Marble Falls Independent School District

Marble Falls ISD to hold community input sessions

As the vision of the 2020-2021 school year constantly changes, Marble Falls lodependent School District officials are asking what parents and community members would like to see when the students return to the classroom in August in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. …Find this story in the Tuesday, July 7, 2020 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email For more information, call 830-693-4367.

Athletes fueling camp success

By Nathan Hendrix/Staff Writer - After a spring of web-based learning and individual workouts at home, Marble Falls students appeared ready to reunite with coaches and get to work. Mustangs head football coach Brian Herman said the extended break from sports created by the COVID-19 pandemic and UIL suspensions felt like summer without training camps. Now that actual summer has arrived and restrictions have eased, “second summer” is off to a hot start for Mustangs athletics. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26 2020 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip, email

Gov., education commish say schools will open in fall

While COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, case counts, hospitalizations and deaths increased last week, more and more Texans ventured out of their homes with the deadly coronavirus showing no sign of abatement. ov. Greg Abbott recently renewed his COVID pandemic disaster declaration for all counties affected by the disease. Even so, Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on June 18 sounded a hopeful note, saying schools would resume normal operations in the fall. …

MFISD crunches numbers in proposed 2020-21 budget

Marble Falls Independent School District officials attempted to keep a surplus in the 2020-2021 district budget in order to protect against uncertainties with House Bill 3 funding and COVID-19-era losses. It gives us more flexibility in managing next year’s budget,” MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen said. “We feel like we need a little bit of a cushion going into next year because of the pandemic, among other issues. We usually take a conservative approach to finances.” …

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