On November 7, 2017, Dallas County residents voted on several propositions including “Proposition A” which pertains to the transportation services Dallas County Schools provides to Irving ISD and several other metro districts. Preliminary election results show the majority of residents voted to abolish Dallas County Schools. Irving ISD students and families can expect bus transportation to continue despite the election results. Click here to read a statement from Irving ISD.
Cardwell Career Prep senior Clifton Jackson recently competed in the 2017 National Youth Entrepreneur Challenge in New York City after creating a 3-in-1 tool for electricians. Out of 41 students from across the country, Clifton advanced to the top 3 national finalists, winning $5k as runner-up.
Partnering with Digital Promise, Verizon Innovative Learning is equipping 5,000 district students and 490 teachers with their own tablet, 24/7 internet access and a full-time technology coach. The five participating IISD middle schools are among 72 nationwide in the cutting-edge program.
All 33 rated campuses achieved the highest rating of Met Standard in the 2017 state accountability ratings released in August by the Texas Education Agency. Irving ISD also earned 36 Distinction Designations for student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? More than 2,700 fifth-graders will soon find out with Irving ISD’s newest program, Irving Develops Entrepreneurial Achievers (IDEA).
District Administration magazine named Irving ISD among its 2017 Districts of Distinction for innovative K-12 programming. Irving ISD is one of 54 districts nationwide to be recognized for its literacy program, Irving Reads, which has provided 700,000 free books to IISD students since 2010.
Commencement for the Class of 2017 took place over the span of two days, celebrating 2,468 seniors from Irving ISD’s four comprehensive high schools. With over $38.3 million earned in scholarships and grants, this year’s graduates have achieved many accolades in the classroom and beyond.
Irving ISD was named a top digital school district by the Center for Digital Education for our use of innovative technologies such as the 1:1 laptop initiative, STEM curriculum and flipped classroom instruction.
2017 Total Tax Rate
Irving ISD adopted a 2017 total tax rate of $1.4314. The adopted total tax rate for 2016 was $1.4450. The 2017 total tax rate represnts a decrease of 1.36 cents.
Maintenance and Operations Tax Rate [tex. Tax code § 26.05(b)(2)(a)&b]
The Irving ISD adopted a rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 0.74 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $0.00.
Interest and Sinking Tax Rate
The 2017 I&S rate is $0.2614. The 2016 I&S tax rate was $0.2750. The Irving ISD adopted an interest and sinking tax rate that will decrease taxes for interest and sinking by 1.360 cents.
Irving ISD was named the 2015 National Advanced Placement (AP) District of the Year for expanding student access to AP courses and improving AP Exam performance.
$22.5 million in scholarships were award to students in 2015. 137 scholars were awarded scholarships through The Irving Schools Foundation.
It is the policy of the Irving Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Es norma de Irving Independent School District no discriminar por motivos de raza, edad, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Schools will be closed November 20-24, and the district's Administration Building will be closed November 22-24. All schools and offices will reopen November 27.