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    National Dance Week 2016

    Celebrating Dance and Fun Fitness

    National Dance Week promotes dance as a way to build self-esteem and acceptance among kids and adults alike. Dance has no boundaries or limitations. It is available to everyone and allows people to freely express emotions and ideas.

    The National Dance Week Foundation uses this week to spread the joy of dance by hosting events throughout the country. You can donate to the organization here or you can make your own contribution to the cause by cranking up some music and putting your dance shoes on!

    We all know dance is good for the heart and soul so this week help us spread the word about this magical expression of life!

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  • School Board Meeting

    The PAISD school board will hold their Regular Meeting on March 24, 2016 in the PAISD administration board room. The meeting will open at 5:30 pm and then the closed session will follow immediately afterward. The Board will reconvene for the public meeting at 7:00 pm following the closed session.

    In this section, you can find the upcoming as well as past school board meeting agendas, notices, BoardBooks, and financial reports. 




    Financial Reports


    2015-2016 Meeting Dates

    August 27, 2015

    September 24, 2015

    October 22, 2015

    November 19, 2015

    December 17, 2015

    January 28, 2016

    February 25, 2016

    March 24, 2016

    April 28, 2016

    May 26, 2016

    June 23, 2016

    July 14, 2016

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  • Port Arthur ISD Turnaround Campus Stakeholder Summary and Survey

    In accordance with TEA guidelines. Port Arthur ISD is required to identify district schools that have been designated as Improvement Required for multiple years. 

    The district is also required to gather input from local stakeholders: students, parents, community members, and business leaders to be used in the creation of campus turnaround plans. 

    The following campuses in PAISD have been designated as Improvement Required for multiple years: 

    • Booker T. Washington Elementary - 3rd Year (Re-configured in 2013-2014 to a PK-2 Campus) 
    • Memorial High School - 2nd Year 

    The district will be collecting stakeholder input with a survey. We value your opinion.

    English Survey

    Encuesta en Español

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  • Head Start/Pre-Kindergarten Round-Up

    Wheatley School of Early Childhood Programs, located at 1100 Jefferson Drive, is holding on going registration for Head Start and pre-kindergarten students, Monday-Friday from 9-3:45 p.m.

    Applications are being accepted for children who will be three years old on/or before September 1, 2016 for all day Head Start/Pre-Kindergarten.

    For more information, please call 984-8750.


    • Proof of 2015 Income (1040 tax return or all W-2’s)
    • Verification for the year 2015 if income applies (TANF, SSI, Social Security, foster care, child support, Medicaid or CHIP card or food stamps)

    Medicaid, Private Insurance and/or Case Number, Tax Return or W-2 Form)

    • Child’s certified birth certificate or hospital certification of birth
    • Updated Immunization Record
    • Child’s Social Security Card
    • Proof of Residency (current utility bill or lease agreement; if you live with someone a signed and notarized letter is needed from the person with whom you live and their proof of residence is also needed) 
    • Parent/Legal Guardian photo ID
    • Child’s health record: form 3 physical examination/assessment (completely filled)
    • Child’s oral health record to be completed and signed by child’s dentist
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  • Early Childhood Screening at Wheatley Campus

    Wheatley School of Early Childhood Education, 1100 Jefferson Drive, will hold their PPCD/Early Childhood Screening April 29th from 8:30-3 p.m. The screening will be for children ages two to four that may show evidence of a developmental delay or disability. Services are provided at no cost to families.

    For more information or an appointment, please contact the Wheatley campus at 984-8750 or Critty Wells-Barrett, Diagnostician, at 984-8776.

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  • Board Approves Prevailing Wage Rates

    The Prevailing Wage Rates for the Texas Gulf Coast Area have been approved.  These rates will be effective beginning March 1, 2016.

    In compliance with the Texas Government Code Chapter 2258, the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the Texas Gulf Coast Area was determined for each craft or type of worker needed and the prevailing rate for legal holiday and overtime work based on survey results of the wages received by classes of works employed on projects of a character similar to the contract work in the school district.  Prevailing rates are to be paid by contractors or subcontractors.

    Prevailing Wage Rates - School Construction Trades

    Effective – March 2, 2016 through March 1, 2019

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    Texas Gulf Coast Areas


    Classification Hourly Rate

    Asbestos Worker


    Bricklayers; Masons




    Carpet Layers/Floor Installers


    Concrete Finishers


    Data Comm I Telecom Installer


    Drywall Installers; Ceiling Installers




    Elevator Mechanics


    Fire Proofing Installer




    Heavy Equipment Operators






    Laborers, General


    Lather I Plasterer


    Light Equipment Operators


    Metal Building Assemblers




    Painters/Wall Covering Installers








    Sheet Metal Workers


    Sprinkler Fitters


    Steel Erector


    Terrazzo Workers


    Tile Setters





    Prevailing Wage Rates Worker Classification Definition Sheet


    Asbestos Worker

    Worker who removes & disposes of asbestos materials.


    Craftsman who works with masonry products, stone, brick, block or any material substituting for those materials & accessories.

    Carpenter / Caseworker

    Worker who builds wood structures or structures of any material which has replaced wood. Includes rough & finish carpentry, hardware and trim.

    Carpet Layer / Floor Installer

    Worker who installs carpets and/or floor coverings-vinyl tile.

    Concrete Finisher

    Worker who floats, trowels and finishes concrete.

    Data Comm / Telecom Installer

    Worker who installs data/telephone & television cable and associated equipment and accessories.

    Drywall / Ceiling Installer

    Worker who installs metal framed walls & ceilings, drywall coverings, ceiling grids & ceilings.


    Skilled craftsman who installs or repairs electrical wiring & devices. Includes fire alarm systems &HVAC electrical controls.

    Elevator Mechanic

    Craftsman skilled in the installation & maintenance of elevators.

    Fire Proofing Installer

    Worker who sprays or applies fire proofing materials.


    Worker who installs glass, glazing and glass framing.

    Heavy Equipment Operator

    Includes, but not limited to, all Cat tractors, all derrick-powered, all power operated cranes, back-hoe, back-filler, power operated shovel, winch truck, all trenching machines.


    Worker who applies, sprays or installs insulation.

    Iron Worker

    Skilled craftsman who erects structural steel framing & installs structural concrete Rebar.

    Laborer / Helper

    Worker qualified for only unskilled or semi-skilled work. Lifting, carrying materials & tools, hauling, digging, clean-up.

    Lather / Plasterer

    Worker who installs metal framing & lath. Worker who applies plaster to lathing and installs associated accessories.

    Light Equipment Operator

    Includes, but not limited to, air compressors, truck crane driver, flex plane, building elevator, form grader, concrete mixer (less than 14cf), conveyer.

    Metal Building Assembler

    Worker who assembles pre-made metal buildings.


    Mechanic specializing in the installation of heavy machinery, conveyance, wrenches, dock levelers, hydraulic lifts & align pumps.

    Painter / Wall Covering Installer

    Worker who prepares wall surfaces & applies paint and/or wall coverings, tape and bedding.


    Trained worker who installs piping systems, chilled water piping & hot water (boiler) piping, pneumatic tubing controls, chillers, boilers & associated mechanical equipment.


    Skilled craftsman who installs domestic hot & cold water piping, waste piping, storm system piping, water closets, sinks, urinals, and related work.


    Worker who installs roofing materials, Bitumen (asphalt & coal tar) felts, flashings, all types roofing membranes & associated products.

    Sheet Metal Worker

    Worker who installs sheet metal products. Roof metal, flashings & curbs, ductwork, mechanical equipment and associated metals.

    Sprinkler Fitter

    Worker who installs fire sprinkler systems & fire protection equipment.

    Steel Erector

    Worker who erects and dismantles structural steel frames of buildings and other structures

    Terrazzo Worker

    Craftsman who places & finishes Terrazzo.

    Tile Setter

    Worker who prepares wall and/or floor surfaces & applies ceramic tiles to these surfaces.

    Waterproofer / Caulker

    Worker who applies water proofing material to buildings. Products include sealant, caulk, sheet membrane, liquid membranes, sprayed, rolled or brushed.

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    This document was developed by PBK Architects, Inc. in strict accordance with the Texas Government Code Chapter 2258.

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