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Chester ISD sees continued growth

Tyler County Booster

By Chuck Davidson
Chester ISD Superintendent Cory Hines informed trustees Monday night that new students are continuing to register at the district, which has triggered the need for additional staff. Six new teachers were added at the beginning of the school year to meet the needs of the 206 students currently enrolled. Several more students are expected to enroll next week. Trustees approved the posting of an additional new position. That staff member will be an interventionist and also act as a specialist in special education and gifted and talented programs. Trustees voted to accept a donation from Walmart to help the district upgrade classroom technology from smartboards. Using the donation, Chester ISD has installed Apple TV equipment in some classrooms which project a computer screen to be viewed by the entire class. "It's the next step forward from smartboards," Hines said. A special board meeting is planned for Dec. 4 to focus on board training. A staff Christmas party is also set for later in December. Students will perform at a Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 21.

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