Springtown Independent School District

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Springtown Independent School District is a public school district based in Springtown, Texas (USA) in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Located in Parker County, a small portion of the district extends into Wise County.

The school mascot (dating back to the mid-1920s) is the porcupine (which is not native to the area). In a nod to the famed "MOJO" of Permian High School, the school mascot is nicknamed "POJO."

In 2009, the school district was listed as a "Recognized" district by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

In September 2012 the board of the district voted to allow an administrator giving a school punishment paddling of a student to be of the opposite sex of the student; the school district said this is because of a lack of female administrators. This occurred after an incident where a male assistant principal gave a school-sanctioned paddling to two female students, and some parents said that the paddling resulted in bruises.[2]

Schools[edit]

Reno Elementary School

Springtown Elementary School

Goshen Creek Elementary School

Springtown Intermediate School

Springtown Middle School

Springtown High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  2. ^ Brown, Angela K. "Texas spanking: High school district expands corporal punishment." Associated Press at the Christian Science Monitor. September 26, 2012. Retrieved on October 28, 2012.

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