Bay City Independent School District

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Bay City Independent School District
Type and location
Type Independent school district
Grades Pre-K through 12
Established 1900[citation needed]
Region ESC Region 3 [1]
Country USA
Location Bay City, Texas
District information
Superintendent Keith Brown [1]
Schools 8 (2009-10) [2]
NCES District ID 4809630[2]
Students and staff
Students 3,777 (2010-11) [1]
Teachers 306.91 (2009-10) [2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 12.36 (2009-10) [2]
Athletic conference UIL Class 4A Football & Basketball [3]
District mascot Black Cats [4]
Colors           Royal Blue, Gold [4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011 Academically Acceptable[5]
Website Bay City ISD

Bay City Independent School District is a public school district based in Bay City, Texas (USA). Bay City Independent School District operates six schools in Bay City, Texas.

District Administration[edit]

  • Keith Brown-Superintendent
  • Rodney Fausett-Assistant Superintendent
  • Richard Johnson-Director of Business and Technology
  • Janice Popp-Director of Curriculum

Finances[edit]

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $1,005,148,000. [1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.117 and the bond tax rate was $0.015 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5]

Schools[edit]

In the 2011-2012 school year, the district had six schools.[1] On March 9, 2011, Superintendent Keith Brown announced a reduction in force in accordance with state and federal budget cuts. He has stated that Bay City Intermediate School and McAllister Intermediate School will be closed effective August 2011.[6]

Regular instructional[edit]

High Schools: Grades 9-12

Junior High Schools: Grades 6-8

  • Bay City Junior High School (Mascot: Panther)

Elementary Schools: Grades PK-5

  • Cherry Elementary School
  • Tenie Holmes Elementary School
  • Linnie Roberts Elementary School

JJAP instructional[edit]

  • Matagorda County JJAEP (Grades 5-12)

Closed schools[edit]

  • McAllister Intermediate

Although this school received an accountability rating in 2011, it is no longer listed in the state school directory for the 2011-2012 school year.[1]

  • Bay City Intermediate

Although this school received an accountability rating in 2011, it is no longer listed in the state school directory for the 2011-2012 school year.[1]

Terroristic Threats Toward the District[edit]

Bay City ISD superintendent Keith Brown received a letter threatening the lives of students, as well as those of his immediate family members. The note was followed by a series of phone calls, many homes and businesses (including the local hospital) were called. Bomb threats were made against Linnie Roberts Elementary School and Bay City Junior High School. A man by the name of Paul Nolen May (a former substitute teacher) was arrested after he was recorded buying the prepaid cell phone that was used to make some of the calls, it is still unclear whether he was the original note writer.[2][dead link]

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