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Holy Springer Stallions, Batman! Batman, Heath Police Officer visit Springer Elementary

Holy Springer Stallions, Batman! Batman, Heath Police Officer visit Springer Elementary

ROCKWALL – Holy Springer Stallions, Batman! Batman (Damon Cole) and his sidekick, Robin (Heath Public Safety officer Dee Brumit), visited students at Springer Elementary school today. We understand the kids loved it and so did Batman and his sidekick! Holy Heath Public Safety Department, Batman!    

Rockwall ISD grants employees displaced by tornadoes 10 extra days of emergency leave

Rockwall ISD grants employees displaced by tornadoes 10 extra days of emergency leave

ROCKWALL -The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees granted employees who have been displaced due to the recent tornadoes in the area 10 additional days of “emergency leave,” at their Board meeting Jan. 13. Employees can use this additional leave at any time before June 30. “The recent tornadoes have been a tragic disaster for our […]

The CORE tech center offering free computers, Internet to tornado victim families

The CORE tech center offering free computers, Internet to tornado victim families

ROCKWALL – The CORE of Rockwall is offering its computer lab for free to families who were victims of the tornado who need to have access to a computer and the Internet to take care of personal business. The lab will be available Monday through Friday from 8 to 11:30 am. Although the lab is […]

Rockwall ISD Superintendent Jeff Bailey announces his retirement

Rockwall ISD Superintendent Jeff Bailey announces his retirement

ROCKWALL – Rockwall ISD Superintendent Jeff Bailey today announced his plans to retire from his position effective Aug. 31, 2016, after a 37-year career in education. He has served in his current position since June 10, 2010. His total current contract salary, from July 1, 2014 – June, 2017, is $242,688.10 per year, plus expenses […]

Help poor by donating gently worn shoes to Heritage Christian Academy

Help poor by donating gently worn shoes to Heritage Christian Academy

ROCKWALL – Have any gently worn or new shoes you can donate to Heritage Christian Academy to help impoverished people in other nations start their own businesses? The senior class at HCA is collecting all shape, size and style shoes for Funds2Orgs, which then provides the shoes to microenterprise partners so the poor in developing […]

John White blasts Jeff Bailey for Shame Game electioneering with signs to pass school bond

John White blasts Jeff Bailey for Shame Game electioneering with signs to pass school bond

ROCKWALL – Rockwall businessman, TEA Party founder and blogger John White has blasted Rockwall ISD Superintendent Jeff Bailey for allowing “I Love Rockwall Schools” signs to be distributed at the Rockwall High Homecoming Game to help get the $257 million RISD school bond passed. On his blog, RockwallConservative.me, White called the action “Shame Game” “electioneering” on […]

75% of RISD Bond Referendum for 3 new schools; additions, renovations for 3 more

75% of RISD Bond Referendum for 3 new schools; additions, renovations for 3 more

ROCKWALL – Wondering what the $257 million Rockwall ISD Bond referendum is for? Many voters are. So The Rockwall News did a little research, requested details from  the Executive Summary of the 60-member Rockwall ISD Bond Planning Committee and discovered that seventy-five percent of the $257 million Rockwall ISD Bond referendum – or $194,071,888 – is […]

RISD teacher Gayle Kidd named Texas History Teacher of Year

RISD teacher Gayle Kidd named Texas History Teacher of Year

ROCKWALL – Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary fifth grade social studies teacher Gayle Kidd has been named the 2015 Texas History Teacher of the Year, an award sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A special award ceremony in her honor was held last month at the school. Kidd will receive a $1,000 honorarium and […]

RISD Trustees vote to refinance bonds, saving taxpayers $12.8 million

RISD Trustees vote to refinance bonds, saving taxpayers $12.8 million

The Rockwall Board of Trustees unanimously voted last week to take advantage of historically low interest rates and refinance the remaining bonds from the 2006 bond referendum, which will save taxpayers between $12.8 -14 million. The decision was made after a brief presentation about the current bond market from FirstSouthwest, one of the country’s largest diversified […]

Rockwall ISD projected to grow by over 2,000 students in next 5 years

Rockwall ISD projected to grow by over 2,000 students in next 5 years

ROCKWALL – The student population of Rockwall ISD is expected to grow by more than 2,000 new students in the next five years, exceeding capacity at five elementary schools and both high schools. That’s what representatives of Templeton Demographics told the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees Monday night at their scheduled meeting. Templeton was hired […]

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