ConnectEd August 2018 - Page 4

4 1 Are you looking for a job that offers flexible schedules, benefits and more than $16 an hour? Garland ISD is hiring school bus drivers , and we’ll train you for the job. Apply online at or call 972-494-8530. 2 Former GISD students who entered ninth grade prior to 2011-12 and earned all high school credits but didn’t receive a diploma due to TAKS or TAAS testing may now be eligible to graduate as a result of a state law change . If this describes you, please call 972-487-3206 for more information. 5 Campuses across the district will kick off 2018-19 with new principals and assistant principals . Scan the QR code to see a complete list. 6 connected THE TOP 7 Garland ISD has once again received a rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investors Service—the highest Visual and Performing Arts Director George Jones recently won the Texas Bandmasters Association’s 2018 Lifetime Administrator Achievement Award, which signifies an outstanding career in music education, as well as many contributions to the profession. Jones’ 39-year career has been spent solely in GISD, with 18 years as a middle and high school band director and 21 years in his current role. given. Just seven other Texas districts hold this prestigious financial distinction.