“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” This is one of my favorite quotes by Mother Teresa. Together the students, employees, school board, parents and community passed a bond for a new Career and Technology Facility for the students at Fruitvale ISD. Together we did a great thing, contingent on the Instructional Facilities Allotment. Thank you for your support, 95-12, that is an amazing number of voters supporting the students getting a facility that will house courses that will help them be successful in life. I appreciate everyone who worked to educate the public on the bond, and who supports the hard work done each day at Fruitvale ISD by our employees.
We also have obtained a HVAC loan for new air conditioners through the state energy conservation office that will replace the very old units at the high school and gymnasium with energy efficient units that will save the district money on electricity usage. The school board is also looking at the energy savings suggestions from SWEPCO and Clear Result to replace the current lighting with LED energy efficient lighting to save the district money. We will receive incentive money from SWEPCO for both of these energy savings projects. We would rather provide for student needs than pay a hefty electric bill.
I am so proud of all the accomplishments of our students this spring, they represent the district well. The FISD newsletter represents some, but not all of their accomplishments at Fruitvale. These accomplishments have served our senior class well, as so many of them continue on to college and career with multiple scholarships and opportunities. This just shows what excellent parents, teachers and students we have here at Fruitvale. I look forward to a restful break for staff and students and then to an even better start to the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you once again for your continued support!!!
Rebecca Bain
Superintendent Fruitvale ISD