Bonham Middle School Parents Upset Over Misinformation

On Thursday, May 23rd, the last day of the school year, an incident occurred at Bonham Middle School at the start of the school day. A coach and another Bonham Middle School Administrator allegedly made a statement to 6th and 7th graders that they would be given citations if they did not leave the school property.
(Ben Raigoza, Parent-His Daughter attends Bonham Middle School)
Mr. Raigoza’s concern prompted him to reach out to ECISD School Board Trustee, Delma Abalos.
(Ben Raigoza, Parent-His Daughter attends Bonham Middle School)
Mr. Raigoza’s daughter left the Bonham Middle School property after allegedly being threatened with a citation from ECISD Police for being on school property.
(Mr. Ben Raigoza’s Daughter-Student at Bonham Middle School)
Sometime between 9am and 9:30am Ben Raigoza and other parents received a message from Mrs. Smith regarding the incident.
(Ben Raigoza, Parent-His Daughter attends Bonham Middle School)
Ben Raigoza supports quality education and the expansion of the Ector County School District but is concerned with the irresponsibility of the staff of Bonham Middle School.
(Ben Raigoza, Parent-His Daughter attends Bonham Middle School)
ECISD did respond to questions regarding the incident at Bonham Middle School. Staff at the campus were concerned that students would bring or have eggs filled with confetti and cause a disruption of the 8th Grade end of school program being held inside the school’s auditorium.
For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.

ECISD Teachers Earn $3 1 Million In Incentives

Odessa, Texas/May 11, 2024-Teachers in Ector County made a big impact on students during the 2023-2024 school year and were recognized and financially rewarded through the Teacher Incentive Allotment program, now in its third year. 

(Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

On Friday morning, May 10th Dr. Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools visited Ross Elementary where 9 teachers were recognized, 6 of them having earned “Master” level. 

(Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

Audrey Carrasco has been teaching for 18 years and is currently a teacher at Goliad Elementary. Ms. Carrasco was awarded a check for over 21 thousand dollars, the largest check awarded. 

(Audrey Carrasco, Teacher, Goliad Elementary/Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

The Teacher Incentive Allotment program was created by the Texas Legislature in 2019, as part of House Bill 3. The allotment amount per teacher is based on the level of academic growth their students attained. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

 

Dr. Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools at Ector County ISD Hosts 4th Annual State of the District

Odessa, Texas/March 8, 2024-Ector County ISD held the 4th annual State of the District hosted by Dr. Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Muri updated parents, educators and members of the community on several academic topics from 2019 up to 2024. 

(Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

Prior to the State of the District presentation attendees enjoyed various treats created and presented by students of the culinary Arts program at Ector County ISD and entertainment provided by the Permian High School Jazz Band. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

Odessa High School Goes Into Lockdown-Shots Fired In A OHS Parking Lot- One Injured

Odessa, Texas/February 26, 2024-On Monday morning, February 26th, Odessa High School was put into lockdown after a report of a student shot in the parking lot. 

(Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

One person, believed to be a female student was shot with non-life-threatening injuries. Several ECISD students were taken into custody. 

(Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas)  

At approximately 11:30am ECISD Police determined Odessa High School was safe and began releasing students. ECISD has announced that a 15-year-old male was charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, Felony 2, Unlawful Carry Weapons, Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Feleony2  

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

Hispanic Heritage of Odessa & LULAC Kickoff “Breakfast with a Champion” a New Monthly Event

Odessa, Texas/January 21, 2024-Hispanic Heritage of Odessa part of L.U.L.A.C. of Odessa kicked off a new monthly event called Breakfast with a Champion. This monthly event recognizes Educators, business leaders and those who have made an impact in the communities of Odessa and Ector County. 

(Carol Uranga, Executive Director-Hispanic Heritage of Odessa/Odessa, Texas) 

The month of February, Hispanic Heritage of Odessa and L.U.L.A.C. recognized Dr. Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools at Ector County ISD for his continued leadership in educating the children of Ector County ISD. 

(Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

Education Foundation of Odessa Partners with Chevron and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Odessa, Texas/December 15, 2023-The Education Foundation of Odessa announced its partnership with Chevron and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to bring the gift of reading to children in Ector County. 

(Celeste Potter, Executive Director of Development-Ector County ISD/Education Foundation of Odessa-Odessa, Texas) 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will provide one engaging, high-quality book each month to Ector County children from age 0 to 5 years of age at no cost to families. 

(Valerie Acosta, Public and Government Affairs Advisor-Chevron/Midland, Texas) 

(Dr. Lilia Nanez, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

Ector County ISD is responding to research that shows that reading at an early age supports early literacy, emotional bonding and opens a child to a world of possibilities. 

(Scott Muri, Superintendent of Schools-Ector County ISD/Odessa, Texas) 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available to all age-eligible children in Ector County. To sign up, visit imaginationlibrary.com/check.availability/ 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera