Joint Statement of the Board and Dr. Bill Chapman

Jarrell Independent School District Joint Statement of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Bill Chapman
Posted on 07/15/2020
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Dr. Bill Chapman has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Jarrell Independent School District. An Agreement has been reached which allows Dr. Chapman the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another Superintendent. The Board and Dr. Chapman have entered into the Agreement believing it is in their respective best interests and in the best interests of the District.

On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Dr. Chapman for his efforts while serving as Superintendent of this great school district and its wonderful students, parents and administrators, and for the many achievements and accomplishments of the entire District team during Dr. Chapman’s tenure as Superintendent, some of the most notable of which are as follows:

  • Jarrell ISD successfully passed a $54 million bond in May of 2017 with a 73% approval rate.

  • During the last eight years JISD has designed and constructed a $26.6 million elementary school, a $16.2 million Middle School, a $4.5 million High School expansion, a $5 million High School addition, a $3.9 million Stadium Expansion and Renovation, $1.7 million in athletic and facility upgrades, and a $5 million middle school expansion. A $20 million performing arts center is currently under construction

  • Since 2012 the district has doubled in size from 971 students to over 2150 students, representing an average student growth rate of approximately 12.5%.

  • The students enrollment in CTE programs has more than doubled in the last eight years
  • Development of a district-wide strategic plan guide the district for the next 5-10 years

Dr. Chapman thanks the present and past Board of Trustees for providing him with the opportunity to serve in the Jarrell Independent School District. A school district is measured by the commitment of the Board, staff and community to its children and their achievement. This District is indeed so committed. Dr. Chapman would like to express his heartfelt appreciation to the staff and community for their support of the District’s programs and services during his term as Superintendent.

Success requires hard work, dedication, leadership and vision. The Board and Dr. Chapman wish to acknowledge and recognize the teachers, principals, administrators, staff, students, parents and patrons who have all contributed to the District’s success.

The Board extends its best wishes to Dr. Chapman in his future endeavors. On its part, the Board will soon begin its search for a new Superintendent as not to disrupt the District’s operations.

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