Tag Archive: Melinda Burns

Aug 31 2011

Teachers worth their hire

This is a good time to be going to work for the Pine Tree Independent School District (PTISD.)  Staff there will soon be receiving a substantial salary increase.  Unlike many school districts statewide, Pine Tree employees have not been victimized by the current economic downturn and have been able not only to keep their jobs, …

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Mar 31 2011

PTISD earns Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency

Pine Tree ISD has joined the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Award winners for their success in implementing financial transparency. Pine Tree ISD has earned a Gold Leadership Circle Award for setting the bar for financial transparency and opening the financial books to the public. The Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle program recognizes local governments across Texas …

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Mar 17 2011

PTISD schedules bond election

The Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees officially called a May school bond referendum after months of discussion and examination of district needs. Following a comprehensive committee process, several community forums for feedback and discussion, and many hours of open meetings, the Board unanimously approved the bond election which will be held on May 14th. …

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Feb 09 2011

PTISD superintendent to resign

Pine Tree ISD Superintendent Dr. Marian Strauss announced Thursday that she will be leaving the district for personal reasons.  Strauss explained in a letter to staff that she decided to resign because of family issues. “Over the past few months I have come to realize that the distance between me and my aging parents – …

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