New principal and counselor hired at Stafford Elementary

During the March board meeting, the Italy ISD School Board voted unanimously to hire Mrs. LaKesha Bass as the new principal for Stafford Elementary. Mrs. Bass has been an assistant principal for 6 years in DeSoto ISD. She has also been a math instructional specialist and elementary school teacher. Mrs. Bass will transition into her new role during the first week of May.

Superintendent Student Advisory Council forming at Italy ISD


Italy ISD Superintendent, Mr. Lee Joffre is developing a Superintendent Student Advisory Council for Italy ISD. The purpose of the Council is to provide students an avenue to develop and share ideas for continuous school improvement. The agenda item for the meetings will be driven by the students. All parents of qualifying students are encouraged to discuss this opportunity with their children. The application is attached.

Community Communication from Italy ISD School Rush App


Italy ISD will exclusivly use the School Rush APP to communicate any alerts, messages, or emergencies with the community of Italy ISD. Attached is the document with all the information needed to begin using the School Rush app, and if you currently are using remind 101, the school will no longer use remind 101 to send out community messages or alerts. Thank you.

Thanks to the Italy Community

Image: Proceeds from the Italy Strong tee shirt fundraiser will be given to Noelle Jones and her family.

The Italy Strong tee shirt fundraiser to benefit Noelle Jones and her family was very successful. We would like to thank everyone that purchased an Italy Strong shirt. We would also like to recognize Lil Dab, BHB Feed and McDonalds for their support. Due to your generosity and support we will be able to make a sizeable donation to Noelle and her family for her medical expenses. We wanted “Italy Strong” to be a positive message to our community and aid in our unity and healing.

Italy Community Recovery Night


Italy Community Recovery Night will be hosted by Italy ISD at Central Baptist Church in the Family Life Center from 5-7 p.m. on the February 8th. See the attached the flyer with more information.

Sleep Tips


It is common for people to experience a change in their sleeping patterns in the days and weeks following a disturbing event. Our brains are overstimulated with thoughts, making it difficult to wind down at the end of the day. After doing some research, sleep experts have recommended the following helpful tips for adults and children.

Pass the Bucket for Noelle!


Tonight, as our Gladiators host the Frost Polar Bears, we will be asking for donations in order to help Noelle Jones with her medical expenses. The Gladiator cheerleaders will be passing buckets around the Dome between the Varsity Girls and the Varsity Boys contests. Any help that you may be able to provide is welcome.

Letter from Italy ISD Superintendent regarding yesterday’s tragic event

At Italy ISD, I and everyone on my staff are dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with you in an effort to provide the very best education for our students and your children. Key to that partnership is open communication. For this reason, I want to discuss the tragic incident that occurred at Italy High School on January 22, 2018.

All Italy ISD campus planned activities cancelled

All meetings and activities planned at both Italy ISD campuses are cancelled for this evening (Monday, January 22, 2018). An administrative meeting will be held this afternoon where discussion will be held regarding classes and actives for the remainder of the week. Results of this meeting will be relayed here on the Italy Neotribune.

Italy Superintendent Update: August 9, 2017

As many of you are aware, the Texas State Legislature is currently in a Special Session. With less than one week to go The House has passed House Bill 21. This bill has potential to increase state funding by $210 per student. This would provide Italy ISD with approximately $124,000.00 of additional revenue to educate our students.

Help the Italy Police Department “Stuff the Bus!”


The Italy Police Department invites you to help stuff the bus. Please help us in assisting local children in need. You may drop off your new school supplies and backpacks in the school bus box at City Hall located at 161 W. Main Street. The donation box will be available August 1st through August 31st.

AIM FOR SUCCESS, Inc. coming to Italy ISD

Aim for Success, Inc., will present their nationally acclaimed program to the students and parents of Italy ISD. The Aim For Success motivational programs have educated over two million teens, parents and educators across America during the past 18 years on topics such as abstinence education, drug prevention and anti-bullying.

Italy Superintendent Update: December 19, 2016


The Italy ISD School Board approved a resolution outlining their top legislative priorities entering the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. The passing of this measure is the latest in a collective effort by the superintendents and school boards of Region 10 to communicate the top areas of interest that stand to impact the students they collectively serve.