The Detroit Lady Eagles volleyball season came to a close in Mount Vernon as they dropped their regional quarterfinal game to the Hawkins Lady Hawks on Tuesday night.

Detroit finished the season with an overall record of 29-10 while being named district, bidistrict and area champions.

Trustees with the Detroit Independent School District approved the tax rate for the new fiscal year that began in June and took care of some Head Start matters at Monday night’s meeting in the high school library.

While only 64 school districts statewide utilize the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement’s school marshal program, which allows district employees to carry firearms, several rural Northeast Texas districts say school marshals and other armed employees are actively on campuses.

Communities throughout the Red River Valley were abuzz Wednesday and Thursday, as several local schools kicked off the 2022-23 school year in style. As countless students excitedly made their way back to school for another year of learning and socializing, the school districts have been hard at work behind the scenes to ensure that this school year is the best to date.

The market value of twelve districts gained following 2022 appraisals, with across-the board increases between 5% and 26%. Depending on the district residents live in, they may see increased taxes, despite cuts to the percentage taxed.

 Kathie Thompson, the superintendent of Detroit ISD, presented the end-of-course STAAR results at the school board meeting Monday night in the high school library.

Just in time for back to school season, the Texas sales tax holiday weekend returns Aug. 5 to Aug. 7. For school-related items such as clothing, footwear, backpacks and other supplies under $100, all taxes will be waived during the holiday period. 

In June of this year, after another fatal school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Mike Morath, commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, to name someone as the chief of school safety and security in the state.

Teachers are leaving local schools — in droves. For many, it’s not the act of teaching itself scaring them off, but the low pay and need to conform to national teaching regulations and “teach to the test.” The shortage affects colleges, private and public schools, both in securing enough job applicants and finding those seeking to be teachers in the first place.

School board members passed a $7,885,578 budget for fiscal year 2022-23 in a Monday night meeting at Detroit High School that saw three executive sessions and a report on the process of what school personnel have to follow on bullying reports.

Since 2000 there have been more than 300 gun-related incidents on school campuses or at school-related events in the United States, according to various sources. The two most recent happened in the last days of May and claimed 23 lives in Uvalde, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Nineteen of the dead in Uvalde were elementary students

Voters approved two amendments to the Texas Constitution, gave approval to a $16 million bond election for Prairiland ISD, and elected members to city and school district governing boards at a Saturday election.

Detroit High School has named its valedictorian and salutatorian for the graduating class of 2021-22. The valedictorian is Kellie Welch, left, and the salutatorian is Nathan Hampton, right.