Superintendent’s Penny Swap / Bond Election Presentation for Fort Worth ISD Council of PTAs

Fort Worth ISD Council of PTAs invites you to attend the “Penny Swap” / Bond Election presentation

Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth ISD Board Room (2903 Shotts Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

This meeting is open to all parents and community members.

The primary focus of Dr. Scribner’s presentation will be the Penny Swap/Bond Election set for November 7. He will also explain how the District’s work in key areas has impacted student achievement, as well as share information on the projects related to the 2013 bond program. Dr. Scribner’s presentation,

“Commitment to Graduating Our Students College and Career-Ready,” outlines the District’s work on early literacy, middle years’ math and other issues.

El Comité de PTAs del Fort Worth ISD te invita a asistir a la presentación sobre las propuestas de Bonos / “Penny Swap”

Lunes, 23 de octubre, 2017, 6:00 p.m. en la Sala de la Junta Directiva (Board Room) del Fort Worth ISD (2903 Shotts Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

La reunión será para todos los padres y miembros de la comunidad.

El enfoque principal de la presentación del Dr. Paredes Scribner será sobre las elecciones de Bonos y de la Autorización de la tasa tributaria de intercambio de centavos, o “Penny Swap” del 7 de noviembre. También, explicara como el trabajo del Distrito en áreas clave ha impactado el rendimiento estudiantil, además de compartir información sobre los proyectos relacionados en el programa de bonos del 2013. La presentación del Dr. Paredes Scribner, “Comprometidos a Graduar Estudiantes Listos Para la Universidad y Para Una Carrera” demuestra el trabajo del Distrito en alfabetización temprana, matemáticas de los años intermedios y otros temas.




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2017 Bond

Please plan to attend the town hall meetings. The schedule is below. Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner will speak to parents and community members about the upcoming November elections. Dr. Scribner will explain the two propositions on the ballot which includes a “Penny Swap” tax rate authorization and a $750 million bond proposal. Below is the proposed bond package for FWISD (both in English & Spanish). Please share this information with your PTAs and families at your school. For additional questions, visit the FWISD website by clicking here: 2017 BOND




Address Start Time End Time
9/19/17 Carter-Riverside 3301 Yucca, Fort Worth, TX 76111 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
9/21/17 Dunbar and YMLA 5700 Ramey, Fort Worth, TX 76112 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
9/25/17 Paschal 3001 Forest Park, Fort Worth, TX 76110 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
10/2/17 Benbrook 201 Overcrest Dr., Benbrook, TX 76126 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
10/3/17 North Side 2211 McKinley, Fort Worth, TX 76164 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
10/5/17 Diamond Hill-Jarvis and Marine Creek Collegiate 1411 Maydell, Fort Worth, TX 76106 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
10/9/17 Southwest 4100 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76133 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
10/11/17 Arlington Heights 4501 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
10/17/17 Polytechnic 1300 Conner Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76105 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
10/18/17 Western Hills and World Languages Institute 3600 Boston Avenue, Benbrook, TX 76116 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
10/30/17 O.D. Wyatt and South Collegiate 2400 E. Seminary, Fort Worth, TX 76119 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Completed Town Halls

9/7/17 TABS 3813 Valentine, Fort Worth, TX 76107 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
9/11/17 Trimble Tech and YWLA 1003 W. Cannon, Fort Worth, TX 76104 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
9/13/17 Eastern Hills 5701 Shelton, Fort Worth, TX 76112 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
9/14/17 South Hills 6101 McCart, Fort Worth, TX 76133 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.


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2017 Fall Training & General Membership Meeting

Saturday, August 26

9:00 am until 3:30 pm

Fort Worth ISD Professional Development Center

3150 McCart Avenue, Fort Worth, 76110

9:00 am until 9:30 am – Check in

9:30 until 10:30 am – Training Sessions

  • Basic Board Member/Committee Training
  • Healthy Lifestyles Training
  • Membership Training
  • President Training (will end at 11:45am)
  • Programs Training
  • Treasurer Training
  • Volunteer/Communication Training

10:45 until 11:45 am – Training Sessions

  • Arts in Education Training
  • Basic Board Member/Committee Training
  • Fundraising Training
  • Parliamentarian Training
  • Principal’s Training
  • Secretary Training

Noon until 1:30 pm – General Membership Meeting

Guest speaker Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner

Presentation by Maria Phillips , Director Curriculum Policy (Updated Secondary Grading Guidelines & Policies)

1:30 pm until 3:30 pm – Beyond the Basics Training

Everything you need to know but haven’t realized it yet!

Please register using the link below:

FWISD Council of PTAs Fall General Meeting & Training

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2017 – 2018 Proposed Slate of Officers

Below is the 2017-2018 proposed slate of officers. We will vote on the officers at our next general meeting on Saturday, April 15.

President – Lisa Saucedo

1st VP: Aide to the President – Haley Zamarripa

2nd VP: Programs – Michelle Henderson

3rd VP: Membership – Derrick Varnell

Treasurer – Tiffany Rogers

Secretary – Edith Dwight

Parliamentarian – Lacee Howard


April General Meeting & Presentation


FWISD Council of PTAs General Meeting & Presentation

Saturday, April 15

10:00 am – 11:30 am

FWISD Professional Development Center – Room 108

3150 McCart Avenue

Fort Worth, Texas 76110

10:00 am – General Meeting & 2017-2018 Officer Elections

10:30 am – Presentation: Secondary Grading Guidelines & Policies

        Presented by Maria Phillips, Director Curriculum Policy Office

11:00 am – Presentation: Leadership ISD 2018 Cohort

        Presented by Erika Beltran, Tarrant County Program Director



Welcome to FWISD Council of PTA Website!

We would like to welcome you to our newly redesigned website.  We have taken great care to update and improve all of the information on this site and will continue to work aggressively on updating the site to keep you better informed about FWISD Council of PTAs and to provide essential information in an easy to use way.


Join us for our upcoming School Board Candidate Forum


2017 School Board Election Candidate Forum

Thursday, April 13 at 7pm

FWISD Board Room

2903 Shotts Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Candidates for each of the contested races – Place 4, 7, 8 and 9 – have been invited to participants.

Longtime local journalist Paul Harrell will moderate the forum.

This non-partisan event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Election Day is May 6, 2017

Early Voting takes place April 24 – May 6


It’s Election Time!

Volunteers Needed! Are you ready to be a chairperson?

FWISD Council PTA provides Fort Worth units leader training, mentorship, information, and connection to Texas and National PTA as well as the School District.

We need you!  Are you available to fill the shoes as a chairperson?  Do you have the time to be a volunteer and sit on the board?  Please click on the Nomination Form link and submit your ballot for nomination or for nominating someone.

2017-2018 FWISD Council of PTAs Online Nomination Form

If you have questions about any of these positions, please contact:
Lisa Saucedo, PTA Council President at



FWISD Council of PTA ByLaws Update

Amendments to the ByLaws for Fort Worth ISD Council of PTAs will be presented for approval by the general membership at the Saturday, May 14, 2016 Spring Workshop and General Meeting. Details as to time of the meeting and workshop topics will be announced soon. There will be BASICS training for newly-elected officers.

Please also note that there will be one Spring Workshop, on May 14, not two as previously communicated.


2016 – 2017 Nomination Committe

Here’s the report from the Nominating Committee:
FWISD Council of PTAs Proposed Slate of Officers for 2016-2017

President – Lisa Saucedo
1st VP (Aide to President) – Veronica Villegas
2nd VP (Programs) – Michelle Henderson
3rd VP (Membership) – Derrick Varnell
Secretary – Haley Zamarripa
Treasurer – Tiffany Rogers
Parliamentarian – Lacee Howard

Elections are set for Monday, April 25, 7pm, during our General Membership Meeting which will be held at the PDC, 3150 McCart (behind Walgreens south of Berry) in Room 108. Nominations will also be taken from the floor. Please make every effort to make sure you have representation at this meeting.

See you there!


2016 FWISD PTA Council Founder’s Day Luncheon and General Membership Meeting


Please join us for the FWISD Council of PTAs annual Founders Day Luncheon and February General Membership meeting. Former Fort Worth City Councilmember, Joel Burns, will be the featured guest speaker.

Nominations and election for the Nominating Committee will also take place during the business portion of the meeting.


Click on link to register for the Founder’s Day Luncheon:
Founder’s Day Luncheon Registration


Have questions about 2016 FWISD PTA Council Founder’s Day Luncheon and General Membership Meeting? Contact FWISD Council of PTAs
Founders Day