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Dedicated to the cause

June 29, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Aledo ISD school board trustee Bobby Rigues waves down cars during a rain storm today (Tuesday, June 29) in front of his State Farm office on FM 1187 in Aledo in an effort to collect signatures for the "Make Education A Priority" campaign.

Rigues - with complete support of the Aledo ISD board of trustees - started the grassroots effort to inform the public of the limitations Austin and its state legislators have put on school districts.

The “Make Education a Priority” catchphrase calls for tax payers in Aledo ISD and across the state to contact their local legislators and senators to help repair a funding system that was put in place in 2006.

Aledo ISD, which has earned a “superior” rating by independent auditors for the last eight years, is directly affected by the funding system that began with HB1.

The Aledo district has had to cut 15 teaching/staff positions and issued a five percent pay cut to teachers, staff and administrators.

Rigues began collecting signatures at 4 p.m. yesterday (Monday, June 28) and has yet to leave his post. He will continue to collect signatures through the evening and into tomorrow until he reaches his goal of 4,555 signatures on letters with one simple sentence: Make education a priority.”

The Aledo ISD board of trustees will respectfully hand deliver each signed letter to state legislators in Austin.

The number 4,555 represents the number of students attending Aledo ISD schools.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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