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EISD breaks ground on ag building project Featured Photo

EISD breaks ground on ag building project

Elkhart School Board Trustees broke ground on a new agriculture barn construction site Monday. From left are board members Tracy Tidrow, Joe Estes, Charles McShan, Superintendent Lamont Smith, EdD, and board members Stephen Ham, Chad Steely, and Harold Holloway. Not pictured: Board Member Aimee Quick Johnson. Lisa Tang Special to the Herald-Press

ONE Time Payment

Elkhart I.S.D. will provide one time payments to staff July 15th for returning staff. Administration, directors, counselors, certified librarians, nurses, teachers and technology will receive $2,000. Support staff, including bus drivers, custodians, maintenance and paraprofessionals will receive $500. If a staff member works in multiple departments, they will receive only one payment. Payments for these funds are provided by House Bill 3 as a demonstration of appreciation for educators’ hard work. Elkhart I.S.D. recognizes the importance of having quality staff in all areas to meet the growing needs of students and the community. Thank you E.I.S.D. Staff for your excellent service! Thank you E.I.S.D. Board for supporting this initiative! Lamont Smith, Ed.D. Elkhart ISD Superintendent “Excellence Every Day In Every Way”

P-EBT Benefits

Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2020–21 school year? If so, your family may be eligible for P-EBT benefits to purchase food. The P-EBT application opens June 2. For more information: hhs.texas.gov/pebt or 833-442-1255
Art teacher Pat Rainey to retire Featured Photo

Art teacher Pat Rainey to retire

Retiring Elkhart art teacher Pat Rainey recently accompanied fifth grade student Lane Gabbard, whose painting was on display at the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin. COURTESY PHOTO

Partnership Matters

In partnership with Dr. Salter's Office and the United Charities of South Anderson County, Elkhart I.S.D. staff and caregivers were provided an opportunity to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Upcoming Events

School Board Meeting

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM
Location: Elkhart High School, 9002 TX-19, Elkhart, TX 75839, USA

Superintendent's Message

Elkhart Community,

The Elkhart community has a rich history of providing an exceptional education for students.  I am proud of our schools and the academic and social achievements that reflect our core values.  We meet children where they are, expose them to a rigorous curriculum, and challenge their limits in a loving, caring and nurturing environment.  At EISD, our students are not mere numbers; every student counts!  They are our most prized possessions; therefore, we surpass common practice to model positive character traits, provide sound choices, and extend unique learning opportunities to build for a bright future.  Our high school students are offered the opportunity to earn college credits and certifications, and they are supported in developing firm plans for success in the military, the general workforce, or in higher education.  When students graduate from EISD, they are prepared for life and have choices and opportunities.
 
As superintendent of schools, I am proud to say that our staff consists of quality educators who go beyond the norm to reach all children.  Our staff members are positive upbeat individuals who proudly maintain their well-established reputation for being the best in the area.  Our students are held to high standards of accountability, discipline, and good citizenship.  These factors ensure a safe and secure learning environment where “Excellence” thrives.    Elkhart ISD believes in the “ELKS” (Excellence, Leadership, Knowledge equals Success).  Our school district is supported by parents, community leaders and ministries.  Together we strive for excellence!
 
Respectfully,
Dr. Lamont Smith
Superintendent of Schools
“Excellence Every Day in Every Way”

Mission Statement

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In partnership and collaboration with parents and community members, Elkhart Independent School District dedicates its efforts and resources to the benefit of all students by providing an integrated educational program of quality, equity, challenge, and Academic Excellence Through Innovative Instruction.