In July, the Sharyland ISD School Board formed an advisory committee for Finance and Facilities composed of community members.
The committee met on July 25, August 8 and 22. The members received numerous pieces of information, including enrollment growth, past bond construction, current facilities, and possible financing methods.
The U.S. Department of Education named 304 schools, including Sharyland North Junior High and B.L. Gray Junior High, as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps.
The Department will honor the entire 255 public and 49 private schools with their National Blue Ribbon School awards at a conference and awards ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C.