byers and Petrolia school districts. The public hearing, held during a regular meeting of … [Read more...]

Petrolia trustees approve agreement with Byers ISD

By Matt KeltonPioneer SentinelIn a unanimous decision Thursday night, the Petrolia ISD school board approved an agreement of consolidation with Byers Schools. BISD trustees approved the same agreement in a meeting Tuesday. The next step is to take the issue of … [Read more...]