Gunter Independent School District

GISD Announcements

  • Vogel Signs to Odessa College

    Congratulations to 2021 Gunter Graduate, Garrett Vogel for signing his letter of intent to play baseball at Odessa College this morning. Coach Hellman said, "Garrett was a key player on the Tiger Baseball team this year, and his leadership will be missed." Good luck in Odessa, Garrett! Your hometown team will miss you!

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  • Important Information from GISD Transportation

    Due to time changes and student growth in our district, we will be making some adjustments to accommodate our bus riders in the best possible way. Please read the entire document so that you will be informed of our new system. Parents of elementary students might need to make alternative arrangements because of an early drop off. Please click the story to read the full document.

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  • Registration 2021-22

    All students must be registered for the upcoming school year. Please take time to complete the registration process as soon as possible.

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  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL Students!

    GUNTER ISD announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request. Click for the full story.

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  • Gunter ISD Lone Finalist Named

    Congratulations to Scott Martindale, Iola ISD Superintendent, who was named Lone Finalist for the Gunter ISD Superintendent position.

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  • Jordan & Kyle Crilly to Lead Gunter FFA

    Gunter ISD is excited to welcome Jordan and Kyle Crilly as new agriculture teachers and FFA Sponsors. Jordan and Kyle have been faithfully serving the students and community of Levelland ISD for the past four years. During their time in Levelland, they have built a successful FFA program that spans a broad spectrum of student awards, accolades, and achievements. Please click to read the full press release.

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  • 2021-2022 Supply Lists

    Please click the title to visit our supply page ( to retrieve the school supply list for your student.

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  • Daryl Hellman Named Head Baseball Coach for the Gunter Tigers

    Gunter ISD is excited to name Daryl Hellman Head Baseball Coach for Gunter High School. Coach Hellman has been with GISD since 2018, serving as an Assistant Coach in baseball, football and basketball. Prior to coming to Gunter, Coach Hellman served as the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal & Head Football Coach in Aubrey ISD, and a teacher and coach in Pilot Point, Lake Dallas & Celina ISD. Coach Hellman began coaching baseball early in his career and served as the Head Baseball Coach for multiple years at Aubrey High School, making the playoffs each year and reaching the Regional Finals in 2010. This past year, the Gunter Tigers made a historic run in the playoffs under Coach Hellman’s leadership advancing to the State Tournament for the first time in 20 years. GHS fell to the eventual state champion, Malakoff, by one run in the 7th inning, in a stellar showing of our Gunter Tigers.

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  • Dr. Siler to Equip Leaders Statewide as Associate Executive Director at TASA

    Dr. Jill Siler will be stepping down from her role as superintendent so that she can help support and equip leaders across the state to lead their schools and communities. Dr. Siler was named Associate Executive Director, Professional Learning for the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). She will be designing and leading professional learning for all leaders at all levels statewide. Dr. Siler came to Gunter ISD in 2012 and has continued the legacy of excellence that Gunter has been long known for. Dr. Siler shared, “Nine years ago this month I began the greatest calling of my career – to lead and serve the Gunter ISD community. I am so proud of the things that we accomplished together and am honored to now have the opportunity to support leaders statewide. I have seen first-hand the powerful impact that the TASA organization has had across the state. The work of school and district leaders is challenging beyond measure and I am excited to join an organization whose mission is to inspire and equip leaders.” The Board of Trustees will interview search firms next week to help identify the next superintendent with hopes that a new leader will be in place in early August. Siler will remain in her role through the transition of leadership.

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  • 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar

    The 2021-2022 GISD Instructional Calendar is now available for download. Click the title to view and download it right here. It has also been placed on our calendar page under "About Us" for future reference.

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  • Important information regarding the PK-3 and PK-4 programs.

    This letter is to inform you that due to increased enrollment and staffing needs, we are no longer able to offer our Pre-K 3-year-old program to start the 2021-2022 school year. Please click to view the details.

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Important Features

Non Discrimination Statements

  • Title IX Information

    The District Title IX Coordinator is Dara Arrington, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    213 N Preston Rd., Gunter, Texas 75058

    903-696-1405 phone  |  903-433-1053 fax


    GISD Nondiscrimination Statement

    (All Grade Levels)


    In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Gunter ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law, in providing education services, activities, and programs, including CTE programs, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

    The following information is provided in response to 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8 of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, mandating notice of a nondiscrimination policy and adoption and publication of grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints. In accordance with Title IX, the district does not, and is required not to, discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to employment. As a school district serving students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, the district is not subject to provisions in Title IX Regulations (Subpart C) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in admissions and recruitment. However, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions or transfer requests.


    The district has designated and authorized the following employee as the Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment:


    Title IX Coordinator: Dara Arrington

    Physical Address: 213 N Preston Rd., Gunter, TX 75058


    Telephone Number: 903-696-1405


    Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email. During district business hours, reports may also be made in person.


    To view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX policies, FFH(LEGAL) and (LOCAL) and DIA(LEGAL) and (LOCAL), please go to: Policy FFH.

    To obtain a copy of the District’s Title IX policies, including the grievance process that complies with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, please contact: Dara Arrington, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.


    Upon receiving an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with board policies FFH and DIA.

    Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.


    Other federal laws that prohibit discrimination include Title VI, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act, the Boy Scouts Act, and Title II.

    [See policies FB, FFH, and GKD.]     


    Title IX Training Materials

    Materials used to train Title IX personnel are available below and are also available for inspection upon request by contacting Dara Arrington, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.


    Leasor Crass Title IX Training - 2020

    The following district representatives have been designated to address concerns or inquiries about other kinds of discrimination:

    • For concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of disability, see the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Tara Rice, , 903-696-1108
    • For all other concerns regarding discrimination, see the Superintendent: Dr. Jill Siler, , 903-433-4750


    Información de Título IX

    La Coordinadora del Título IX del Distrito es Dara Arrington, Directora de Currículo e Instrucción

    213 N Preston Rd., Gunter, Texas 75058

    903-696-1405 teléfono | 903-433-1053 fax


    Declaración de no discriminación de GISD

    (todos los niveles de grado)


    En sus esfuerzos por promover la no discriminación y como lo requiere la ley, Gunter ISD no discrimina por motivos de raza, religión, color, origen nacional, género, sexo, discapacidad, edad o cualquier otra base prohibida por la ley, al brindar servicios educativos, actividades y programas, incluidos los programas CTE, y proporciona igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

    La siguiente información se proporciona en respuesta a 34 CFR Parte 106.8 de las Regulaciones del Título IX de 2020, que exige la notificación de una política de no discriminación y la adopción y publicación de procedimientos de quejas que proporcionan la resolución rápida y equitativa de las quejas de estudiantes y empleados. De acuerdo con el Título IX, el distrito no discrimina, y está obligado a no hacerlo, por motivos de sexo en sus programas o actividades educativos. El requisito de no discriminar se extiende al empleo. Como distrito escolar que atiende a estudiantes desde prejardín de infantes hasta el grado 12, el distrito no está sujeto a las disposiciones de las Regulaciones del Título IX (Subparte C) que prohíben la discriminación por motivos de sexo en las admisiones y el reclutamiento. Sin embargo, el distrito no discrimina por sexo en las admisiones o solicitudes de transferencia.


    El distrito ha designado y autorizado al siguiente empleado como el Coordinador del Título IX para abordar inquietudes o consultas relacionadas con la discriminación por motivos de sexo, incluido el acoso sexual, la agresión sexual, la violencia en el noviazgo, la violencia doméstica, el acecho y el acoso por motivos de género:


    Coordinadora del Título IX: Dara Arrington

    Dirección física: 213 N Preston Rd., Gunter, TX 75058

    Dirección de correo electrónico:  

    Número de teléfono: 903-696-1405


    Cualquier individuo puede denunciar la discriminación sexual, incluido el acoso sexual, en cualquier momento, incluso fuera del horario comercial, por correo, teléfono o correo electrónico. Durante el horario comercial del distrito, los informes también se pueden hacer en persona.


    Para ver una copia electrónica de las políticas del Título IX del Distrito, FFH (LEGAL) y (LOCAL) y DIA (LEGAL) y (LOCAL), vaya a: Política FFH.

    Para obtener una copia de las políticas del Título IX del Distrito, incluido el proceso de quejas que cumple con 34 CFR § 106.45 (b) de las Regulaciones del Título IX de 2020, comuníquese con: Dara Arrington, Directora de Currículo e Instrucción.


    Al recibir una acusación de acoso sexual, el Coordinador del Título IX responderá de inmediato de acuerdo con las políticas de la junta FFH y DIA.

    Las consultas sobre la aplicación del Título IX pueden remitirse al Coordinador del Título IX del distrito, al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles del Departamento de Educación, oa ambos.


    Otras leyes federales que prohíben la discriminación incluyen el Título VI, la Sección 504, la Ley de Discriminación por Edad, la Ley de Boy Scouts y el Título II.

    [Consulte las políticas FB, FFH y GKD.]     


    Materiales de capacitación del Título IX 

    Los materiales utilizados para capacitar al personal del Título IX están disponibles a continuación y también están disponibles para su inspección a pedido comunicándose con Dara Arrington, Directora de Currículo e Instrucción.


    Capacitación del Título IX de Leasor Crass - 2020

    Los siguientes representantes del distrito han sido designados para abordar inquietudes o consultas sobre otros tipos de discriminación:

    • Para inquietudes con respecto a la discriminación por motivos de discapacidad, consulte a la Coordinadora de ADA / Sección 504: Tara Rice,, 903-696-1108

    Para todas las demás inquietudes con respecto a la discriminación, consulte al Superintendente: Dr. Jill Siler,, 903-433-4750



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  • English: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

    Spanish: For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement: Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación: De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. 

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