Gunter Independent School District

GISD Announcements

  • STATE SHIRTS ARE HERE!!

    If you ordered a State Baseball T-shirt, they are in! You may pick them up in the high school foyer until 6PM tonight (6/9), or 7:45 AM - 3 PM tomorrow in the high school office(6/10).

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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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  • Athletic Physicals - Important

    I M P O R T A N T Message regarding Athletic Physicals!! The clinic has been CANCELED for Saturday, May 15th. Children's Health just sent word that they could not provide the physicals as planned. We apologize for any inconvenience. Click for a list of clinics providing free physicals between now and August.

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  • Cafeteria Notice

    Beginning Monday, April 19th, students will no longer be able to charge in the cafeteria. They must have money in their account or have cash to purchase meals and snacks. Please check your student's cafeteria account regularly and pay any outstanding balances. Students who do not have money in their account or cash to purchase a meal will be given a sack lunch. For questions, contact GISD Cafeteria Manager, Lauren Rogers at 903.696.1310 or email here at lrogers@gunterisd.org.

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  • GUNTER ISD 2021-2022 Pre K / Kindergarten Roundup

    Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be held on Monday, April 5th from 4:00-6:30pm in the elementary school cafeteria. This is only for incoming Pre K and Kindergarten students that are new to the district. Click the title for more information.

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  • COVID Information / COVID Tracker

    Please click on this story to see the most up-to-date information on COVID. From a live tracker system to our COVID Mitigation Plan, this site has everything you need to know!

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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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  • 2020-21 Dress Code

    A huge thank you for all of the feedback regarding dress code. Our goal was to make some modifications to simplify the rules, decrease costs for families, make it more culturally and stylistically relevant yet continue to remain modest in nature. We had over 400 respondents to our feedback request (319 families + 105 staff members) and the recommendations were overwhelmingly positive with 93% of parents and 93% of staff recommending overall approval of the changes. Please click the link to see the 2020-21 Dress Code

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  • Remote Learners: Meal Information

    REMOTE LEARNERS ONLY: Please submit this form by 7:00 PM Sunday night each week to reserve meals for the following week. The meals will be charged to your child’s account according to current eligibility (free, reduced, or full price). Please click the title of this story to gain access to the Meal Form, as well as other important information.

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  • Striving Towards a Better Accountability - 2019

    Today is the first day of the 2019-20 school year and I couldn’t be more excited… Not only are we coming off of the MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR in virtually every way, we are about to welcome back over 1,000 students into classrooms and fields and courts and labs and band halls where they will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they belong, are valued and will find success this year! The state also released the A-F ratings today. While our district rating may have improved, my thoughts around the negative impact that rolling 12,000 indicators into 1 letter grade labeled on an entire school community have not. As superintendents, we WANT to be held accountable – but in a way that is well-rounded, appropriate for children and reflective of the hopes and dreams of our communities. And we in Gunter ISD will strive towards a better accountability until we achieve it. Click into this story for more thoughts on the A-F system.

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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

    darrington@gunterisd.org

     

    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

    Email Addressdarrington@gunterisd.org  

    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, trice@gunterisd.org , 903-696-1108
    • For all other concerns regarding discrimination, see the Superintendent: Dr. Jill Siler, jsiler@gunterisd.org , 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

    darrington@gunterisd.org

     

    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:  darrington@gunterisd.org  

    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, trice@gunterisd.org, 903-696-1108

    Para todas las demás inquietudes con respecto a la discriminación, consulte al Superintendente: Dr. Jill Siler, jsiler@gunterisd.org, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov. 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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