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Like many school districts nationwide, nearly all Lamar County school districts are experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. Some districts are consolidating bus routes in order to meet their transportation needs.

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The Rotary Club of Paris gathered 437 pairs of jeans  that were delivered to Paris ISD, North Lamar ISD and Chisum ISD. These jeans will go to students of all ages in need and at all school locations regardless of their grade level.

The Chisum ISD board will discuss the 2021-2022 proposed tax rate at Monday evening’s meeting. Included on the agenda is the Chapter 41 options for the district, since Chisum ISD is considered a wealthy school district.

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That mandate comes in the form of House Bill 4545, which took effect June 16 and applies to the 2021-22 school year. HB 4545 requires school districts to provide 30 hours of intervention tutoring for any student who failed a STAAR test subject.

The Chisum ISD board will host a public meeting regarding federal Covid-19 funds available to the school as part of the requirements for the funding.

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The annual Kids Marathon raced to a close Monday afternoon, as students and families gathered to run the final 1.2 miles of the marathon, even with the rain.

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Chisum Middle School has announced its class valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2020-21 school year. They include: sixth grade valedictorian Ethan Armstrong and salutatorian Ruth Harms; seventh grade valedictorian Collin Bell and salutatorian Cole Erwin; and eighth grade valedictorian …