The below message is being shared on behalf of the Young County AgriLife Extension Service. Good Afternoon All: Young County AgriLife Extension Service is reaching out to members in our community to help us in identifying various issues and/or concerns facing our county. We are utilizing an online platform this year to help gather this information in a timely manner. Please forward this to any individual or groups/organizations that would help us in promoting and marketing this needs assessment. TexasSpeaks is an online survey conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service with the purpose of listening to Texas citizens as they identify the strengths and needs of their communities. The goal of TexasSpeaks is to engage as many Texas citizens as possible to create the most accurate and helpful data to support Texas communities at both the state and local levels. This online survey allows for greater engagement of Texas citizens that may have not been reached through previous methods. Please note the following when assisting us with this process: Online Anonymous Takes approximately 10 minutes or less This survey is part of several efforts to identify and understand the issues facing Texas communities Identifying relevant issues is fundamental to the program development model of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Includes an open feedback section for areas not listed within the survey Includes an opportunity to elect to receive contact by the agency All community members are invited to participate! We do hope to hear specifically from our: Local school districts • Major industry(s) in the county/commodity groups/ag producers/business leaders • Chambers of Commerce • Local and county government • Social services groups • Medical professionals • Grassroots organizations • Local civic groups • Media including radio, television and newspapers • Social media outlets • Religious organizations • Other key leaders/stakeholders in the community • Youth The URL and QR code for the survey are: TexasSpeaks Survey: tx.ag/Dy5dvyl ß CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE TexasSpeaks QR Code We do apologize if you are receiving this information multiple times through various entities. We will be sure to provide results on our website as well as share with appropriate groups within the county once all responses have been compiled. We hope to be able to showcase county, regional, and state results as well. We appreciate your input. Thank you! Penny Berend Family & Community Health Young County Extension Agent County Coordinator Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 3201 Hwy 16 South Graham, Texas 76450 940.549.0737
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I hope you are all safe and warm. As you know, the past several days have been challenging. Yesterday, we experienced our first water leak in the boiler room area at GJHS. Today, we have discovered additional leaks at the junior high and at Crestview. I am sure there are more to come through Friday. I don’t see the roads being safe on Thursday and am doubtful about Friday morning. Due to this, coupled with power grid uncertainty and probable water issues, Graham ISD will be closed until next Monday. Stay safe and warm! Sonny Sonny Cruse, Superintendent Graham Independent School District
Graham ISD will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, due to unsafe travel conditions. We will evaluate the situation for Wednesday tomorrow afternoon. Stay safe and warm! Sonny Cruse, Superintendent Graham ISD
Graham ISD Weather Delay/Closure Procedures The information contained within this document is intended to provide general information regarding the procedures that will be used by the district when making decisions to delay or close school due to inclement weather conditions. Additionally, the document provides suggested practices to help us communicate school closures and delays with our community. Sources of Information Used by the District: National Weather Service (NWS) Fort Worth Office - The district receives weather alerts via email from the NWS Fort Worth office. Additionally, the superintendent has 24/7 access to a private line with the NWS. Local News Weather Forecast Models- The district will monitor the local weather forecast models. District Personnel- It is common practice for select district employees to drive roads within the district to determine if they are safe for travel. Communication with Neighboring Districts- The superintendent and/or the maintenance/transportation director will be in communication with the administration from neighboring districts. Steps to Making a School Delay/Closure Decision: Monitor local weather using the above resources. If possible, make the delay or closure call before 9:00 p.m. 3:45 a.m. drive local roads if necessary. 4:45 a.m. conference to discuss road conditions. 5:00 a.m. - 5:15 a.m. make the decision regarding school delay or closure. Communicating School Delay/Closure: The superintendent will communicate the delay or closure to the district technology director for: Posting on Facebook. Posting on the district website. Initiating a phone call/text message to staff/parents/guardians via the Parent Square system. The superintendent will communicate the delay/closure to campus administrators. The superintendent will communicate the delay/closure to local and Wichita Falls media. We will make every effort possible to begin communicating school closures/delays by 5:45 am. How can staff, parents, and guardians assist with this process? Keep your contact information up to date. If you are not currently receiving calls and text messages from our Parent Square System, please contact the campus office. Like/follow the district Facebook page so the information will appear in your Facebook news feed. Follow the district on Twitter- @GrahamISD What time will school begin if we delay school? The district will communicate a delayed school day by stating that we will have a 2 Hour Delay. We will use this language instead of a “10:00 a.m.” start time. The 2 Hour Delay language allows for: Staff to know what time to report to their campus. Bus riders to know what time to expect the bus to arrive to pick them up.
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