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Letter to the Editor

As a senior in Mineola High School, I am very hurt and concerned by the recent change within our school board. There may be things that I don’t understand, but I would like to reiterate how much this affects me and the community.

Dr. Tunnell has been here for my class since the beginning of our high school career. She was the first superintendent to make an impact on us in a long time. She is the superintendent that we saw at every single sport event, induction ceremony, band competition, and any other thing that involved the students on a Mineola campus.

Many of us can attest to this. more

Quitman student selected for membership in scholar’s society

Kathryne A. Wood of Mineola, a Quitman High School student, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars who have … more

Full MISD board to review interim applications

An adjusted process to hire an interim superintendent for the Mineola School District was outlined by board President John Abbott at Friday’s school board meeting. Rather than a meeting this … more

First day of school

Quitman Elementary students along with their guardians walk toward the QES school entrance during the first day of school on Aug. 21. more

Tunnell, school board execute detailed separation agreement

The full and final resignation and separation agreement between Mineola Superintendent Dr. Kim Tunnell and the Mineola ISD was made public last Friday morning by the district. The agreement stated … more


Alba-Golden ISD property owners to see savings

Alba-Golden ISD school board members voted unanimously to lower the district’s tax rate from last year’s rate Monday night. The tax rate for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year was set at $1.1276 which is lower than last year’s rate of $1.23. The full board of trustees, including Jason Stovall, Johnny Teel, Jackie Staley, Joe Carr, Mike Ragsdale, Chad Daily and Dwayne Thompson, were in attendance for the vote. more

Mineola school board, superintendent part ways

Mineola ISD school board members voted 5-1 to accept the resignation of Superintendent Kim Tunnell at a special called meeting Thursday night.

Board member Jill Quiambao cast the dissenting vote against accepting the resignation while Glenn Dossett, Daniel Louderman, Jay McGough and Jackie Rodieck voted in favor. Dr. Kyle Gully was absent from the meeting.

In her letter, Tunnell stated her resignation would be effective Jan. 31, 2020, or upon her receiving a position at another school district. Tunnell was not present at the meeting. more

Alba-Golden ISD scores a “B” grade

Alba-Golden ISD received its state accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency Aug. 15. more

MISD achieves B rating; elementary rated as “F”

Overall, the Mineola Independent School District saw gains in the Texas Education Agency (TEA) report card accountability ratings, scoring a B for the district as a whole. The district’s overall score of 85 is up from the 83 it posted the previous year. Since 2017, the district’s overall rating has improved 16 points. more

Quitman ISD just misses an “A” state rating

QISD received 89 out of 100 and a grade of B this year. The district increased by six points from last year. more

Mineola ISD board receives district accountability grades

The Mineola school board received the state’s new accountability ratings scores for each district campus. Although the district received an overall B grade, the elementary school was given an F. more

QISD educators get inspired for new year

Quitman ISD enlisted the help of a motivational speaker for its annual convocation to give administration and staff fresh teaching strategies this school year. more
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