As we begin a new school year, we begin with a feeling of renewal. To some extent that is true of every school year, but this year seems to be different. PAISD is on the cutting edge of providing academic excellence for all students. We are not only feeling renewed as we enter the year, but we are enthusiastically anticipating working with every child who enters our doors. We enter this year with a sound budget, with clear goals in sight for our classrooms, and with high expectations for the performance of every member of our school community.
A great deal of credit must be shared by the PAISD Board of Trustees that has spent a great deal of time working as a team to provide the resources necessary for student success. Given a sound financial footing, we can continue to use those resources to support quality instruction in classrooms and compensate our teachers and staff for their tireless work on behalf of our children.
In the face of the new challenges and mandates, our commitment to maintain high educational expectations remains strong. This is evident by the exceptional achievements of students and employees throughout the district. Our students and staff are successful because of their initiative and hard work. However, parents, community members, educators, support staff, administration and board members provide a solid foundation for that success. Together, we continue to provide a quality education that is committed to academic excellence and responsible citizenship.
I look forward to a great school year. As always, I view my position as superintendent of the Port Aransas Independent School District as one of service to the students and community. If you have questions or concerns about our school district, please feel free to contact me at 361/749-1205 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Billy Wiggins is superintendent of the Port Aransas Independent School District.