Robin. Malone made history May 23rd.
“[Malone] made AISD Board of Trustee history as Malone is the first black woman to serve as president” – Amarillo Globe News
And in their first meeting as the incoming board, new members Kimberly Anderson, Alonzo Everhart and Dick Ford joined returning members Robin Malone, Renee McCown and John Blanchard, voting unanimously to rename Lee Elementary according to the newly adopted school naming policy. This policy requires schools to be named for an adjacent street, the housing development, or an important historical figure specifically relevant to Amarillo.
Congratulations to Ms Malone on her new responsibilities and to the AISD Board for choosing setting a positive example for our children and our community in their very first meeting.
Please be sure to attend the AISD board meeting Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. Important issues effecting our community are are on the agenda, including consideration of a request by the Amarillo Branch of the NAACP to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary. See you there!
Thank you to all the organizations and individuals who came together to make this our biggest scholarship class ever. Our President, Floyd Anthony, encourages the Amarillo Branch of the NAACP to go even bigger next year!
Story and pictures at Amarillo Globe News
Video and Story at MyHighPlains.com
Happy Mothers Day!
The branch meeting scheduled for this Saturday is postponed due to the holiday weekend. The next meeting date will be announced here.
Thank you to the Globe News for helping to spread the word about our young scholars.
With a heavy heart we express our sympathies for Deana and Patrick Miller at the unexpected loss of their daughter Nia Rose Miller. Please keep them in your prayers. The family has established a fund to help with expenses at GoFundMe. There will be a graveside service for the family followed by a memorial service at a time and place to be announced.
“Sleep, then, child,—sleep till I sleep and waken to a baby voice and the ceaseless patter of little feet—above the Veil.” – W.E.B. Du Bois
Be sure to attend the AISD board meeting this evening. The agenda calls for a discussion on policy for renaming schools. This will not be a meeting to actually rename the school. It’s still a great idea to be there and show support for change. “Keep moving forward.”
The NAACP, in collaboration with Indivisible Amarillo and Panhandle PBS would like to invite you to the Amarillo ISD School Board Candidate Forum on April 6, 2019 from 10:30 to 12:00 at the Downtown Public Library. Seven of the eight candidates will answer questions posed by Karen Welch of Panhandle PBS.
If you live in the AISD district, you will have three votes. You can give all three votes to one candidate, or split them between two or three candidates. Your votes are very important. Please plan on coming to hear where the candidates stand on various issues concerning AISD.
Where: Mt Olive Baptist Church Annex 1015 N. Monroe.
When: 1:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday April 13th (following the regular 12:00pm meeting)
Mandatory training will be Saturday, April 13, 2019 following the monthly meeting at 12:00 noon form 1:00 to 5pm, after the regular monthly meeting. The regular monthly meeting will start at 12:00 noon.
Training will be in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Annex, 1015 N. Monroe.
The cost of the training will be $25.00 per person. This is the last opportunity to take the training by May 31st. If you do not take the training, you will have to resign your position on June 1, 2019. Please call the Branch President at 806-290-8705 if you have any questions!