PATTONVILLE — No one appeared for a public hearing Monday night at a Prairiland ISD board meeting on a state-mandated hearing on the district’s Texas Academic Performance Report, according to Superintendent Jeff Ballard.

“We reviewed this report last fall when it came out, but we are required to have a public hearing on it,” Ballard said. “The district received a B on the report, not as good as we would have liked, but still a passing score. We also met requirements for special education.”

In addition to providing details about academic performance, the report includes information about financial reports and information about staff, programs, and demographics. The report can be found at

Trustees agreed to asphalt a parking lot on the east side of Blossom Elementary and made no changes to the district’s cheerleader handbook. Ballard noted tryouts will be soon.

Mary Madewell is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6976 or at

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