Montgomery ISD school ribbon cutting, city council and school district meetings: 7 things to know in Conroe and Montgomery this week, Aug. 7-11

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There is a lot going on in Conroe and Montgomery this week. Residents can attend numerous city and county meetings, school district meetings and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Montgomery Independent School District’s two new schools.

Here is what you need to know for the Aug. 7-11 week:

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1. Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Montgomery ISD schools on Tuesday

MISD hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for the district’s two new schools, Keenan Elementary School and Oak Hills Junior High School, on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. School tours are scheduled to take place after the ribbon cutting ceremonies. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at Keenan Elementary.

Over 600 students are enrolled at Keenan Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year, and over 950 students are enrolled at Oak Hills Junior High School for the 2017-18 school year, said Sonja Lopez, Montgomery ISD’s assistant superintendent of human resources. 6 p.m. Keenan Elementary School, 19180 Keenan Cut Off, Montgomery. Oak Hills Junior High, 19190 Keenan Cut Off, Montgomery. 936-276-5500 (elementary school), 936-276-4300 (junior high school). www.misd.org

2. Montgomery City Council meets Tuesday

Montgomery City Council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. to discuss several agenda items, including the Montgomery County Emergency Communication District budget for fiscal year 2017-18, the city’s proposed tax rate of $0.4155 per $100 assessed valuation and whether to schedule public hearings to discuss the proposed tax rate. To view the full agenda, click here. 6 p.m. Montgomery City Hall, 101 Old Plantersville Road, Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov

3. Montgomery County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday

Montgomery County Commissioners Court meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to consider several agenda items, including accepting a grant from K9s4COPs to purchase a narcotics detection dog, ratifying Droigsa contact with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to add $482,023.56 in funds for beds and on-call guard services, and approving COBAN body-worn and in-car cameras for Montgomery County Constable’s Office across all precincts. The county will hold the first public hearing on the proposed tax rate for the fiscal year 2017-2018 following the adjournment of the regular meeting. To view the full agenda, click here. 9:30 a.m. Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building, 501 N. Thompson St., Ste. 402, Conroe. 936-756-0571. www.mctx.org

4. Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees meets Tuesday

Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees meets Aug. 8 for a workshop for the fiscal year 2017-18 budget, as well as discuss and vote on the 2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct. The regular meeting is after the ribbon-cutting ceremonies and tours of Keenan Elementary and Oak Hills Junior High schools. To view the full agenda, click here. 6 p.m.. Oak Hills Junior High School, 19190 Keenan Cut Off, Montgomery. 936-276-4300. www.misd.org

5. Willis ISD Board of Trustees meet Wednesday

Willis ISD Board of Trustees meet Aug. 9 evening to discuss and vote on several agenda items, including the 2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct, approving bond construction bills and consider accepting a debt service collection rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year. To view the full agenda, click here. 6 p.m. Cargill Education Support Center, 204 W. Rogers, Willis. 936-856-1200. www.willisisd.org

6. Conroe City Council meets Wednesday and Thursday

Conroe City Council meets 2 p.m. Aug. 9 and 6 p.m. Aug. 10 for its workshop and action meetings, respectively. Council members discuss various agenda items during this week’s meetings, including the proposed budget for Montgomery County Emergency Communication District, as well as the proposed FY 2017-18 operating and capital improvement project budgets.

A public hearing on the city’s proposed tax rate of $0.4175 per $100 assessed valuation for the FY 2017-18 is scheduled to happen during Thursday’s meeting. The next public hearing on tax rates is Aug. 17. To view the full agenda, click here. 2 p.m. (Aug. 9), 6 p.m. (Aug. 10). Conroe City Hall Chambers, 300 West Davis St. 936-522-3010. www.cityofconroe.org

7. Meet the Tigers on Friday

The Conroe High School Tigers host the second annual Tiger Roar kick-off event. During the festivities, community members can meet the new football team, coaches, cheerleaders and band members. Food trucks, dunking booths and auction items are available. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Moorhead Stadium, 3200 W. Davis St., Conroe. www.chs.conroeisd.net/event/meet-the-tigers/

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is a reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition of Community Impact, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she joined Community Impact as a full-time reporter in June 2017, Kelly wrote business and dining features for CI as a freelance journalist.
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