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Teachers at China Elementary School recently received a nice surprise. Charla West, Sam's Club's Director of Community Affairs, visited to announce that the local store had named the campus a Sam’s Club School of the Year.  Mrs. West randomly selected 20 teachers to receive a $50 gift certificate to Sam's Club. This group of teachers was very excited to receive these cards and anxious to spend them on ”necessities” for their classrooms. This is Sam’s Club way to honor and support teachers’ efforts to educate their students.

The Teacher Rewards Program is part of Wal-Mart’s ongoing support of local education initiatives.

For the sixth year, Wal-mart will donate more than $5 million. The company will provide 100,00 teachers across the United States with reward cards. Wal-Mart created the Teacher Rewards Program to offset the cost of classroom expenses.

Principal Sandra Sherman welcomed the recognition by Sam’s Club. 

 "I am so thankful they chose to bestow China Elementary with this honor. We are very grateful!” expressed Mrs. Sherman.

Platinum Award

Hardin-Jefferson ISD Receives

Platinum Status for Financial Transparency


The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online.

The Texas Comptroller spotlights local governments that are:

  • opening their books to the public
  • providing clear, consistent pictures of spending
  • sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more detail

In 2014, the Texas Comptroller enhanced the Leadership Circle program by spotlighting entities that meet an even higher standard of financial transparency by adding the Platinum Award level. “Platinum” spotlights entities that go above and beyond providing financial transparency.

Hardin-Jefferson ISD has been awarded the privilege of being recognized as a Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum Member

HJISD is honored to be identified with those who are leading the way in committing to meet the highest standards in financial accountability and transparency. 
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